browserAction.disable()

Disables the browser action for a tab, meaning that it cannot be clicked when that tab is active.

Syntax

browser.browserAction.disable(
  tabId // optional integer
)

Parameters

tabIdOptional
integer. The id of the tab for which you want to disable the browser action.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes Yes 45.0 No 33

Examples

Disable the browser action when clicked, and re-enable it every time a new tab is opened:

browser.tabs.onCreated.addListener(() => {
  browser.browserAction.enable();
});

browser.browserAction.onClicked.addListener(() => {
  browser.browserAction.disable();
});

Disable the browser action only for the active tab:

browser.browserAction.onClicked.addListener((tab) => {
  browser.browserAction.disable(tab.id);
});

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.browserAction API. This documentation is derived from browser_action.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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