windows.onCreated

Fired when a window is created.

Syntax

browser.windows.onCreated.addListener(listener)
browser.windows.onCreated.removeListener(listener)
browser.windows.onCreated.hasListener(listener)

Events have three functions:

addListener(callback)
Adds a listener to this event.
removeListener(listener)
Stop listening to this event. The listener argument is the listener to remove.
hasListener(listener)
Check whether a listener is registered for this event. Returns true if it is listening, false otherwise.

addListener syntax

Parameters

callback

Function that will be called when this event occurs. The function will be passed the following arguments:

window
A windows.Window object containing details of the window that was created.

Browser compatibility

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

Examples

Log the IDs of new windows as they are created:

browser.windows.onCreated.addListener((window) => {
  console.log("New window: " + window.id);
});

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.

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