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bookmarks.onImportBegan

Fired when the browser has started importing a set of bookmarks.

While a set of bookmarks is being imported, onCreated may fire a lot of times. If your extension is listening to onCreated, and the listener is expensive, you should also listen for onImportBegan and onImportEnded. When you receive onImportBegan, ignore onCreated until you receive onImportEnded. You can handle all other notifications as usual.

Syntax

browser.bookmarks.onImportBegan.addListener(listener)
browser.bookmarks.onImportBegan.removeListener(listener)
browser.bookmarks.onImportBegan.hasListener(listener)

Events have three functions:

addListener(callback)
Adds a listener to this event.
removeListener(listener)
Stop listening to this event. The listener argument is the listener to remove.
hasListener(listener)
Check whether listener is registered for this event. Returns true if it is listening, false otherwise.

addListener syntax

Parameters

callback

Function that will be called when this event occurs. It's passed no parameters.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic supportYesNoNoNoYes

Examples

function handleImportBegan() {
  console.log("Importing...");
}

function handleImportEnded() {
  console.log("...finished.");
}

function handleClick() {
  browser.bookmarks.onImportBegan.addListener(handleImportBegan);
  browser.bookmarks.onImportEnded.addListener(handleImportEnded);
}

browser.browserAction.onClicked.addListener(handleClick);

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.bookmarks API. This documentation is derived from bookmarks.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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