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windows.getAll()

Gets information about all open windows, passing them into a callback.

Syntax

chrome.windows.getAll(
  getInfo,                // optional object
  function(windows) {...} // function
)

This API is also available as browser.windows.getAll() in a version that returns a promise.

Parameters

getInfoOptional
object. This controls what windows.Window objects are retrieved.
populateOptional
boolean. Defaults to false. If set to true, each windows.Window object will have a tabs property that contains a list of tabs.Tab objects representing the tabs in that window. The Tab objects only contain the url, title and favIconUrl properties if the extension's manifest file includes the "tabs" permission.
windowTypesOptional
An array of windows.WindowType objects. If set, the windows.Window objects returned will be filtered based on their type. If unset the default filter is set to ['normal', 'panel', 'popup'], with 'panel' window types limited to the extension's own windows.
callback
function. The function is passed the following arguments:
windows
An array of windows.Window objects — all windows matching the specified windowTypes or its default value.

Browser compatibility

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

Examples

Log the URLs for the tabs across all "normal" browser windows. Note that you'll need the "tabs" permission to access tab URLs.

function logTabsForWindows(windowInfoArray) {
  for (windowInfo of windowInfoArray) {
    console.log("Window " + windowInfo.id);
    console.log(windowInfo.tabs.map((tab) => {return tab.url}));
  }
}
chrome.browserAction.onClicked.addListener(() => {
  chrome.windows.getAll({
    populate: true,
    windowTypes: ["normal"]
  }, logTabsForWindows);
});

Acknowledgements

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