browserAction.enable()

Enables the browser action for a tab. By default, browser actions are enabled for all tabs.

Syntax

browser.browserAction.enable(
  tabId // optional integer
)

Parameters

tabIdOptional
integer. The id of the tab for which you want to enable the browser action.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 14Firefox Full support 45Opera Full support YesFirefox Android No support No

Legend

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Examples

Disable the browser action when clicked, and re-enable it every time a new tab is opened:

browser.tabs.onCreated.addListener(() => {
  browser.browserAction.enable();
});

browser.browserAction.onClicked.addListener(() => {
  browser.browserAction.disable();
});

Acknowledgements

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