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  1. MX5 PC Beta Release

    Come on, guys! We know nothing about Maxthon and MX6, absolutely nothing! How many people do work in Maxthon and how many people do work on MX6? This is really important, because sometime it looks like there are only Chen (as developer) and Zhang (as support and promotion). Your expectations from the browser should be relevant to the number of developers. Vivaldi and Brave has several dozens of employees and as I know Vivaldi has 3 special developer who responsible for Chromium updating. Does Maxthon have special developers who will work only with Chromium updates? I don't think so. Chromium update cycle is about 40 days. Small team just can not work on the browser and at the same time try to update Chromium every 40 days.But today for Maxthon this is not so important as for Vivaldi, Brave or Opera. MX has own UI, own extensions, own sync and many other own services. Very often Chromium vulnerabilities aren't relevant to MX. So in this case (before MX6) old Chromium is not so important as own MX vulnerabilities (we already know at least two cases). So updates is important, but it's not so important as we think. If MX updates own code and ignores Chromium updates, this is not so bad as it could be. But... Why not Firefox? Firefox has ESR version - 1 update instead of 7, several months instead of 40 days. Tor, Cliqz (I think) and probably other Firefox-based browsers use ESR versions. Honestly, I hope Brave will be based of Firefox, because we already have too many Chromiums and we don't need another one. Eich chose Chromium, because he had no time to wait for Firefox Quantun. Von Tetzchner chose Chromium, because he just could not realize all there UI changes of Firefox. But Eich and Tetzchner have big enough teams. But what about MX? I think we have too many Chromium-based browsers. Now I try to support Firefox and Firefox-based browsers. I see all potential problems, but... Today Google owns Chromium and it could be a problem. I don't want to live in the world of the only browser and I'm ready to accept some changes. @MaxthonJeff, if you haven't started working on MX6 yet, think about Firefox: less opportunity to change UI, but you still can add popular MX features. Nobody will notice another Chromium, but another Firefox... maybe...
  2. This summer SafeBreach found a vulnerability in Maxthon. They tested MX5 only, but probably it relevant for all old versions. Maxthon team knows about the issue: October 9th MX has shared a timeline for a new version deployment. Maybe this is the main reason of this "pause". P.S. I think we all know what they'll try to do with MX6. This is not so hard if another Chromium is enough for you, but this is really hard if we want to save old MX.
  3. to Maxthon

    I'm not sure, but it looks like comments do not work for more than a year. If an extension does not work, you have no way to warn the developer about this. And I noticed that now third-party developers can not upload extensions / update. I uploaded the update for Twitter this July, but it is still not available. The same story with SaveTube and ViewTube. Even if they close the project, they should do it right: many people will continue to use MX and this people will need extensions, but now Extensions Center is dead.
  4. Did you miss me? Because I'm here and I will grumble... Again! What happened to your Extensions Center? After years of controversy, we finally realized that users really need extensions. But if you browsers does not have extensions what you users need, it does not mean you can just forget about the extensions that already exist. Does not matter what do we think ab out the browser, does not matter what the developers want to do with the browser, there are too many users who love it and will use even if Maxthon close the project. And this people probably would like to use the extensions. Maxthon's Extensions Center does not work: Users can not write reviews. Just check any extension page - last comment was written in February 2018, almost 2 years ago. I'm almost sure this is because of Mining Go and referral links/codes. I think Maxthon tried to stop all this spam and just close all comments. But why did you do this for all gallery, not for Mining Go page only? Sometimes we need a feedback, but you took that opportunity away from us. Where are all updates? There are not so many extensions for Maxthon, but I can not believe that no one developer has made any update for his extension. Just check Recently Updated - the last update is Shopping Assistant - August 1, 2019. The developer of SaveTube and ViewTube made several updates this autumn, updates for Maxthon is already done and uploaded, but still not available for users. When Twitter released new UI, I updates my mxaddon, but it is still not available too. Even if Maxthon fix the issues, the communication on Extensions Center is broken. There is no way to inform the developer about a problem with his extension: even if you write w comment/review, he will never see that. There is no notifications for developers. And if you like an extension, you can not see other extension from the developer. We don't know you plans, but almost every you user can explain what we want to see and what you should do.If you close Extensions Center (as you did for Skins Center), it will be very bad for the browser, the community and every your user. Come on!
  5. Other blockers besides Adblock Plus

    NoAds It was unofficial port for MX, but because of old bug of Chromium it could break the browser. So the developer removed it from Extensions Center. But than someone upload it again and now you can use it. But if you will add "full lists" it may break all pages (white field instead of content).
  6. What's up, guys? As you probably know, my new interests are privacy and security. And today I have a bad new for you... According to Robert Heaton's note, popular extension Stylish steals all your internet history: I have a lot of questions: Is Stylish for Maxthon official? Here're not so many official extensions and ports. I know olny three: LastPass, VKOpt and AdBlock Plus. Other extensions in most cases are unofficial ports from funboys. Is Stylish too? Add-on was uploaded by one of users from China - 寂寞的原子 (Lonely Atom). He made many cool exnetsions for Maxthon. Who is he? Can we talk to him? Is spying update relevant for Maxthon? Last update of mxaddon was in January 2018. Does this mean that users of Stylish for Maxthon take risks too? Because if Lonley Atom used old version of Stylish, it may be still safe. Not a fact, but we have a chance. Are Chrome and Firefox issues relevant for Maxthon? Maxthon is closed browser. That's why many third-party developers don't want to work with Maxthon. Maybe changes happened on Chrome could not be repeated on Maxthon. Now we need someone from MX Team to check it. P. S. I've seen mention of Stylish changes thrice, so it's probably true... I'm not sure that it's relevant for Maxthon too. So don't panic! Maybe it's false alarm... But I think you should know this...
  7. Looking for the Author of RoboForm Lite

    Sum up: RoboForm was developed by SiberSystem RoboForm.mxaddon was upload to Extension Center by Roman Gravit Roman Gravit used email @siber.com, so he probably worked there (and his Facebook profile confirm this) It means that RoboForm for Maxthon is probably official add-on They both responded to messages: RoboForm - via Twitter, Roman - via Facebook. So they know about situation and probably they will connect with Maxthon Team. But maybe I could give them links to someone from Maxthon Team on Facebook or Twitter (Lizzie or Jeff)? P.S. By the way, the website works, but you shoud use siber.com/index instead of siber.com
  8. Looking for the Author of RoboForm Lite

    This website is dead already... But I think I found his profile. Maybe this is other man with the same name, but I'll try to talk with him. I wrote about this on Twitter, RoboForm replied. Can I give them link to someone from MX Team? Or you can try to do the same and write to RoboForm on Twitter or Facebook.
  9. Looking for the Author of RoboForm Lite

    I thought you could get his email from MX Passport. Nope? Not the fact that it was an official port. Usually things like this are made by fanboys from China or Russia/CIS.
  10. Stylish for Maxthon and spying

    Did Lonely Atom delete tracking scripts or just use old safe version? Or this method of tracking just does not work on Maxthon?
  11. What about Extensions Center?

    If it's true, this is because of Mining Go and invitation codes. They could just disable comments for one extension.
  12. Hi. guys! I had to write about this many week ago, but... What's wrong with Extensions Center? Does it work? I tried to write reply, but I can not add new comment. Just white screen and nothing more. I hoped it's temporary, but it still does not work for me. Now I hope MX Team just preparing big update for Extensions Center and they have no reason to fix old bugs. Because we really need new Extensions Center: with notification and developer's pages. Now feedback is broken...
  13. AD Block extension missing

    Maxthon still has build-in AdBlock Plus, but now if you want to activate it, you have to install the extension.
  14. I'll just put it in here... This is the reason why now I'm not worried about Maxthon changes. They changed target audience. Old users don't like it, but it's OK. And maybe this is really right step for company (not for us, but globally this's not so important). Если нужен перевод на русский, найти его можно здесь. P.S. 1. BTW, comments on Extensions Center don't work. I can't reply and can't write rewiew. 2. If YouTube Center works on other browsers, the script may work on Maxthon too. Try to contact with developer or just use ViolentMonkey.
  15. breaks extensions.

    What about original script?
  16. What about http://extension.maxthon.com/server/go.php?guid=GUID links? Maxthon used this as permanent links to add-on pages: if add-on is available on Extensions Center, this page will be opened. This is "Details" in old versions of MX (MX3, MX4 and MX4.9), these links worked in any browsers. But today it does not work. Is this temporary troubles? Because I used thes links as feedback in my extensions and not it does not work for me. Should I remove Rate and Rewiew from my add-ons? As you need examples: Google Keep Pocket AccuWeather
  17. With new design you can open video in the middle of screen. With no black lines. I hoped this is just a script, but this extension is too difficult for me.
  18. But what about youtube.com/new?
  19. GMail reloading and SaveTube issue

    I think I fixed it. I'm not sure, but maybe... I'll make update and maube in will help. I just add excludes to def,json: "exclude": [ "*.gooogle.com", "google.com", "*mail.google.com", "mail.google.com"] UPD: Bad news. I fixed GMail issue only, but not other Google services...
  20. Hi, guys! I made SaveTube for MX, but honestly I don't know how it works. I just took the script and write that it have to be runned when page is loaded. There are list with websites where script have to be runned, but there is not any *.google.com sites. So I have no idea why it happens. But I test original script with ViolentMonkey and had the same result: page realods when I try to open new folder, but not "again and agian" as someone wrote, only once. Sebaro know about issue. He showed me the post with issue description. But he use Linux and can not test MX extension. So we know that this is problem of interaction between the script and browser. But we don't know the reason. In def.json I used these includes: "actions": [{ "type": "script", "entryPoints": ["doc_end"], "include": [ "*.youtube.com", "youtube.com", "*.dailymotion.com", "dailymotion.com", "*.vimeo.com", "vimeo.com", "*.metacafe.com", "metacafe.com", "*.break.com", "break.com", "*.funnyordie.com", "funnyordie.com", "*.veoh.com", "veoh.com", "*.viki.com", "viki.com", "*.imdb.com", "imdb.com",], "js": ["script.js"], }] In original SaveTube script: // @include http://youtube.com* // @include http://www.youtube.com* // @include https://youtube.com* // @include https://www.youtube.com* // @include http://gaming.youtube.com* // @include https://gaming.youtube.com* // @include http://m.youtube.com* // @include https://m.youtube.com* // @include http://dailymotion.com* // @include http://www.dailymotion.com* // @include https://dailymotion.com* // @include https://www.dailymotion.com* // @include http://vimeo.com* // @include http://www.vimeo.com* // @include https://vimeo.com* // @include https://www.vimeo.com* // @include http://metacafe.com* // @include http://www.metacafe.com* // @include https://metacafe.com* // @include https://www.metacafe.com* // @include http://break.com* // @include http://www.break.com* // @include https://break.com* // @include https://www.break.com* // @include http://funnyordie.com* // @include http://www.funnyordie.com* // @include https://funnyordie.com* // @include https://www.funnyordie.com* // @include http://veoh.com* // @include http://www.veoh.com* // @include https://veoh.com* // @include https://www.veoh.com* // @include http://viki.com* // @include http://www.viki.com* // @include https://viki.com* // @include https://www.viki.com* // @include http://imdb.com* // @include http://www.imdb.com* // @include https://imdb.com* // @include https://www.imdb.com* As I undestand, it mead that script or addon works on these websites only. There are not any *.google.com @Chantao was the first who wrote about this, and he did it July, 29. But I last SaveTube.mxaddon update was July, 2. Does it mean that all worked OK a few weeks? Maybe this is really problems of browser update? And I am still not sure that I understood you correctly. I made too many extensions to use all of these and I don't use MX as default anymore. So I am not sure that I understand what problem have other user. Maybe someone can make video with issue? I can send it to Sebaro. And what about Maxthon Team and real developers? Today we really need help. Because I'm not developer, I'm just user. I don't know how it works. I even have no idea how these script and extension can broke other website. Other post with this issue: forum.maxthon.com/index.php?/topic/22400-v-5104000-gmail-login-again-and-again/#comment-118830 forum.maxthon.com/index.php?/topic/22468-5104000-gmail-refreshes-onces-after-every-action/#comment-119038/ UPD: I added some excludes to def.json: "exclude": [ "*.gooogle.com", "google.com", "*.google.*", "google.*", "*mail.google.com", "mail.google.com"] And now GMail issue is solved. But I noticed the same reloading on YouTube and Google Maps. I can not fix it for YouTube (because SaveTube have to works on Youtube) and Google Maps (because Google use different domains for different countries) The simplest solution is just add to excludes all websites where you have this trouble. So where? P.S. I still don't know how it works and I need advice from developers.
  21. Hello ! (Add-on Dev)

    But what about MX5 tollbar icons? There are no SDK update, but today you use icon_32 if I don't write something else.
  22. Hello ! (Add-on Dev)

    BTW: If someone here knows how MX works and what you can do in the browser, this is @MaxthonJeff And now he see your question...
  23. Hello ! (Add-on Dev)

    Finally, someone who understands what he's doing! Bad news: there are not so many people, who understand how this browser works...
  24. Шаг 1. Собираем аддоны быстрого доступа для боковой панели. Шаг 2. Портируем простые расширения, написанные для других браузеров. Шаг 3. Собираем свое первое расширение, запускающее скрипт. Итак, мы уже умеем создавать аддоны быстрого доступа для боковой панели браузера Maxthon. Достижение, надо сказать, спорное. В Firefox подобного функционала можно добиться в пару кликов, но в Maxthon это выглядит лучше. А если попытаться и в Firefox или Chrome сделать это "красиво", то придется заморочиться. И заморочек будет больше, чем с Maxthon. Так или иначе, отныне нам не нужно обшаривать весь интернет ради простенького аддона с быстрым доступом. Если его нет в Maxthon Extentions Center, мы спокойно соберем свой. И будет нам счастье... В этот раз мы попытаемся портировать простенькое расширение, написанное под другой браузер. В нашем случае это будет Google Chrome. Будем надеяться, что всё будет работать как надо... Всё началось этим летом. Я клипал аддоны быстрого доступа пачками. Я не технарь, и первое время всё это казалось мне чем-то значимым. Спустя какое-то время мне захотелось большего, а Maxthon в то время дико глючил (до того HTML5 фикса). Особо напрягал YouTube, и я стал искать способы решения. Но решения нашлись только под Google Chrome. И это был новый челлендж! Итак, у нас есть расширение Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player для Google Chrome. Отрываем его. И что мы видим? Иконки, манифест и скрипт. По-моему, это не намного сложнее того, что мы делали до этого. И есть только один способ это узнать! Мы не будем заморачиваться с созданием новой папки и копированием. Порт так порт! Тупо подредактируем хромовское расширение так, чтобы оно могло работать в Maxthon. Создаем уже известную нам папку icons, переносим туда иконки. Помним, что иконки должны называться icon_48.png, icon_32.png и icon_16.png. Благо, в Хроме иконки тоже должны быть в формате .png, так что просто добавляем "_" в названия. Файл icon128.png можно вообще удалить. Файл manifest.json должен бы стать основой для нашего файла def.json, вот только он вообще не похож на то, что нам нужно. Но формат .json нам подходит. Поэтому тупо переименовываем файл, а его содержимое стираем. Новый файл def.json нам придется написать с нуля: Начинаем все, как обычно, с указания автора, которого я не знаю, и его сайта. [{ "author": "I don't know!" "website": "https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disable-youtube-html5-pla/enmofgaijnbjpblfljopnpdogpldapoc" Поскольку для меня это был первый опыт работы с расширениями (до этого я только однажды подредактировал Google Quick Scroll, особо не вдаваясь в его работу), я допустил пару довольно грубых ошибок, которые пришлось исправлять. "date": "09.07.2014" "type":"extension", "frameworkVersion":"1.0.4", "version":"1.0.4", "guid": "{B8540D16-D967-4D6C-A9C4-3F19FB77DDFC}", "name": "Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player" "icon": "icon", "title": {"en": "Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player", "ru-ru": "Выключатель HTML5 на YouTube"}, "description": {"en": "Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player"} В графе "type" в этот раз указываем значение "script". Меняется и "entryPoints". Это и было моей первой ошибкой. Первая версия "моего" расширения запускалась по клику. Теперь я знаю, как это исправить: "actions": [{ "type": "script", "entryPoints": ["doc_start"], "js": ["script.js"] }] }] Конец. Таким образом, опуская мои объяснения у вас должно было получиться что-то вроде этого: [{ "author": "I don't know!" "website": "https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disable-youtube-html5-pla/enmofgaijnbjpblfljopnpdogpldapoc" "date": "09.07.2014" "type":"extension", "frameworkVersion":"1.0.4", "version":"1.0.4", "guid": "{B8540D16-D967-4D6C-A9C4-3F19FB77DDFC}", "name": "Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player" "icon": "icon", "title": {"en": "Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player", "ru-ru": "Выключатель HTML5 на YouTube"}, "description": {"en": "Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player"} "actions": [{ "type": "script", "entryPoints": ["doc_start"], "js": ["script.js"] }] }] Еще раз: я понятия не имею, как это всё работает. Я узнаю все эмпирическим путем, тупо пробуя! Так что я понятия не имею, к чему это может привести. Так в Maxthon Extentions Center появилось расширение, переключающее YouTube-проигрыватель на flash, независимо от того, какой плеер по умолчанию был выбран. P.S. Мы переехали на новый форум. Старые обсуждения были любезно скопированны для нас администрацией. Вот только сделано это было, судя по всему, несколько месяцев назад. Мои посты уже давно выглядят не так. Да и оформление слетело. Пришлось редактировать. Так что, если что-то не сходится, или спрашивайте тут, или сверьтесь с оригинальным постом. Шаг 1. Собираем аддоны быстрого доступа для боковой панели. Шаг 2. Портируем простые расширения, написанные для других браузеров. Шаг 3. Собираем свое первое расширение, запускающее скрипт. Disable Youtube™ HTML5 Player BETA v.1.0.4.mxaddon
  25. Today I would like to talk about serious issue... So this post is addressed to the Maxthon Team and real true gangsta MLG add-on developers, who really understand how this magic work. In the times of MX3 we had AdHunter. It was a simple, but effective advertising filter. It had two big problems only: it does not have regional lists you could not block ads manually (untill latest versions) So some user (I know nick only and nothing more) make NoAds. It was a port from popular add-on for old Opera. There was regional lists and manual blocking, but... Because of some bug in Chromium code it did not work if you tried to use full lists. So... There were times when NoAds worked not so well and could even "break" browser: if you tried to use full lists you see empty white pages only and only deleting of folder with extension data solved the probmel. MX users don't like to read and so many people asked about this, that developer removed NoAds from Extensions Center. After a few months or years someone upload NoAds in Extensions Center again. I'm not sure that it was real developer, but today NoAds is available again. We saw that MX Team make some changes in MX5 to achieve better compatibility with some popular extensions. And I think that NoAds can really be usefull extension for many users, but I'm not sure that it works OK in MX5. I'm not sure that this is MX problem, maybe only Google can do something with this. But someone should look on this extension. Because there is manual blocking, but it's not exist in ABP. Alternative is always good!