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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. MX5 PC Beta Release

    No problem here either, but as I recall you use the portable version, and I am using the install version.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. I can not reproduce this. I can scroll the QA page right away.
  12. MX5 - tabs under the address bar

    Thanks for trying Tony, really. But now the menu icon is completely under the customize UI icon and is not able to be clicked. And as far as doing it myself, I have tried in the past and have no clue where to begin changing anything as I don't know what lines do what. For this modified dat file to work for me, the whole quick tools part needs to move to the left. Look it's not that big a deal for me and on top of that, I use a utility called Display Fusion that adds 2 icons on the top bar to be used to switch monitors of the open program (which I can enable and disable but mostly leave them enabled), so I don't want you to waste any more of your time trying to help me solve a problem I have come to learn to live with. This what I get without the Display Fusion icons enabled And this is what I have with the Display Fusion icons enabled. I have a three monitor setup and the Display Fusion stuff makes it easier than dragging to move windows from one monitor to the other and as noted and shown with the screen shots the icons can be easily enabled or disabled if they are in the way of accessing other icons on the Quick Tools bar, so not really of concern with this particular dat file modification. I recall you saying that you use your own modified skin so does that have anything to do with why I see a different toolbar than you do? Just curious and I still thank you for trying to help me with this. (I didn't take a screen shot of the first modified file's results but may do that as well so that you can see what your changes produced, but I have to finish this and close the browser to do that, so I may come back with an edit) Edit: This is what I see with your first modified dat file: So you see now what I was talking about. I post just for your knowledge and have no idea why it does this for me and not for you but it's been fun playing around with it all. And I should have mentioned that this is all using MX5.2.4.100. Thanks again for your interest.
  13. MX5 - tabs under the address bar

    Thanks Tony. What I observed: I can't access the menu icon as the minimize button and the Customize UI buttons overlap and take precedent and hiding just about everything in the tools toolbar doesn't help. I do appreciate the effort and have hoped for this for some time but have given up doing it myself a while ago. Snow Leopard had a modified set of dat files for a while that did the trick for me but they too stopped working for me, as you have pointed out due to code changes in the UI files. Thanks again.
  14. Maxthon 5 favourities

    Further, just what Favorites are you using and seeing this: from the favorites bar, the side bar, the favorites dropdown (the star on the left side toolbar) or Maxnote. Curious since you mention scrolling to the right side, where most favorites are displayed up and down; the only place I can think of where one scrolls left to right is on the Favorites bar, which you choose a folder to be displayed and then order that folder however you want it or am I missing something?
  15. The desktop icon is abnormal

    Just don't "repair it"; click the X in the upper right corner to close it. I change the name of the icon to indicate which version the icon represents ( as a tester I have several versions installed and icons for each one; if I didn't change their names , I would have a bunch of MX5 named icons and wouldn't know which one is which). As such I see the message after installing and changing the icon every time. If I would choose to repair it, it reverts back to MX5, which I don't want, so I just close the message box and that seems to work to make it go away and my icons stay as I have changed them. I agree that the wording of it being "abnormal" is misleading and probably the result of a translation and I also don't know why those that have chosen to not place an icon on the desktop during installation are seeing this message, though I am guessing that if the icon was originally there and then deleted, this message will appear. But I don't agree at all with NickC4555's opinion about the integrity of the product.
  16. Tabs do not fit the screen boundary

    Did you totally misunderstand what I wrote? There is no version, it's 3000. And I didn't ask why you wanted to roll back, I just commented that I never experience auto updating, so I can't help with trying to figure out how to stop it from happening. Not sure what you thought I meant, but I also don't have any problems with that version so I also don't have a clue what the problems are that you "can't stand". And I am now using and experience no problems with it.
  17. Tabs do not fit the screen boundary

    The latest official release is But I'm sorry that I don't know how to stop auto updating as I never have to deal with it but also not sure why that is.
  18. Just what version are you talking about? There is no version or 5.4..3000. The latest beta is and the last official version is And MX5 uses a different data file than MX3 (and MX4 uses the MX3 folder).
  19. Maxthon Cloud Browser

    The page that your link goes to only talks about iPod and iPad plus Android. But the file that I downloaded is mx5.2.3.3000.exe which is the same as the desktop version would be. Do you know if this version is only for mobile devices or will it also work on a Win 10 desktop and Win10 tablet? Just curious and can wait for an official release, either internal or public, if it's not for me.
  20. Adblocker?

    First time for me as well. The question now is if there is a difference between the install and portable versions since I haven't had to install it separately in my latest install version of
  21. Saving bookmarks bug!!

    Just go to the main forum page, then Maxthon News, and download Mx, which is the latest official release (the one above it is a beta) and install it where you have the one you are using. Or install it into a new folder; either works. You don't have to re-install anything or uninstall anything. I have never trusted the forced installs any way and always do it this way. As long as you have a passport account and you have it set up in Settings>Privacy & Content> Auto Sync to sync everything, once you install the new version, you will find everything there. Give it a try first by installing into a new folder (Click the advanced button in the Setup dialog and designate a new folder; it should offer to install it where your current one is installed so just change the folder name) so that you don't mess up your current installation and see how that works.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Skins for MX [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.