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Highlights one or more tabs. Tabs are specified using a window ID and a range of tab indices.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var highlighting = browser.tabs.highlight(
  highlightInfo         // object


integer. ID of the window that contains the tabs.
array of integer or integer. One or more tab indices to highlight.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a windows.Window object containing details about the window whose tabs were highlighted. If the window could not be found or some other error occurs, the promise will be rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes No No No No


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