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drop-down express panel when click on adress bar

  • Hello! My previous browser was Yandex Browser. And there is one very cool feature. Because this feature YB was my favorite for years. But now I switch to Opera (which I like more in general), but I really miss that feature. That feature is: when you click on adress bar: drop-down express pannel appears as a tab. When you start typing search request, it just mutate in search drop-down tab, as it is now.

    Drop-down express panel is very handy! You don't have to open new tab to reach you pinned favorite websites. It appears on same tab you work at the top. So you still have all your content on current opened tab avalible. If you change your mind (close that express bar), you will still stay on your current tab? and just continue to work. You don't need to switch back to that tab as it is now. Less mouse clicks, less distraction, more productivity! Just more intuitive.

    P.S. Existing express pannel wil stay at its place (my suggestion not for replacing existing pannel, but to add new way of interracting).

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  • @alxgvr Opera had it until not very long ago and now it has BABE, what I think is better because it gives the user more options.

  • @leocg said in drop-down express panel when click on adress bar:

    @alxgvr Opera had it until not very long ago and now it has BABE, what I think is better because it givers the user more options.

    Why did they remove it? What is BABE?

  • @leocg said in drop-down express panel when click on adress bar:

    @alxgvr Opera had it until not very long ago and now it has BABE, what I think is better because it givers the user more options.

    Ок, I googled, and found out how to enable it (opera://flags/#better-address-bar)
    Much better!

    But

    I want to have cards from express bar in BABE, not suggested (recently visited). That is the point. I will always know which cards are there, and position of each individual card (so I can reach them with closed eyes, because I set them manually). This will boost productivity. So, I wish dev`s to give option to customize BABE with express-panel cards instead of suggestions.

  • @alxgvr No idea why they removed it. I guess they did it because of BABE but can't say for sure.

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