Enables or disables the given add-on.

This function must usually be called in the context of a user action, such as the click handler for a button. The browser may also ask the user to confirm the change.

This API requires the "management" API permission.

It is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var settingEnabled =
  id,              // string
  enabled         // boolean


string. ID of the add-on to enable/disable.
boolean. Whether to enable or disable the add-on.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with no arguments when the add-on has been disabled or enabled.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic support Yes No551551 Yes

1. Only extensions whose 'type' is 'theme' can be enabled and disabled.


Toggle enable/disable for the add-on whose ID is "my-add-on":

var id = "my-add-on";

function toggleEnabled(id) {
  var getting =;
  getting.then((info) => {, !info.enabled);


Example extensions


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