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  1. So you're saying even Maxthon 5 is exhibiting the issue in question ... albeit only in Windows XP? If so, I sure hope this doesn't mean it's the new normal. It can't possibly be. Icons & stuff are pushed / crammed towards the outer edges to whereby they are no longer centered and outright look bad. Of course, there's no telling if the Windows XP Card will be pulled out so as not to fix it. HAVE the Devs been informed regarding this issue? Or can you at least tell me on what thread or with what e-mail address or however I can inform them?
  2. Maybe it's an issue with how works in Windows XP. I'm using Windows XP Pro SP3. Rick ... 7twenty, I take it you two are almost assuredly using Windows 10 or at least Windows 7? Cuz right now I was easily able to recreate the situation. I first uninstalled my portable and reinstalled my portable Everything went back to working fine with the GUI. I then uninstalled my working and reinstalled The GUI problem returned. And I'm talking I can even see the difference right off the bat with the default LOOK of both versions even before I install my custom backgrounds. And with all the default settings ... before me touching so much as a single setting. So the issue doesn't appear to be related to my installation of custom backgrounds or any settings. I am attaching the desktop LOOKs of both versions as per how they look on my 1280 x 1024px monitor. At 100% resolution, try comparing the look of all 4 corners of both versions and in general the top, bottom, left and right regions of both versions. By quickly switching between both versions, you'll immediately see that apparently has 2 or 3 extra pixels of space on the top, bottom, left and right sides vs. (1st image is 2nd image is Anyway, yeah, Rick, 7twenty, I see what you guys are saying regarding very few users still using 4.9.x.xxxx. Still, I hope the Devs can look into this issue and fix it because after all, WAS put out there. And IF it IS flawed, well, hopefully they can look into it given that didn't exhibit that idiosyncrasy. I might give Maxthon 5 another shot here soon, although I'll probably have to wait to download it over at my sister's house with her High Speed Internet. That'll probably be in around 2 weeks. She's not even in town right now. Does Maxthon 5 now have the capability for us to install custom backgrounds? That would certainly make me drool and speed up my need to jump on the Maxthon 5 bandwagon. Thanks for your insight, Rick ... 7twenty.
  3. So no one has tried ... or no one has encountered this issue?
  4. I got an error in trying to download the installer version of So, I decided to try the version of I don't know about the rest of y'all that tried it, but here on my end on my computer ... there appears to be something off in the size rendering of the browser's page / GUI. As evidenced in Image #1, the top of the outline of the tab is chopped off. In Image #2, to the right of where you see my "Computer Apps" favorite on my Favorites Bar, you'll notice an "F" appearing. That is not supposed to be appearing on my Favorites Bar. That "F" for "Forums" is normally supposed to be completely over in the drop down menu extension of the Favorite Bar. In Image #3, you can see that that entire Bar where you see the ABP icon is pushed too far downward. Those icons are not vertically centered in that Bar like they normally are. I even tried twice resetting all the settings to default just in case I accidentally moved a setting that I wasn't supposed to. But, still got the same results.
  5. Oooooooo! I have solved the mystery. MAN, I feel foolish now. I was done in by the ole --- Hidden Folders bit. I HAD thought since the get go about the possibility of there being hidden folders. But, at that time I was convinced that the option / setting for that had to be available there within the folders via a Right Click. When I didn't see that option via a Right Click, I sort of got away from that possibility. Then I got an idea. I decided to use the powerful, thorough Search utility of Glary Utilities to find what ALL instances of "Maxthon" there were in my C:Drive. Lo & behold --- Whoa! Heyyy! I immediately saw some paths that I had definitely not seen with the naked eye. That immediately confirmed without a doubt that there WERE hidden folders. I quickly Googled how to show hidden folders and saw how the option for changing the Hidden Folders attribute was in the Control Panel and not over inside the folders themselves. So, BAMM! I immediately saw the formerly invisible Application Data folder and was home free after that. Problem solved. Oh and yes, I did have a Windows Vista desktop computer like 4 computers ago, 7Twenty. So that certain path that you mentioned is only for Vista and higher ... now makes sense as to why I had it in my info doc regarding possible paths for the Favorites folder location. Thanks for the insight, guys!
  6. I could be wrong, but ... with that "Guest Account Sign-In," aren't you talking in terms of Maxthon 5? I'm using Maxthon Ohhh, or maybe you're referring to that Alternative path that I mentioned there in the Windows XP Installer version category. Actually, that one I probably have NOT used. If my memory serves me correctly ... it MIGHT have been the member 7Twenty here on these forums that suggested that as a possibility when I inquired about this in the past. The first 2 paths though, I HAVE used those on different computers.
  7. I'm using Maxthon Cloud I have previously never had any trouble finding my Favorites folder in Windows XP in various computers on which I have installed Maxthon Cloud ... not even in the portable version. Up to now, these have been the typical locations: Windows XP Installer version: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Maxthon3\Users\guest\Favorite C:\Documents and Settings\xp client\Application Data\Maxthon3\Users\guest\Favorite Alternative: C:\Users\[USER_ACCOUNT]\AppData\Roaming\Maxthon3\UserData\Users\guest\Favorite Windows XP Portable install: F:\PortableApps\MaxthonPortable\Data\Users\guest\Favorite Alternative: [installed folder]\UserData\Users\guest\Favorite A couple of days ago I was given an HP Pavilion a1620n desktop with Windows XP Media Center Edition. I had never heard of this "Media Center Edition" before. Well, in this unfamilar Media Center Edition I am having trouble finding the location to install my Favorite folder with my bookmarks. I just can't find anything resembling the typical locations that I've seen before. In my Documents and Settings folder I have --- All Users ... Administrator ... HP_Administrator ... HP_Administrator.(My Computer Name) Neither of those 4 folders remotely have anything like an Application Data folder or anything with a path that will remotely lead to where the typical Favorite folder normally resides. The closest I could find was going into Program Files\Maxthon\_AppData\Maxthon3\Public\Favorite I thought that would have definitely been the ticket, but no. When I replace that Favorite folder with mine, there is no change. The Maxthon Cloud default bookmarks still display. Anyone have any insight into how I can find the real Favorite folder's location in this weird Media Center Edition of Windows XP? It's like before, once I found "Maxthon3" and / or "\Users\guest\" I was home free. But, not this time. Help.
  8. Adblock Plus Not Working

    Thanks, BugMiss. Here's a bit of bonus info. After coming back from my sister's house with all my software apps updates ... after experimenting around with MX5, I did eventually perform yet another reinstall of And this time around --- neither logging into my Google account nor bringing up my BlogSpot Blog nor attempting a Major Geeks download jump started Adblock Plus. So that proved that 7twenty was correct regarding saying that that last time that Adblock Plus suddenly started working again around that time frame of when I logged onto Google and brought up my BlogSpot Blog and performed that Major Geeks download --- was just coincidence. Adblock Plus just eventually starts working on its own later on. But, I have yet to zero in on what makes it not work in the beginning and what makes it start working later on. Let me ask this: Okay ... upon EVERY fresh install of Maxthon, does it ALWAYS attempt to update the EasyList as one of the 1st things it does upon being connected to the Internet? Cuz if that is the case, then as I was telling 7twenty, that could be the culprit right there. Maybe the initial download of that EasyList updating attempt always fails because of my Dial Up and so I start out with a corrupt EasyList and thus, no Adblock Plus in the beginning. Then later on once I've let it be, it eventually manages to update the EasyList and starts working again.
  9. Adblock Plus Not Working

    Thanks for the explanation, 7twenty. I guess we'll consider the issue closed ... unless the Devs can come up with something.
  10. Adblock Plus Not Working

    Can you explain what the EasyList is, what it's for ... how it works? It has me perplexed as to just exactly how those weird choices in there would serve me here in the USA. I mean, you have choices in there about China, Czech, Dutch, Germany, Hebrew, Italy and what not. I don't believe I see one in there for USA. Anyway, I guess it's possible the culprit in these periodic failures of my Adblock Plus could be my Dial Up. Some websites / services on the Net are not as Dial Up friendly. For example, at one time, for several months I was having problems downloading the MBAM Definitions, while I had no problem downloading the SAS Definitions. Now currently, it mysteriously is the other way around. And like for Blogging platforms, I have found out that really only BlogSpot works fine with my Dial Up. tumblr, Wordpress and Weebly --- No Go's. So I guess it makes sense that possibly here and there my Adblock Plus gets out of whack because of Dial Up's slower speed. In thinking back, if I recall correctly, I THINK it's really more a case of once it's working, it works and stays working. I think it really doesn't suddenly stop working on its own. I think the failures occur more like after I have for whatever reason uninstalled and reinstalled Maxthon. You know ... as in when it would have to download something from scratch ... like maybe that EasyList.
  11. Adblock Plus Not Working

    As far as to whether I engaged in the filter subscriptions suggestion that you mentioned? I did go into that area, but with the 3 tabs and all the various info and settings there, I got confused and leery as to just exactly to what you were referring. I did mess around with various things there though ... to no avail. Let's see ... (1) I disabled and re-enabled the Enable Adblock Plus setting. (2) I tried 3 times to update the EasyList with the Update button. I always eventually got a Download Failure Error. (3) I unchecked and even X-ed out the EasyList. (4) I disabled the Allow some non-intrusive advertising setting. (5) I tried the Add filter subscription button. I couldn't figure out what the heck to make out of that given that all the choices were from other countries or whatever illogical choices they were. So, I left those alone. (6) I checked out the Add your own filters tab. But, there again, I couldn't figure out the end game. Was I gonna remove like the default Maxthon entries there and then have to enter them back later AND with the same original syntax after resetting Maxthon? And would I have to add my entries for all my websites in there with that same type of syntax? I clicked on that link that explains how that syntax works. I immediately went, "Ohhh NO! I'm not gonna get into deciphering how this syntax works and just exactly what syntax I'm suppose to attach to MY websites' entries." I figured it was gonna be wayyy more trouble and time-consuming than it was worth for something that likely stood a high probability of not fixing the problem. So, I warp factored out of there.
  12. Adblock Plus Not Working

    Which OS and anti-virus do you have, No.1MaxthonFan? You probably have an OS much newer than what I have. I have Windows XP SP3 Pro. Maybe it's a Windows XP glitch. Maybe the issue is more likely to manifest itself on Windows XP and not on other newer versions of Windows, Linux or Mac. And I use avast anti-virus. I have no idea whether an anti-virus could remotely affect something like this.
  13. Adblock Plus Not Working

    I just had a thought. By any chance, does Adblock Plus NEED Google? In other words, do we need to be logged in into Google in order for Adblock Plus to work. Because it just occurred to me that all that time that Adblock Plus was not working, I was not yet logged into my Google account what with having had just freshly reinstalled Maxthon all those times. So then once I brought up my Blog, I logged in, which it being BlogSpot, that means logging into my Google account. And like I said, after that, interestingly enough, Adblock Plus started to work again during the SAS Definitions download that followed. Google coincidence ... or connection?
  14. Adblock Plus Not Working

    Whoa! Wait a minute. What the ..... ? Heyyy! YAY! Success! Adblock Plus is back working again! I guess it was a case of like Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "I'll be back." Seriously, it's really back. Now how did I get it back working again, y'all might ask? Well, it really wasn't anything that I knowingly, strategically, techie-like and logically tried. It was more like happenstance, I guess. The way I see it, it was one of 2 things that finally heimlich maneuvered the furball from Adblock Plus' throat. It was either me bringing up my Blog ... or me initiating a download of the SAS Definitions from MajorGeeks. I had done both around that time. I had checked out my Blog. Then I proceeded to nonchalantly download the SAS Definitions. Upon initiating the SAS Definitions download from MajorGeeks, I suddenly noticed the familiar message (which I have attached) informing me about how they're bummed that I was blocking their ads. At that instant, I went, "Whoa! Wait a minute. How can that be? How can I be getting that message when Adblock Plus isn't working?" But, then I looked down at the bottom at the little AdBlock Plus Stop Sign icon and noticed the Blocked Ads Count was back working. I then tried other websites and there too, Adblock Plus was working, blocking tons of ads and the speed of loading pages was now back to its normal faster speed. So I don't know. Seemingly, it was either something in BlogSpot or MajorGeeks that jumped started Adblock Plus. I'll know what to try next time. Not that it's guaranteed that that wil work next time.
  15. Adblock Plus Not Working

    Last night I performed yet another clean reinstall of Maxthon and STILL no signs of life from Adblock Plus. I would have figured that the odds would have been that with so far 1 install of and at least 2 installs of, possibly three ... by now ONE of them would have made Adblock Plus work. But, nope. No dice. Really odd. I even thought I had a great idea. I went and looked at the settings of my, which is working. I figured maybe some Adblock Plus setting would be different and would be the key. But, nope. Everything was identical. Doh. I then attempted to download the Installer version to see if I could duplicate success, but the download aborted rather early. This weekend I'll be going to my sister's house and as usual when I go over there, I get to use her High Speed Internet to download all of my software apps updates onto my Flash Drive. I'm thinking maybe it's time to try Maxthon 5. I came across the Maxthon Blog where I read that Maxthon 5 has now been released to the public. What I haven't ascertained yet though is --- is that Maxthon 5 release an officially declared "STABLE" version or is it still a Beta?