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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. Default Browser Advantages?

    Cool, more information.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Portable from the Forum on Saturday and Glary Disk Cleaner 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 Portable download was performed with my Maxthon Cloud on my sister's Windows 10 and High Speed Internet. Today's Glary Disk Cleaner download was performed with my Desktop-installed Maxthon Cloud 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?
  7. Download Manager Problems

    There is a two-part answer to that. (1) For example, all of the 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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 version from the forum, though. I'm curious how different it is from Thanks a bunch, 7twenty. You've been very helpful.
  12. 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 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?
  13. 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 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 version of Maxthon Cloud and not necessarily in all Portable versions?