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    Question How to get page URL and store in variable

    I like to think I'm decent with JavaScript. That said, the Google's APIs for Chrome extensions are awful! They're less helpful than chewing sand in a dentist office.

    My first extension is a page action, and it's supposed to appear when the active tab navigates to a certain domain. When the user clicks the page action's icon, a popup is supposed to appear which shows the URL of the tab (useless, I know, but it's for learning purposes).

    I can get the page action to show up (and not show up) when it's supposed to. I can't get the popup to show the tab's URL. Can someone please point out the flaw in my code and why it's wrong?

    manifest.json
    Code:
    {
    	"manifest_version": 2,
    
    	"name": "SFC Helper",
    	"version": "0.1",
    	"description": "This extension searches for debris in surrounding systems.",
    
    	"background": {"scripts": ["background.js"]},
    	"page_action": {
    		"default_icon": "SFClogo19.png",
    		"default_title": "Find resources.",
    		"default_popup": "SFChelper.html"
    	},
    	"permissions": [
    		"tabs",
    		"http://playstarfleet.com/"
    	],
    	"icons": {
    		"38": "SFClogo38.png",
    		"128": "SFClogo128.png"
    	}
    }
    SFChelper.html (popup)
    Code:
    <!doctype html>
    <html>
    
    <head>
    <style type="text/css">
    	body {
    		background: #999999;
    		color: #FF0000;
    	}
    </style>
    </head>
    
    <body>
    <div id="test">Something here.</div>
    <script src="SFChelper.js"></script>
    </body>
    
    </html>
    SFChelper.js
    Code:
    chrome.tabs.getSelected(null, function(tab) {var address = tab.url});
    document.getElementById("test").innerHTML=address;
    The output in the popup says "Something here." like the script is being ignored (Chrome doesn't allow screenshots while extension popups are open).
    T

  2. #2
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    Re: How to get page URL and store in variable

    *bump* Anyone? I still cant find a solution to this.
    T

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