@leocg Well, it is indeed my interpretation and the interpretation of many others' too
A tab is not only a control element of a GUI, but it's also a container for – in case of a web browser – the page and its properties, like: it's back and forward history, per tab zoom, etc.
That's why I added this suggestion.
Thank you for restoring the old behaviour! We can now open a new tab and choose a page from the Speed Dial.
This reminds me a blog post of one of Opera employees on the My Opera portal, back in the days, about the alternative revenue streams for reimplementing functions removed from the browser.