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

  • @andrew84 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    How many open tabs at the same time do you have daily, in average?
    I have no more than 10, usually 3-4 tabs, often 1-2.

    Basically the same here. I usually don't have that many tabs opened at the same time.

  • @andrew84 Instant Search, as said, was removed for lack of use.
    Regarding tabs menu, there were attempts to make it less visible and, in consequence, less used. I guess it wasn't removed before probably for technical reasons.

  • @andrew84 Maybe, but I guess it was more to avoid having two different spaces for commenting on the releases.

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

    @andrew84 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    How many open tabs at the same time do you have daily, in average?
    I have no more than 10, usually 3-4 tabs, often 1-2.

    Basically the same here. I usually don't have that many tabs opened at the same time.

    I guess that's why this feature confuses me. When I first saw it, I immediately thought to myself "do people actually open so many tabs that they don't remember what they have open, requiring a search feature???"

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

    Basically the same here. I usually don't have that many tabs opened at the same time

    Consequently you don't need to search for open tabs ( most of the complainers here too), also you don't need Ctrl+Tab cycler as it seems, and Workspaces too.

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

    Instant Search, as said, was removed for lack of use

    I know and heard it many times already. Maybe it was not popular, but how does the TabMenu refers here.. if one feature is not popular, then it automatically means that some another one is not popular as well?
    *As I stated before, they could just restyle the Tab menu and add the search field there and, as a result, no complaints at all (most probably only positive feedback because TabMenu would be more clear and easer to read, but the functionality would be the same + 'search' option aditionally).

  • @andrew84 Something like this (maybe wider) popup and all would be happy, but they trying to invent a wheel instead.
    2020-07-29_201314.png

  • @basemodeldaytona I also find it strange but some people here say that they have hundreds of tabs opened at the same time.

  • @andrew84 I don't know if tabs menu has gone due to low popularity but, in my opinion, it's something that shouldn't be there since the beginning. I don't even remember why it was introduced. Probably to try improving tabs management.

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

    try improving tabs management

    Obvious conclusion.
    And not just a try, it really improved the tabs management, and 'Search in tabs' worsened it.

  • I made an account only to repeat what everyone has said. Please bring the Recently Closed Tabs button back. At least you could allow the option to switch between the current Search in Tabs button and the Recently Closed Tabs button, or maybe have both buttons on there.

    I've been using the current iteration of this browser for like 5 years now, and I loved having easy access to my recently closed tabs. It's almost an essential feature for me, especially when sometimes I have to close 10+ tabs, and might accidentally close one that I wanted to stay open.

    Yes I know I can still use the Menu>History thing, but like, that 2 more clicks, and far more clunky to use. Come on. Yall replaced this perfectly good and very useful feature with this useless, redundant feature. Ctrl+TAB is already a thing that people can use. We don't need to have the button on there, too.

  • This is just a personal theory and I’m sorry for my english text.

    I know that this kind of functionality exists: Imagine if the developers had access to our usage patterns. The areas (UI) of our web browser where we click on the most. Then it's easy for them to determine what functionality we use, how often, etc.

    So, considering the total number of Opera users, on this subject we are frequent users of this feature and maybe we represent a minority regarding this usage. So, it is not hard to believe that these same developers have chosen to remove/hide this feature in favor of another one because we do not represent, we do not reach, their goal in terms of percentage of usage.

    Do not forget that in a capitalist world, new functionalities are the most important thing, so keeping old features is not beneficial: for the Opera employee and for the potential new user of this software.

  • @raphael-mioche there's such option in Settings, but I always keep it off.
    2020-08-02_143754.png
    I'm pretty sure they didn't expect that there will be so many complaints.
    There were some words from Opera team regarding InstantSearch feature telling us that the feature was unpopular, but no words regarding the popularity of TabMenu.

  • Opera is free so I don't deserve anything. But I subscribe to this feature request. Maybe a dev. will read our message: Please add more than 3 tabs to the list of closed tabs. At least 10. Thanks

  • For the moment, I installed Opera dev , witch has an option opera://flags/#search-in-closed-tabs-show-more . it is a button press, but it works well. How ever, I don't want a button because I don't want to click twice.

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