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How can the Omnibar in Chrome be made to act like the AwesomeBar in Firefox? Specifically, Chrome doesn't seem to recall Google Docs from the history when I type some of the text from the doc's title (which isn't part of the url but only in the html title.)

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I use Chrome Canary. It matches page titles from history to some extent. Though that's not comparable to Firefox. I believe Chrome team is working on it. –  user Feb 10 '12 at 17:55
    
just tried it - it also doesn't search by title of docs in the history... –  GJ. Feb 11 '12 at 14:15
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possible duplicate of Make Chrome's Omnibar behave more like the Firefox AwesomeBar –  Synetech Feb 16 '12 at 4:03

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I don't think a complete change of behavior is possible at the moment, unfortunately. You can try the Fauxbar Lite extension, which can be triggered directly in the Omnibar by typing f <your query goes here>. It claims to use the AwesomeBar algorithm to search history, bookmarks, and open tabs, and it hasn't failed me so far after months of use!

Fauxbar will also an icon to your toolbar; clicking it will bring up a page with an AwesomeBar clone. If you ever want to replace Chrome's New Tab page with the Fauxbar page, get the full extension instead.

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no, it doesn't search in google doc titles for me (at least on chrome 18 beta) –  GJ. Mar 4 '12 at 17:18
    
Just tested now, it DOES find google docs titles –  Nicolas Raoul Apr 6 '12 at 8:50

You can make use of the Extension "Better History" from Roy Kolak, with which you can browse your history eifficiently, also it will include the results from your history in suggestion url's. Hope this helps.

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nope. unrelated to what i asked –  GJ. Feb 10 '12 at 16:21
    
I dunno if you tried it, But its working for me.. opened a doc from google docs, and can see the link using title of document from history. –  Flowerking Feb 10 '12 at 16:32
    
i tried it but doesn't work for me. weird –  GJ. Feb 10 '12 at 16:41

Here is a option in chrome. Go to

about:flags

Set Aggressive history URL scoring to Enabled. Now Chrome should match title of the history to some extent (I am saying again it's not comparable to Firefox).

Chrome flags page

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