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The readonly closed attribute exposes the closed state of the browser tab. On getting, the closed attribute returns true if the browser tab has been closed, otherwise, it returns false.


readonly boolean closed


The following example creates a button on the browser toolbar. When the button is clicked, the closed state of the currently selected tab is detected. If it is not closed, the script closes the tab.

// The background process (e.g. index.html)

// Specify the properties of the button before creating it.
var UIItemProperties = {
  disabled: false,
  title: "Example extension",
  icon: "images/icon_18.png",
  badge: {
    backgroundColor: '#cc0000',
    color: '#ffffff'

// Create the button and add it to the toolbar.
var button = opera.contexts.toolbar.createItem( UIItemProperties );

button.addEventListener('click', handleClick, false);

function handleClick() {
  // Get the currently selected tab
  var thisTab = opera.extension.tabs.getSelected();

  // If the tab is not closed, close it
  if (thisTab.closed === false) {

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