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Removing Speed Dial with "retain tabs from previous session" setting on

  • Every time I open opera, an extra tab ("speed dial") opens along with the prior windows & tabs that were open when I last closed opera.

    I have the setting for "retain tabs from previous session."

    Using Version:58.0.3135.79 (but it was also doing this with I version that I downloaded 2 months ago).

    I've deleted the dozen or so sites on the speed dial tab that originally came with opera (eg. amazon, ebay, etc etc), but:
    It still has a google search bar on it,
    with a "+ Add a site" link on the left side of the google bar, and
    an "easy setup" link on the right side of the google bar

    When I open a new tab, I just want a blank tab with nothing there and I'll type whatever I want instead of looking at a google search bar or anything. And not wasting any more time constantly having to delete it on starting opera.

    Kindly please advise!!!

  • Not sure why you are getting the extra tab on startup - it shouldn't do that. There is a setting in Settings named "Hide speed dial" that should (by the sound of it - I haven't tested it) show you a blank new tab, though you can separately hide either the search bar or the "Add a site" button should you later decide to enable just speed dial..

    How do you start Opera? (Desktop shortcut, task bar, menu item)? If it is a shortcut you might check the properties and make sure there is nothing extra on the commandline. That might remove the extra tab ...

  • Check settings > start page