Otter Browser is a Chromium-based browser that strives to recreate the best aspects of Opera 12 and revive its spirit. It focuses on providing the influential features power users want while keeping the browser fast and lightweight. Otter Browser may be worth checking out if you’re looking for an alternative to mainstream browsers.
The following tutorial will teach you how to install Otter Browser on Manjaro 21 Linux using the command line terminal.
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Before you begin, ensure your system is up-to-date to avoid any conflicts during the installation, and for good practice, use the terminal command as follows.
sudo pacman -Syu
Install Otter Browser
Otter Browser is featured in Arch Linux’s default package repository, making it straightforward to install and maintain using the default Pacman package manager.
sudo pacman -Sy otter-browser --noconfirm
Remove –noconfirm to manually go through the installation questions instead of selecting the default answers.
How to Launch Otter Browser
Desktop users will not open a terminal to launch the browser each time, so use the following path to launch the application icon.
Taskbar > Internet > Otter Browser
Once done, you will see the final landing page, and you are good to go browsing.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Otter Browser on your desktop.
How to Update/Upgrade Otter Browser
The best way to upgrade the software is to use the following terminal command.
sudo pacman -Syu
How to Remove (Uninstall) Otter Browser
Execute the following terminal command for users wanting to remove the browser that matches the installation choice you originally installed.
sudo pacman -R otter-browser
Comments and Conclusion
Otter Browser is a work in progress, and it will be interesting to see how its development progresses. It currently lacks some standard features in other browsers. Still, the developers seem passionate about bringing Opera 12’s features and spirit back if you’re looking for an alternative to mainstream browsers or want to try something different.