Fauxbar

Fauxbar 1.8.1 CRX for Chrome

A Free Productivity Extension

Published By Chris McFarland

Fauxbar (hibkhcnpkakjniplpfblaoikiggkopka): An alternative to Chrome's Omnibox. Replaces the New Tab page. ... Read More > or Download Now >

Fauxbar for Chrome

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Tech Specs

  • • Type: Browser Extension
  • • Latest Version: 1.8.1
  • • Require: Chrome 49 and up
  • • Offline: No
  • • Developer: Chris McFarland

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Download Count

  • • Total Downloads
  • 79
  • • Current Version Downloads
  • 19
  • • Updated: June 13, 2019

Fauxbar is a free Productivity Extension for Chrome. You could download the latest version crx file or old version crx files and install it.

More About Fauxbar

Fauxbar makes Chrome's New Tab page act like classic 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
• Add and use your favorite websites' search engines with ease
• Show tiled thumbnails for your top websites and installed Chrome apps

To use Fauxbar, simply open a new tab, or click the orange Fauxbar icon beside Chrome's Omnibox, or focus the Omnibox and press F+Spacebar.

What's the difference between Fauxbar and Fauxbar Lite? -- Fauxbar replaces Chrome's New Tab page; Fauxbar Lite does not.

If you'd rather keep Chrome's New Tab page as is, please install Fauxbar Lite instead: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bfimmnpbjccjihohjkimphfmmebffbmk

For Fauxbar's source code, please visit https://github.com/ChrisNZL/Fauxbar

Features include:

Address Box:
• Accurately find your history items, bookmarks, and opened tabs
• Results are ranked using Mozilla's frecency algorithm, just like Firefox
• Full support for mid-word searching and non-alphanumeric characters
• Consistent URL auto-fill / auto-complete
• Intelligent page pre-rendering
• Keyword shortcuts for your favorite websites
• Right-click options such as Add/Edit Bookmark, and Add/Edit Keyword
• Paste & Go
• Search engine keyword shortcuts
• URL blacklist
• Switch to tab functionality

Search Box and search engines:
• Right-click on search fields on your favorite websites to add them as Fauxbar search engines
• Use your favorite search engines with the dedicated Search Box, or hide the Search Box and just use search engines from the Address Box
• Assign keywords to search engines for quick access, or click a menu for a visual list of your search engines
• Suggestions can be displayed as you type your query (suggestions from the selected search engine will be retrieved where available)
• Paste & Search
• Supports OpenSearch detection

Tiles:
• Show tiles for your favorite websites with screenshot thumbnails
• Let Fauxbar choose site tiles for you, or manually choose them yourself
• Click and drag site tiles to rearrange

Other features:
• Omnibox integration: type F+Spacebar to access Fauxbar without leaving the page you're on
• Override Chrome's Alt+D, Ctrl+L and Ctrl+K commands with Fauxbar's equivalents
• Choose font names, sizes, colors and background image
• Let Fauxbar take focus away from Chrome's Omnibox automatically, or keep it as is
• Choose the number of results to display at a time
• Comes preset with Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo!, and Bing
• Delete a URL from Chrome's history right from Fauxbar without having to open Chrome's History page
• Alter the frecency algorithm's scoring if desired
• More than 60 different configurable options
• Backup, restore, and/or reset Fauxbar's options with ease

Fauxbar is not affiliated with Google, Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, or the original AwesomeBar.

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Recent changes:

14 June 2019 – v1.8.1

• Fixed a database locking issue that was introduced in Chrome 75.
• Slightly increased Address Box result padding.
• Added info when prompting to add an Address Box result keyword.
• Updated suggested keyboard shortcuts.

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