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Tab Ahead

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Tab Ahead lets you type ahead to quickly find open tabs by title and URL.

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Description from store This extension helps you to quickly navigate through (the mess of) your currently open tabs by typing parts of their respective page titles or URLs using a fuzzy search (approximate string matching) algorithm. Aspiring to bring Sublime Text's »Goto Anything...« to your Chrome Tabs. Keyboard Shortcut: Alt+T Options: You can choose to search through the current window or through all windows. The default setting is searching through the current window. Privacy: We do not find you to be all that interesting. Your questionable browsing history should remain between you and the NSA. Tab Ahead functions without any outbound communication. Period. Keyboard/Hacker-friendly: You can leave your mice at home. Lightweight: No background processes. Sponsor/Support: Support the development of this extension via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/janraasch/14,00 or GitHub Sponsors https://github.com/sponsors/janraasch. Discovered a bug? Create an issue on GitHub. https://github.com/janraasch/tab-ahead/issues Version History: v1.5.0 - Improve fuzzy search. v1.4.0 - Add dark color scheme for users of dark mode. v1.3.1 - Maintenance release & initial release for Firefox. v1.3.0 - Improve fuzzy filter and disable autocomplete on search input. v1.2.2 - Equal margins for search input field. v1.2.1 - Even faster popup response times. v1.2.0 - Speed up drop-down response time. v1.1.0 - Add option to search through all windows. v1.0.9 - Match icon colors with popup. v1.0.8 - New popup-icon. Fix windows focus and closing bugs. v1.0.7 - Fix bug where popup was not closed after selection. v1.0.6 - Improve build. v1.0.5 - Release some more. v1.0.4 - Release often. v1.0.3 - Improve UI. v1.0.2 - Relase early. v1.0.1 - Add default shortcut & fuzzy search. v1.0.0 - Initial release.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-09-06) Nice Guy: 简洁高效,不可或缺,感谢感谢。
  • (2022-09-14) 贺祺: shortcut for pre tab will be helpful
  • (2021-09-21) install Gentoo: this is essential for those of us who acrually use compterrs!
  • (2021-03-18) Paul P. Soucek: Ditto to all the other reviews. Indispensible, and how I wish there were a Tab Ahead for Safari and Firefox. Why has no-one else come up with this genius sooner?
  • (2021-02-10) Elijah Boyd: This is amazing, it is well thought out, easy to use, and innovative. I love it.
  • (2019-12-20) Evgeny Klunko: Замечательное приложение! Позволяет быстро найти нужную вкладку, и работает очень удобным способом!
  • (2019-07-30) Viktor Rak: Just great! This extension is still helpful with its fuzzy search even in presence of Google Chrome address bar "Switch to tab" feature.
  • (2018-08-02) Lexx Tham: Anyway to search tab from all opened windows ?
  • (2017-09-30) Валентин Будкін: Great job! Fast and usefull extension. The only feature I dream about is - if no tabs found and "enter" is pressed then open new tab with search engine and entered text as search query.
  • (2017-06-09) Viven Viven: Best tab extension ive seen)
  • (2017-03-04) Justin Lee: It changed my life. Thank you. Reminds me of VSCode's command + p feature
  • (2016-10-28) Florin Stingaciu: Honestly, I've been looking for something like this for a while. Great job. If you improved the search functionality, I'd give you five stars. It matches other stuff to easily. If I type reddit and I have another tab open that contains the keyword red in it, it will still match.
  • (2016-08-10) Jason Wold: Can you please, please put the shortcut key into options. had to nagivate back to this site to find it.
  • (2016-07-14) I can now fish a tab out of the sea that is my browser tabs.
  • (2016-05-31) István Donkó: Awesome! I mean, today I had 171 tabs open around 8 different Win10 virtual desktops, and this is what helps me keep my sanity! :D And the fuzzy search just makes it so convenient after getting used to sublime and atom!
  • (2016-03-17) Cyril Lepagnot: Manque l'option de switch automatique comme dans tabtab
  • (2016-03-17) shane boy: Grandiosa
  • (2016-02-02) Ahmed Brown: Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for. I love you.
  • (2015-12-05) Débora Setton: Works great and it's very fast!
  • (2015-09-30) Dan Seethaler: Exactly what I was looking for! I updated the shortcut to be Cmd+Shift+Spacebar to almost mirror the the Cmd+Spacebar that opens Spotlight on the mac. Very pleased.
  • (2015-09-23) WaQas Lal: i love it... try to add some more cool feature...
  • (2015-06-25) Jeffrey Cahyono: Just what I'm looking for, awesome!
  • (2015-05-11) Marco Trevisan (Treviño): Awesome! It would be nice to add an option to change the keybinding, though.
  • (2015-04-26) Stig: A helpful time saver. Useful for when I have more than far too many documentation pages up, and need to find one in a hurry.
  • (2015-03-27) Dražen Lučanin: Seems to work fine, but a bit sluggish to open the input text field and allow you to start typing in. If that would be improved, the plugin would deserve 5 stars.
  • (2015-02-13) ketan mujumdar: Super Helpful awesome :D
  • (2015-01-07) Bengt Ericsson: Seems to be some problems with the keyboard context, after switching I can't use ctrl+tab.
  • (2015-01-06) Wes M: This really needs to show a flat list of tab titles, which is updated as the user types in the search box.
  • (2014-12-20) Joen Tolgraven: should be a part of core chrome
  • (2014-12-16) Bergg Uscha: just installed it. first impression - exactly what I searched for. suggestion: in order to get rid of unnecessary tabs a [x] button right next to search results (hover over) to close those you want to get rid of would be nice. choosing tabs you want to close first takes time.
  • (2014-08-15) Mike McCormick: Very useful indeed. Also, as the author of the extension pointed out to me, if you don't like ALT + T as the default shortcut, you can edit the extensions trigger by going to the bottom of the extensions section in chrome settings. Personally, I have it set to Alt + Z.


2,497 history
4.8 (70 votes)
Last update / version
2020-10-12 / 1.5.0
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