sidebarAction.open()

Open the sidebar in the active window.
 

You can only call this function from inside the handler for a user action.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

browser.sidebarAction.open()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A Promise that is resolved with no arguments.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 57Opera No support NoFirefox Android No support No

Legend

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Examples

Open the sidebar when the user selects a context menu item:

browser.menus.create({
  id: "open-sidebar",
  title: "open sidebar",
  contexts: ["all"]
});

browser.menus.onClicked.addListener(() => {
  browser.sidebarAction.open();
});

Document Tags and Contributors

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Last updated by: wbamberg,