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  1. I scanned the MX Flash Updater with my avast, MBAM and SAS and it checked out clean. I then tried the Updater. QUESTION: Is there supposed to be an active Progress Bar? When I clicked on the button to start the download, it does display at the bottom of the window in Green letters that it is downloading the latest Flash Player version. However, in that slot that appears like it probably should have had an active Progress Bar ... nothing is happening. Since I have Dial Up Internet, I didn't want to wait / waste about 45 minutes assuming that even without a Progress Bar, the download WAS taking place and WOULD eventually finish. So, I aborted the download attempt to come here and confirm things.
  2. At first I had no clue what Pepper Flash was. I went, "Pepper Flash? What the heck is Pepper Flash?" I then Googled it and realized it's just PPAPI. Thanks for confirming that, Hobi. Now I just need to figure out how to be able to download it without the download getting stuck or aborting.
  3. Ohhh, I just now noticed that Adobe Flash and Maxthon thread. I see now that apparently Maxthon comes with a version of Flash Player built-in already albeit not necessarily the most recent. And I also see that just as I figured would be the case ... it IS the PPAPI version that should be used with the 4.9.x and later releases of Maxthon. Now that I stumbled upon the answer to my question ... by any chance is Adblock Plus supposed to be disabled when downloading Flash Player from Adobe? I'm trying to figure out why I have kept getting failures to finish the download.
  4. Up to this time, as far as for my Portable version of Maxthon Cloud, I have been using PortableApps.com's 4.4.8.2000 version without a problem. Today I finally got around to attempting to try out the genuine Maxthon Portable 4.9.3.1000 version. From the get go, the genuine version would not even get recognized by the PortableApps.com platform. It wouldn't display on the menu. I looked under the hood to see if I could spot the problem. I immediate noticed that the main Maxthon Application file was not present in the root directory. All the other Portable Apps that I use always have the main Application file in the root directory regardless of whether they are PortableApps.com versions or otherwise. After poking around in the 6 or so Folders in the root directory, I found the main Application file in the bin Folder I believe. Out of curiosity, I Double Clicked on the main Application file icon from there. Maxthon Cloud Portable did come up. So, I decided I could rig up a tweaked version of the root folder by adding the main Application file to it ... then zipping it ... then installing it into my PortableApps.com platform from there. Well, that didn't work either. It would give me a message that MSVCP120.dll could not be found. So ... WHY does the genuine Maxthon Cloud Portable 4.9.3.1000 version not have the main Application file in the root directory? Isn't that a flaw? Has anyone else been able to successfully install that version onto the PortableApps.com platform successfully as is?
  5. What is the difference between these three? What advantages and disadvantages do they each have over the others? Am I mistaken or do Google CSE and Maxthon Mult Search use multiple search engines simultaneously? If so, is that supposed to make them faster than Google by itself? Out of curiosity I started checking out Maxthon Multi Search last night. I notice it says "Google" at the top. So obviously Google is involved. So why should I use Maxthon Multi Search over the standalone Google? What exactly is it that's supposed to be able to be adjusted / customized in Google CSE and Maxthon Multi Search? I take a look in Maxthon Multi Search's Customize settings, but I'm not sure what and how it is that I'm supposed to tweak stuff in there to achieve be it more power, speed or security. IS one of those 3 choices more secure than the others? About all I had previously gathered from reading around a little bit is that ... Google CSE appears to --- be a flop? If that is the case, Is it still likely to be in Maxthon 5?
  6. Awesome! That worked, Joe! That was the ticket. Strangely enough though, there appears to be a little difference in functionality between the 4.4.8.2000 version and the 4.9.3.1000 version. When I tried out the 4.4.8.2000 version, that one worked / displayed that correct Sidebar GUI look while I had the combo Address Bar / Search Bar and the little Search Bar at the upper right of the page both set at Google. Only the big Search Bar at the middle of the Speed Dial page was set to Maxthon Multi Search and things still worked correctly. On the other hand, as is now evident, on my 4.9.3.1000 installed version I apparently had to also set the combo Address Bar / Search Bar and the little Search Bar at the upper right of the page to Maxthon Multi Search in order for things to work correctly. How odd. Anyway ... thanks a bunch for y'all's help, JoeMax ... 7twenty! I already tweaked the order of the search engines in the settings and am good to go. It took a little bit of smacking me on my head like a piñata, but I finally got on the right page. I guess we can consider this one Solved.
  7. Ahhh, now THAT makes sense. THAT I understand. However, a confusing issue has come to light in the process. Okay, that particular GUI LOOK that is there in the image, I can only see that in my PortableApps.com Maxthon Cloud 4.4.8.2000. So your explanation worked great there. However, on my Desktop installed 4.9.3.1000 version, I definitely do not see that GUI LOOK. Instead, I see the GUI LOOK that is in the attached image. What the flipping blazes is going on? Is that normal on version 4.9.3.1000? Or am I supposed to set some setting to get the other GUI to display? Did you get that GUI with version 4.4.8.2000 or with 4.9.3.1000, 7twenty?
  8. I did read your post, but IMO it doesn't exactly clarify things. It says that it "searches first your default engine." But, then it isn't clear as to what then happens depending on what it finds with your default engine. To me it is not clear what significance --- "while offering your other selected engines from a list" has in the Multi Search equation. For example: In that 1st quote in Blue, you specify that it searches "first" your default engine. At first it sounds like you mean that at some point, the Multi Search concept is going to switch over to then searching with the other search engines. But, then that quote in Red seems to contradict that because it sounds like the other search engines are never actively allowed to be part of the search process, but rather just "offered" as presumably other search options in case I choose to select them instead of Google. If I had to take a guess, it looks like really only Google is doing all the searching work and providing all the hits results ... while the other search engines part of the so-called Multi Search powerhouse are doing nothing, but being available on a list. IF that is the case, and of course I could still be wrong about how this works, the Multi Search concept would have absolutely no advantage over selecting Google alone as my search engine. We already have "a list" from which to choose in the regular non-Multi Search concept. Oh well. It's not clear to me, but more than likely there's really no speed avantage by any of the options. I'll just choose one and go with it. Thanks for trying to explain.
  9. Hmmm ... I'm still not sure I get it clearly. It's certainly not crystal clear. Okay, for example: I just finished searching for "Maxthon Multi Search" WITH Maxthon Multi Search. On the 1st page there are 10 hits. So, out of that 1st page of 10 hits, what is the hits allotment layout? Is it a case of like the first 3 hits being from Google, then the next 3 by Bing and the next 3 by Yahoo, Etc.? Or is that not at all what the multi search is like? For sure it doesn't specify in the hits which ones were provided by which search engine.
  10. So yesterday I switched my default browser from Opera to Maxthon Cloud. Out of curiosity, in a nutshell, just exactly what advantages come about from having made that switch? What should work better, faster, more reliably or whatever with Maxthon Cloud now being the default browser? What is superior now with Maxthon Cloud's functionality versus before the switch?
  11. Default Browser Advantages?

    Cool, more information.
  12. Default Browser Advantages?

    Ohhh, so then it's like when with those various programs that we install or uninstall and upon performing that action they then proceed to automatically bring up their website to be it give us more info or to toss us a survey ... now in my case it would be Maxthon Cloud with which their website would be automatically brought up. Right? Okay, it makes sense. Thanks, 7twenty, Ody, Joemax.
  13. So far I've been very impressed with Maxthon Cloud in the very few days that I've been taking it out for a spin ... except for the Download Manager. I don't know if it's just a Setting I have to set or I'm doing something wrong or what's going on. Anyway ... so far, the only 2 files I have downloaded with the Maxthon Cloud Download Manager are Maxthon Cloud 4.4.8.2000 Portable from the Forum on Saturday and Glary Disk Cleaner 5.0.1.97 from Major Geeks today. Interestingly enough, both downloads turned out to be non-working blanks. Both downloads appeared to go through the motions of downloading and wind up having the correct file size. However, strangely enough, both downloads wind up with generic file icons instead of their correct icons. And they cannot be opened. I have attached a screen Cap of the generic icon of today's Glary Disk Cleaner download. As you can see, that is not the correct file icon for Glary Disk Cleaner. In case you were going to ask ... the Maxthon Cloud 4.4.8.2000 Portable download was performed with my PortableApps.com Maxthon Cloud 4.4.8.2000 on my sister's Windows 10 and High Speed Internet. Today's Glary Disk Cleaner 5.0.1.97 download was performed with my Desktop-installed Maxthon Cloud 4.9.3.1000 on my Windows XP and Dial Up Internet. So, as you can see, 2 different scenarios, yet same results. Ssss SO, what's going on? What do I need to do to get the Maxthon Cloud Download Manager to download working App files with the correct file icons?
  14. Download Manager Problems

    There is a two-part answer to that. (1) For example, all of the PortableApps.com Apps will normally want to be downloaded with the .paf extension to facilitate automatic updating as I believe I understand. In my case, I don't care for that. So, with Opera I just wipe out the entire file name, including the extension and just simply type in something like: Firefox Portable 4.7 Setup in the little download window and the download goes through fine without any extension. (2) I had to do some quick testing to refresh my memory of how the Opera downloads went down. As you can see in the image I attached, a download in Opera is different from a Maxthon download in that an Extension is NOT included in the file name in Opera. If it is an .exe file, it'll just say "Application" in the Save as type slot. Or it'll say "Compressed (zipped) file" or something like that if it is a Zip file. In other words, with those 2 aspects of a file name separated in in the download window in Opera, I didn't have to be careful to keep the Extension intact. By auto pilot force of habit, I would simply wipe out the entire contents of the file name slot and type in whatever I wanted. So with Maxthon I'll simply have to remember to be careful to only change the highlighted file name portion of the file name and leave the Extension alone.
  15. Download Manager Problems

    Hmmm ... Ahhh, okay, upon further testing I finally figured out some more of this mystery. Apparently, it is not quite the gloom and doom apocalypse situation that it first appeared. I just realized that files names CAN be changed on the spot upon initiating a download with Maxthon. Ahhh, but I do have to do things just a little bit differently than downloading with Opera. With Opera, except for a very few rare exceptions of files that had to have their file names be kept intact ... for the overwhelming most part, I could just wipe out the file name in its entirety and type in whatever file name I wanted. With Maxthon, as I just barely finished finding out, apparently I CAN change the file name as well ... but, only the highlighted part displayed by the Download Manager. The Extension of the file name has to be kept intact. That is different than how I was used to doing things with Opera downloads. Okay, crisis averted. Back to exploring some more Maxthon awesomeness.
  16. Download Manager Problems

    Alrighty ... I'm pretty sure that I have the smoking gun on what's causing the problem. After some brainstorming and some testing to confirm my theory, here is what I figured out. I don't know about the rest of y'all, but when I do any downloading, especially software Apps, I like to RENAME the file name right on the spot to a specific format to keep with my meticulous organizing of all my files. Well, apparently Maxthon Cloud's Download Manager doesn't care for ANY renaming of files about to be downloaded. Apparently Maxthon wants and expects the file name to be kept INTACT as is. If the file name is kept intact exactly as was displayed by the Download Manager, the download will go fine and the downloaded file will be a good, working file. IF on the other hand, you change the file name from what the Download Manager displayed ... then the results will be the infamous blanks, non-working files with generic icons like what I experienced. That said, am I missing something? Is there a Setting somewhere that will allow me to be able to download files with Maxthon while changing the file names on the spot and have the files not be rendered useless? I will go post my suggestion in the Features Request thread. I don't know what the chances are of the change being incorporated into Maxthon. But, as it stands, the way I do things, this issue is quite a wrench in the machinery. I sure hope the change is incorporated because as I alluded to before, aside of this issue, there have been some pretty impressive positives that I have really liked about Maxthon Cloud.
  17. Download Manager Problems

    So, anyone? Anyone? Beuller? Seriously, so no one's really ever seen this problem before? I really need to find a solution to this problem. Here I am seriously extremely close to declaring that for the first time ever since I discovered Opera browser way back in its 9.27 days ... another browser has finally not only came close to rivaling my untouchable King of the Hill Browser of Choice Opera, but actually dethroned it! However, this Download Manager problem that I am experiencing is quite a Pterodactyl in the Ointment-sized problem. Can't have the prospective new King of the Hill not be able to download anything. Is there a way I can contact the Devs?
  18. Maxthon Cloud Q's

    All right! Awesome! Some more excellent information. Wow! Nice hat trick there with that Restore Defaults button. That certainly got rid of the N: Drive designation in those 2 Settings areas. Solved that problem. I'll still download the 4.9.3.1000 version from the forum, though. I'm curious how different it is from 4.4.8.2000. Thanks a bunch, 7twenty. You've been very helpful.
  19. Maxthon Cloud Q's

    Oh and thanks for your answers to all my other questions, 7twenty. If I get a chance to go to my sister's house tomorrow and use her High Speed Internet, I'll download Maxthon Cloud 4.9.3.1000 and check it out. Another question: Okay, with my Opera browser, I always keep a backup copy of my Bookmarks file for whenever I have to reinstall it for whatever reason, I just slap that Bookmarks file in there and I've got all my Bookmarks ready to go. With Maxthon Cloud, is there any particular location where I would find such a file that I could back up?
  20. Maxthon Cloud Q's

    Okay, yesterday I set out to recreate that issue about the N: Drive of which I spoke. I first supposedly reset all the Settings to default, but that didn't bring back the N: Drive. So, I flat out uninstalled my PortableApps.com Maxthon Cloud and reinstalled it. Now with everything freshly-installed from scratch, the infamous N: Drive did indeed reappear in 2 areas. I have attached 2 images of Screen Captures of those 2 areas in the Settings where there is the appearance of this mysterious N: Drive. Ssss SO, what do you think? FYI ... the only Drives I have in my computer are A: ... C: ... D: ... and depending on which Flash Drive I have plugged in at the time, it'll either be E: ... F: ... or G: Drive. I have definitely never had an N: Drive in my computer. Could it possibly be a variable standing for whichever Flash Drive one happens to be running that Portable Maxthon Cloud from? What IS the normal default Drive mentioned in those 2 Settings areas in question? Or could that N: Drive be something that exists only in the PortableApps.com version of Maxthon Cloud and not necessarily in all Portable versions?