Returns true if the browser action is enabled.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


let gettingIsEnabled = browser.browserAction.isEnabled(
  details // object


object. An object optionally containing the tabId or windowId to check.
tabId Optional
integer. ID of a tab to check.
windowId Optional
integer. ID of a window to check.
  • If windowId and tabId are both supplied, the function fails.
  • If windowId and tabId are both omitted, the global enabled/disabled status is returned.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with true if the extension's browser action is enabled, and false otherwise.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support No No59 No No
details.windowId No No62 No No


Check the global state:

browser.browserAction.isEnabled({}).then(result => {

  Check the state of the currently active tab:

async function enabledInActiveTab() {
  let tabs = await browser.tabs.query({
    active: true
  let enabled = await browser.browserAction.isEnabled({
    tabId: tabs[0].id

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