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About rick.lane

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  1. Maxthon Dock in MX5? And page search!

    It is better than the old one. How did you install MX5? You shouldn't have had to reinstall MX4 unless you mistakenly installed MX5 over MX4 in the same folder. MX5 should be installed in it's own new folder, and then it creates it's own data file in the app data>roaming folder. All of your settings and skynotes should all be accessible with a sync after installation. You can still continue to use MX4 but it is not being updated any more and all emphasis is being directed toward MX5. Now that you have MX4 reinstalled and all of your data and skynotes and whatever else back, try installing MX5 in a new folder named Maxthon 5, run a sync after you finish installing it and let MX5 create it's own new app data>roaming folder named Maxthon5 (the data file used by MX4 is named Maxthon3). If you find that some of your items are still not coming over, then make sure that you are syncing everything in MX4.
  2. Changing to MX5

    Concerning the "side-by-side" question, be sure to install Maxthon5 in a separate new folder (Maxthon5 is a good name). Since the executable file is still named Maxthon.exe, you will only be able to run one at a time; either MX4 or MX5 but not at the same time. But MX4 will remain fully operational as long as you don't do anything that will change that. MX4 uses a folder in the AppData\Roaming location named Maxthon3 and MX5 uses one named Maxthon5, which will be created when you install MX5. Don't do anything to the Maxthon3 folder and you should be just fine after reading the info at the location that 7twenty posted a link to. I have both installed as I recounted but haven't gone back and used MX4 in quite some time as MX5 does all that I require very nicely.
  3. Can not reproduce at all. Win10 home, Maxthon Open then minimize File Explorer window, open then minimize Maxthon 5 (Maxthon when open is maximized). No problem re-maximizing Maxthon with File Explorer minimized to task bar, either clicking on icon or clicking on small window that opens when I hover over Maxthon taskbar icon. Also tried with Maxthon not maximized when open, minimized to task bar, reopened when task bar icon clicked. Just can't seem to reproduce unless I am misunderstanding your procedure. I have 3 monitors but even tried it with both opening on the same monitor. Sorry, I'm not much help though I have never experienced this in any version of Maxthon.
  4. Just a comment about the forum status business. I have been here since 2004, was invited to become what was called a "core member" when MX2 was first released and have been "demoted" every time the forum software has been upgraded or changed. I believe I am still shown as an "apprentice mage", whatever that is supposed to mean. I guess I should have the status of at least a "senior mage" but it really makes no difference to me as I'm not near as active as I once was and I can still be a part of the "Early Access Area" that enables me to see newer betas for testing before they are released to the general public and to add my observations. I don't pay much attention to the "status level" any more as most of the people I was working with in the past have moved on with the only constant being Jeff himself. Some others have now been here for awhile and have taken on the roles of moderators and are doing a pretty good job though one can see some loyalty waning in some of the members. I guess, as I have found in my own life, most things run their course and one has to move on.
  5. Missing External Tools toolbar icon

    Just for grins, here is a shot of my desktop/QA using Wilsers "tabs below address bar" skin and with some other color modifications with Mx QA background is an old custom wallpaper image from earlier Maxthon versions. External tools icon is displayed and the 3 dots are there as I now have an extension "hidden". All is good. Hope you all like the screen shot. And thank you to all that tried to help me out.
  6. Missing External Tools toolbar icon

    All is well now.The reason that I had no three dots was that I had no extensions "hidden"; they were either enabled and shown, or disabled. So with none "hidden", there is no 3 dots and dropdown. And the External Tools icon now shows all of the time but it does show up late when the browser is restarted, most likely because I have added several apps to it and they need to load. And all is well with the new beta with and without Wilser's skin mod. Thanks for the help fellows.
  7. Missing External Tools toolbar icon

    Not sure what you are trying to say, Phyr, but I finally got the External Tools icon to appear. I loaded the toolbar with every item that could be enabled and the External Tools finally showed up. Then I went and disabled all but the 5 I wanted and it seems to be sticking, even after a few restarts. I actually reinstalled the 1400 beta into a new folder (I had been installing all of the 3.0.5.x betas and tests over each other in a folder started with the first 5.0.3 beta) and got the same result with no External Tools icon. I loaded that install's tool bar with all of the possible icons and got the Ext. Tools icon to show. Then went back to the original installation and made it work on that installation. No idea why this worked or why it wasn't working in the first place. However, I still don't see the 3 dots regardless of how many items I have enabled in the tool bar or what setting I have set for the address bar (using Wilser's skin with tabs below address bar). Minor annoyances but the browser still browses just fine.
  8. notify me of replies

    Not your fault; Phyr misinterpreted the same thing and led you in the wrong direction but now you are all on the right track. No harm done.
  9. Missing External Tools toolbar icon

    Yes, that what's I've been doing a dozen times or more. Where did you think I was enabling/disabling the addons?
  10. Missing External Tools toolbar icon

    This is interesting. I didn't do a complete clean install and therefore this installation is still using the Maxthon5 data file in Roaming. Before renaming that file and starting over, I opened a still installed Maxthon version, which uses the same Maxthon 5 data file, and lo and behold, the External Tools icon was there, which indicates to me that it is not necessary for me to rebuild that roaming file. Following 7twenty's suggestions did not result in the icon appearing. Next! Edit/additional: I found that every other available toolbar icon will appear when activated/shown a soon as I put a check in the box but still no external tools. So, I have no idea why No.1 is having it display and I don't and maybe 7twenty and BugSir006 had issues as well (Yes, BugSir006, it seems to be the same issue). At a loss right now.
  11. notify me of replies

    Looks like we have conflicting information or not complete information. First, Bug Sir006 is referring to the maxthon Forum page, not the browser. The browser has your icon in the upper left corner as Phyr displayed in his response: that is NOT the avatar BugSir006 was referring to. When you are logged into the Maxthon Community page, your avatar is in the upper RIGHT corner and clicking on that Avatar will produce the menu with account settings in it which will then lead you to notification settings. You are making a change to your Maxthon Community settings, not you Maxthon Browser settings and that is where I see the confusion was. No one is missing something just a little bit confusing info. No harm done.
  12. Missing External Tools toolbar icon

    I am using Wilser's skin, but I also went back and used the original dat files, went back to original skin and still no External tools icon. Then went back to Wilser's and again no External Tools icon. I will try what what 7twenty suggested and see what happens.
  13. Missing External Tools toolbar icon

    What is that supposed to be showing me? I don't have those 3 dots so no dropdown. And I don't have that many icons in my toolbar as I have most disabled. I have ABP, Snap, Download manager, and Night Mode, but no External Tools and no 3 dot drop down. Just installed new version today. Thanks for trying.
  14. I only noticed this today with the new The icon for the external tools is not appearing in the toll bar even though it is checked in Settings>Functions and Addons>Maxthon Tools. Sorry if this has been a known issue that I missed earlier, though I don't recall seeing any discussion about it before. I have added several apps to that function, so it was working not that long ago and just thought I should bring it to your attention. Thanks.
  15. Customizable Skins for MX5! - - 4000

    Just updated to skin version 1.0.1 with tabs below address bar. Works fine with new beta 1400. Though I have to admit, I haven't yet seen what you may have updated from 1.0.0 and 1.0.1. I did notice something I had not noticed before and that was that the External Tools icon is not appearing in the toolbar even though I have it checked and links added to it. So, I went back to the original UI.dat etc and checked to make sure that it wasn't your skin that caused that and it is missing even in the original, so I guess I should post that somewhere where it will be noticed. Your skin is not the culprit and I haven't found anything that it doesn't render correctly, so again, good job and Thanks.