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Websites sometimes open in a new tab, sometimes in the same one

  • While surfing via Opera GX I confronted a weird "new tab opening" mechanic/bug – it randomly switches from "I, the Great Opera, will open this link in a new tab" to "huh, 2 is kinda too much tabs to have, user_name, so I will open your beloved whatever.com right in this same tab".
    It is very uncomfortable, as I used to simply close unnecessary tabs. Couldn't find any solution in Settings.

    A.
    Searched for some random ws:
    Before_clicking.png
    Clicked the link:
    After_clicking.png

    B.
    Found other random ws, same click, but now I have a new tab!
    Huh, new tab.png

    Currently:
    Opera GX 64b, latest ver;
    Windows 10.

  • @mastadonta In Google settings you can define if pages will be opened in a new tab or not when you click on a link in the search results.

    Opera doesn't have a setting to override the sites decision about if links will be opened in the same tab or not. However, you can use, for example, middle click to open a link in a new tab.