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

  • People! Downgrade to Opera 69, close opera immediately after launch (you have to be fast!), find opera_autoupdate.exe and rename it, launch opera, type opera://flags/#search-in-open-tabs, disable it. That's it, you have the function back, fully with cross platform browsing.

  • @azrael78 I'd love to do this, but I can't seem to find an official installation of Opera 69. Is there such a place to download?

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

    @azrael78 I'd love to do this, but I can't seem to find an official installation of Opera 69. Is there such a place to download?

    There's a link somewhere in this thread I think for that. I just can't seem to find it.

  • @andrew84 thanks for finding it.

  • Opera has made 2 changes recently that have annoyed me to no end. This is one of them.

    I came to Opera because once upon a time this browser was known for giving users control over their browsing experience. I guess nothing lasts forever.

  • @leocg is not the same 😞

  • again that crap, reverted to Opera 69. 😞

  • @raphael-mioche What else do you suggest then? Itt is only option to have that feature back...

  • @ericartman92 Talking to any software developers is wasting of time because (even if they listen) they are not willing to do any changes that are good for users. Only exception developers will listen to are big companyes which are willing to pay enormous amount of money to developers for that so no money = shut up and use our product!

  • what a shame. I guess 69.0.3686.95 will be my last opera update.

  • What's happened? Opera used to be one of the best browsers out there, they would always listen to feedback. Nobody liked this change when it was introduced. Not only they didn't give a crap about the backlash, instead of bringing the old button back, they got rid of the only workaround to bring it back. Way to go.

  • @figo-84 it's really sad, I remember the old days when Opera was awesome and not just a Chrome with a few better features. Now it's not even that.

  • Opera! Are you seriously? 🤬
    Where are my closed tabs? I really wonder. Do developers use opera yourself? I think NO! Because the removal of the "closed tabs" button could only be done by a person who does not use the opera. 🖕 🤬

  • @damczyn damn thanks! not perfect but at least something. guys u should definitely download this plugin

  • @airforce25228 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    @ericartman92 Talking to any software developers is wasting of time because (even if they listen) they are not willing to do any changes that are good for users. Only exception developers will listen to are big companies which are willing to pay enormous amount of money to developers for that so no money = shut up and use our product!

    I wouldn't necessarily put it that way. I myself am a developer and there are two things here - you can dictate your conditions to users when it is absolutely necessary or the tool is a very specific enterprise solution and, just like any tool, you can either learn and use it correctly, or better not use it at all. This case is neither, and it's striking as it's not just users depending on the software (let's not forget that other alternatives are available), but the software also depends on the user-base. Perhaps not on every specific user directly, as in a paid subscription, but more on a general note to back up investment requests, ads or other.

    And another thing, it's almost never the developers that make these sort of decisions. It is the stakeholders, designers or product owners that decide this and they are the decision-makers, not the developers themselves. Perhaps the issue is that developers do come here to read, but all they can do is read bug reports, whereas these design changes are simply beyond their ken or any position to influence.

  • @ericartman92 When some developer really do something for users then its by accident not by porpouse. And it doesnt matter who deside what will change and what not if you call them developers, stackholder, designers whatever... if users complain about somethig then "developers" should at least listen and make some statement about it!
    Also in this case its make no sence because no one want that serch useless feature and all want that recently closed tabs button. Its essencial Operas feature from the very beginning and there is no reason to change or delete it. Also no one wanted that!
    You "developers" just dont listen to users and just dont know what word "NO" mean. You have some brain issue about that "NO" world or something. I wonder if you (now I mean specifically you) as developer ever change/revert something just because users say they didnt like it. And by this I mean you change it back just how it was.

  • @MediocreEgg Yeah its something but still not perfect and its sad that we have to get back core features (and reason to use Opera) with some not very well made plugins. If they keep doing this then there will be no reason to use Opera at all and you can use Chrome (or any other browser) with plugins with same result 😞

  • @airforce25228 said in Where is the "Recently closed tabs/Tab menu" button on the top right?:

    @ericartman92 When some developer really do something for users then its by accident not by porpouse. And it doesnt matter who deside what will change and what not if you call them developers, stackholder, designers whatever... if users complain about somethig then "developers" should at least listen and make some statement about it!
    Also in this case its make no sence because no one want that serch useless feature and all want that recently closed tabs button. Its essencial Operas feature from the very beginning and there is no reason to change or delete it. Also no one wanted that!
    You "developers" just dont listen to users and just dont know what word "NO" mean. You have some brain issue about that "NO" world or something. I wonder if you (now I mean specifically you) as developer ever change/revert something just because users say they didnt like it. And by this I mean you change it back just how it was.

    I cannot say for absolutely every single developer, but believe me, we do listen and it's one of the things that really can make your day, or break it. Don't forget that for the most, the software that we're making is just as close as a hand-built house is to someone who built it. The difference is that the majority of work is done for a comparatively specific target audience or consumers, whereas software is often presented to anyone willing to try and it really is impossible to please everyone.
    Nevertheless, I still maintain that the decision to remove this feature is moronic to say the least, however I don't appreciate your accusatory tone and the generalisations, especially the "brain issue" part. Please stay civil.
    And no, I don't revert stuff just for the fun of it, but there are people that can tell you to do so even if it's idiotic and one has to oblige.