With Omni you can use Chrome like a pro. Manage tabs, bookmarks, your browser history, perform all sorts of actions and more with a simple command interface.
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Table of contents
- Controlling the interface
- List of commands
- Self-hosting Omni
- Libraries used
...and much more - all for free & no sign in needed!
Controlling the interface
To open Omni, simply press
⌘+K on Mac or
Ctrl+K on Windows. You can change the shortcut by going to chrome://extensions/shortcuts.
Alternatively you can click on the extension icon in the toolbar to toggle it.
To close Omni you can press
Esc, click on the background, or press the extension icon.
Switching between dark and light mode
The dark and light theme in Omni is tied to your system's theme.
On Mac you can change the theme by clicking on the Apple menu (on the top left), opening the System preferences, going into the General section, and then choosing between dark, light, or auto.
On Windows it depends on the OS version. Here is a guide for Windows 11 and 10.
After switching the theme you might need to restart Chrome.
List of commands
You can use a variety of commands with Omni to perform actions or filter your results.
- /tabs: Search your tabs
- /bookmarks: Search your bookmarks
- /history: Search your browser history
- /actions: Search all available actions
- /remove: Remove a bookmark or close a tab
You can run Omni locally without having to install it from the Chrome Store. Here's how:
- Download the code. In the web version of GitHub, you can do that by clicking the green "Code" button, and then "Download ZIP".
- Go to chrome://extensions/ in your browser, and enable developer mode.
- Drag the src folder (make sure it's a folder and not a ZIP file, so unzip first), or click on the "Load unpacked" button and locate the folder.
- That's it, you will now be able to use Omni locally.
- jQuery - for better event handling and DOM manipulation