@avl could it be still enabled in flags? I would so love to continue using instant search!
That's my main feature that makes Opera superior to all other browsers.
Having to open a new tab/sidepanel/window to search something is such a downgrade.
Exactly for that: NOT having to click more and switch between tabs and such made the instant search so excellent and a must have feature imho.
Now i have to resort to open a new tab every time i want to look something up. That's so backwards. It was great when i could do that without leaving my active tab.
I'm not gonna update anymore so i can continue using instant search.
EDIT: if anybody should make a floating search bar extension, or knows about one: please tag me. I'd love to have that.