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.

opera m1 macs
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]

Top Rated Comments

martyjmclean Avatar
15 months ago

Opera has won prestigious design awards in China.
Considering it's a Chinese browser...
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
15 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: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
qoop Avatar
15 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
15 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
15 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
15 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)

Related Stories

microsoft office icons

Microsoft Releases Office for Mac Update With Full Apple Silicon Support in Excel

Tuesday January 18, 2022 4:15 am PST by
Microsoft has released a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite that includes an updated Excel app with 100% native support for Apple silicon machines. According to the release notes accompanying version 16.57, Excel will now run natively on Macs powered by Apple's M1-series processors without having to use the Rosetta 2 translation layer, which means anyone using a Mac with an ...
OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive Gains Native Support for Apple Silicon Macs

Monday February 28, 2022 5:21 pm PST by
Microsoft has been testing a pre-release Apple silicon version of OneDrive since last year, and now the native version of the app is available for all OneDrive users. "We're excited to announce that OneDrive sync for macOS will now run natively on Apple silicon. This means that OneDrive will take full advantage of the performance improvements of Apple silicon," Microsoft said in an...
maxresdefault

Video: Browsing the Web on Apple Watch With µBrowser

Friday December 10, 2021 11:47 am PST by
If you've ever wanted to have a web browser on your wrist, there's now an app for that. µBrowser is an app designed to let you enter a web address or execute a search with DuckDuckGo so you can view websites on Apple Watch. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Available for $0.99 from the App Store, µBrowser offers a lightweight browsing experience that's useful if you ...
webkit vs chromium feature

Should Apple Continue to Ban Rival Browser Engines on iOS?

Friday February 25, 2022 7:39 am PST by
Apple requires all apps that browse the web in iOS and iPadOS to use its own browser engine, WebKit, but amid accusations of anti-competitive conduct, should it continue to effectively ban rival browser engines? Big tech has been gripped by accusations of anti-competitive conduct in recent times, with Chief Executive of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Andrea Coscelli...
myst game mac

New Version of Classic Mac Game 'Myst' Available With M1 Mac Optimization

Thursday August 26, 2021 11:11 am PDT by
Classic puzzle game Myst has been revived on the Mac and an optimized version of the title is now available for M1 Macs. Cyan has undertaken a rework of the game that takes advantage of Metal 2.1 and AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution for a 50 percent performance boost on M1 Macs that does not impact game quality. Myst for M1 Macs features improved modeling, textures, and dynamic lighting...
duckduckgobrowser

DuckDuckGo Working on Privacy-Focused Desktop Browser for Mac

Tuesday December 21, 2021 12:17 pm PST by
Popular privacy-first web browser DuckDuckGo is developing a dedicated desktop browser that will be available on the Mac, the company announced today in a year-end wrap-up article. DuckDuckGo already offers a browser option that's available on mobile devices, and when it launches, the desktop browser will offer a similar experience. The DuckDuckGo desktop browser will have "robust privacy ...
aws ec2 m1 mac mini

Amazon's EC2 Service to Offer M1 Mac Mini Instances for Faster Build Times

Thursday December 2, 2021 9:43 am PST by
Amazon today announced that its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service is now offering a "preview" of M1 Mac mini instances in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions of U.S. East and U.S. West, with other regions to be available when the instances are fully released. An "instance" is a virtual server available for rent through Amazon's EC2 service for running apps on AWS infrastructure....
safari icon blue banner

Apple Prepares Fix for Safari Bug Allowing Websites to Decipher Your Recent Browsing Activity

Tuesday January 18, 2022 6:28 pm PST by
Over the weekend, we reported on a bug in WebKit's implementation of a JavaScript API called IndexedDB that can reveal your recent browsing history and even your identity, according to browser fingerprinting service FingerprintJS. Apple has since prepared a fix for the bug, according to a WebKit commit on GitHub, but the fix will not be available to users until Apple releases macOS Monterey, ...

Popular Stories

apple ar headset concept 1

Apple's Headset Said to Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars, Jony Ive Has Remained Involved With Design

Friday May 20, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset. Now, in a follow-up report, he has shared several additional details about the wearable device. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For starters, one of the headset's marquee features is said to be lifelike...
anker 563 dock ports

Anker's Latest USB-C Docking Station Brings Triple-Display Support to M1 Macs

Wednesday May 18, 2022 7:06 am PDT by
While Apple's early M1-based Macs can only officially support a single external display, there are ways around the limitation. Anker is launching a new 10-in-1 USB-C docking station today which delivers just that. The Anker 563 USB-C dock includes two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort port, and it leverages DisplayLink to carry multiple video signals over a single connection. Given that this hub...
apple data auction iphone privacy ad

Apple Highlights iPhone's Latest Privacy Features in New 'Data Auction' Ad

Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
Apple today shared a new ad highlighting iPhone privacy features like App Tracking Transparency and Mail Privacy Protection that are designed to give users more transparency and control when it comes to their personal data being collected. The ad revolves around a young woman named Ellie who discovers that her personal data is being sold at an auction house, with bids being placed on her...
Prosser Series 8 3

Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature New Design With Flat Display

Wednesday May 18, 2022 6:21 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 8 could feature an all-new design with a flat display, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." In his latest video on the YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Jon Prosser highlighted information from ShrimpApplePro that suggests the Apple Watch Series 8 could feature a flat display in what seems to be a design originally rumored for the Apple Watch Series 7. ...
sony headphones 1

Sony's New WH-1000XM5 Headphones vs. Apple's AirPods Max

Friday May 20, 2022 12:18 pm PDT by
Sony this week came out with an updated version of its popular over-ear noise canceling headphones, so we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are better and whether it's worth buying the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony over Apple's $549 AirPods Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First of all, the AirPods Max win out when it comes ...
iPhone 14 Purple Lineup Feature

Will the iPhone 14 Be a Disappointment?

Saturday May 21, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
With around four months to go before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup, the overwhelming majority of rumors related to the new devices so far have focused on the iPhone 14 Pro, rather than the standard iPhone 14 – leading to questions about how different the iPhone 14 will actually be from its predecessor, the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected...
apple ar headset concept 2

Apple's AR/VR Headset Nearing Completion as Board Gets Demo

Thursday May 19, 2022 9:52 am PDT by
Apple last week demonstrated its upcoming AR/VR headset to Apple board members, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not too distant future, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also ramped up development of the software that runs on the headset, with that software expected to be called "RealityOS," or rOS for short. Render via designer Ian ...