In the web/PC version there is an ability to close an individual chat with an X on the top right as you would expect. However, in the Opera version, it seems I must always have a chat window open. I can't find any way to close just the chat while leaving the contact list open. In the top right of the chat, there is only an options button. Am I missing something here?
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Close WhatsApp Chat, how?Opera for computers
RE: Where's recently closed pages now?Future releases
I highly doubt they made the change 'to borrow code from chromium'. They did it because now that there's a tab menu, it makes sense from a UI perspective to have recently closed tabs there, but having the tab menu show a list of all closed tabs wouldn't really work well because it would result in a huge list that would push the 'open tabs' part of the tab menu really far down...
I really can't understand this design logic. They added a tab menu, which for me was completely unnecessary. This adds 0 additional functionality. I already have a tab bar which is far more convenient (for me) to navigate tabs (34 open now) then a long scroll down menu. I can easily visually identify the tab I want to move to and do so in a single click without any additional steps of opening a menu, scrolling to the page I want, and clicking again.
Then they moved a very functional component (recently closed tabs) to the unnecessary menu that I don't need and would rather not even have on my browser. In addition, as a result of this UI change, if I understand correctly from what has been posted here, they were forced to limit the functionality of the useful component. Nice trade off. Seems like a win/win. Insert sarcasm here.