How to Disable JavaScript in Google Chrome

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This tutorial is only intended for users running the Google Chrome browser on Chrome OS, Linux, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X, or Windows operating systems.

There can be a number of different reasons why you may want to temporarily disable JavaScript code from executing in your browser, many related to development or security. Whatever your motive, this tutorial shows you how it's done in Google Chrome. First, open your browser.

Click on Chrome's main menu button, represented by three vertically-aligned dots and located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the option labeled Settings. Chrome's Settings should now be displayed in a new tab or window, depending on your configuration. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Show advanced settings link.

The settings page should now be expanded to display more options. Locate the Privacy section and click on the Content settings button. Chrome's Content settings should now be displayed. Locate the JavaScript section, containing two options each accompanied by a radio button. To disable JavaScript select the option labeled ​Do not allow any site to run JavaScript. After making this selection, click on the Done button to return to the previous screen and continue with your browsing session.

Also found in the JavaScript section is the Manage exceptions button, which allows you to override the radio button settings for specific user-defined domains or individual pages.

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