tabs.getCurrent()

Get a tabs.Tab containing information about the tab that this script is running in.

You can call this function in contexts where there is a browser tab, such as an options page. If you call it from a background script or a popup, it will return undefined.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var gettingCurrent = browser.tabs.getCurrent()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a tabs.Tab object containing information about the current tab. If any 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 the current tab:

function onGot(tabInfo) {
  console.log(tabInfo);
}

function onError(error) {
  console.log(`Error: ${error}`);
}

var gettingCurrent = browser.tabs.getCurrent();
gettingCurrent.then(onGot, onError);

Acknowledgements

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