Add context menu items that execute custom JavaScript.

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What is Contextlets?

Contextlets is a Firefox add-on that allows you to add custom JavaScript code to the context menu. You can execute code as a content script or a background script, with access to the window object, DOM, and WebExtension APIs.

Stats date:
Users: 58 ▲ 3
Rating: 4.75 (12)
Version: 0.4.1 (Last updated: 2020-04-15)
Creation date: 2017-11-26
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • bookmarks
  • clipboardRead
  • clipboardWrite
  • contextMenus
  • downloads
  • management
  • menus
  • storage
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
Size: 27.26K
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This extension allows you to add any number of items to the context menu and have them execute custom JavaScript code as either a content script (which runs in the webpage and has access to the window object and DOM), or a background script (which has access to tabs and other WebExtension APIs). The Contextlets API also allows you to cross this divide and execute part of your script as the other type.

Firefox prevents WebExtensions from displaying more than one item in the top-level context menu at a time, per extension. If there are more to display, they will instead show up in a submenu. If you don't want to deal with submenus, you can work around this by installing one or more of the supplementary extensions. Each of these extensions will provide one additional spot in the top-level context menu, which you can select in the main Contextlets menu editor. To install an "extra" extension, first download an xpi file from here to your computer, then go to your Add-ons Manager, select "Install Add-on From File..." from the gear menu, and select the xpi file you downloaded.

Some example contextlets are available. To try these out, you will first need to download the JSON file and then import it using the Import button within the Contextlets extension.

User reviews
by ericchase, 2021-10-01

by Makelovenovar, 2021-07-04

by Daktyl, 2021-03-21
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Risk impact

Contextlets is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Contextlets has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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