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.)

  • 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
    Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 17:55
  • just tried it - it also doesn't search by title of docs in the history...
    – GJ.
    Commented Feb 11, 2012 at 14:15
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    possible duplicate of Make Chrome's Omnibar behave more like the Firefox AwesomeBar
    – Synetech
    Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 4:03

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Here is a option in chrome. Go to


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


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 add 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.

  • no, it doesn't search in google doc titles for me (at least on chrome 18 beta)
    – GJ.
    Commented Mar 4, 2012 at 17:18
  • Just tested now, it DOES find google docs titles Commented Apr 6, 2012 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.

  • nope. unrelated to what i asked
    – GJ.
    Commented Feb 10, 2012 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
    Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 16:32
  • i tried it but doesn't work for me. weird
    – GJ.
    Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 16:41

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