Delaying a jquery script until everything else has loaded


Javascript Problem Overview

I have a jquery script which I need to run only once everything else on the page, including some other javascripts (over which I have no control) have finished doing their thing.

I though perhaps there was an alternative to $(document).ready but I haven't been able to find it.

Javascript Solutions

Solution 1 - Javascript

You can have $(document).ready() multiple times in a page. The code gets run in the sequence in which it appears.

You can use the $(window).load() event for your code since this happens after the page is fully loaded and all the code in the various $(document).ready() handlers have finished running.

  //your code here

Solution 2 - Javascript

This code block solve my problem,

<script type="text/javascript">
  $(window).bind("load", function () {
    // Code here

Solution 3 - Javascript

Multiple $(document).ready() will fire in order top down on the page. The last $(document).ready() will fire last on the page. Inside the last $(document).ready(), you can trigger a new custom event to fire after all the others..

Wrap your code in an event handler for the new custom event.

    $(document).on("my-event-afterLastDocumentReady", function () {
        // Fires LAST
    $(document).ready(function() {
        // Fires FIRST
    $(document).ready(function() {
        // Fires SECOND
    $(document).ready(function() {
        // Fires THIRD
... other code, scripts, etc....

    $(document).ready(function() {
        // Fires FOURTH
        // This event will fire after all the other $(document).ready() functions have completed.
        // Usefull when your script is at the top of the page, but you need it run last

Solution 4 - Javascript

From here:

// Add jQuery 
var GM_JQ = document.createElement('script'); 
GM_JQ.src = '';
GM_JQ.type = 'text/javascript'; 

// Check if jQuery's loaded 
function GM_wait() 
    if(typeof unsafeWindow.jQuery == 'undefined') 
        $ = unsafeWindow.jQuery; 


// All your GM code must be inside this function 
function letsJQuery() 
    // Do your jQuery stuff in here    

This will wait until jQuery is loaded to use it, but you can use the same concept, setting variables in your other scripts (or checking them if they're not your script) to wait until they're loaded to use them.

For example, on my site, I use this for asynchronous JS loading and waiting until they're finished before doing anything with them using jQuery:

<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript"> 
    function js(url){
        s = document.createElement("script");
        s.type = "text/javascript";
        s.src = url;

    function JS_wait() {
        if (typeof $.cookie == 'undefined' || // set in jquery.cookie-min.js
            typeof getLastViewedAnchor == 'undefined' || // set in application-min.js
            typeof getLastViewedArchive == 'undefined' || // set in application-min.js 
            typeof getAntiSpamValue == 'undefined') // set in application-min.js
            window.setTimeout(JS_wait, 100); 

    function JS_ready() {
        // snipped


Solution 5 - Javascript

Have you tried loading all the initialization functions using the $().ready, running the jQuery function you wanted last?

Perhaps you can use setTimeout() on the $().ready function you wanted to run, calling the functionality you wanted to load.

Or, use setInterval() and have the interval check to see if all the other load functions have completed (store the status in a boolean variable). When conditions are met, you could cancel the interval and run the load function.

Solution 6 - Javascript

It turns out that because of a peculiar mixture of javascript frameworks that I needed to initiate the script using an event listener provide by one of the other frameworks.

Solution 7 - Javascript

The following script ensures that my_finalFunction runs after your page has been fully loaded with images, stylesheets and external content:


    document.addEventListener("load", my_finalFunction, false);

    function my_finalFunction(e) {
        /* things to do after all has been loaded */


A good explanation is provided by kirupa on running your code at the right time, see


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