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Continued Support For OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion

  • Re: Opera Mountain Lion Support

    I'm running two Mac systems that have to remain on Mountain Lion and have recently moved from Firefox to Opera for my main browser and have come to really like it. It seems that users below OSX 10.9 Mavericks cannot update beyond Opera 37 and that's a bit disappointing as it has been difficult to find a great browser (not a fan of Chrome). Is there a way that I can contact Opera directly to ask if we could possibly get a compatible version or how difficult would it be and is it possible for me to edit the current version of Opera and make it compatible with my OS? I don't mind doing some coding dirty work if it is possible in order to achieve this but I would need to be pointed in the right direction. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    *Also I've already tried to edit the .plist and change the minimum version string, that trick will allow you to click the app but it crashes every time on any version higher than 37.

  • Well, you can update your OS or you can keep using Opera 37, those are the options.

  • There is a MacOS "registry" tweak that would allow you to upgrade Opera - and even almost any other software -.

    The link It's in one of my Mac's posts, you can search it and take a look. if you are interested

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  • As had to search for a Mac Memory cleaner I've posted too, I've found the trick too.

    Here is it.

    @zalex108 said in What are the most current version for Lion?:

    Welcome to Opera's forums @Scrutinizer1!

    If I'm not wrong, Opera 26 is the latest one for your MacOS version, also for WindowsXP and Vista.

    At the other hand... :ninja:
    I read somewhere that is possible to disguise system versions to skip limitations, (actual Opera
    version is 45) I Google it and found a website where they are explaining how to do that trick. (If you are interested)

    You must read the comments before.
    Edit OSX Version | Install soft | Restore OSX Version
    Change Mac OSX System Version

  • @zalex108 thanks for the tip! I read the post and comments and it seems that it is a bit risky of a tweak that might cause some serious problems so I would rather not go down that road, but it is interesting I could try doing it first with a virtual machine and see if it remains stable.

  • @eight4five said in Continued Support For OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion:

    I could try doing it first with a virtual machine and see if it remains stable.

    Yes, make the test or make a full back up before.