devtools.inspectedWindow

This page describes the WebExtensions devtools APIs as they exist in Firefox 54. Although the APIs are based on the Chrome devtools APIs, there are still many features that are not yet implemented in Firefox, and therefore are not documented here. To see which features are currently missing please see Limitations of the devtools APIs.

The devtools.inspectedWindow API lets a devtools add-on interact with the window that the developer tools are attached to.

Like all the devtools APIs, this API is only available to code running in the document defined in the devtools_page manifest.json key, or in other devtools documents created by the add-on (such as the document hosted by a panel the add-on created). See Extending the developer tools for more.

Properties

devtools.inspectedWindow.tabId
The ID of the window that the developer tools are attached to.

Functions

devtools.inspectedWindow.eval()
Evaluate some JavaScript in the target window.
devtools.inspectedWindow.reload()
Reload the target window's document.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
eval Yes No 54 * No Yes
reload Yes No 54 No Yes
tabId Yes No 54 No Yes

 

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.devtools.inspectedWindow API.

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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