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  1. Why am I intermittently getting Invalid Certificate messages when accessing gmail via the official gmail button on the Speed Dial that came with MX5? I sure hope that's not gonna be the norm. That would get me seeing red here soon. Then MX5 will give me one of those same Invalid Certificate messages when trying to access https://vivaldi.net/en-US/ while my Maxthon Cloud Portable 4.9.4.2000 and my Opera 36.0.2130.65 WILL bring up the Vivaldi site. Could it be that MX5 is purposely blocking the Vivaldi site because it is a competitor?
  2. Well, one never knows. You know ... given that at any given time, there are a myriad of threads going on all over the place regarding various issues. We very likely assuredly don't have the luxury of there being a little crew of Forum Thread Reading Associates at Maxthon HQ whose sole purpose is to ensure that ALL threads get read. Hopefully they do stumble upon it. It would benefit Maxthon just as much as it would benefit us the users that the fix be implemented the sooner the better.
  3. Thanks, DaveMax ... Brunes. The $64,000,000 question is: Are the Maxthon Devs aware of this issue now? I always wonder in situations like this whether the Devs are aware of a problem or if it's only us the members discussing it in a thread.
  4. So do I understand correctly ...........? So then this isn't entirely a Google issue, but also partly a Maxthon issue? In other words, there IS something that Google needs to fix ... but, so does Maxthon? Right? Cuz if my Opera browser can minimize the occurrence of some of those Invalid Certificates, then that means there is something that Maxthon needs to tweak / tune as well, right?
  5. Interesting test results, Brunes. It'd be great if the Maxthon Devs get that data. Of course, like you, I too am just a Freshman around here. I don't know how to go about ensuring that the Devs get data like that. Then again, you might try sending it via Menu > Help > Send feedback Reference this thread along with the findings of your testing.
  6. Ahhh, now I get it. You cleared things up, 7twenty. Yes, apparently I was misinterpreting the 2 modes completely backwards as to which one was active at any given time by the indication in the menu. So I do see now that all my websites ARE being displayed in Ultra mode contrary to what I previously thought. @Joemax --- Hey, Joe, that Lightning Bolt Ultra Mode-indicating icon bit is an excellent piece of info. No mistaking things now with that in my face indication. @7twenty --- Regarding my explanation regarding the micro-dotted outline Reply Box not entirely making sense? I have attached an image to show what I meant. As you can see, upon having switched to Retro Mode ... when I would place my cursor inside the Reply Box, it would not expand to show all the text attributes and stuff. It would just get a dotted outline and nothing else would happen. That additional info regarding the Invalid Certificate issue is good to know, 7twenty. If that gets ironed out by the Devs, hopefully I can return back to MX5 even with Windows XP. Thanks, JoeMax ... 7twenty! That was a pretty good, very useful batch of information.
  7. Okay, help me understand this more. In my case, as far as Browsing settings, I have checked the Enable standard rendering in Retro Mode setting. I do NOT have the Always use Ultra Mode setting checked. If Ultra mode is used by default on all sites, why do I see the Switch browser core: Ultra -> Retro indication on ALL sites as per the attached image? Shouldn't I be seeing Retro -> Ultra? Or am I misinterpreting which one means Retro and which one means Ultra? Oh, and interestingly enough, just for the heck of it, while on THIS site, I clicked to change the setting to Retro -> Ultra ... and the Reply Box to this thread didn't want to work. A micro-dotted outline would appear around the collapsed Reply Box and nothing else would happen after that. So, I switched it back to Ultra -> Retro. (This is on Maxthon 4.9.4.2000.)
  8. We'll see if some of the other members here can confirm / duplicate the issue you're experiencing, Brunes. I can't do it myself since I no longer have MX5 installed. You might have to just resign yourself to using Retro mode for those Google pages. Heck, frankly I was surprised, borderline shocked the other day when if I interpreted the info in the Menu window correctly ... ALL of the websites that I use were being displayed in Retro mode. I would have thought that if most websites supposedly try to stay up to date with technology ... MX5 would have been displaying most if not all of them in Ultra mode. Who knows. Maybe I have an incorrect understanding of how the dual engine system in MX5 works. My understanding is that it is supposed to be automatic and that if it is a website with up to date technology --- MX5 will display it using Ultra mode ... unless the User forces it to use Retro mode. If it is a website using older technology, MX5 will display it in Retro mode. Can anyone confirm whether my understanding is incorrect so that I can update my thinking on how the dual engine system in MX5 works?
  9. Did you confirm with other browsers that they didn't exhibit that problem and that it was only MX5 with the problem, Brunes? As of last night, I finally waved the white flag and cried uncle. Yeah, I ripped MX5 out and went back down to 4.9.4.2000. I was downloading some apps at PortableApps.com. On some of them, the image for the green download button just didn't want to display no matter what I tried. I even tried individually opening the images in another tab so that the data would then be in the cache. But, nope. Trying that just threw up yet another Invalid Certificate message. And with those green download button images not being able to be displayed, I of course could not download the apps. I concluded that that Invalid Certificate Fest was not going to stop as long as I kept using MX5 with Windows XP. So I declared my MX5 experiment DONE for now.
  10. I tried 4.9.5.1000, Magdalene. However, it had an issue that I didn't like. And it was another one of those issues that appeared to be Windows XP compatibility-related. You know ... as in not likely to get fixed. I brought the issue up here on the forums. It had to do with the displaying of the entire page now being off by I believe 2 or so pixels vs. the LOOK on 4.9.4.2000. Like a very minute, micro zooming action was incorporated in the displaying of the page. As micro as it was, though, it was enough to throw off certain things ... like how many Favorites were now displayed in my Favorites Bar vs. on 4.9.4.2000 for starters. And I believe it was chopping off a 1 pixel height bit off the very top of the tabs --- as in the top outline / border of the tabs. I believe it was 7twenty who confirmed that he could duplicate the issue when he used Windows XP. Given that 4.9.5.1000 was supposed to be an official update to 4.9.4.2000, in my opinion, the issue was significant enough that it should have been fixed ... otherwise, that would make 4.9.5.1000 inferior / defective compared to 4.9.4.2000. But, I didn't kid myself. I faced reality. I knew that with Maxthon Cloud 4 being way in the backburner now that MX5 is around, the issue was not likely remotely going to be fixed. So, I just went back down to 4.9.4.2000.
  11. I already knew about the Chrome having kicked support for XP to the curb at that certain point in the past. That's why I had switched to Maxthon Cloud after enjoying several years of Opera as my browser of choice until Opera 36.0.2130.65 became the WALL of no more support for XP after that. However, while Maxthon Cloud 4 has been cool with my XP ... what I didn't know was what was going on under the hood of MX5. I somehow assumed that MX5 would also somehow be fully-compatible with and fully-support XP. So thanks for the heads up regarding what's going on under the hood of MX5, Magdalene. At least Maxthon allows us XP users to download MX5 and test drive it and decide for ourselves whether it's compatible enough for our uses with our XP. This unlike how Opera and Vivaldi won't even allow you to install the newer versions if Windows XP is detected. I'll continue evaluating MX5 and monitoring the situation in general with MX5 in my XP. If at some point some compatibility issue makes me start pulling my hair out, I can always go back to 4.9.4.2000. It now makes perfect sense why my Opera 36.0.2130.65 just happened to have no trouble bringing up those Vivaldi pages. It's that Opera 36.0.2130.65 was the last Opera version that still supported XP.
  12. Hmmm ... Odd. Unfortunately this is probably pointing towards it being a compatibility issue with Windows XP. And that means it's not likely to get fixed. Doh! On the bright side, as of this morning, on my 3rd day of using MX5 ... accessing my Gmail with my MX5 is working fine --- so far. I've done several takes and I haven't encountered the dreaded Invalid Certificate message yet. I don't know if it'll suddenly start making some cameos later in the day, but for now I'm good. The accessing Vivaldi issue is still solidly there, but ehhhhh, that one is not a big issue, not a deal breaker at this time anyway given that as long as I have Windows XP, I cannot use Vivaldi anyway. It's just that I happened to have those links in my bookmarks and in testing them and having them fail with my MX5 and not with Opera and Maxthon Cloud 4, I figured it indicated an issue that Maxthon might want to look into. Oh well. As long as my Gmail keeps working, I'll be satisfied. Thanks, DaveMax, joemax, No.1MaxthonFan.
  13. I am using the absolute latest version of MX5 --- 5.1.2.3000. Jussst in case it could possibly make a difference, I am using Windows XP SP3 Pro. I have avast 12.3.2280. I use NetZero Dial Up. Despite all those, though, I wasn't experiencing this issue with Maxthon Cloud 4.9.4.2000 and Opera. Yeah, just like yesterday ... today I again still encountered the Invalid Certificate way more often than not with gmail. This while not having a problem with Opera. And I'm talking a VERY old Opera --- 36.0.2130.65. And as for the Vivaldi experiment? Wooooo, that one is worse. My MX5 will not bring up the Vivaldi Blog, Vivaldi Forums or Vivaldi Community anytime. Those 3 aren't even a case of sometimes. I get the Invalid Certificate message with those 3 ALL of the time with MX5. Again, while not having a problem with Opera. This seems to me more like a bug rather than just a glitch. Hopefully it can be fixed very soon. I sure don't want to be forced to have to get used to clicking on "Continue" at the Invalid Certificate message ... or to have to bring up Opera every time I have to check my gmail.
  14. I FINALLY threw caution to the wind and installed MX 5 (5.1.2.3000) after still having been holding out with Maxthon Cloud 4.9.4.2000 all this time. Oooo --- kay! So how do I get the Favorites Bar to display? IS there one? I took the liberty of removing the Favorites folder from MX5 and installing my ole Maxthon Cloud 4.9.4.2000 Favorites folder in the same location. That certainly didn't get the Favorites Bar to display. Is the Maxthon Cloud 4.9.4.2000 Favorites folder even compatible with MX5? If not, how would I go about getting all my Maxthon Cloud 4.9.4.2000 Favorites set up in my MX5. I already completely uninstalled my Maxthon Cloud 4.9.4.2000. So, performing some Favorites importing would probably be out of the question. I sure wouldn't have to resort to manually recreating my entire Favorites collection like I did when I switched from Opera browser to Maxthon Cloud. That would bite. The other issue: I haven't seen AdBlock Plus on MX5 as there was on Maxthon Cloud 4. IS there AdBlock Plus or at least the similar function hidden somewhere in MX5 and I just haven't seen it? How do I activate it? Because since I have Dial Up Internet, I REALLY NEED --- DEPEND on AdBlock Plus to work. Otherwise, if all the annoying ads display on any and all websites, download speed of anything gets slowed down wayyy significantly.
  15. Alrighty then, Magdalene. I quickly followed that path and appears easy enough to follow. Once I finish recreating my Favorites, which should probably be sometime later this evening, I'll see about actually saving my just out of the oven, freshly-created Favorites to an HTML file. Thanks, Magdalene. And thanks everyone else also for chiming in with info.
  16. Well, I took all of that time to uninstall Maxthon 4 because any which way that I looked at it, it's been kicked to the curb. Support for it, both from Maxthon itself and from here on the forums in general is now slim to none. Like I had some issues with the new 4.9.5.1000 update and it was obvious that there was no interest in fixing them. Then this past week my Maxthon Cloud 4 started displaying right in my face the message that my version of Maxthon was "very old and loading speed was slow and that I should upgrade." Then I started experiencing some mysterious, suspicious glitches. I know Maxthon would deny it, but I was convinced that Maxthon probably injected them on purpose so as to force holdouts like me to finally upgrade to the new version. So with everything and everyone doing their best to bulldoze me into upgrading to MX5, I finally did. So with that having happened and MX5 presumably being light years ahead / superior to Maxthon Cloud 4 ... why would I keep it around? I do still have the Maxthon Cloud 4.9.4.2000 install file just in case I need to go back to it. Otherwise, I figured the idea was to toss Maxthon Cloud 4 out the window as far as it being installed ... and never look back. As to Maxthon 4 and MX5 installing into completely independent folders? I tried MX5 back in its infancy and while I don't recall the specifics now, I vaguely recall encountering some issue that made me wonder if they were REALLY truly independently installed. I've just never been a fan of multiple versions of software simultaneously installed. Just like I have also never been a fan of installing newer versions of software over the old versions. I've always preferred ripping out the old version by its roots before installing the new version. But, that's just me. As to going the Passport account and syncing route? Nnnnggg, not for me. I'm not a fan of Cloud anything, syncing anything. I prefer to avoid registering, joining, signing in into anything if at all possible. So like when I installed MX5, I naturally skipped the signing in option.
  17. So if I follow that path of instructions, that would simply make the HTML copy of my Favorites ... without touching my current install of MX5? Right now I'm around halfway finished manually recreating my Favorites here on MX5. I would hate to find out that that procedure in some way could possibly alter or destroy my current / NEW stash of Favorites. Okay, then once that HTML copy of my Favorites has been created ... upon it being needed in the future, where exactly would it be placed for an importing process to work correctly? Or would MX5 or any other browser for that matter find that HTML copy anywhere in C: Drive?
  18. It's not that I just decided to up and ignore your info and not follow your instructions. Here was my logic --- I had just finished thoroughly uninstalling Maxthon Cloud 4 and all its remnants with Wise Program Uninstaller and then cleaning up with CCleaner, Glary Utilities and Wise Care 365. With all that and now MX5 in place, I figured there was no way there should be a "Maxthon3" anything in my system. So, I figured that with that path that you provided, you were almost assuredly giving me the old Maxthon Cloud 4 path equivalent from your info stash ... and expecting me to use the MX5 equivalent. So that's what I did, although I know NOW that that's not what you meant. Anyway ... I already checked with Glary Utilities' detailed Search function and there were only 2 "Maxthon3" instances (folders) in my system and there was no path of "%appdata%\Maxthon3\users\guest\favorites" even close to being found. I'll just stop wasting time and continue the arduous task of recreating my Favorites collection manually. I've heard horror stories of importing / exporting anyway. Thanks anyway, 7twenty.
  19. I eventually figured out that the Favorites Bar WAS there ... where this weirdly-labeled folder was. So, I kinda figured out what was going on with the Favorites. However ... I still wasn't able to have success getting my ole Maxthon Cloud 4.9.4.2000 Favorites to display in the now present Favorites Bar. QIK5L ... 7twenty, are y'all absolutely sure that the ole Maxthon Cloud 4.x Favorites Folder data is compatible with the MX5 Favorites Folder data? I could be wrong, but I THINK that I vaguely recall reading somewhere that they were NOT compatible. You know ... is in that we CANNOT just simply insert the ole Maxthon Cloud 4.x Favorites folder in the similarly corresponding location in MX5 and have it work correctly. Because I have twice inserted my ole Maxthon Cloud 4.x Favorites backup folder into my MX5 location of:C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Maxthon5\Users\guest\Favorite and it doesn't work. My ole Favorites from Maxthon Cloud 4.x do not display. Heck, I even performed an uninstall and reinstall of MX5 in between those 2 insertions of my Favorites backup folder. I have given up and bit the bullet and started manually recreating my entire Favorites collection. I already have my Favorites Bar full. Now I just have to create all the rest of the Favorites in folders. I take it that MX5 does not have that perk like Maxthon Cloud 4.x whereby we just hovered over at the right side of the full Favorites Bar to quickly access the rest of the Favorites? The best that I can figure out right now, I actually have to click on that Star in the toolbar in order to access the rest of the Favorites. With your help, QIK5L ... 7twenty, I now have AdBlock Plus working. The bad news is that apparently I did first encounter that same mysterious BS problem that I used to encounter with Maxthon Cloud 4.x whereby upon an install of a new version or a reinstall ... AdBlock Plus would mysteriously not work at first. It would then later start working on its own whenever it felt like it. Yeah, I encountered that problem with MX5 as well. Everything was set correctly, but the ads were just not being blocked. After the reinstall that I performed, I simply accessed my Blog and AdBlock Plus simply started working correctly on its own. Anyway, it's working right now. And once it's working, it stays working until another install / reinstall is performed for whatever reason. Thanks, guys.
  20. So everything was working fine with my Maxthon 4.9.3.1000. Then I stumbled upon --- "HEY! There's a new Maxthon 4.9.4.2000. I think I'll check it out." I tried it. It appeared to be slow ... inferior to 4.9.3.1000. AND I noticed Adblock Plus was not blocking ads. I checked the settings and it appeared to be very much ON. I just didn't see the usual blocking count down at the bottom of my screen. And I was seeing ads that normally don't show up. Consequently, the full rendering activity of pages take longer before circling indicator on the tabs eventually stops. I then uninstalled 4.9.4.2000 and reinstalled 4.9.3.1000. The slowness went away, but ... Adblock Plus is still not working. So, what's up? What do I need to set, tweak or smack around to get it to work? As before, the settings appear to be very much in the ON state. I have Windows XP SP3 Pro. I have the latest version of avast Free Anti-Virus.
  21. 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 4.9.3.1000. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.