Re-enable Disabled WebSockets in Opera 11

by Venkat eswarlu on December 10, 2010

in Opera,tips and tricks

If you don’t know WebSockets are disabled by Opera and Firefox for their Opera 11 and Firefox 4  major releases as vulnerabilities found in WebSockets Protocol. Recently Opera 11 got WebSockets support and expected to release final version with WebSockets, Firefox 4 final version also to release with WebSockets support .

“WebSockets sets up one TCP connection and confirms that server can speak WebSocket by doing special handshake, after which the server and client can send text messages over the connection at will, resulting in faster communication” says Opera.

Here is how to re-enable WebSockets  in Opera 11  if you really want.

1.Open Opera browser, type or paste  opera:config#Enable%20WebSockets  in the address bar and press enter.

2.Select or tick mark against “Enable WebSockets” under User Prefs .

enable websockets in Opera thumb Re enable Disabled WebSockets  in Opera 11

3. Click Save button and restart Opera browser.


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