Closing a tab switches to back to the wrong one
leocg Moderator last edited by
@t3rm1 I'm start thinking that this is an intended behavior and there are some logic on it.
Start Opera with no sites opened. Open any site (page 1). From site 1 open two links in new tabs . Go to the first tab on the right (page 2) and close it, the one on the right (page 3) will become the new active tab.
From that page (page 3), open two new tabs and then close the page. Now the page on the left (page 1) will become the active one.
And if you go to the page on the left (page 4) and close it, the page on the right (page 5) will now be the currently active.
I think it's because Opera cycles between the tabs opened from the same page. So if you load site A and from there open pages A1, A2 and A3 and then open a new tab and load site B, if you close A3 you will get A2 as the active one, because it was also opened from A, and not site B.
t3rm1 last edited by
The question is: Why would it make sense to open another tab instead of the previous one when closing a tab. I can't find any reasons for it. Too bad we won't get any response for the ticket.
t3rm1 last edited by
I expressed it wrong. I just wonder what reason there could be that the tab to the right of the closed one gets the focus instead of the left (and previously focused) tab. Since I don't know any I think it has to be a bug.
hex1984 last edited by
It's super-funny, because I would like Opera to open next tab after closing active one, but instead it opens in some awkward order.
burnout426 last edited by burnout426
Follow these steps:
Open tab A (eg. google.de)
Open a link from tab A in a new tab (called B )
Go back to tab A and open another link in a new tab (this tab is now between A and B, called A1)
Close tab A1. This will open tab B instead of tab A.
Can you confirm this?
I can confirm this.
The question is: Why would it make sense to open another tab instead of the previous one when closing a tab.
Tab B was the last tab that was opened, so Opera switches back to it.
As for A1 being between A and B, tha's the default "open tab next to active tab" behavior. You can change that by turning off
Note though that if you turn that off, you might have to close all tabs to test as Opera might get confused.
burnout426 last edited by
In Opera 12's tab settings, you have 3 choices for what happens when you close a tab. You had "activate the last active tab", "activate the next tab", and "Activate the first tab opened from the current tab". Also in Opera 12, you could choose to open a tab at the end of the tab bar or next to the current tab. There was also a setting for the order of how tabs were cycled.
Vivaldi has similar close options. It has a checkbox for "always activate related tab" and then a close order option with the choice of "Activate in recently used order", "Activate left in tab order", and "Activate right in tab order".
Point being, there are a bunch of ways to handle closing of tabs. Opera just needs the options so users can pick the way they want.
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