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The reason that the onRestartRequired event is being dispatched.


Values of this type are strings. Possible values are:

  • "app_update": The application is being updated to a newer version.
  • "os_update": The browser/OS is updated to a newer version.
  • "periodic": The system has run for more than the permitted uptime set in the enterprise policy.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes No4548 Yes


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