@atomicthumbs I'm also a researcher, also very much enjoy opera, but this feature you've mentioned sounds great and I would very much like to have that older version of the tab cycler. ((Also a restore previous tab/s button would be nice instead of having to use the keyboard input))
This is a copy of my GX forum request, since main-browser users presumably want the feature back just as much as GX users.
A recent update to opera removed the opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs, which allowed users to keep Recent Tabs in leu of Search in Open Tabs.
I'd like the flag back, or (given that the search in tabs feature can now also show recently closed tabs) an option to have the new feature show up in the same way the old did.
The old feature showed up in a dropdown from the icon, which was great for when a user needed to quickly get back to a tab they'd just closed, whereas the new feature shows up over the center of the browser, which is great for searching, but not so great for getting back to recently closed tabs.