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This documentation relates to Opera's now deprecated .oex Extension API framework for Opera versions <= 12.15 and also provided by our OEX2NEX shim library.

For the latest Opera Extensions API documentation for Opera versions > 12.15 please consult the latest Opera Extensions API documentation online.


The pageURL attribute is the URL of the top-level document of the current web page. For URLs of a document within a frame, please use MenuEvent.documentURL.


readonly DOMString pageURL


In this example, a menu item is added to the context menu. When the menu item is clicked, the current page opens in a new private tab.

  The configuration file ('config.xml').
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<widget xmlns="http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets">
    <feature name="opera:contextmenus"/>
// The background process (e.g. '/background.js'). 

window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function() {
  // Check the Context Menu API is supported
  if (opera.contexts.menu) {
    var menu = opera.contexts.menu;
    // Create a menu item properties object
    var itemProps = {
      title: 'Privatize',
      onclick: function(event) {
        // Create a tab properties object
        var tabProps = {
          url: event.pageURL,
          private: true

        // Create a tab with the specified properties
        var tab = opera.extension.tabs.create(tabProps);

    // Create a menu item with the specified properties
    var item = menu.createItem(itemProps);
    // Add the menu item to the context menu
  } else {
      console.error('Context Menu API not supported.');
}, false);