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How do I enable JavaScript in my browser?

To sign in to Skype on a desktop, or to buy Skype products on our website, you’ll first need to enable JavaScript in your browser.

To enable JavaScript, select your preferred browser below and follow the steps. Skype takes its settings from Internet Explorer on Windows desktop, and from Safari on a Mac, so even if you use a different browser you need to enable Javascript in one of those too.

  1. In your browser’s menu bar, select Tools > Internet options.

    Internet options selected after clicking Tools in the menu bar.

  2. Select the Security tab and click the Custom level… button.

    The Custom level…button selected in the Security tab.

  3. The Security Settings - Internet Zone window opens. Scroll down and select Scripting, then under Active scripting select Enable. Click OK and then click Yes in the confirmation window.

    Scripting, Enable and OK options selected in the Internet Zone window.

  4. In the Internet Options window, click OK.
  5. Press F5 on your keyboard or click the refresh icon in the browser.

    The refresh icon selected

  1. In the browser click Firefox menu then select Options.

    Options selected after clicking the Firefox menu button.

  2. Select the Content tab and check the box next to Enable JavaScript.

    Enable JavaScript option selected in the Content tab.

  3. Click OK.
  4. Press F5 on your keyboard or click the reload icon to refresh the page.

    The reload icon selected.

  1. In the browser, click Customize and control Google Chrome and select Settings.

    The settings icon selected.

  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings….
  3. Under Privacy, select Content Settings….

    Content settings…selected under Privacy.

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

    Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended). selected under JavaScript

  5. Click Done and close the Settings tab.
  6. Press F5 on your keyboard or click the reload icon to refresh the page.

    The reload button selected.

  1. In the menu bar, click Safari > Preferences….

    Preferences … selected under Safari.

  2. In the window that opens, select the Security tab, then check the box next to Enable JavaScript.

    Enable JavaScript option checked in the Web content section of the Security tab.

  3. Press Command + R on your keyboard, or click the reload button to refresh the page.

    The reload button selected

  1. In the browser click the Opera menu button, then select Settings > Quick preferences > Enable JavaScript.

    Enable JavaScript selected after clicking the Quick Preferences option displayed after selecting Settings

  2. Press the F5 key on your keyboard to refresh the page.

When JavaScript is enabled in your browser, you can sign in to Skype, or go back to the Skype purchase page and complete your purchase.

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