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URL bar right click menu

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When I select a text on a webpage and right click, there are some options including add-on related ones (e.g. translate this text). However, when I select a text in the address bar my add-on options doesn't appear. Is it possible to use my add-ons on address bar selections? Or is it that my add-ons lack this feature?

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I don't think any add-ons work on the address bar except for some.

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FredMcD said

I don't think any add-ons work on the address bar except for some.

How can I make my custom add-on work on address bar?

Modified by cmnmsc

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Extensions are allowed to define right-click context menu items for a variety of different contexts. Address bar isn't one of those contexts, as far as I can tell:

https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/menus/ContextType

What kind of action do you want Firefox or an extension to take with the address? Extensions can request the address of the current page, so the action could be accomplished with a button instead of a menu item.

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jscher2000 said

Extensions are allowed to define right-click context menu items for a variety of different contexts. Address bar isn't one of those contexts, as far as I can tell: https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/menus/ContextType What kind of action do you want Firefox or an extension to take with the address? Extensions can request the address of the current page, so the action could be accomplished with a button instead of a menu item.

I wanted to select a word in the URL, right click and translate it.

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