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This method has been deprecated. Use extension.getViews() instead.

Returns an array of the JavaScript Window objects for each of the tabs running inside the current extension. If windowId is specified, returns only the Window objects of tabs attached to the specified window.


  windowId // optional integer

This API is also available as browser.extension.getExtensionTabs().



Return value

array of object. Array of global window objects

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes No No No No


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