Use the sessions API to list, and restore, tabs and windows that have been closed while the browser has been running.
sessions.getRecentlyClosed() function returns an array of
windows.Window objects, representing tabs and windows that have been closed since the browser was running, up to the maximum defined in
You can then restore a window or tab using the
sessions.restore() function. Restoring doesn't just reopen the tab: it also restores the tab's navigation history so the back/forward buttons will work.
To use the sessions API you must have the "sessions" API permission.
- Enables you to restrict the number of
Sessionobjects returned by a call to
Represents a tab or window that the user has closed in the current browsing session.
- The maximum number of sessions that will be returned by a call to
- Returns an array of
Sessionobjects, representing windows and tabs that were closed in the current browsing session (that is: the time since the browser was started).
Restores a closed tab or window.
Fired when a tab or window is closed.
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