Weeks of Contribution- WebExtension Session5

October 2, 2017

Date : 4th August 2017

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

IRC channel: #MozillaTN

This is our first series of the WebExtension webseries. The main agenda of the program is to get started with Mozilla community and discuss the syllabus we will be learning in this series.

In our previous session we get started learning what are tabs API. There are lot of cases where we have used Tabs API and published add-ons on it. We will slowly cover tabs API one by one along with Different API.

In the fifth session we are going to learn one of the use case of omnibox using Tabs.create API.

Todays Problem statement

In the address of Firefox / Google Chrome what happens is when we enter some words we will be getting the results from default search engine. but we will some times require to search on different site. say you know my handle in twitter is @iamvp7 so there are two ways goto twitter.com and search my handle (or) goto search engine search my handle with twitter keyword.. so it sometime gets bored. so we will build a small add-on which will be helpful for us.


Building simple Multi Search Add-on

You can get started with omnibox API & Tabs.Create API from the following video.

All the code samples discussed in the above video is available in the github and the detailed blog post on this particular API is shared before. Link of post

Google drive PDF link


Name / Twitter handle

  • Baranitharan / @baranicool
  • Fahima Zulfath A / @Fahimazulfath
  • Subhrajyoti Sen/ @iamsubhrajyoti
  • Seshadri/ @Seshadriii
  • Viswaprasath / @iamvp7

Etherpad of the session. Link is here

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