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How do I disable Javascript in Chrome?

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up vote 26 down vote accepted

Click on the address bar —yea the "omnibox", if you prefer a cooler name— and type chrome://settings/content.

(Alternatively, go Settings and type “javascript” into the search box.)

You can disable JavaScript by selecting “Do not allow any site to run JavaScript”:


It autosaves; you don't have to click Done or anything else.

Indeed, we don't even need a mouse to disable JavaScript and get back to the current page:

  1. CtrlT

  2. chrome:settings Enter

  3. javascript Tab Enter

  4. Tab x 6,

  5. Lastly, CtrlW to close Settings.

should take about 5 seconds.

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Just a note: the Wrench menu is not a wrench anymore. Don't know how to describe it though... – MegaHit May 2 '13 at 1:37
@MegaHit, Yea that "cool name" isn't actually much of a hype that Google wishes it to be. Post edited. – Pacerier Sep 23 '14 at 22:01

Another way:

Quick Javascript Switcher, a Chrome extension for quickly enabling / disabling Javascript) :

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The only problem with this solution is that QJS breaks certain CSS3 styles and properties, such as transitions. – Lazerblade Jan 13 at 19:16


To disable JS on Windows, find your Google Chrome shortcut (say, on your desktop or somewhere similar). Right-click it, and go to Properties. In the "Target:" field, put "-disable-javascript" after the quotation marks.

Any better ways?

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AFAIK this is the only way by now. – buba Oct 28 '09 at 20:48

Yet another way to do this that might be easier:

Pull up the Chrome Console, and click on the settings icon in the lower-right. At the top in "General" is the option to disable Javascript - along with lots of other easier-to-access goodies.

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I'm still using NotScripts, because it blocks more than just JavaScript, allows for both temporary and permanent exceptions, and it actually has a decent UI (unlike Chrome's built-in functionality).

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There are two built-in methods to disable Javascript in Chrome:

  1. in Chrome settings
  2. in Chrome developer tools

Chrome settings method

  1. open Chrome settings
  2. click content settings button under Privacy (see picture)
  3. select the option to disable javascript

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Chrome developer tools method

  1. open dev tools (cmd + option + i in OS X)
  2. click the gear icon (red box below)
  3. click the disable javascript option (second down as of writing)

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You can use the Quick Javascript Switcher extension.

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This is exactly the same suggestion as @mlb – JoshP Sep 24 '12 at 19:09

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