rick.lane

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About rick.lane

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  1. I don't have an answer to your problem, but just a suggestion: next time you want to try a 5.3.8beta don't install it, use the portable version. Then when you find that you have a problem with it, you still have your installed 5.2.7 version ready to go with no need to re-install it over the beta, which is always a bad idea (installed versions all use the same data folder [%appdata%\Maxthon5 ] so anything you do with a 5.3.8. beta may alter the folder contents and will still be there when you go back and re-install a 5.2.7 version over it; this is why one can only "install" one MX5 version at a time and can no longer install different versions into different folders. Personally, I only use portable versions for all of my Maxthon versions, final or beta.
  2. Hmmm: I get this (MX 5.3.8.900beta portable)
  3. Repeated issues

    And which versions are you talking about?
  4. MX 5.3.8.x versions are still very much beta and are not finished products. If you want everything to work, continue to use 5.2.7.x versions. I also recommend only using portable versions of betas, especially the 5.3.8.x versions, so that one can keep their working stable version intact while testing the betas without affecting the data folder at Roaming\Maxthon5.
  5. Tiles

    You can group tiles together using drag and drop instead of having separate pages. Play with it and set it up to accomplish what you want. I have the 8 across the top for my most often accessed sites and then I have 16 groups below, plus a few single tiles, which correspond to the various pages I used to have in MX4.
  6. The status bar can be reset by going to Menu>Skins>Status Bar and then check the boxes for the items you want displayed. Not sure why they go away when you switch languages but I experience these items gone from time to time but unfortunately I wasn't paying close enough attention to determine what I did to make them become unchecked.
  7. Skins for MX 5.1.2.3000 [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.
  8. Skins for MX 5.1.2.3000 [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 5.1.0.1400 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.
  9. Skins for MX 5.1.2.3000 [Customizables]

    Thanks for the updates AND for the detailed answer to my query showing all of the file changes in the new versions files. Above and beyond.
  10. Updated User Agent

    After pasting in the new updated UA, uncheck the box to Use Customized User Agent and then check it again; the settings are saved message will appear at the top of the page
  11. Skins for MX 5.1.2.3000 [Customizables]

    Chiming in with something that occurred to me and I see that there has been some recent activity on this thread. I was curious if you, Wilser, or anybody else knows if the folder and files used in these skins (start;UIHuge.dat;UIMain.dat) have significantly changed in their original form in these 5.1 versions such that using one of your skins (I like to use the Alpha-Tab Bar below the Bookmarks Bar one) by replacing these files with your modified files and folder might remove a new feature or something that I won't see if I use your skins? I haven't dug into these files and folder to know just what they do control so I'm just curious if these files and folder are updated in these new core versions, 5.1.0.x, which I have been testing for a few weeks now and that have now been released in beta to the forum, and subsequently will need to be updated for your skins. The skin I like to use appears to work fine for me in this latest beta, 5.1.0.1400, but I don't know if something new is being left out by using the old modified files and folder. As always, your skin work goes above and beyond and are greatly appreciated. Hopefully you are able to shed some light on this issue.
  12. Skins for MX 5.1.2.3000 [Customizables]

    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.
  13. Skins for MX 5.1.2.3000 [Customizables]

    Thank you so much Wilser for also making a version with the tab bar below the Favorites and Address bar that I and Snow Leopard had requested. Works just fine with the new 1400 beta. Just to be clear and certain, these new skins are just cosmetic skins and I'm not missing some other changes to the menu or other modifications elsewhere that some earlier version skins that some others, maybe even you, had made earlier. I am not in need of any other changes/modifications but was just wondering as I do remember some other skins in earlier versions did modify other settings and menus. Good work and thanks again for addressing users requests.
  14. Skins for MX 5.1.2.3000 [Customizables]

    Wilser, thanks for replying. Right now, I am using a modified UIMain.dat that Tony, our other skins guy, made and posted to achieve the tab bar being below the address bar. I found that with this file mod, if I do turn on the Favorites bar, the tab bar appears between the Favorites bar and the address bar. It seems to work just fine for me right now. However, that is all it accomplishes (as that is all it was intended to accomplish) and it would be nice to be able to add it as an option (this mod is just for this with no option to turn it on or off as Tony intended) to any or all of your skins, especially if you include some other modifications in your skins. Your choice and option to do with your skins as you desire; just putting my 2 cents into the discussion and I am sure that I will more than appreciate whatever you come up with as this is not my strong point. Thanks again.
  15. Skins for MX 5.1.2.3000 [Customizables]

    Welcome back. I "Liked" them so that the count will go up, but I won't be using any of them as the only skin change I would like is the tab bar able to be the bottom bar in the top group, below the address bar and the favorites bar (which I don't use anyway) and the last tool bar above the content window. I'm sure that when you get enough "likes" and go ahead with this project, that you will be able to incorporate something along those lines down the road. Good work nonetheless. Thanks.