Effortlessly navigate through scores of open tabs with the help of this nifty, little Chrome extension that acts as a bespoke search engine for browser tabs

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Have you ever had so many open tabs at once in your browser that you literally had to pause everything you were doing just to sort things out? No need to actually answer the question, as we’re sure it happens to all of us once in a while.

As advanced and as good at dealing with scores of tabs today’s browsers are, there’s no denying that having multiple open tabs can result in a lot of unwanted clutter, making you less productive. That’s exactly why you might be interested in a little Google Chrome extension called Hare.

So, what exactly is Hare?

To keep things as simple as possible, Hare for Chrome acts as a search engine for tabs, as it allows you to effortlessly navigate through them and jump to any tab you have open just by using your keyboard.

It allows you to perform quick searches using factors such as URLs, titles, and various keywords, bringing a Spotlight-like experience (macOS users will know) to Google Chrome.

Working with Hare: easy peasy lemon squeezy

Once installed, you simply have to use the CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE keyboard combination to summon its GUI. You can navigate through all your open tabs using the arrow keys.

To close the GUI, simply press ESC, and to jump back to a previous tab, use the CTRL+SHIFT+U. There are other useful shortcuts, for example, you can open a highlighted tab by pressing Enter, and just as easily close it by pressing the ALT+C keyboard combination. A full list of shortcuts can be viewed by pressing CTRL+K.


Hare for Chrome is a useful and nicely designed tab manager that should allow you to find the so-called “needle in the haystack,” – that one particular tab in a sea of other I’ll-keep-this-open-for-a-while-until-I-have-the-time-to-read-it tabs.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Hare for Chrome and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂