Make browserAction's menu contain _solely_ its own custom items

Marat Tanalin mtanalin at
Fri Oct 6 23:51:00 UTC 2017

Oh, thanks, Andrew.

As a temporary workaround, I could imagine left-clicking a pageAction button to show the menu that I would otherwise display via right-clicking the browserAction button.

And then the next question arises: how to associate a _regular_ (context-like) menu (not an HTML popup) with the pageAction button’s `command` event (_left_ click)?

07.10.2017, 02:36, "Andrew McKay" <amckay at>:
> You can't.
> You could file a bug to request that, but I'm pretty sure it won't go
> far. Users should be able to retain a standard interface to the
> toolbar buttons and be able to interact with them in a consistent way.
> On 6 October 2017 at 16:16, Marat Tanalin <mtanalin at> wrote:
>>  Hello. How to make browserAction button’s context menu (opened via right click) contain _solely_ its own custom items and no any predefined items? Currently the menu also contains browser’s predefined items that have nothing to do with my extension.
>>  Fwiw, I currently investigate ways to port my UsableHomeButton [1] extension to the WebExtensions API. The button’s context menu is a very important part (50%) of the extension’s functionality, and alien items are totally undesired there. I can’t use popup instead because pressing the button (via left click) is used for a different purpose (the first 50% of the extension’s functionality). Thanks.
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