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Lightweight Chrome Extension / Firefox Add-On / Microsoft Edge Add-On that helps you to quickly find open tabs by title and url.

Bringing Visual Studio Code's Goto Anything... to your Browser Tabs.


Available on Firefox ADD-ONS

Available in Chrome Web Store

Available on Microsoft Edge Add-ons

Keyboard Shortcut

Press Alt+T to quickly open the search dialog.

Firefox: Go to about:addons, click on the »gear«-icon in the upper right corner of the page and select Manage Extension Shortcuts to change or remove the default shortcut.

Chrome: Go to chrome://extensions, open the menu on the left side by clicking on the »burger«-icon on the upper left corner of the page. Then click on Keyboard shortcuts to change or remove the default shortcut.

Edge: Go to edge://extensions. Then select Keyboard shortcuts on the left sidebar menu to change or remove the default shortcut.


Choose whether to search in the context of the current window or over all (non-incognito) windows.

Firefox: Go to about:addons and select »Tab Ahead«. Then click on Preferences to get to the »options«-page.

Chrome: Go to chrome://extensions, click the Details link next to the extension. Then click Extension options to get to the »options«-page.

Edge: Go to edge://extensions, click Tab Ahead >> Details. Then click Extension options to get to the »options«-page.

Sponsor 💟

Support my work on this piece of open-source software via GitHub Sponsors (recurring) or PayPal (one-time).

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Privacy Policy

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.

Version History

  • v1.5.0 - Improve fuzzy search by updating Fuse.js from v2 to v6. Initial release for Microsoft Edge.
  • v1.4.0 - Add dark color scheme for dark mode.
  • v1.3.1 - Initial release for Firefox. Previously this extension was only available on the Chrome browser.
  • 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.

Special Thanks 🎁

  • 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
  • Tab Manager Plus


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) 2020 Jan Raasch

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