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Firefox's AwesomeBar searches history including the titles of pages incrementally. How can I get Chrome to also search the titles in the history?

For example, for this very page, in Firefox, I can search "Firefox Lik" and this page's address shows up in Firefox but not in Chrome.

Is there any Chrome extension that can do this?

  • What version of Chrome are you using? Are you using default settings so it will store your history? If I open up a new tab in Chrome and type Firefox Lik it will suggest this page (Firefox Like address bar in Chrome - Super User) because it is in my history. – Trey Hunner May 6 '10 at 8:38
  • I am using the chrome 5 beta on Windows. Settings are default. – Naseer May 6 '10 at 10:16
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    Chrome beta is up to v. 11 now. Perhaps you should upgrade. – ale Mar 23 '11 at 17:20
  • possible duplicate of Make Chrome's Omnibar behave more like the Firefox AwesomeBar – Synetech Feb 16 '12 at 4:00
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Here's a plugin

Update: in my experience, chrome has gotten a lot better at this in the past year or so. Now it is as good as firefox for most use cases.

  • Unfortunately that currently only searches bookmarks, not the history. – Synetech Mar 26 '11 at 13:19
  • This seems to be doing the job, along with sirlancelot's answer below. – Naseer Mar 27 '11 at 0:17
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Chrome 11 has a flag called "Enable better omnibox history matching", you can enable it by typing about:flags in the address bar and clicking "Enable"

  • I can’t find it. What version exactly? – Synetech Mar 26 '11 at 13:20
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    It only searches history though - bookmarks are still not searched. The awesome bar in firefox is all that's holding me back to move to Chrome. – Naseer Mar 27 '11 at 0:14
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I don’t know exactly what version is required, but newer version of Chrome do indeed include items from the history (at least recent history, though I haven’t tested the extent) in the suggestions for the Omnibox drop-down. The catch is that if you have a large history, it may take a few seconds for Chrome to retrieve them since it offers more immediate things first (like open tabs, MRU pages, MFU pages, etc.)

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