runtime.onStartup

Fired when a profile that has this extension installed first starts up. This event is not fired when a private browsing/incognito profile is started, even if this extension is operating in 'split' incognito mode.

Syntax

chrome.runtime.onStartup.addListener(function() {...})
chrome.runtime.onStartup.removeListener(listener)
chrome.runtime.onStartup.hasListener(listener)

This API is also available as browser.runtime.onStartup.*.

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)
Checks whether a listener is registered for this event. Returns true if it is listening, false otherwise.

addListener syntax

Parameters

callback

A function that will be called when this event occurs.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No No 48.0 33

Examples

Open http://chilloutandwatchsomecatgifs.com/ when the browser starts up:

function handleStartup() {
  chrome.tabs.create({
    url: "http://chilloutandwatchsomecatgifs.com/"
  });
}

chrome.runtime.onStartup.addListener(handleStartup);

Acknowledgements

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.

Document Tags and Contributors

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 Last updated by: Makyen,