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I was told to make sure I have Javascript enabled. How do I do this?

JavaScript is a scripting language commonly used to build web pages. Programmers use JavaScript to make web pages more interactive; for example, to display forms (Such as Easy Reply) and buttons (The beautiful Customize and Category buttons, you see around deviantART) and to make processes, such as our submission process run more fluidly. Disabling JavaScript may cause some sites not to run properly in your browser, including deviantART.

    Internet Explorer:
  • In your browser's menu, go to -
  • Internet Options
  • Once there select the 'Security' tab and click on Internet
  • Click Custom Level
  • Scroll down till you see Scripting, Active Scripting
  • Next click Enable, then OK, next YES and then again OK

  • In your browser's Firefox (or Tools) menu, go to -
  • Options > Options
  • Once there select the 'Content' tab
  • Next check the box next to Enable JavaScript
  • Confirm by clicking OK

  • In your browser's main menu, go to -
  • Settings
  • Once there click on 'Show advanced settings...'
  • Next click on the 'Content settings' button in the 'Privacy' section
  • There, enable 'Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)'
  • Confirm by clicking OK

  • In your browser's main menu, go to -
  • Preferences
  • Once there click on the 'Security' tab
  • Then, enable the 'Java' and 'JavaScript' options

  • In your browser's Opera menu, go to -
  • Settings > Quick Preferences
  • Check off the 'Enable JavaScript' option

Note: In the case that Javascript is already enabled, you may wish to visit and download the latest version of Java on to your machine. If this still does not work, please feel free to contact the Help Desk for further assistance.

My browser is not listed here. What do I do?

If you do not see your browser listed, please visit and search for instructions on how to enable Javascript in your browser.

FAQ #716

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