Add-ons

menus.onClicked

Fired when a menu item is clicked.

For compatibility with other browsers, Firefox makes this event available via the contextMenus namespace as well as the menus namespace.

Syntax

browser.menus.onClicked.addListener(listener)
browser.menus.onClicked.removeListener(listener)
browser.menus.onClicked.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. The function will be passed the following arguments:

info
menus.OnClickData. Information about the item clicked and the context where the click happened.
tab
tabs.Tab. The details of the tab where the click took place. If the click did not take place in a tab, this parameter will be missing.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes1 Yes1

55

481

No Yes1

1. Supported as contextMenus.onClicked.

Examples

This example listens for clicks on a menu item, then log the item's ID and the tab ID:

browser.menus.create({
  id: "click-me",
  title: "Click me!",
  contexts: ["all"]
});

browser.menus.onClicked.addListener((info, tab) => {
  console.log("Item " + info.menuItemId + " clicked " +
              "in tab " + tab.id);
});

Example extensions

Acknowledgements

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

Document Tags and Contributors

 Contributors to this page: wbamberg, Makyen
 Last updated by: wbamberg,