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Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?

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  • @burnout426
    Thank You!!

  • Hello everyone,

    I can't remember since when i'm using opera, because it's my main browser for years.

    I really love this browser but damn, this deleting was really annoying.

    Thx you so much to people for providing the solution :

    • opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs => from Default to Disable

    Improved search in open tabs
    Improvements in the Search in Open Tabs feature. – Mac, Windows, Linux


    Opera will stay my browser until they remove definitly this Tab button.

  • I'm also very furious with this change, they took away a button I used constatntly and replaced it with something that I'll probably never gonna use.
    Please give us an option to use the old setup.

  • Hello! 🙂

    The newest update brought some cool nw features, like beeing able to search in your tabs from the interface on the top right. I did notice, that the symbol for this replaced the symbol for opening the drop down menu to see your recently closed tabs. Is there a way to bring it back? I could not find it.
    If not, please add the option to do so. For me, this is one of the most impoirtant features in Opera, and I do not want to be forced to use the side bar all the time.
    Thank you fr your effort!

  • I found an option do enable the button again, but it cost me the new button. Disable opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs

  • @ericartman92 You can enable the feature by disabeling the new button in the Opera flags settings.

  • Adding my voice to the pile here. This change added unnecessary work for the end user. The previous position was right beside the tabs and opening old tabs only required one click rather than navigating through a menu to access another menu. Accessing the old tabs menu was such a smooth processes that it became something the user could do without thinking about it. That's a goal any UI developer hopes to achieve. Why on earth would you make it more difficult to access such a basic and perfectly implemented feature?

    I've disabled the flag for this change but this is yet another baffling change for change's sake that Opera has made, the only thing keeping me here at this point is the Speed Dial.

  • Instead, there is a "Search on tabs" magnifier icon/button, which I do not need. There seems to be no way to change this in Settings.

    I hope it's just a bug of the latest update and not a new "feature".
    Or is it?


  • @strike9 thank you!!!!!!

  • @gt1919 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    Instead, there is a "Search on tabs" magnifier icon/button, which I do not need. There seems to be no way to change this in Settings.

    Disable opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs - should help for now.

  • Logging in the forums to also say that this is a poor decision.

    Also, thanks for the solution, but it just reminds me of the workaround to delete specific cookies (when it was accessible in the regular settings years ago).
    It's sad to see features take a step back in terms of usability and depth time and time again in Opera.

  • I don't really know if I should write much about this, but I'm just disappointed that the option to reopen closed tabs was removed from the top bar. An excellent useful feature, I was using it very often.
    It would be awesome if it could be brought back in future updates.

  • @donq
    And where is "Other devices" menu now?

  • @sgunhouse Bad move.
    I completely agree with ericartman92.
    Hope that Opera developers will put ASAP the recently closed tabs button in the place it used to be.

  • Why replace good old functionality with other?! It is just stupid. 🙄

  • The dropdown list on top right used to show all open tabs, and on mouseover used to preview each open tab. That was extremely handy when I had many tabs open to quickly see which tab has what in it. I also used the Recently Closed list in it a lot which is also gone! The mouseover previewing was unique to Opera!! Why was it removed??

    Yes, I know there exists a flag to get it back for now (opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs), but why would you (devs) change the default feature?? And as a flag, it's probably gonna die out in a few stables releases. Aren't you just making Opera bland & similar to other browsers by removing such an important convenience feature, thus driving away users?

  • @ericartman92 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    @sgunhouse I find it ridiculous to be honest.
    I myself am a developer, and whenever there's a feature that's being retired, there's always a sane and valid reason to do so, it is also explained thoroughly to the user why it has been done so. Since this was a feature for ease-of-use, it has been moved for no apparent reason. In the end, the quality and easy of use has degraded regardless of one's view - instead of making one click to access closed tabs (because not always do we need the last one), we now have to make additional movements and clicks. What's more, it's not placed far from tabs, where it was previously placed and felt natural.
    Had to roll back and disable auto-update. Thank you very much for forcing me to tick to older versions because of no apparent reason.

    I am very disappointed in how opera turned out to be, especially considering why so many of us have used it since version 9 and even before that.

    I completely agree with ericartman92. Removing a unique feature of convenience and replacing it with one of degraded convenience is terrible move, and it drives away Opera's users. Why would you eliminate features that distinguish Opera from Chrome & Firefox?? It's not like Opera has the majority market.

  • Till the last version there was a button to open a dropdown-menu of closed tabs.
    I liked this very much.
    The new solution that I have to open closed tabs one after one to find the tab I'm looking for is annoying and unpractical.
    Any chance to get the button back?

  • Holy crap this is a bad move. This is one of the features in Opera I use most.