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Hides the page action for a given tab.

hide() overrides pattern matching, so the page action will not be shown in the specified tab even if its URL is matched by show_matches.


  tabId // integer


integer. The ID of the tab for which you want to hide the page action.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes Yes45501 Yes

1. Before version 56, the 'tabId' parameter was ignored, and the page action was hidden for all tabs.


Hide the page action for the current tab when the user clicks it:

browser.pageAction.onClicked.addListener((tab) => {

Example extensions


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