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Recently closed tabs - Why only 10?

  • This is no news. It's been known for some time now that Opera has changed direction, more towards "regular" users.

    Yeah that makes sence because of Opere never was for regular users and regular users dont have reason to use Opera... Regular users use IE/Edge or chrome because its part of system (Windows) or they get it with some other software (Chrome).

  • I know it's no news... I just got mad when tried to check something I closed just to realise that this was gone too...

    I wonder what else is there to remove???

  • Well, it could be a mess, but for whom? As you say, a "usual" user won't reuse so many tabs, so they won't have a huge list to make it a problem. On the other hand, there are the "not usual" users, that obviously a huge list of closed tabs is rather an asset than a problem...

    WElcome to reallity: (Free) Software usually are made for the average users. And adding features/options for the power users many times may not worth the efforts.

    History as said before, has a totally different function than recently closed tabs. History lists everything visited in the past, whereas RCT (Recently Closed Tabs) lists only that Recently Closed Tabs on the particular session.

    Most probably you will need to know the page you want to bring back so, imho, it will be easir to serach for the page's name on history than have to look at dozens of tabs listed under "recent closed".

  • Maybe nothing but i guess it could turn into a mess if you have a huge number of closed tabs.

    It's a frigging list. Just stop reading when you reach the 10th tab in the list if you can't take it, is that hard?

    Depending on the amount of entries in the recent closed tabs list, i think it's better to just go to History and search for the page.

    Now you're putting at doubt my ability to glance at favicons and titles.
    You want to force me to accept I can't do what I could anymore, defending a change that doesn't have any justification. Keeping the list where it was or giving an option wouldn't confuse any user but you prefer to defend the arbitrary removal of features.

    The thing is... Why should someone use Opera today? What are the benefits over the market? If it is the same, with different hood, and in some cases with more bugs, well, it just looses audience instead of gaining, because the majority, will just go with what it knows and works simple and good (for their needs), which is usually chrome.

    This is it, kind of. And locking us to 10 last closed pages is a little step towards less differentiation to Chrome.

    Truth is most regular users really don't know how to use computers to benefit from Opera's great "little" features. If anything could lead them to Opera it'd have to be the most obvious "on the face" features, today it'd be something like the Speed Dial which gives freedom for us to edit unlike most other browsers. I mean, the question really is, why would users switch from Edge? Is that the kind of user they want? Edge could soon add the ability to edit its "speed dial", what would happen to Opera then? Don't just look at their market share, look at the number of users in financial reports, it's flat, "browsers" is a saturated market.
    By removing the "little" features they'll lose all their above average users.
    I sadly realize the Opera browser could possibly cease to exist in the future.

    I don't get Opera now, it's bipolar: mouse gestures and keyboard shortcuts customization that the "usual" user will never touch, but it can't even restore the 11th closed page.

  • (Free) Software usually are made for the average users. And adding features/options for the power users many times may not worth the efforts.

    We aren't asking for features to be added, we are on our knees begging that they don't remove one that's already implemented.

    Sarcasm time! 🙂 The effort on removing features is worth it, removing features will finally take Opera above 2% market share. 🙂

  • WElcome to reallity: (Free) Software usually are made for the average users. And adding features/options for the power >users many times may not worth the efforts.

    There is another reality... Free software is made for the very power users as well...

    Dude... They remove things that worked for many many years and made Opera special over others... Nobody says to add (well, i want things added but that's another story) There is no effort to add anything, they make huge unnecessary efforts to strip things down.

    Just a rhetorical question... How does it make sense to try get a market share of THE leading and well established company, with the biggest share on that market, by copying their product and start making it less functional?
    Would you do it? Who would?

    leocg, I am still wondering, what is it that you support?
    You say it's easier to

    1. Remember the name or the specific page of what i closed
    2. Open history
    3. type it into history (that it may have more than one results)
    4. try to figure out which of these results is the one that I closed earlier
      5.click to open
      Instead of
    5. look at a list and just SEE the one I want that I closed earlier?
    6. Click it to open
      It is always easier to find by looking than find by trying remember...

    Do you disagree just for the sake of it? Just as Opera removes things Just for the sake of it? You really don't get what everybody says here?

    There are tons of useless crap for the average user that he will never ever use (paste as plain text, really? for the average user to paste code maybe?), but they choose to remove things that people use...

  • You say it's easier to

    1. Remember the name or the specific page of what i closed

    Well, unless you are trying to reopen a tab you've just closed you will need to know the title of the page to be reopened, right?

    1. Open history
    2. type it into history (that it may have more than one results)

    My bad, you don't need to go to History, you can use the address bar.

    1. try to figure out which of these results is the one that I closed earlier

    Most probably the first. History shows you date and time of when page was last accessed.

    nstead of

    1. look at a list and just SEE the one I want that I closed earlier?

    Depending on how many entries you have, there is good change that search will be faster.

    Do you disagree just for the sake of it? Just as Opera removes things Just for the sake of it? You really don't get what everybody says here?

    Nope, i guess i just understand their point. With an unlimited number of entries, the list could split into two, three, four colums and it still have to handle the other info in the tab menu.

    I am still wondering, what is it that you support?

    I support the return of full page/text index so we can easily find anything. 🙂

  • You will have to know the title, or you might don't fully remember it, but when you see it on the list, your brain instantly knows this is the one to choose... Brain functions 😉
    You have to still remember the website's name or a portion of it, to search it through the adress bar or history, whereas you need to know just the more memory friendly, eye catching title that comes in recently closed list 😉 In general, easier to spot than remember...

    I can give you another example why RCT is way more convenient than history. Suppose that you have 2 windows open, with specific tabs to each window, dividing your work... The list keeps the closed tabs of each window separate to that window, whereas history mixes all together...

    Anyway, I know there are alternative, which you present here, this is true, but none of them is faster and more convenient. Maybe you have never used a lot of time, a lot of open tabs, and the ability to open close then quickly. Because, if you do, I know that you understand, despite you act like the devil's advocate...

    For just simple browsing 10 might be ok, but for anything else, is way too limited...

    At this point I have to state that I support the return of the fellowship of the drink... Cheers

  • Nope, i guess i just understand their point. With an unlimited number of entries, the list could split into two, three, four colums and it still have to handle the other info in the tab menu.

    So? I didn't ask for them to move the list into the Tab Menu in the first place. Give option to, or keep the full list where it was for over a year: in the main menu. It won't bite...

  • Ta menu be should be in the side bar because it would be more useful and would have space to show more than 10 closed tabs. Also it would be nice to see history and bookmarks in side bar natively.

  • Ta menu be should be in the side bar

    Possibility to move tab bar to the sides would be good.

  • I can give you another example why RCT is way more convenient than history. Suppose that you have 2 windows open, with specific tabs to each window, dividing your work... The list keeps the closed tabs of each window separate to that window, whereas history mixes all together...

    Ok, i guess i can consider it a valid point.

    Anyway, I know there are alternative, which you present here, this is true, but none of them is faster and more convenient.

    Maybe, but i still think that search may be faster if you have a long list of closed tabs.

    Maybe you have never used a lot of time, a lot of open tabs, and the ability to open close then quickly. Because, if you do, I know that you understand, despite you act like the devil's advocate...

    Well, for sure i don't usually keep reopening closed tabs. For me such feature was always something for an eventual "emergency" (a tab closed by mistake or by some script, something like that) than one to be used regularly.

  • I use the closed tab feature all the time. As opposed to making it a single, arbitrary, number I think we would benefit more by having an option to select how many previously closed tabs we would like to show - at the expense of space or looks. I am okay with that. I would probably set it at 100 and then scroll through it to remind myself of something that I had forgotten.

    I do a lot of "work" (well, I am retired) in the web browser. I have a number of dev projects and I do a lot of coding. I quite frequently am bouncing around inside the browser from tab to tab to tab and closing and opening other tabs. Often, I will need to refer back to something that I closed. My memory is a little cloudy - it happens with age. 😉

    Being able to have the feature, let it default to ten, and then have it customizable to any (there is going to need to be a finite limit due to bit length though with 64 bits that can be a pretty large number) number that the end user wants would be great. One of the things that has made Opera my favorite browser (for many many years - back when I had to pay for the privilege to use Opera) has been the ability to customize it and the wonderful developers who were unafraid of trying new things.

    Yes, yes I did pay to use Opera back in the day. It was worth it. I would pay now, if needed. (Instead I subscribe to SurfEasy as of late.) I think some of that culture is missing as Opera tries to gain market share instead of concentrating on just being themselves and letting the chips fall where they may. Sure, there is something to be said for increased revenue but what, at what expense? If they lose the development community, what do they have left? If Opera decides to code for the lowest common denominator then, really, what will that accomplish in the long run?

    I see the folks here who are languishing. There is real emotion here. Some of us have used Opera for a very long time. There was a time when Opera was the trend starter. Tabbed browsing? Opera did it first AFAIK. Gestures? Opera did that too. Turbo? Yup, that would be Opera. Even this subject, the ability to re-open (and find) closed tabs? I bet you can guess who did that first... There was a reason we paid for Opera. It was worth every cent - and it was worth it to have the experience, knowing that Opera would be first to market with new features and would offer stellar support.

    I can not say that the trend is ending - by any means. In fact, it may well be continuing and going in new directions. They have a whole new code base that they are working with. So, keep that in mind before we decide that they have wronged us. Also, keep in mind that the code is right there on GitHub - we can fork this if we want. I have an IDE that will work well with this. chuckles I have Visual Studios and an MSDN subscription, Eclipse, QT, CodeLite, and VIM if I need it.

    So, before we get out the pitchforks, let's be patient and see - while continuing to stress our needs. If the pitchforks do have to come out then, well, why bother? It will be too late at that point. Grab an IDE, a free eBook or thirty, a browser window with StackOverflow and Bing/Google, head to GitHub, and make it what you feel it ought to be. However, let's hope it does not reach that point because, well, a project this large with a disparate userbase such as this, is not going to be easy.

    For now, I think, let us just say, "Thanks." (And let us continue to make sure we are open, honest, and communicative when we have needs such as this.)

  • I suppose I am one of those old time users that have always a few windows and many tabs opened, among other programs that runs 24/7 on my alert computer. I have sighed at 'recent close tabs' new alzeimher more than my share 🙂

    On a side note, I just discovered thanks to the forum the extension V7 bookmarks with its folders inside folders bookmarks, that are keeping me using Opera 12... I hope those refined details @kgiii mention will keep coming to smart power users, would it be by having to tweak a setting somewhere 😛

  • Christ, I wish people would just accept the fact that Opera (As well as this forum) is an anti-user customization company, they are specifically targeting the tablet/Office managers/PC oblivious crowd...

    I still have an Opera Post-nerfed browser that I mainly use for my saved MHT off-line files and legacy sites, and I only use the neutered Opera Anti-browser for hist-sites like this one, as the bland whiteness of the forums perfectly match the bland whiteness of the browser and facelessness of win 10..(Of which I'm waiting 'till a new skin is available before I upgrade)

  • WOW, They even nerfed/hid the edit function since I last visited 3-4 moths ago!

    ...Oh wait, yeah I was right, it was hidden in the general white-blandness of the site's "color" palate!

  • You can reopen many more tabs in the order they were closed by repeatedly pressing Control+Shift+T.
    I have been able to restore everything I ever needed so far, so it reaches back at least several dozen.

  • but still you cannot decide what to open... Or have a quick look to find the one tab you want out of the dozens...

    @kgiii guess who also started CSS 😉 Opera was once the leader, but today became the badly copy/paste follower

  • You can reopen many more tabs in the order they were closed by repeatedly pressing Control+Shift+T.
    I have been able to restore everything I ever needed so far, so it reaches back at least several dozen.

    Of course, it feels and works very nice and simple reopening 30 tabs to get 1 you want.

  • I noticed that opera keeps more than 10 entries. If you keep opening, older entries will be shown.

    Soooooooo.... If there are there, why is it so difficult to show them to us???????

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