How to run TamperMonkey function after window.location.href change

When automating workflows using TamperMonkey scripts, you often have a situation where you want to run some function, then set window.location.href and after that page has loaded, run another part of your code. However, since the browser physically reloads the page, the Tampermonkey script is also reloaded – hence, your original function will stop being executed.

Fixing this is easy once you grasp the concept:

  1. Before reloading the page, we set a specific key in sessionStorage, indicating what we want to do once the page has finished loading
  2. Then we can set window.location.href
  3. On each page load, we check if the key is set and, if so, we run the appropriate function and delete the key

Note that in the TamperMonkey context, this is limited to pages that are included in the @match configuration of the script (otherwise, the script won’t be executed on the new page that is being loaded):

// ==UserScript==
// @name         TamperMonkey continuation example
// @namespace
// @version      0.1
// @author       You
// @match
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
    'use strict';
    const continuationKey = "_my_script_continuation_key"; // This sessionstorage key

    // Check continuation
    const continuationActions = {
        "printMsg": onPrintMsg
    const _continuation = sessionStorage.getItem(continuationKey);
    if(_continuation) {
        const action = continuationActions[_continuation]
        if(action) {action();}

    function onPrintMsg() {
        console.log("This is run after reloading the page");

    function onAltQ() {
        console.log("Will now reload the page...");
        sessionStorage.setItem(continuationKey, "printMsg");
        window.location.href = window.location.origin + "/";

    function onKeydown(evt) {
        // Use to get keys
        if (evt.altKey && evt.keyCode == 81) {
    document.addEventListener('keydown', onKeydown, true);