runtime.reload()

Reloads the extension.

If there are any pending updates for the extension, that it has deferred by listening to runtime.onUpdateAvailable, then they will be applied on reload.

Syntax

browser.runtime.reload()

Parameters

None.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support 25Edge Full support 15Firefox Full support 51Opera Full support 15Firefox Android Full support 51

Legend

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Full support

Examples

Reload the extension when the user clicks a browser action's icon:

browser.browserAction.onClicked.addListener((tab) => {
  browser.runtime.reload();
});

Example extensions

Acknowledgements

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