Given a tab ID, get the tab's details as a tabs.Tab object.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var getting = browser.tabs.get(
  tabId              // integer
)

Parameters

tabId
integer. ID of the tab to get.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a tabs.Tab object containing information about the tab. If the tab could not be found or some other error occurs, the promise will be rejected with an error message.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 14Firefox Full support 45Opera Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 54

Legend

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Examples

Get information about a tab when it is activated:

async function logListener(info) {
  try {
    let tabInfo = await browser.tabs.get(info.tabId);
    console.log(tabInfo);
  } catch (error) {
    console.error(error);
  }
}

browser.tabs.onActivated.addListener(logListener);

Example extensions

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.tabs API. This documentation is derived from tabs.json in the Chromium code.

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: wbamberg, bdanforth, Makyen
Last updated by: wbamberg,