Shows the page action for a given tab. The page action is shown whenever the given tab is the active tab.

  tabId // integer

This API is also available as


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

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes Yes 45.0 50.0 33

Compatibility notes

Firefox for Android

  • The 'tabId' parameter is ignored, and the page action is shown for all tabs.


This example shows the page action for the active tab when the user selects a context menu item. Note that you'll need the contextMenus permission in your manifest to create context menu items.

  id: "show",
  title: "Show page action"

chrome.contextMenus.onClicked.addListener(function(info, tab) {
  if (info.menuItemId == "show") {;

Example add-ons


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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