"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
This is probably the most important rule in ergonomics.
And not only there is a "fix", but it causes a loss of usability: you can't search for more than a few recently closed per window, and it brings nothing new in return (same number of clicks to get to it, and general history was already accessible).
This may be the stupidest evolution I've seen in software interface evolution since Windows 8 start button removal.
It's probably time to switch to Vivaldi, then.