[Solved]Bring back the "Recently closed" button on the top bar on the right
airforce25228 last edited by
I wonder if developers even know that Opera have its own forum where users write things about their software. Can at least some of them write someething and make a statement about this feature because lots of users are not happy about this changes and want back the old feature.
skoy21 last edited by skoy21
Only 3 closed tabs is terrible. I find my self repeating searches again and again and again, to find a page I closed 5 tabs ago, maybe willingly, maybe by accident...
Also... You go to the top right, you click, then you have to go back to the center, click again. On large screens, this is distracting and time consuming, and yeah in the long run...
I know you will not put it back on the top right, but PLEASE!!! Do at least 10 if not 20 closed tabs, and if you don' want to be like that by defaut, introduce a setting... Or even a flag... Something...
The history is there already, you just chose to not show it...
Also... Please allow middle click to open multiple closed tabs in new window, to avoid clicking the button, opening a tab, clicking the button again, opening the next tab and so on...
It seems you made real effort to make things as unproductive as possible... Why???
airforce25228 last edited by airforce25228
@skoy21 At least 25 and in strict chronological order by recently closed with recently closed on top. I wonder why Opera developers cant understand it that searching is not usefull feature. Most of a time you just dont search your closed tabs just because you dont know what to search because you dont remember! Also searchin in active tabs make no sence at all because why do you need to search in tabs that you see? Maybe it will make sence if you will have openned like 500+ tabs at once...
skoy21 last edited by
@airforce25228 I think search in tabs could be useful to people that open a lot of tabs and use the recently closed tabs, and this without the annoying list of the tabs we can already see just above. The list is only useful as you said, to people that have a gazillion open tabs. And probably those people want closed tabs back!
In a sense "search in open tabs" is useless to the people they try to appeal to. They only manage to make a worse experience to the rest...
It's a nice-to-have feature only if other things don't get demoted because of that...
rsa-vby last edited by
Please bring back the easy, immediate and efficient Recently Closed button, we all need it here
airforce25228 last edited by airforce25228
@skoy21 I have most of a time openned about 100 tabs and I never needed to search in tabs because it makes no sence. If I have to search something I can search it by this order:
favicon - tab title - preview - make tab active and look
But I think have it now! Searching is usefull if you have so many tabs that you dont even see favicons or you cant even click on them because of so small size. The question is why would you do that to open so many tabs that you cant even use your browser properly?!
seroko111 last edited by
Wtf is the problem? Why do you remove the only button i click on every 5 minutes???
I mean, it is like if a car company says "we know you love that center mirror, so we gonna replace it with a modern art painting LMAO".
Are you guys high or drunk while programming?
seroko111 last edited by seroko111
You can just make the user chose between that 2 options, or activate/deactivate any of them. But srsly, I'm now thinking about to switch to Firefox 7-8 years later, cause you got rid of the most useful button in your previous versions, a browser differentiator, and one of the main features that many people used everyday.
New button sucks, you know it, we know it, everybody knows it, but it seems that you're pushing your users to switch to a different browser step by step.
cfyzuk last edited by cfyzuk
We should rise this problem again and again. With elimination of old behaviour of Closed Tabs button the only way to get your synced tabs across your devices is to enable side panel and add icon to activity, or type every time activity in address bar. This is not handy at all
I don't using side panel and typing every time to access your tabs isn't good, because you can't add bookmark to activity/ anywhere.
So the change closed tabs from list to search completely removes other feature! Why??
Please bring back at least flag or button itself.
andrew84 last edited by andrew84
bookmark to activity/
You can add it to the bookmarks bar.
*When editing the bookmark you can notice that the real address is
chrome://startpage/activityand you can add this address everywhere you want. As a workaround because things went more complicated with recent Opera releases.
Rogerb last edited by leocg
I prefer the previous downarrow and immediate access to recently closed pages. I can accept the magnifying glass with the popup as less optimal but doable.
What I Cannot accept is only 3 recently closed pages. WTF?
Why F over your customers by removing popular options. Is Opera that secure in their browser leadership position that they can ignore their most loyal users?
ericartman92 last edited by
Isn't it nice that the following words are on the Opera for windows main page:
The most useful and requested features are already built into the Opera browser."
How ironic that the most requested feature is now taken out and the moderator has locked the discussion on that thread.....
seroko111 last edited by
The other thread had some options to fix what devs broke on their own browser.
FYI, Vivaldi works very well, you dont depend on getting 3rd party extensions to get useful and well placed buttons, what a surprise.
superduper last edited by
I have been using Vivaldi alongside with Opera for a while now, and I have been quite satisfied with it. However, I have discovered one flaw with it. Namely, sometimes, when downloading with it, the file completely downloads, but the downloading process does not stop and Vivaldi just keeps creating new processes. If you don't catch this in time and kill the job, eventually it hogs all the resources and computer stops responding. The only way to bring it back up is to reset it. It happened to me once and now I am watching for this.
But overall, I am very happy with Vivaldi.
primoz last edited by
I feel a bit sad letting go of Opera, at least for the time being. I've been using Opera since the early 2000s, back when it had ad banners. Several features that I found useful were dropped over the years, but nothing was as much of a deal-breaker as losing Recently Closed Tabs in its "classic" form and usefulness.
I kind of (try to) understand the reasoning why reopening closed tabs is done through search. When looking for a tab I recently closed, I know the topic and words used on that page, therefore typing a keyword should be faster for finding that tab than going through a list. This workflow should be improving the user experience, but I actually see at least two barriers in this workflow:
- I have to think what words were used on the closed tab, as opposed to just scanning a list and maybe finding the right tab by its favicon. (Minor case, but then there are also tabs that were showing image files directly, with random names like 3a5f3e88c33.jpg.)
- I have to move my hand from the mouse to the keyboard.
I've seen that 71 will be bringing a Show More to show more than three closed tabs, but that is an additional unnecessary click.
Also, I find that having a list open tabs in Search in Tabs is somewhat redundant, as there already is a "list" of open tabs on top of the window.
What might be a workable compromise for the Search in Tabs popup:
- By default list only closed tabs, as many as fit in the popup, not only three.
- Have a Show More at the bottom in case there are even more closed tabs than fit in the popup. Or make the popup scrollable.
- Search still searches through open and closed tabs.
- Add a setting that also shows open tabs in the popup, to accommodate users who like having a list of open tabs.