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Is there an available version of Opera for OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks)?

  • I downloaded Opera but then found that it required OS 10.10 or higher. (ATT: Opera -- why aren't OS requirements made clear before the download?)

    Is there a way to download a prior version of Opera that is compatible?

    (Hopefully one that includes the VPN.)


  • @mk77 You can download old version from here

    I don't remember what version is the last with support for OS X 10.9.

  • @leocg Thanks but how would I determine that (i.e., which file is a 10.9.5-supported version of Opera) before selecting one to download?

    Doesn't Opera have this information somewhere at its website -- i.e., information about which OS versions are required for particular Opera releases?

    I'd also want to know whether that version has the built-in VPN.

  • @mk77 According to this changelog, Opera 50 should be the last with support for OS X 10.9.

    It should have the VPN but since it's the old one, it most probably will not work.

  • > It should have the VPN but since it's the old one, it most probably will not work.

    @leocg Thanks. So sounds like there were problems with the VPN in that earlier Opera version and that I'd have to upgrade the OS in order to get a functioning VPN.

  • @mk77 There were no problems, VPN just went to Surfeasy servers, who used to provide the service, to Opera's own servers due to Surfeasy has been sold.

  • @leocg Why then would the VPN "most probably… not work" under a version of Opera compatible with OS 10.9.5??

  • @mk77 Because it most probably will try to access the old servers.

  • @leocg Got it, thanks. I take it there's no workaround (plugin, etc. or equivalent) that can fix this so that the VPN will be functional in 10.9.5?

  • @mk77 Nope, there isn't.

  • @leocg
    The last version supported by 10.9.5 was 49.0. I have the same problem....I don't want to upgrade to MacOS10.10, but Opera automatically updates to version 51.0, which only works with MacOS10.10.

  • @1940-pitmon
    Opera updated ITSELF to version 51.0 and then stopped functioning, because 51.0 requires MacOS10.10, which I haven’t upgraded to….and do not want to upgrade to. If I did upgrade to OS10.10 my older Adobe Creative Suite would not work, and I so no particular need for OS10.10. I’ve reinstalled Opera revision 49.0, but when I open that, it also upgrades ITSELF to 51.0. Opera is far-and-away my favorite browser and I’d hate to lose it. What can I do to stay with Opera version 49.0????

  • Stop it from updating by using the Mac Terminal app, and input this code:
    defaults write com.operasoftware.Opera OPDisableAutoUpdate true

  • @concretable
    I did as you directed.....IT WORKED!!!!! I'm very very grateful. Thank you so much.

  • @1940-pitmon There is problem with our autoupdate server which started to serve new version to unsupported systems on macOS. We are already working on fixing this.
    Sorry for this inconvenience.
    Thanks @concretable for your help.

  • @1940-pitmon
    I'm in the same boat. I like and prefer my OS 10.9.
    (I had once tried 10.10 and don't like it.) But now
    OPERA left me standing nude. It had my bookmarks,
    my setting, etc., and yet the stupid program (the one
    that would install itself the next time I open OPERA)
    could not figure out that it is incompatible with my
    resident OS 10.9. It lets you install the latest Opera
    version - only to be told "No Good"! Good riddance
    OPERA, unless you're smart enough to recognize
    and adapt to your resident operating system.

  • It should be fixed, but you'll have to delete the updated version and install the old one.

  • Will I lose my Favorates / Bookmarks if I delete the updated version ?
    or will I recover them when I will install the old one.

    Other thing : will VPN work with other version of Opera now?

  • @just-a-user Only if you choose to do it during the uninstall process or if you manually delete the profile directory.