bookmarks.update()

bookmarks.update() updates the title and/or URL of a bookmark, or the name of a bookmark folder.

If your extension attempts to update a bookmark in the bookmarks tree root node, the call will raise an error with the message: "The bookmark root cannot be modified" and the bookmark won't be updated.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var updating = browser.bookmarks.update(
  id,                    // string
  changes                // object
)

Parameters

id
A string specifying the ID of the bookmark or bookmark folder to update.
changes
An object specifying the changes to apply, with some combination of the following fields. Any items not specified aren't changed in the referenced bookmark or folder:
title Optional
A string containing the new title of the bookmark, or the new name of the folder if id refers to a folder.
url Optional
A string providing a new URL for the bookmark.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a single bookmarks.BookmarkTreeNode object, representing the updated bookmark. If the bookmark item corresponding to the id parameter can't be found, the promise is rejected.

Examples

This example renames all folders named "MDN" to "Mozilla Developer Network (MDN)".

function onFulfilled(bookmarkItem) {
  console.log(bookmarkItem.title);
}

function onRejected(error) {
  console.log(`An error: ${error}`);
}

function updateFolders(items) {
  for (item of items) {
    // only folders, so skip items with a `url`
    if (!item.url) {
      var updating = browser.bookmarks.update(item.id, {
        title: "Mozilla Developer Network (MDN)"
      });
      updating.then(onFulfilled, onRejected);
    }
  }
}

var searching = browser.bookmarks.search({ title: "MDN" });
searching.then(updateFolders, onRejected);

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
updateChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 15Firefox Full support 45Opera Full support YesFirefox Android No support No

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Acknowledgements

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