tabs.goForward()

Navigate to the next page in tab's history, if available.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var goingForward = browser.tabs.goForward(
  tabId,                       // optional integer
  callback                       // optional function
)

Parameters

tabIdOptional
integer. The ID of the tab to navigate. Defaults to the active tab of the current window.
callbackOptional
function. When the page navigation finishes, this function is called without parameters.

Return value

A Promise that is fulfilled when the page navigation finishes.

Browser compatibility

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goForwardChrome Full support 72Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 77Opera Full support 60Safari Full support 14Firefox Android No support No

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Examples

Go forward to the next page in the current tab:

function onGoForward() {
  console.log("Gone forward");
}

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

var goingForward = browser.tabs.goForward();
goingForward.then(onGoForward, onError);
Acknowledgments

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.