browserAction.setPopup()

Sets the HTML document that will be opened as a popup when the user clicks on the browser action's icon.

Syntax

browser.browserAction.setPopup(
  details // object
)

Parameters

details
object.
tabIdOptional
integer. Sets the popup only for a specific tab.
popup
string. The HTML file to show in a popup, specified as a URL.
This can point to a file packaged within the extension (for example, created using extension.getURL), or a remote document (e.g. https://example.org/). If set to an empty string (""), no popup is shown.

Browser compatibility

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

Examples

This code adds a pair of context menu items that you can use to switch between two popups. Note that you'll need the "contextMenus" permission set in the extension's manifest to create context menu items.

function onCreated() {
  if (browser.runtime.lastError) {
    console.log("error creating item:" + browser.runtime.lastError);
  } else {
    console.log("item created successfully");
  }
}

browser.contextMenus.create({
  id: "popup-1",
  type: "radio",
  title: "Popup 1",
  contexts: ["all"],
  checked: true
}, onCreated);

browser.contextMenus.create({
  id: "popup-2",
  type: "radio",
  title: "Popup 2",
  contexts: ["all"],
  checked: false
}, onCreated);

browser.contextMenus.onClicked.addListener(function(info, tab) {
  if (info.menuItemId == "popup-1") {
    browser.browserAction.setPopup({popup: "/popup/popup1.html"})
  } else if (info.menuItemId == "popup-2") {
    browser.browserAction.setPopup({popup: "/popup/popup2.html"})
  }
});

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.

Document Tags and Contributors

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