How do I disable Javascript in Chrome?

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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.

  • Just a note: the Wrench menu is not a wrench anymore. Don't know how to describe it though...
    – MegaHit
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 1:37
  • @MegaHit, Yea that "cool name" isn't actually much of a hype that Google wishes it to be. Post edited.
    – Pacerier
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 22:01
  • Does it need page refresh?
    – Nathan G
    Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 18:44

Another way:

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

  • The only problem with this solution is that QJS breaks certain CSS3 styles and properties, such as transitions.
    – Lazerblade
    Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 19:16

Open Developer tools (Ctrl+Shift+I or F12) -> Preferences (F1) -> Section Debugger -> Disable JavaScript Screenshot


via http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=5e291648113cc731&hl=en:

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?

  • AFAIK this is the only way by now.
    – buba
    Commented Oct 28, 2009 at 20:48

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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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.


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).


You can use the Quick Javascript Switcher extension.

  • This is exactly the same suggestion as @mlb
    – JoshP
    Commented Sep 24, 2012 at 19:09

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