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

  • @123ms long story short - they won't bring it back. You can read a bit through this thread for some other possible options.

  • @burnout426 After v70 update is not working anymore. The flag is removed.

  • I don't understand why the Opera stuff ignore the users, using the force to implement something useless and to remove a very useful option "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu". Opera loose a lot in front of other browsers. The users make a software useful, not the programmers. This is very strange behaviour...

  • There's some info at on how to enable logging for the Window firewall program. Maybe the log will reveal something.

  • This is the worst update ever for Opera. bring that feature back please!!!!!!

  • a partial solution to the problem is "ctrl+spacebar" that has the 3 last recently closed items. seems like to go further than that u need to enter history (ctrl+H).
    still #bring_recently_closed_back

  • Let me join the "movement" and ask for the "Recently closed tabs" button back.
    The "Search in tabs" functionality has absolutely no use for me.
    How hard it must be to give users the option to choose between two buttons or even use both of them, when the functionality was already built. Just add a flag and everyone will be happy.

  • Such a shame this is happening.
    Time to move to Vivaldi.


  • What about the submenu "Other devices", I also need this to migrate my opened tabs from my smartphone to the PC.... and it is much faster to use this little button to operate.

  • @roberto64

    @roberto64 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    Unfortunately, it is already clear that the developers are not interested in what is happening here.

    Of course they are not. They have some vagabonds in place of moderators. Just random passers-by, who are not paid and as a consequence does not feel responsible, no care even little bit for quality of their "job". Opera QA director just slaps news at your face, that you're gonna have crap instead of useful feature and never comes back to respond to feedback, QA... I bet they didn't even run their own application before dumping it in production.

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  • @chewy

    Outstanding post! Excellent idea too. Making people dig through history is ridiculous when they're used to a simple button that is almost as old as the browser itself.

  • @operast Thank you for your kinds words! I'm just trying to help out. I do feel a bug report is best to call their attention to this issue - historically, the devs rarely if at all, respond to the forum.

    Additionally, (in terms of a toggle) I would think it's rather easy to either make a toggle function (Search for Open Tabs / Search Recently Closed Tabs) or allow for another button that represents the "Menu->History->Recently Closed" list and the ability to disable/turn off the "Search in Tabs" button.

    In this way, the devs can have their new functionality and the end user can opt to enable in the tab bar a Recently Closed button. The functionality is clearly in the browser, so I would think no "major" source code rework would be needed.

    Heck, I'd even opt for an extension if needed (again, since the recently closed stuff is still in the browser).

  • I'm also asking, please, return the recent-closed-tabs feature back.

    This is really a waste of time. The feature is useful for many people, it is easy for the developers to have it back.

    I will probably not use Opera as my main web browser.

  • It has been a few days for me since the change to limit closed tabs to just 3, and it has been a browser changing experience...
    It is worse than the change from Presto to Chromium. That at least, was a change, this is pure depreciation of features, both useful and (almost) unique.

    Suddenly I find my self having to change a lot to my daily interaction with the web, both personal and at work, or simply repeat things that 2 days ago were just a click of a button.

    Somewhere in the twin threads of "Where is" and "Bring Back" the recently closed tabs, someone mentioned that Opera 71 will change this back to somewhat better than just 3 tabs. Hopefully, otherwise, it's going to be a break up from Opera which I have been using since it was a payed software...

  • @ericartman92

    It seems they removed the button, even the option to bring it back using opera://flags base been removed. Looks like I'm going to be moving to FireFox after using Opera for the last 15 years.

  • I've been a user of Opera for 15 years. This change has motivated me to move onto another browser suggested in this fourm. Thank you Opera for your years of service. They were very much appreciated. Goodbye.

  • So today I see the open recent icon is gone. Again. I was able to bring it back by disabling flags#search-in-open-tabs before, but now, that is also gone (only search in closed tabs comes up - which I also tried disabling). This was the primary reason for me to use Opera.

    What is the latest (or best?) stable Opera version that has this feature before someone made the silly decision to remove it?


  • @chewy I submitted a bug report myself and I would have to think encouraging everyone on this thread to do so might well have some salutary effect. If they get flooded with complaints at home maybe they'll do something. In the meantime . . . I've downloaded Vivaldi to see how it ticks and if it can be made to work as well. Losing that feature truly is dramatic. I discovered it organically and used it constantly. It was just so beautiful and natural.

  • @SymphonicPoet Flooding the bug tracking system with fake bug reports will only make the real bugs to take more time to be fixed because they will be wasting time closing your fake reports.