Switching between tabs with mouse gives pain

  • Hello all, I have just began to use Opera so I am new to it,

    When I switch between open tabs with mouse clicks, I oftenly close them. I do work with lots of tabs open and don't have an order when to switch. I have searched for extensions and preferences about this but I couldn't find any solutions.

    I just want to hide all (X) buttons on tabs because I tend to close my tabs with CMD + W. I think It would be very very useful for anyone like me.

    Thanks.

  • As far as I know there is no way to hide the close buttons. Since you're using cmd+w to close the tabs already, you might like to use the keyboard to switch between tabs as well.

    You can switch between tabs with: ctrl+tab or ctrl+shift+tab in the other direction. Opera can be set to cycle tabs in most recently used order or just from left to right. If you hold ctrl and press tab multiple times opera shows previews of the tabs you're cycling through, you can switch to the previewed tab by letting go of ctrl.

    The shortcut is ctrl+tab (not cmd+tab) and works on every os and in most browsers.

  • I have read about it and tried. It takes a lot time to find what I need and thank you very much.

    I will try to get used to it but I still think It might be a useful addition to the browser especially rather than pinning them, I still may not want to close my tabs.

  • Just avoid clicking on the favicon. Click anywhere else on the tab, and it will not close. You can go to the next tab with Ctrl-Tab and to the previous one with Ctrl-Shift-Tab.

  • The × appears to hide itself automatically after x tabs open on Windows.

    What I did is ticking ‘Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts’ which allows switching between tabs more efficiently using 1 and 2 rather than CTRL+Tab.

  • switching between tabs more efficiently using 1 and 2 rather than CTRL+Tab

    Good solution, on mac this is set to cmd+1 etc. by default.

  • But Cmd-number works only for the first 9 tabs. If you have more, you need to use Ctrl-Tab.

  • Do you not have the option I have mentioned on Mac? I did not mean the standard CTRL+[0-9] or CMD+[0-9] shortcuts; just the numbers 1 (to go to the previous tab) and 2 (to go to the next tab).

  • I totally agree with u all for the current usage, but in detail I would have wanted Opera to be more generic than other browsers. Also the latest update has proven that. But,

    In my opinion It would be a good feature.

  • Do you not have the option I have mentioned on Mac? I did not mean the standard CTRL+[0-9] or CMD+[0-9] shortcuts; just the numbers 1 (to go to the previous tab) and 2 (to go to the next tab).

    Ctrl-number (1-4) changes Spaces, not tabs. Just numbers 1 or 2 do nothing. Cmd 1-9 (not 0) will select tabs 1-9.

  • I totally agree with u all for the current usage, but in detail I would have wanted Opera to be more generic than other browsers. Also the latest update has proven that. But,
    In my opinion It would be a good feature.

    There is a button at the extreme right end of the tab bar that looks like two parallel lines with a dropmarker under them. That button gives you a list of all your tabs. You can select any one of them by clicking the appropriate item in that list.

  • I just started trying out Opera as well and turning off the X buttons was one of the first things I tried to do. This would be a nice feature. Firefox used to have this feature by default in about:config and there are now extensions that bring the feature back since they removed it. If there is an Opera extension to remove the X buttons then that would suffice.

  • @concretable I am sorry for asking, but are you sure you have the setting I have mentioned enabled? It is disabled by default as far as I am aware. It would be a pity if it is not available on Mac. I rarely switch between tabs by mouse since enabling it.

  • @concretable I am sorry for asking, but are you sure you have the setting I have mentioned enabled? It is disabled by default as far as I am aware. It would be a pity if it is not available on Mac. I rarely switch between tabs by mouse since enabling it.

    I am not using the advanced keyboard shortcuts; in fact I was not even aware of those until I looked it up. Instead of using 1 to go left and 2 to go right, I can use Ctrl-Shift-Tab and Ctrl-Tab. There is no setting to use Ctrl-number to go through tabs, since MacOS pre-empts that to go through Spaces.

  • @concretable Enabling advanced keyboard shortcuts allows one to use just the keys 1 and 2 on Windows. I do not see why it would not work on Mac too.

    @verpag I also believe it would be a nice feature which I would want to use myself. Perhaps it is an idea to post it to the Suggestions forum, although I feel it has very little chance to make it to the browser, especially since the × is hidden after opening a certain amount of tabs already.

  • I am sure that using 1 or 2 would work with MacOS if I wanted to use the advanced shortcuts. I am not interested. Most of the time, I click on the tab to select it. If I have a lot of tabs, I can drop down the list of tabs and select one from there.

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