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Just bring back an option for tab stacking!

  • In order not to make "repeat requests", I merely submit my vote for the return of tab stacking here!

  • +1 :yes:
    since opera 12 i am always eager to update opera to find out if the stacking feature has returned or not but i am still waiting.I think i should just go back to version 12.
    Stacking was one of the main features of opera that was keeping me to use any other browser

  • Add me to the list.

    This is what I miss:

    Opera Dragonfly -
    Tab stacking -
    Tab behaviour -
    Tab Trash, or Undo closed tabs -
    Separate Search box -
    Sidebar / Panels -
    Quickfind and find -
    Full functionality of synchronization -
    Notes -

  • +1 for this feature... very helpfull with tabs organization. You can add this feature with some checkbox so if you dont want to use it your tabs will not stack together.

  • My tab bar is usually crowded with at least 20 to 25 tabs. For obvious reasons, each displays nothing but an icon and a few letters. Other than those favicons, there is no clear visual distinction that helps me keep track of which tabs belong to which of the three to five topics I am currently interested in.

    One might suggest to use multiple browser windows, but lacking a way to move groups of tabs between them, this is not a practical approach. Neither would I want to open a new window ahead of time whenever some page could lead to five, fifteen, or zero new tabs. Pre-planning your browser usage like this is neither convenient nor feasible.

    This brings us to the suggestion of tab stacking, which was one of the things that Opera 12 had just right.

    Go and watch at the youtube video that introduced it back then.

    Explaining it in terms of paper stacks made it easily understandable and accessible. Tab stacking was fully integrated with drag and drop. Double-clicking a stacked tab would open or close the stack. Hovering over a closed stack would show previews of all contained tabs, with the option of selecting one of them. All transitions were visualized with smooth animations. Thanks to the autostack extension, opening links in a new tab would automatically create a new stack.

    Tab stacking felt complete and polished. Other browsers or browser extensions have tried to replicate that experience, including the upcoming Vivaldi, but their implementations are clumsy compared to what we had back then.

    Thanks for your consideration.

  • Yeah, please add it back! The Opera 11 video that you made was not so long ago if you keep it in perspective. You can't just have changed you minds totally. I know that Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner was not the only one leaving when you changed direction, but I can't believe that the whole company has been replaced? And as airforce25228 said, you can make it optional, you can even turn it off by default if you really want it that way.

  • I came by to see if there had been any progress on this issue... apparently not.

    Since Opera 12.17 is getting really obsolete, with most large websites (Google, YT, tumblr) showing borked/ancient versions of their upgraded selves, and Opera Blink lacks too many features for my liking, I've switched semi-permanently to Firefox. But there's no tab-stacking app - I tried Tab Utilities but it's outdated (won't work on the latest versions).

    Tab-stacking is amazing, and amazingly useful. It means I can split my workflow and and my thoughts into different groups of tags - e.g. stick a lot of research for one project in one stack, work on a second project in another. The favicons are often the same, so without tab stacks having to remember which tab is which is a pain in the bum.

    And as gregorw says, multiple windows are very impractical, not to mention messy. Bookmarks/reading lists are not a substitute, since I need immediate access to each site.

  • I'm lacking this feature too. It would be a good move for Opera to mark its difference from Chrome by providing unique feature and by listening to their users...

  • Oh yes I am really missing the tab grouping/stacking feature that made Opera unique!

  • This is definitely one of the most actively discussed suggestions for Opera browser since v. 15. Personally, I miss it more than any other features of the pre-12 Opera. And because of the lack of the real tab stacking I feel uncomfortable with any other browser.

    So, please, bring it to the new engine. And, if possible, with the auto-stacking functionality built-in. Please?

  • I'd love to see that feature. I'm new to Opera since I try to left Firefox. I also miss the tab grouping feature from Firefox but being able to stack tabs would be really nice.

  • I am a Opera fan since 10 years. I am very patient and will further use Opera in future. But please bring tab stacking back. My browser is hopelessly overcrowded of tabs.

  • I also vote fro this.


    10.60 is running perfectly smooth for me, stackable tabs, faster loading of pages and that good old glorious opera stuff they were famous for!!

  • Yes please, please integrate tab stacking feature again. I'm a old user of Opera, i began to use it for its uniqueness and cutting edge originality, and because it was from our beautiful neighbor Norway hehe... i think it was -98 or something like that, and further on when the browser was trail ware! So please hear me out, get back to the roots and implement that made you famous, uniqueness and originality! 🙂

  • @mickeopera: Are you also from Sweden?

    BTW, nowadays the desktop browser is mainly developed in Poland, so they are the ones you should butter up now 😉

  • @gustavwiz oh didn't know that, thanks for the heads up! 😉

  • Please bring back this feature. I will uninstall version 29 and re-install version 12.17 wich had the feature.

  • Tab Stacking is an amazing feature please implement it in the new Opera. Vivaldi doesn't do it very well, not like Opera 12 did it - Smooth, clean and thumbnail previews. The reason I still have Opera 12 installed is because of tab stacking and Right Mouse button gestures. Hope to see these soon in the new Opera. Thanks.

  • Bring it back.

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