rick.lane

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  1. 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.
  2. Tiles

    You can group tiles together instead of having separate pages using drag and drop. 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.
  3. Can't stay connected

    What version of Maxthon are you using?
  4. 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.
  5. Parallel Beta Versions?

    Fair enough.
  6. Parallel Beta Versions?

    Maybe you have a wrong impression of just what the portable versions are. They are every bit as "real world" versions as the install versions. They are all that I use any more and they perform just as the install versions do such that I can not tell the difference while using them. I haven't installed a version for my regular use in over 2 years; I installed one to help a user with a question to see if the installed version acted differently than what I was experiencing with my portable version, but found that that user's problem was not related to which type of version was installed and then I simply deleted the installed version. I also never get warned that my desktop icon is abnormal using the portable version, an added benefit. Please don't let the title "portable" turn you away from using it in "real world use".
  7. Parallel Beta Versions?

    What you are referring to as the "pre-release channel" is formally called the "Early Access Area" and it still exists, and is only accessed by those that have special clearance. Unfortunately, the developers are not using that area as much as they used to and in my opinion that is where the first versions of the 5.3.8.x releases should have been posted so as not to confuse regular but knowledgeable and concerned users, like yourself. Also in my opinion, there have been way too many complaints concerning these versions but the only ones that seem to understand what is going on and how to deal with betas are from long time testers and insiders that know not to install betas such as these onto their computers. Most non-tester users aren't aware that when one installs a new version of the MX5 series that one's previous version is over written or even if one installs it into a new folder, the previous one is deleted, so there is no going back without re-installing the older version, hence my suggestion to use portable versions for testing. So, you are correct that the Early Access Area is most of the time these days mostly dead and it is disappointing that these 5.3.8.x versions were posted on the public forum way before they were ready, without having first been posted on the Early Access Area, and unfortunately many users joined the ranks of those that have left Maxthon behind.
  8. your default browser is at risk maxthon

    And just to be sure, make sure that the checkboxes at Menu>Settings>General>Default browser are NOT checked.
  9. Web page sign in issues

    I am using 5.2.7.2300 portable and do not have that problem, though I purposely log out of most sites when I leave them for security reasons. But the sites I stay logged into remain so when I restart the browser. Plus I also use Passkeeper which auto fills my user name and passwords on those sites that require a new sign in. Possibly your data file at %appdata%/Maxthon5 has been corrupted during your testing of the various beta versions. That is why I always use the portable version to try beta versions since the data file is contained in the folder for each version and not used by other versions, as the installed versions do. And also, if using just portable versions and one encounters problems such as this, one still has the version that they were using to simply go to and use instead with no necessity of reinstalling an earlier version.
  10. what is going on

    I seem to stay logged in on the very few sites that I do that with. Like Karajan says, I log out for security reasons on most sites that I need a password for to log in and on many they log me out automatically if I haven't made any moves in a while. But I just checked on the two sites I don't regularly log out on, and after 3 days since I went there, I was still logged in. So now the question is, why does it happen to you, Tony? And why does that make it "unusable"? Passkeeper works for me on most sites so logging back in isn't a big deal.
  11. what is going on

    How are the 5.2.7.2100 and 2200 unusable? They both work fine for me and I am using 5.2.7.2200 portable right now to write this and view the forum.
  12. desktop shortcut anomality

    Also, in Menu>Settings>General>Default browser that both the options are NOT checked. And I never see any of these when using the portable version.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Updated User Agent

    Thank you.
  23. Thank you so much for this auto updater. HBO Go now works in ultra mode. I had been trying to update or enable or whatever the flash in MX5 for a while with no success. I had to watch HBO Go in Retro mode until today! Ran the MX Flash Updater 0.65b and it solved that problem right away. Thanks again. ( Just for info, I had to download the file, close MX5 and run the file as admin to get it to work, but it tells you that as you go and then it worked as designed). Now, should this updater file be saved and used with each new update or will it only work for current version? It looks like it should work for any version.
  24. I don't think BugMissoo6 understood your question. Multiple instances of Maxthon in task manager is perfectly normal as it is designed to keep the whole browser from crashing when just one item or page crashes. Version number doesn't matter as this has been this way since MX3, I believe. This is not a problem at all.
  25. Updated User Agent

    Chrome just updated itself on my machine to 50.0.2661.75 m if that will make a difference in one's UA.