tabs.remove()

Closes one or more tabs.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var removing = browser.tabs.remove(
  tabIds          // integer or integer array
)

Parameters

tabIds
integer or array of integer. The tab or tabs to close.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with no arguments when the tab(s) have been removed. If any error occurs, the promise will be rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes Yes 45.0 No 33

Examples

Close a single tab:

function onRemoved() {
  console.log(`Removed`);
}

function onError(error) {
  console.log(`Error: ${error}`);
}

var removing = browser.tabs.remove(2);
removing.then(onRemoved, onError);

Close multiple tabs:

function onRemoved() {
  console.log(`Removed`);
}

function onError(error) {
  console.log(`Error: ${error}`);
}

var removing = browser.tabs.remove([15, 14, 1]);
removing.then(onRemoved, onError);

Example add-ons

Acknowledgements

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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