Opera 70 Released With Easier Access to Closed Tabs, Simpler Searches

The new Opera 70 released with tab searching improvements, optimized panel displays, and more workspace customizations.

Opera 70 introduces some new features in the browser, the most prominent one is probably the improved tab search functionality. The Opera browser supported tab searching before but the feature ran searches across page titles and URLs only when you invoked the feature.

Now, with Opera 70, page content is also included in the search provided that the site is loaded in the tab.

The More Important Changes in Opera 70

The ‘Search in Tabs‘ also features tab content search. That means as you type keywords. Opera 70 can find that not only in the tab title, or URL. Of course, it can search in Tab contents as well. This is a massive productivity boost for heavy users.

The history and bookmark panels in Opera’s browser sidebar now have a wider search field. This making it easier to find history items and specific bookmarks.

Opera 70
Opera 70

In response to user suggestions, the Search in Tabs feature has been updated to include a recently-closed tabs section at the top for quicker access.

Beyond searching through URLs and tab titles, in the new released version, matching text from tab content is also included when using the Search in Tabs feature. To access the Search in Tabs feature, simply use the “Ctrl+Space” keyboard shortcut.

Last but not least, the team behind Opera browser have added some fun, cute, and useful icons to Workspaces. This give you even more customization options as well as easier visual reference.

More detailed improvements can be found in this change log.


Opera 70 desktop web browser is cross-platform and it is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. For Linux, pre-compiled deb and rpm packages are present in the below links.

For Fedora and other rpm-based distributions:

For Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Linux Mint 20, and other Ubuntu-based derivatives you can download the deb files from below and install via software.

Opera 70 also available as snap package which you can grab here.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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