How can I have Google Chrome-like tab behavior in Opera?

In Opera, when I open some links in background tab and then close the current tab, it just goes to the left tab.

Update: Google Chrome tab behavior

Google Chrome tabs work in a way that I don't have to open new window or move tabs while I just browse the web and open a lot of links in background tabs and then in each of those link, open another set of links in background and so on.

After some testing with reddit pages, here's how I think Google Chrome tabs work:

  • Open a bunch of links (from the same page) in background tabs, where are the new tabs? The new tabs are immediately to the right (of the opener tab).
  • Close a tab, then which tab is activated/focused? A sibling tab (of the closed tab) is closed, if it exists. (Tab X is a sibling of tab Y if X and Y have the same parent tab Z. Tab Z is the parent of tab X if X is opened from Z.) If you close tabs successively, sibling tabs to the right are closed (because they the ones being focused after each closing) and then the sibling tabs to the left are closed, and then the focus is on the parent tab, which is usually immediately to the left of the last closed tab. It doesn't work this way if you move tabs around.

Also see tabbed browsing in Google Chrome

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    For those of us who never really used chrome, define "Chrome-like" behaviour :) – Phoshi Nov 12 '09 at 17:44
  • Added my guess on Chrome-like behavior. – RamyenHead Nov 13 '09 at 8:56

When closing a tab

  • I miss the old Opera that was built with Presto instead of Webkit and Chromium. – desbest Oct 26 '20 at 2:01

Today, on Opera 65.0.3467.48, you will use the option below.

Opera 65.0.3467.48 cycle tab settings

Opera 65.0.3467.48 cycle tab settings

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