If your extension has an options page defined, this method opens it.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.


var openingPage = browser.runtime.openOptionsPage()



Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with no arguments when the options page has been created successfully, or rejected with an error message if the operation failed.

Browser compatibility

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openOptionsPageChrome Full support 42Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 48Opera Full support 29Safari Full support 14Firefox Android Full support 57


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Full support


Open the options page when the user clicks a browser action's icon:

function onOpened() {
  console.log(`Options page opened`);

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

var opening = browser.runtime.openOptionsPage();
opening.then(onOpened, onError);

Example extensions


This API is based on Chromium's chrome.runtime API. This documentation is derived from runtime.json in the Chromium code.

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