@l33t4opera said in Open recently closed tabs:
I'd previously used this solution a few months ago to get rid of the useless new replacement, but I've just upgraded laptops and am now finding that #search-in-open-tabs flag doesn't seem to exist, the closest thing that shows up is #search-in-closed-tabs. The first time I found this solution in the forums I remember people saying that disabling the flag would only be a temporary solution - should I take this to mean it's now impossible for me to get that recently closed tabs shortcut back?
I've seen numerous people repeat this complaint and hadn't bothered repeating it myself, but I can't fathom a single good reason to remove a long-term feature that makes Opera so much better & more convenient to use than other browsers. Even if you want to make a new feature available, it could at least be available an an option in browser settings or something! Making it completely impossible to retain a favourite usability feature feels like a big middle finger to loyal, long-term users.
I responded to this post because it was the most recent one regarding this but I'm not directing the complaint at you. It just grinds my gears like nothing else when something extremely useful is removed when it could just as easily be left as-is. Make the new tab menu an option, don't force it on people who will literally never use it. URGH. P***es me right off!