Chrome Extension that helps you to quickly find open tabs by title and url.
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Lightweight Chrome Extension that helps you to quickly find open tabs by title and url.

Bringing Sublime Text's Goto Anything... to your Chrome Tabs.


Go to the Tab Ahead page on the Chrome Web Store and click Add To Chrome.

Keyboard Shortcut

  • Press Alt+T to quickly open the search dialog.
  • Go to chrome://extensions and click Keyboard shortcuts/Configure Commands to change or remove the default shortcut.


Choose whether to search in the context of the current window or over all (non-incognito) windows. Go to chrome://extensions and click the Options link next to the extension.

Donations Pay me

Please consider supporting my work on this extension by donating via PayPal or Bountysource.

Version History

  • v1.3.0 - Improve fuzzy filter (Fuse.js) and disable autocomplete on search input.
  • v1.2.2 - Equal margins for search input field.
  • v1.2.1 - Even faster popup response time.
  • v1.2.0 - Faster popup opening by reducing css asset size by two thirds.
  • v1.1.0 - Add option to search through all open windows.
  • v1.0.9 - Update icons to match the popup's color scheme.
  • v1.0.8 - New logo and popup icon. Fix #1.
  • v1.0.7 - Fix bug where popup was not closed after selection.
  • v1.0.6 - Improve build.
  • v1.0.5 - Fix issue with popup sometimes not closing as expected.
  • v1.0.4 - Fix UI glitch.
  • v1.0.3 - Improve UI.
  • v1.0.2 - Small improvements.
  • v1.0.1 - Add fuzzy search.
  • v1.0.0 - Initial release.

Thank You

  • Fuse.js for the fuzzy filter.
  • Bootstrap for the <input id="typeahead"> field.
  • Flatstrap for the lack of rounded corners and gradients.
  • Font Awesome for the logo, i.e. icon-folder-close (&#xf07b;) + icon-terminal (&#xf120;).
  • Sublime Text for the inspiration i.e. command+T/P on OSX, ctrl+P on Linux and Windows.
  • Christian for helping me out with the popup icon.


  • Quick Tabs Feature-complete version of this. :)
  • Tabbr They really took this idea and ran with it. Looks great! Loads more background processes going on though. :)
  • Vimium If you're nerd enough, you're probably already running this anyway.
  • TabJuggler
  • TabManager


Pull requests and constructive issues are very welcome. In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt.

Available Grunt Commands

  • grunt test for linting and running tests.
  • grunt build for building the extension and generating the dist .zip.
  • grunt to get your development going. This will start a watch task running tests, whenever files are changed.


Copyright (c) 2016 Jan Raasch

This project and its contents are open source under the MIT license.