runtime.reload()

Reloads the add-on.

If there are any pending updates for the add-on, that it has deferred by listening to runtime.onUpdateAvailable, then they will be applied on reload.

Syntax

browser.runtime.reload()

Parameters

None.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No 51.0 51.0 33

Examples

Reload the add-on when the user clicks a browser action's icon:

browser.browserAction.onClicked.addListener((tab) => {
  browser.runtime.reload();
});

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.

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