@burnout426 I just wanted to take a moment to send a big THANK YOU!
This was what I needed to finally get my custom homepage to come up again.
(My preference is to see opera://news when I open a new tab - it helps me stay on top of the latest news stories throughout the day and the default opera tab page pushes all the news stories to the bottom of the page where I don't see it unless I go out of my way).
Opera devs if you read the forums please take note - many users want to be able to set a custom tab page not use whatever YOU think we should see.
See my other post here: https://forums.opera.com/topic/30325/custom-new-tab-homepage.
I almost gave up on Opera and switched to another browser - that's how much this bugged me.