How to Turn Off Java Script With A Chrome Extension

Those of you in the SEO world know how important it is to view a website with and without Javascript, and if you’re like me and love the Chrome browser you’ve also gone to bed envious of how easy it is to do this in Firefox.

Sleep well tonight friends because I have the answer to your Javascript woes. And because I like you, I have two different solutions.

Solution 1: Use Bookmarklets

Drag these 2 bookmarklets to your Bookmarks Toolbar

1. JS Panel >
2. Switch

That’s it, now you can just click on JS Panel then Switch and say goodnight to JavaScript, & of course vice versa.

Solution 2: Use Chrome Experimental API

Now this one is my favourite option, however it uses the Chrome Experimental API which comes with a nice warning

“WARNING These experimental features may change, break or disappear at any time. We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn one of these experiments on, and your browser may even spontaneously combust. Jokes aside, your browser may delete all your data or your security and privacy could be compromised in unexpected ways. Any experiments that you enable will be enabled for all users of this browser. Please proceed with caution.”

If you can get past that (which I can) then all you have to do is:

1. In your chrome browser go here: chrome://flags/
2. Scroll down 13 spots and enable Experimental Extension APIs
3. Scroll to the bottom and click Relaunch Now
4. Go here on Github and download the top .crx extension.
5. Viola! You now have an easy and quick way to turn off Javascript.

Many thanks go out to @maximelebreton who made these fancy bookmarklets and extensions, you have now saved me so many wasted mouse clicks.

 

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