I like Google Chrome because it is fast but I don't like using the arrow keys in the location bar to complete URLs. Is there any extension, or setting I'm missing, that allows me to use the Tab key (or other customizable key) for completion like in Firefox?
I am an Emacs user and am aware of Conkeror. I just wanted to give Google Chrome a fair chance.
Edit: I'm using version 4.0.266.0 on Linux.
Edit 2010-05-18: I still find it frustrating to use the Google Chrome Omnibox. Besides a lack of tab-completion, Google provides too many extraneous suggestions. When I want to find a URL in my history, it should not suggest Google searches and vice versa.
Edit 2010-05-26: I upgraded to 5.0.375.55 beta (on Ubuntu 10.04). The tab key still does not appear to be used for completion. Is there a setting I can configure?
I've found some fellow Omnibox haters here: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=0e2820d8fd74c847&hl=en
I agree with cool boy's comments:
I think it does have this feature after all, but it could use some further improvement/tweaking. A few things i've noticed: first of all and should be the most obvious, it's considerably slower than Firefox, which is probably why i didn't notice it even working before. Takes about 4-5 seconds before some entries pop up. Secondly, i think maybe the search method is dfferent than FF? I think it's searching through my entire browse history, but i'm not sure if it takes "most recent website visited" or "most popular/frequented website" into account. All I know is that in FF, sometimes all i have to do is type in the first two or three letters of the word of the title, and BAM it's the first result. In Chrome, i typed out the entire word and it takes about 5 seconds to search
Here is an article which provides a list of command-line options: http://www.waltercedric.com/component/content/article/261-google/1713-google-chrome-exhaustive-command-line-switches.html