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

  • I'm not quite sure what to make of all this.

    Opera has in the past appealed to a niche, I've always felt that "power users" who wanted more flexibility, productivity features designed to streamline common tasks, and an unobtrusive UI have flocked to Opera. That really seemed to be the target market and for those people it worked well. I almost jumped ship when it became not much more than a Chromium wrapper, but stuck with it to see where it would go. Things looked good for quite some time, but it never really regained that power user feel that it had in the Presto days. Features being added now seem to be going for more mass market appeal. I'm not sure what the roadmap is, but it's no longer a branch with a strong niche appeal and seems to be slowly joining the highway that the big name browsers follow. If the aim is to gain more market share good luck to them, but I think this is going to be a more difficult path.

    So, Vivaldi! I've never given it a second look before but have spent the last day poking around in it. I like what I see, it's packed with power user features, and I can't see any loss of functionality from Opera that I'd miss greatly. Maybe that will change but for the moment Opera have lost me too, to a browser that looks to be successfully wrapping Chromium in the manner that Opera should have.

    Thank you to whomever it was who first mentioned Vivaldi in this thread.

  • @jogress You are absolutely right. I don't why, but people always roll back to the same argument - "no one complained so it can't possibly be bad". People, for the most part, are passive and wont take the time to register here, find the appropriate thread and comment and express their support for a feature that is no longer there. There's even a lower chance of them "making the first move" and start a forum thread themselves.

  • On a general note, if Opera really cared, and I mean really cared, they would take hints from this forum and make a survey every so often, and a very specific one, with a direct question whether or not the user likes a given feature. Obviously people might opt out, but I feel many would go to the trouble of making one mouse click and choose an option.

    Nothing of this sort happens. To those that say this never happens - it does. Many software providers make a habit of asking users after a while after a significant change and make the question as simple as possible. Just like a lot of software, especially on mobile or the web asks one to rate it. Same pop-up could be used.

  • Return it. Please...
    Or let me choose (like it was: opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs)

  • @saya812 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    Return it. Please...
    Or let me choose (like it was: opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs)

    Excellent solution that should keep everyone happy.

  • This thread is in constant use, has 349 posts and 1.8k views and yet it isn't at the top of the first page of results. I wonder why?

  • @lynnpin Results of what?

  • Opera for computers > Opera for Windows

  • @lynnpin It's not in Opera for Windows, so it can't appear there. In Opera for Computers, it is the first topic after the pinned ones.

  • Opera got a update today, which make opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs disappear, and replaced with search-in-closed-tabs, and this flags wont bring my favorite recent close back......
    Any way to enable recent closed tabs?

  • @wjk199511140034 only revert to 69...

  • @leocg I registered here specifically to ask to return the recent-closed-tabs feature. I use it everyday. It is much more convenient to press one button and have a drop down menu with at least 10 tabs than it is to either see only 3 or have to click two times to go to the menu-history.
    As a moderator, please, consider reporting users' concerns to whoever is responsible for deleting this feature.
    Thank you.

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

    @lynnpin It's not in Opera for Windows, so it can't appear there. In Opera for Computers, it is the first topic after the pinned ones.

    Thanks, I see it now.

  • again the same problem with the last update? damn it, now the flag that i used is no longer present to disable it?

  • Icon for recently closed tabs again missing, previously suggested solution doesn't work anymore

  • Are they going to bring back recently closed tabs or should we start moving from Opera? Because that was the main reason i chose Opera over other browsers. This post is not supposed to be like a threat or whatever, i am just old enough and have no time for BS like this one is. If anyone has any info please let us know

  • I found this article and took out an account because i followed the step of going to opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs but did not find any entry for search in open tabs. is there something else that can be done. the search function is not something i would use.

    It seems there may be no way to get it back ? i am running 70.0.3728.106

  • Wow, thanks to you, guys, I just found out about Vivaldi, and it's all I wanted in a browser: [No Caps]

  • @arqhugo vivaldi is made by the old guys that made Opera, Opera was sold some time ago to a chinesse group and since opera guys didn't like some changes the new group made, they started Vivaldi, its nice browser too, has some tinny problems that need to improve, but yeah, they have the old dropdown of closed tabs we all want,

  • @zaapa1 Vivaldi started years before Opera have been sold to the Chinese consortium, as a result of a business opportunity that someone who made money with Opera saw when some users showed some dislike with the change to Chromium.