Is tab-stacking ever comming back?

  • Hi,

    I bet this had already been discussed many times but all I was able to find was very outdated info. My question is simple: is tab-stacking ever coming back? And if it is, when can I expect it to be reintroduced?
    I'm aware that most things I've been using for the past decade are gone for good (definable search phrases, irc, mail, purging junk files without removing everything else etc) but only tab-stacking is an absolute must for me.

    I had tried Opera 16 (a disaster) and also installed Opera 19. It still lacks tab stacking so the browser is still simply useless for me. What I saw after launching it was a row of tiny squares on the top of my screen, a limited screen because of an always visible bookmarks tab. I was unable to disable it in any other way than permanently by using the browser's settings page...

    But again I'm starting to complain about this new fancy browser that by some strange accident is also called Opera 🙂
    Is there a hope for me or will I have to finally find some time to migrate somewhere else from Opera 12? It's been eating up to 12GB of RAM on youtube since the latest update of Flash...

  • Originally posted by Makavcio:

    ... Is there a hope for me or will I have to finally find some time to migrate somewhere else from Opera 12? It's been eating up to 12GB of RAM on youtube since the latest update of Flash...

    I can't resist asking... what exactly were you doing that got Opera 12 up to 12 Gb RAM? That is, did you have a pile of tabs open, all playing videos?

    The last I heard, no tab stacking currently exists, and I've heard nothing yes or no about whether it might ever be included. Even at those rare times when actually indicating a feature will be included, Opera does not ordinarily comment on just when that feature will appear, unless it's just about to be included in a pending version.

  • @up
    I have 40-50 tabs open all the time and that's why I need tab stacking so much. It requires 2-2,5GB of RAM and I'm absolutely ok with it. The same set of tabs requires only 1,5GB in Firefox but it's really not a problem with modern computers. RAM is cheap.

    The problem with the old Opera is that it gets incompatible with everything around, flash being the top issue. Every now and then something gets crazy and something like that happened to youtube and embedded videos after the latest flash update. At least on my machine. When I try to watch any youtube videos, Opera's use of RAM spikes to over 14GB. I use the "click to activate the thingy" function (don't remember how it was called in english and don't want to come up with an even sillier translation) function so it doesn't bother me in normal activity, all the same, youtube has just joined the ever-growing list of sites incompatible with Opera 12.

    I'm extremely unwilling to switch browsers but it seems that opera's devs, teamed up with the universe, are hell-bent on forcing me to do it.

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