Message: This site requires JavaScript to be fully operational.

Reference Number: KB-02851
Last Modified: October 23, 2018

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

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When I visit some web pages, I see a message similar to this one on my screen:

"This site requires JavaScript to be fully operational."

What does this mean?


Many web pages use JavaScript to accomplish certain tasks and provide additional functionality in your browser. If you are seeing this message then something has prevented that JavaScript from running and may cause problems when you visit some pages.

Third party add-ons or extensions

Many third party extensions can be added to your browser to enhance their capabilities, or protect you from specific types of possible threats. Among these are extensions that keep JavaScript from executing on web pages.

If you have any such extensions or add-ons installed to your browser then you might try disabling them temporarily.

To enable JavaScript in Mozilla Firefox

If you are using the Mozilla Firefox version 23 or newer, the option to disable JavaScript in the preferences menu has been removed. If you are using Firefox 23 or newer you may want to check for a third party add-on/extension or try loading the page in another browser to see if the same problem persists.

To enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

If you are using the new metro version of Internet Explorer on Windows 8 or 8.1 then you can access the Tools menu by opening the address bar and choosing View in the desktop under the settings option:
  1. Open the Tools menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window and choose Internet Options.

  2. Under the Security tab select Internet and click Default Level.

  3. Click OK and refresh the page.

To enable JavaScript in Google Chrome

  1. Open the Chrome menu and choose Settings.

  2. Near the bottom of the Settings page click Show advanced settings

  3. Under Privacy, click Content settings

  4. Under JavaScript, select Allow all sites to run JavaScript(recommended)

To enable JavaScript in Opera

  1. Open the Opera menu and choose Settings.

    For Mac choose Preferences

  2. Under Websites and JavaScript select Allow all sites to run JavaScript(recommended).

To enable JavaScript in Safari

  1. Open the Safari menu and click Preferences

  2. Under Security, check Enable JavaScript.


For more information on troubleshooting issues with JavaScript or other settings/preferences in your browser, visit your browser's help pages on the web.