Enabling web sockets on Opera Mobile

A little project I’m working on requires the use or websockets in Opera Mobile, I’d read they were supported but when I tried it just threw an exception, then I discovered you have to enable them in the config:

  1. Browse to opera:config in opera mobile
  2. Open the User Prefs section
  3. Check the enable websockets box
  4. Scroll right to the bottom of the page and select save
  5. Enjoy much websockety goodness