Opera Browser Gains Native M1 Mac Support

The minimalist Opera browser designed for the Mac was today updated with native Apple silicon support for M1 Macs, introducing notable speed improvements.

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With this release, the Opera browser runs two times faster on ‌M1‌ Macs compared to the previous generation of the browser for smoother and quicker browsing performance.

Along with ‌M1‌ Mac support, today's update lets users set keyboard shortcuts to access Opera's Flow feature, which connects the browser on the Mac with Opera on iOS or Android. Flow is end-to-end encrypted and can be used to send notes, images, links, files, and more.

There's also now an option to create shortcuts to Opera's built-in Crypto Wallet and the Player feature for accessing Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music. Custom shortcuts can be accessed by clicking on the three-dot icon at the bottom of the sidebar and choosing the Configure shortcuts option.

The latest version of the Opera browser can be downloaded from the Opera website. [Direct Link]

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ruka.snow Avatar
42 months ago
People will happily download a US browser that is known to be riddled with spyware... but wont download a European browser because their parent company is Chinese on the assumption that they are spying on you...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
martyjmclean Avatar
42 months ago

Opera has won prestigious design awards in China.
Considering it's a Chinese browser...
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
qoop Avatar
42 months ago

People will happily download a US browser that is known to be riddled with spyware... but wont download a European browser because their parent company is Chinese on the assumption that they are spying on you...
I wouldn't download a Volvo either.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
42 months ago

I just don’t get why any regular Mac owner would shop for a different browser. If you’re a dev I understand you need to check compatibility, otherwise, really, it’s that important to you?
Some websites/web apps don't play nice with Safari & require a Chrome based browser.

Safari isn't enough for many of us, so it pays to have something like Chrome/Edge/Brave installed unless you enjoy not being able to do your work properly.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
42 months ago

Opera has won prestigious design awards in China.
It's a no for me then. privacy goes out the window.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
organic bond Avatar
42 months ago

I just don’t get why any regular Mac owner would shop for a different browser. If you’re a dev I understand you need to check compatibility, otherwise, really, it’s that important to you?
Safari won't open a number of websites. I'm forced to use another browser because after so many years Apple is still not able to provide us with a decent browser.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)