tabs.saveAsPDF()

Saves the current page as a PDF file. This will open a dialog, supplied by the underlying operating system, asking the user where they want to save the PDF file.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var saving = browser.tabs.saveAsPDF(
  pageSettings   // object
)

Parameters

pageSettings
object. Settings for the saved page, as a tabs.PageSettings object. This object must be given, but all its properties are optional. Any properties not specified here will get the default values listed in the PageSettings documentation.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with a status string when the dialog has closed. The string may be any of:

  • "saved"
  • "replaced"
  • "canceled"
  • "not_saved"
  • "not_replaced"

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 56
Notes
Full support 56
Notes
Notes This function does not work on macOS.
Opera No support NoFirefox Android No support No

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Examples

In this example a background script listens for a click on a browser action, then tries to save the currently active tab as a PDF file, then logs the result:

browser.browserAction.onClicked.addListener(() => {
  browser.tabs.saveAsPDF({})
    .then((status) => {
      console.log(status);
    });
});

Document Tags and Contributors

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Last updated by: wbamberg,