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You should avoid using the API if at all possible. We intend to deprecate it in future releases.

If you use this API you can expect your add-on to get an extra security review by

This module should not be confused with the "chrome" global variable that WebExtensions can use to access APIs.

The chrome module gives an Add-on SDK add-on access to the Components object, which in turn gives it access to a large set of privileged low-level Firefox APIs.

chrome is a built-in pseudo module of the toolkit loader. See the chrome authority tutorial for more details.

You can see an example of using this API in the XUL Migration Guide.

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