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Opera and Java on OS X

November 23rd, 2012 by ‐ No Comments

opera_javaMany say it doesn’t work. But it does. All you need is a 64-bit version of Opera, because Java comes as 64-bit only on the Mac. The 64-bit Java plug-in will just silently fail in a 32-bit version of Opera. But Opera does offer a 64-bit version for Mac. Why Opera don’t distribute the 64-bit version by default, or query the client platform to find out which version to offer? I guess, we just don’t know. Here’s how to install the 64-bit version.

UPDATE: Since the release of 12.14, Opera have changed their Website structure, so the old method no longer works. The links are gone. Instead, do the following:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom to find the directory for the latest version.
  3. Click it to enter the directory.
  4. Find the download labeled “x86_64”.
  5. Download and install it. Done.