Fauxbar makes Chrome's New Tab page act like Firefox's Awesome Bar:
- Quickly find the history page, tab or bookmark you're after
- Results are ranked using Mozilla's frecency algorithm, just like Firefox
- Alter the frecency algorithm's scoring if desired
If you want to stick with Chrome, you can also uncheck "Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar."
I’m not sure but I think that https://code.google.com/archive/p/fauxbar/issues is shutdown.
Someone forked it to Github here:
Easy History is another newer alternative.
Visit webpages by just entering a simple Keyword and Search the history with a fast and clean Interface
The whole extension is built on the idea to minimise mouse usage.
By simply pressing two keys access the Easy History Extension(Default keys: Ctrl+Space).
With the help of Easy History you can also easily navigate though your Browser history with a very clean interface.
You can also choose whether you want the history to be sorted according to the time or your visits to the link.
Time: History will be arranged in a manner such that the last visited link will be on the top.
Visits: History will be arranged in a manner such that the most visited link will be on the top