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  1. I have tried updating the root certificates on Windows 7 and the problem reported in this thread no longer manifested. On Windows XP, the operating system's certificate management does not handle ECC certificates, which appear to be what the tests sites are using. I believe that you were right that this had to do with the root certificates. This would seem to be a website design issue.
  2. Hello, BugSir006. Sorry for the late response. I have installed the latest available root certificates (through September 2018) on the Windows XP with Service Pack 3 instance, but it does not resolve the problem. I do notice that the certificates reference "ECC", which I believe to be Elliptic Curve Cryptography, something not implemented on Windows XP with Service Pack 3. These certificates also cannot be imported normally nor function if they added by adding information to Windows Registry. I suppose that one would have to hope that someday an update adding Elliptic Curve Cryptography to the operating system. After testing after the root certificate update, I noticed that I was able to access less test websites than before the root certificate update. The root certificate update adds certificates and removes others; I believe it likely that one or some the the deleted certificates were used by some of the sites (perhaps as alternate certificates). My understanding is that websites may have one or multiple certificates if it uses certificates. I have observed that web browsers present only information for one certificate. It would seem that only one certificate is used to certify a website. Is this truly the case? Also, how do web servers and clients (browsers) come to an agreement as to which certificate or certificates to use? Is the process to determine which certificate or certificates to use the same regardless of browser?
  3. AD Block extension missing

    Thank you Magdalene. That is the workaround that I have been using.
  4. I do not believe that you understood the intent. An Internet Shortcut file that i refer to is an ANSI text file that has information relating to a web page (and I also believe that it can reference embedded frames as well). It includes the "[InternetShortcut]" section heading and defines various parameters, usually having at least a URL, and ends on an blank line. The file names are usually in the form *.url. Other optional parameters include favorites icon, modified dates, frame pages details, etc. These files are usually easily searchable, are standalone, and are not proprietary to a particular browser or a browser's path location. My particular use cases include portability of webpage references (especially where the browser is not also ported), conveying the files to others, and to use to open different web browsers to the Internet address reference. Maxthon does currently include a method to create an Internet Shortcut via drag and drop using the method I specified in the first post to this thread, but it is not quick or comfortable to use. For example, creating an Internet Shortcut for this thread using Maxthon 5, creates a *.url file with the following contents: [InternetShortcut] URL= Thank you BugSir006. I think it would also be good to allow Maxthon stored bookmarks from anyplace (bookmarks bar, bookmarks menu, etc.) to be dragged and dropped to Internet Shortcut.
  5. The bug would be consistent. If you cannot reproduce the bug there may be another variable. Perhaps things are handled differently for Windows NT5.x series operating systems than on Windows NT 6.x series operating systems. EDIT: I have tried to reproduce the issue in a Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 virtual machine on the three example sites. The problem only manifested on the instance. I do not know if it matters, but I have done all testing on the portable version.
  6. AD Block extension missing

    I have tried manually adding the filter lists and have had some success. The functionality, however appears to be buggy. I notice that if the domain for the host of the filter list is "", the filter list always fails to download. My guess is that this is related to the bug for which its bug report is posted: I have also noticed that if the Proxomitron SSL Helper Program ProxHTTPSProxyMIIis being used on the local computer (which would be more common on a Windows Vista or earlier generation Microsoft operating system), the lists always fail to download for the Maxthon version of Adblock Plus. The lists download correctly in various Chromium versions, Windows Internet Explorer 8, and various Firefox and Firefox-derived broswer without issue while ProxHTTPSProxyMIIis is being used. ProxHTTPSProxyMIIis is described in many placed. One such reference is:
  7. This posting is to report a bug. I receive an Invalid Certificate dialog box on Maxthon when trying to view some websites. My system time and date are correct. I use Maxthon v5.2.4.3000 on Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. Three example websites are: The issue may be reproduced by visiting one of the example websites for the first time during the browsing session. When that happens, the following dialog box is presented: [Cannot post picture in forum; I receive forum message " The page you are trying to access is not available for your account. "] I have copied the text from Maxthon Security information for the example webpages and display them below. For "": View requests in Network Panel Connection Protocol TLS 1.2 Key exchange ECDHE_ECDSA Key exchange group X25519 Cipher CHACHA20_POLY1305 Certificate Subject SAN * Valid from Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Valid until Sat, 03 Nov 2018 23:59:59 GMT Issuer COMODO ECC Domain Validation Secure Server CA 2 Open full certificate details For "": View requests in Network Panel Connection Protocol TLS 1.2 Key exchange ECDHE_ECDSA Key exchange group X25519 Cipher CHACHA20_POLY1305 Certificate Subject SAN * Show more (95 total) Valid from Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Valid until Thu, 28 Mar 2019 23:59:59 GMT Issuer COMODO ECC Domain Validation Secure Server CA 2 Open full certificate details For "": View requests in Network Panel Connection Protocol TLS 1.2 Key exchange ECDHE_ECDSA Key exchange group X25519 Cipher CHACHA20_POLY1305 Certificate Subject SAN Valid from Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Valid until Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT Issuer DigiCert ECC Extended Validation Server CA Open full certificate details I notice that the Maxthon 5 provided Security information appears quite similar. Maxthon v5.2.4.3000 has a button in the site Security information area and is labeled "Open full certificate details", but the button does not do anything (this may be another bug). I did find what I believe to be the same issue referenced in an older Maxthon Community Forums thread; it is located: The older thread appeared to reference the issue but did not actually appear resolved. Instead, user BugSir006 stated that: " The issue of incorrect unsafe warning when accessing Gmail(under some special scenes) has been fixed in". The problem referenced in these threads may be different than the one fixed.
  8. @BugSire006 - The "Send To..." option creates a file shortcut file (*.lnk file) and not an Internet shortcut file (*.url file). The file shortcut file created is a binary file that run the Maxthon application and passes the webpage information as an argument; a created Internet Shortcut is an ANSI text file that specifies a webpage and various option parameters.
  9. Using Maxthon, can one drag and drop a webpage, URL, or some other indicator of the webpage to the system shell to create an Internet Shortcut file? I have not yet found a way to quickly create Internet Shortcut files with Maxthon. If one cannot drag and drop a loaded webpage to a shortcut, are there other methods to quickly create an Internet Shortcut file? I am using Maxthon v5.2.4.3000 on Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. EDIT: I found a way that works, but is not as comfortable as it could be: 1. Start with the URL in the URL bar not selected or in with the selection cursor present. 2. Click the URL once to have the entire URL deselected. 3. Drag and drop the URL to an Internet Shortcut by clicking and holding on the selected URL and then dragging and releasing to a shell folder where one wants an Internet Shortcut created. It would be preferable to perform the drag and drop to Internet Shortcut quicker. Perhaps it may be implemented to click and hold the padlock icon that appears to the left of the URL and dragging it to a shell folder.
  10. AD Block extension missing

    After installing that extension, Adblock Plus appears, but does not seem to work. I am unable to download filter lists for use in Adblock Plus and the "adb:" links do not work. I am uning Maxthon v5.2.4.3000 with the Adblock Plus 1.0.0 Maxthon extension on Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. I tried to add the following subscriptions: EasyList abp:subscribe?location= EasyPrivacy abp:subscribe?location=
  11. Hi