Extension 'activeTab' permission is not supported. No warning in converter.

External Issue #8958577


Tine B.
Sep 17, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

Create an extension with only the ‘activeTab’ permission. This works fine in Chrome, but not in Edge. However, the extension converter does not give an error even if this is the only permission.

This means that my extension just didn’t work (nothing happened when the button was clicked) and I needed to debug a bit to figure out why.

This is, b the way, a really nice permission because it allows the extension to interact with any webpage, but only when the button is clicked - and only with the active tab. Other permissions are so excessive!


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sebastian P.”

      Changed Status to “External”

    • Thank you for the feedback! Edge in Windows 10 anniversary update release did not have support for activeTab permission, so what you are seeing is expected in the current release. However, activeTab permission is certainly being planned for a future release.

      Thanks you!
      Microsoft Edge Extensions Team

    • Any updates on this? We use the SkyRay tool (https://skyeyetools.azurewebsites.net/SkyRay/) to look at our page data and it’s only available as a Chrome extension because of this activeTab support issue we haven’t been able to add it as an Edge extension.

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