How to temporarily disable JavaScript in your browser

disable javascript in your browser

Turning off JavaScript in your browser can be helpful so that you can see which elements of your site require JavaScript to display. When troubleshooting PageSpeed issues and especially when trying to remove unused JavaScript, this is a quick way to see the impact of JavaScript on your site.

Disable JavaScript in Chrome

  1. Right-click on the page, choose Inspect
  2. Click the Settings cog at the top right to open the Settings panel
  3. Under Debugger, click Disable JavaScript.
  4. Reload the page

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Disable JavaScript in Firefox

  1. Right click, choose Inspect Element
  2. Click the 3 dots on the right, then click Settings.
  3. Under Advanced Settings, click Disable JavaScript and the page will reload.

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Don’t forget to re-enable JavaScript after you have finished troubleshooting!

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