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Is there any way to make new, blank tabs open at the end of the address bar, but tabs opened from a link next to the active tab? Like Firefox can do?

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about:config has none, doubt, but the setting may be in opera config files somewhere, as with adding GMail as mail service case. – kagali-san Dec 22 '10 at 21:58
Look in the preferences area. Opera is pretty flexible. – Force Flow Dec 22 '10 at 22:39
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Settings / Preferences (or CTRL-F12), and then Advanced / Tabs, and check "Open new tab next to active." However, that also opens new tab next to active... except if you open new tabs by doubleclicking at the end of tab bar.

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double clicking will have to suffice...thanks – Jenny Dec 23 '10 at 0:10

opera:config#UserPrefs|OpenPageNextToCurrent is as close as you get, but as you say, new tabs are then also opened next to current.

I find this setting appalling myself, and Opera's standard behaviour is one of the reasons I stick with it (even though it has been subject to some long outstanding bugs: DSK-309187 and DSK-276359, making minimization behaviour act erroneously).

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The fact that I cannot configure such a simple feature is a reason I won't be sticking with it, it just doesnt suit my workflow. – Jenny Dec 23 '10 at 0:10
It's a question of habit. I much prefer Opera's standard way of handling it, in that it behaves more deterministic in my eyes, thus enabling faster and more intuitive navigation (for me). The simple algorithm that says that newer tabs are further to the right, period, has been hardwired into my brain :-) – Daniel Andersson Dec 23 '10 at 0:14

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