browserAction.getBadgeText()

Gets the browser action's badge text.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var gettingText = browser.browserAction.getBadgeText(
  details               // object
)

Parameters

details
object.
tabIdOptional
integer. Specifies the tab from which to get the badge text.
windowIdOptional
integer. Specifies the window from which to get the badge text.
  • If windowId and tabId are both supplied, the function fails.
  • If windowId and tabId are both omitted, the global badge text is returned.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a string containing the badge text.

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
details.windowIdChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 62Opera No support NoFirefox Android No support No

Legend

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Examples

Log the badge text:

function gotBadgeText(text) {
  console.log(text);
}

var gettingBadgeText = browser.browserAction.getBadgeText({});
gettingBadgeText.then(gotBadgeText);

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.

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