tabs.printPreview()

Opens print preview for the active tab.
 
This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.
 
An extension can detect when print preview has been closed by listening to the afterprint event:
 
window.addEventListener("afterprint", resumeFunction, false);

Syntax

var openingPreview = browser.tabs.printPreview()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with no arguments when the preview page has opened.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 56Opera No support NoFirefox Android No support No

Legend

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Full support
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No support

Examples

In this example a background script listens for a click on a browser action, then opens print preview for the currently active tab:

browser.browserAction.onClicked.addListener(() => {
  browser.tabs.printPreview()
    .then(() => {
      console.log("Entered print preview");
    });
});

Document Tags and Contributors

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Last updated by: wbamberg,