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Click twice to close tabs - sometimes

  • Recently Opera has started to require two clicks (or two presses of cmd-w) to close a tab. It does not happen all the time and I have yet to find a pattern, but it seems that a restart of opera fixes it for some time.
    The clicks does not have to be immediately after one another I can for instance click close on a tab and goto another tab and the return and be able to click once more and then the first tab closes.

    Anyone else with that problem?

    Opera version: 73.0.3856.344

  • @kjeldahl I use Cmd-W to close tabs on my Mac &, yes, I'm having this experience too. I have to do Cmd-W twice, now, which is why I happened on your entry. Hopefully it's a temporary glitch & resolves in the next update.

  • I've found that this behaviour coincides with Opera misbehaving when dragging tabs to another window (bug report DNAWIZ-114163)

    Next time you face this "2 clicks to close the tab" issue, please also try dragging a tab to another window and see what happens: in my case I get a thumbnail that won't go away after docking the tab. The only way out is to force quit Opera (or you can move the tab thumbnail to another desktop out of the way as a temporary workaround).

  • @damienuk I can reproduce that. Both the double click and the sticky thumbnail. It is however so sticky I cannot drag it anywhere.

  • @kjeldahl yeah it won't drag, but if you ctrl+up to show all desktops it should be possible to drag it to another desktop that way. You cannot drag it to a different monitor though (in normal "view"), or around the same screen/desktop as you mentioned.

    Like you, I didn't find how to actually reproduce the conditions to trigger the bug - just that it happens to me quite often, using Opera as my main browser with an average of around 10 tabs open at once, across 2 monitors (lots of tabs opened and closed throughout the day, and dragging tabs between those monitors / Opera windows quite often).

    I even replaced my ancient Macbook Air with a new MBP - in part to see if it was related to underpowered hardware, or some kind of glitch with old hardware that nobody tests against anymore. Sadly the behaviour remains.

  • I am having this exact same issue. I thought it might be my old Macbook Air, but I am so releived to see that it is happening for other users as well. This does coincide with the freezing tab preview behavior, and also I've noticed that the main close window button doesn't work either- you have to double click to close all the tabs first before you can close the Opera window.

  • Well this doesn't fix it forever but you can restart opera to fix the double click cmd w thing and the frozen tab problem. I think it's a little bug in Opera's system that they didn't find yet so yeah just restart Opera whenever you need to.

  • Hi, I've also been having this issue on and off for the last few months. Thought it got fixed something like a month ago but now it got to the point where I have to force quit / restart Opera every 2 hours or so becomes closing tabs becomes ridiculously exhausting 😢

    Can't reproduce it consistently, only thing I've noticed is that opening a webapp like Google Hangouts (so memory-heavy I presume) almost always starts the problem, but it's been happening without me opening a Hangouts tab too. Sticky thumbnail also happening systematically when the double-click to close bug happens.

    Pleeeease Opera team look into this soon 🙏

    Version:78.0.4093.184 (x86_64)

  • @the-operation said in Click twice to close tabs - sometimes:

    Well this doesn't fix it forever but you can restart opera to fix the double click cmd w thing and the frozen tab problem. I think it's a little bug in Opera's system that they didn't find yet so yeah just restart Opera whenever you need to.

    In my experience 99% of the time it requires a force quit - "just restart Opera" hangs during quit, and actually it can block OS shutdown too if you don't force quit it (when this issue arises).

    Would be nice for someone from Opera to let us know what additional info we could provide to help isolate this bug.