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About rick.lane

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  1. MX5 PC Beta release

    Over all of the years that have been using and reporting on various Maxthon versions (somewhere around 15 years) I have never had any of the problems that I have been experiencing with this beta: 1. I install betas into their own folders with new names. I have been installing the 5.2.4.x versions into a folder named Program Files (x86)\Maxthon5\Maxthon5.2.4.x. With this beta version and a new series number, I installed MX5.2.5.300, into a folder named Maxthon5\Maxthon5.2.4.x, so that I would have working installations of both and, which I have been doing for years, However, this time, upon installing into a folder named that, my 5..2.4.x folder was removed and I no longer had an installation of When I installled again into it's own new folder, the 5.2.5.x folder was removed. And no matter where I tried to install either version I was unable to have both installed at the same time. Totally different behavior than I have ever experienced. 2. Several times when I first started Mx5.2.5.300, it immediately crashed. When I closed the error message box and restarted MX, It opened to a Last session page, which I never use, and then clicking on Open All, I finally had my QA page available as my start page. I have never experienced this with any previous version, ever. 3. On my two bank sites, the sites did not accept my Passkeeper filled passwords even though they had been filled in and I had to look them up and manually type them in in order to get into my bank sites. I did not try any other sites before reinstalling (as it had been removed during the installation of as noted in #1) and everything was back to "normal" for me (bank sites user name and password were filled by Passkeeper and worked as they should) . So I am now using and have given up on the new 5.2.5.x betas for the time being. But for me, this latest beta has a lot to be desired and fixed.
  2. Are you on Win10? Try going to Windows Settings>Apps>Default apps and scroll down to Web browser. Click on the entry for browser and you should see a list of available choices. IE should be one of them. Select that and see what happens.
  3. I already in the post right above yours addressed the fact that I missed that. Sorry. You didn't say that Chrome was your default browser in you OP. And I never implied that you use Edge. So, here are a few other things that come to mind: When you install Maxthon, do you use the Advanced button and uncheck "set as default browser". Many people just click "Install Now", you probably do use Advanced, otherwise you would also get a desktop icon and a taskbar icon. In Maxthon in Menu>Settings>General>Default Browser do you have both options ("Check whether Maxthon is default browser at startup" and " Keep Maxthon as default browser") unchecked. Since you have been a participant here for some time, I would think that these things are already on your radar and are not the cause of your problem, but it never hurts to check. However, even when I have seen that alert, I have never thought of it as "creepy" and have simply dismissed it by clicking the close X. That's all I can think of right now. Hope you find your answer.
  4. Incognito window

    Thank you. As I said , guess I should have known it all along. Looks like I never paid attention to any of those options. Learn something new every day.
  5. Incognito window

    Is it possible to initiate an incognito window without having to right click a link and selecting it in the drop down? I have looked for such a feature but have not found it yet. Am I missing something that I should know or is that a feature not yet implemented? Sometimes I just have a copied URL (for instance from an email) that I want to paste into an incognito window and don't have the option of right clicking to get that option. Thanks.
  6. I have to assume that you are seeing this while using Windows 10 since you didn't give that information. Win10 loves to make one's default browser Edge and has done so to me several times when I have installed a new instance of Maxthon. And I have seen this warning from Maxthon several times as well. I just click the X in the upper right corner and then check Win 10 default programs to see if my default browser has been changed or not. If it had been, I change it back. I would not like it very much if Win 10 had changed it to Edge and Maxthon did not notify me. Not sure what is a bigger annoyance.
  7. Yes , very briefly on the New Tab, then it reverts to reading New Tab in English when English is the language of choice. Is that a problem?
  8. MX5 PC Beta Release

    No problem here either, but as I recall you use the portable version, and I am using the install version.
  9. No, it froze on your computer installation. It didn't freeze on mine and installed without a hitch. Your version of Windows 10 is irrelevant. How you attempted to install it is all that matters. That's one thing that most people that come here to complain fail to be specific about and it really matters. Was it into a new folder, over a previous final version, over a previous beta version, etc. I never install a new beta over a final version and when the beta becomes a final, I install it into a new folder. I never let Maxthon Installer choose my installation folder. Many people don't realize that Maxthon doesn't have to be installed into a folder named MX5 or Maxthon 5. It can be installed into any named folder you want it to be installed into. So just how did you attempt to install this new beta version?
  10. MX5 PC Beta Release

    Update site icons still works and always has for me, and no problem accessing Passkeeper either, all with this new beta version. And although the download "link" wasn't an actual link, copying and pasting the url into the address bar resulted in downloading the install file and install went smoothly. I am located in the Mountain Time Zone of the U.S.
  11. Password manager

    I have no idea what you are talking about that happened in 2016. I have been using Maxthon since 2004 and have been a core member of this forum since Maxthon2 was introduced and I am not aware of anything that "happened in 2016" in regards to Passkeeper and I have been using that feature since it was introduced. I also don't experience more than 90% of reported problems that others seem to encounter and can't reproduce them, so I guess I'm lucky, right?
  12. Password manager

    To the best of my knowledge, Roboform hasn't developed a version that works with Maxthon in Ultra mode for several years now. I have been asking them to do so since the beginning of Maxthon using a different rendering engine than Trident (Internet Explorer). However, Roboform does work with Maxthon in Retro mode. I have been using what Maxthon now calls Passkeeper ever since they added it as a feature and have nothing but good results; the only complaint with it for me is that the organization of the list isn't in alphabetical order but I also don't need to use that list very often. Your choice. Whether or not a third party password manager works with Maxthon is solely up to the developers of the software, not Maxthon. I have as yet not learned what hardware security keys are, so I have nothing I can add on that question.
  13. Skins for MX [Customizables]

    Thanks for your quick response. Don't know what you did, but re-downloading the file and applying the extracted files solves this issue! Thank you very much.
  14. Skins for MX [Customizables]

    I'm starting a new post so as not to be lost if I edit a previous post. Wilser, I have found that applying your "Alpha Tab Bar below The Bookmarks Bar" skin to Mx causes my Maxthon Multisearch to display improperly. It displays the proper results but it is only in the right hand side of the results window and can not be moved via the lower scroll bar or stretched by dragging. Using a single search such as Google or Bing results in a properly displayed search result, filling the whole window. Hope this screenshot helps explain the issue. Not sure why this happens only when I apply your skin. I discovered that the skin affects this because I was testing a newer 5.1 internal release and Multisearch worked fine right after installing. But after I decided it was okay to apply your skin, that's when I discovered this issue was still there. I can post some other screenshots if that helps with your being able to diagnose this issue. Thanks as always for your skin work.