Use this API to register user scripts, third-party scripts designed to manipulate webpages or provide new features. Registering a user script instructs the browser to attach the script to pages that match the URL patterns specified during registration.
Note: When using Manifest V3 or higher, use
scripting.registerContentScripts() to register scripts.
This API offers similar capabilities to
contentScripts but with features suited to handling third-party scripts:
- execution is in an isolated sandbox: each user script is run in an isolated sandbox within the web content processes, preventing accidental or deliberate interference among scripts.
- access to the
documentglobal values related to the webpage the user script is attached to.
- no access to WebExtension APIs or associated permissions granted to the extension: the API script, which inherits the extension's permissions, can provide packaged WebExtension APIs to registered user scripts. An API script is declared in the extension's manifest file using the "user_scripts" manifest key.
Warning: This API requires the presence of the
user_scripts key in the manifest.json, even if no API script is specified. For example.
Note: User scripts are unregistered when the related extension page (from which the user scripts were registered) is unloaded, so you should register a user script from an extension page that persists at least as long as you want the user scripts to stay registered.
Registers user scripts.
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