How to Disable JavaScript in the Safari Web Browser

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This tutorial is only intended for users running the Safari Web browser on MacOS Sierra and Mac OS X operating systems.

Safari users that wish to disable JavaScript in their browser, whether for security or development purposes or for something else altogether, can do so in just a few easy steps. This tutorial shows you how it's done.

First, open your Safari browser. Click on Safari in your browser menu, located at the top of your screen. When the drop-down menu appears, select the choice labeled Preferences. You can also use the following keyboard shortcut instead: COMMAND + COMMA

Safari's Preferences dialog should now be displayed, overlaying your browser window. Click on the tab labeled Security. Safari's Security Preferences should now be visible. In the second section from the top, labeled Web content is an option titled Enable JavaScript. By default, this option is checked and therefore active. To disable JavaScript, simply uncheck the appropriate box.

Many websites may not function as expected while JavaScript is disabled. To re-enable it at a later time, repeat the steps above.