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

  • Where can I find a 69xxx version that has the function with the flag? so I can stop the upgrade to 70, xxx

  • @leocg What a lousy example of "staying civilised". My opinion is that calling someone a "Spoiled child" is by no means civilised. I know you said that moderators can take sides, and, frankly, we can all see that very clearly, thank you very much, but that doesn't mean anyone has the moral high-ground to call out someone else because they think their "problem" isn't "exactly the end of the world".

  • Instead of simply improving/restyling the existing TabMenu and adding a search field there they replaced it with a part taken from the removed 'InstantSearch' feature (InstantSearch had the 'search for tabs' feature, by the way, but it was said that the InstantSearch was unpopular feature that's why it was removed. So it's worth asking why we have a part from unpopular feature in the top right corner now).
    Now they are trying to recreate the already existing and well working tabs management popup (I mean Tab Menu), but it seems that the final result (regarding the functionality) will be worse anyway than the existing one. That what I can call as 'wasted developers resources'.

  • Well, my browser just updated to version 70 today. The recently closed tabs button is gone. I'm already missing it. Please reinstate it. We can't all be wrong!

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

    Well, my browser just updated to version 70 today. The recently closed tabs button is gone. I'm already missing it. Please reinstate it. We can't all be wrong!

    That would be true if we all made or somehow participated in the decision, and since what's happening is nothing of the sort, the only truth is what the opera management team says it is.

  • For version 70 (without flag) I recommend to use "SimpleUndoClose" extension with lost functionality.
    https://addons.opera.com/ru/extensions/details/simpleundoclose/

    I think at this rate of regression, the opera team will force to look for alternatives, since the second chrome is not needed.

  • As a really old user (one who paid for Opera without ads) I am really disappointed in how the browser is being changed over time. When we get used to something, that is working just fine, and suddenly it gets changed/removed... Opera has one of the smallest shares of users. Is it really that hard to listen to them?

  • The best feature for me, I know on which page are all my devices (3) and I can continue to surf from whichever I want
    Big mistake that they removed it

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  • @sokonik1975 You can find old versions of Opera at http://get.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/

  • @sokonik1975 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    The best feature for me, I know on which page are all my devices (3) and I can continue to surf from whichever I want
    Big mistake that they removed it

    Exactly! The main purpose to use the old button and behaviour was exactly this feature! Recently closed was just addon for it.

  • @roberto64 I've used it as a second browser for a year or so. It never became my first brower, because of the boot time.

    The Undo Cosed Tabs button is not working as slick as I want my browser to work. So from now, as a long time user of Opera, I'm uninstalling it, and will look for an alternative.

  • @sokonik1975 You still can se that info by using the tabs icon in the sidebar.

  • @leocg Where it pops up in yet another new tab and you have to navigate through even more new territory and further out of your workflow. 😞 I suppose we'll all just have to learn a new interface.

  • Agree with OP, that function was very! useful everyday, Idk why they remove it. Please return "Recently closed tabs", maybe optionally at least

  • What are they even thinking by deleting it? Who thought removing such crucial button will be a good move?

  • After this new update, the tip of opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs doesn't work anymore and I can't restore the button. Such a shame, but I'm going to start migrating to another browser.

  • @leocg Next time someone takes your TV-remote's buttons away so you can go and run to the screen each time to change a channel - be an adult and do not complain since this is exactly not the end of the world. And do not say that is a different thing from the button we are missing :)).

  • @leocg I wholeheartedly disagree. The flag that allows for the "Recently Closed" functionality no longer works, nor is present. Without noting it in a change log or new installation notes, I would strongly argue that it is a bug.

    That is the problem with Opera Devs (and really, also an industry trend) right now. There is no public official change control or documentation when these major/minor/micro releases occur. They just update and there is no notification of what changes were made. As this is a core browser function that many, many people rely on (just look at this thread for example) and also understanding that the flag used to work and now does not, easily rises to the level of a bug (without documentation or official statement, there is no other conclusion).

    Another rather frustrating issue is that Opera (again, the industry as a whole) lumps together bug fix updates with new/different functionality. If they were separate and if they were documented each properly, a lot of end user issues could be addressed before they hit these forums. Perhaps developing in a vacuum, not publicly discussing up-and-coming changes and not documenting changes in a public change log is not the way to keep people informed?
    One other point: a truly open and transparent bug system would allow for the client and Opera to track the progress of submitted bugs. In the manner by which they bug track, it does not allow for the creator to track the issue (as far as I can tell, but I could be wrong). This is just as frustrating and problematic as this forum; no official commentary from the devs.

    Perhaps someone from Opera will see these things as issues and hopefully becomes the catalyst for change. I remain hopefully, but as a realist, I have serious doubts.

  • Changes are in the blog, including this one. If you want it back, post in the Feature request thread - posting here accomplishes nothing.

  • @SymphonicPoet I'm glad you were able to find that Vivaldi works for you. As a long time "PC guy", I absolutely love Vivaldi for it's ability to customize. You can absolutely go nuts changing the look and feel of the browser to meet your needs (I'd say its the most customizable browser out there, hands down, especially compared to Opera). It's also far more compliant with internet standards than Opera (there are a few sites that come up "wonky" in Opera that firefox or chromium based browser work fine on). My only reason I stick with Opera is it's boot up speed (Opera definitely has an edge here, as well as it's responsiveness). As an owner of an older Quad Core AMD system with 4GB of ram, Opera performs the best in this regard. However, all other browser has the "Recently Closed" functionality, right where Opera used to have their button (it's a trash can in Vivaldi vs. the Opera magnifying glass).
    In any event, if you have a more modern PC, the transition to Vivaldi is rather trivial and you shouldn't notice the lag in boot up. Good Luck To You!