Command Palette

Vue Omnibar

Create modal popups that emulate omnibar, command palette, open anywhere, or other "search and act" functions/features


View Project on Github


Or press shift p

demo of the keyboard action


  • built-in filtering using Fuse.js
  • custom key combo support
  • listens for esc key
  • bring your own styling (basic styles included)
  • arrow key support
  • uses slots for best flexibility
  • "off-click" closes the modal


npm install vue-omnibar

Global Usage

import Vue from 'vue';
import Omnibar from 'vue-omnibar';

Vue.component('omnibar', Omnibar);

In Single File Components

import Omnibar from 'vue-omnibar';

export default {
  // ...
  components: {
  // ...


  <div id="app">
    <omnibar :data="data" :initial="data.slice(0, 4)">
      <h3 slot="header">Command Palette</h3>
      <!-- the data to show when nothing has been typed -->
      <!-- if the initial data is empty, nothing is shown -->
      <template #initial="{ initial }">
        <div v-for="item in initial" :key="item" class="omnibar-search-initial-list">
          <a href="#" @click.prevent="handleClick(item)" v-text="item"></a>
      <!-- the filtered results based on the what is being typed -->
      <template #results="{ results }">
        <div v-for="item in results" :key="item" class="omnibar-search-results-list">
          <a href="#" @click.prevent="handleClick(item)" v-text="item"></a>

<script lang="ts">
import Vue from 'vue';
import Omnibar from '@/omnibar.vue';

export default Vue.extend({
  name: 'OmnibarExample',
  components: {
  data() {
    return {
      data: [
        '1️⃣ --- one',
        '2️⃣ --- two',
        '3️⃣ --- three',
        '4️⃣ --- four',
        '5️⃣ --- five',
        '6️⃣ --- six',
  methods: {
    handleClick(item: any) {

<style type="text/css">
.omnibar-search-list a {
  display: inline-block;
  width: 100%;

Opening Programmatically

<!-- the `openOmnibar` event can be called anyway and will trigger the modal to open -->
<button type="button" @click.prevent="$root.$emit('openOmnibar')">Show Omnibar</button>
<!-- if there is a `name`, the event will have the name appended: `'openOmnibar.myName'` -->
<button type="button" @click.prevent="$root.$emit('openOmnibar.myName')">Show "myName" modal</button>

Available Props

  • name: string | boolean | null - namespace the modal and the open event (default: '')
  • data: Array<any | Record<string, any>> - the data to filter when typing (required)
  • initial: Array<any | Record<string, any>> - the data to show when the field is empty (default: [])
  • keybinding: Array<string> | null - combination of keys that need to be pressed (default: ['shift', 'p'])
  • shadow: boolean - add a shadow to the view box (default: true)
  • overlay: boolean - show an overlay under the view box (default: true)
  • options: Fuse.IFuseOptions<string> - options to pass to Fuse.js (see options page) (default: {})


  • npm run serve: run a development server with a the serve.vue page
  • npm run build: generate the build output