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  1. I've been forever complaining about some of the UI issues in MX. While things have improved since MX4, there are still some things out of place, or just plain not updated because of whatever reason. So in the same spirit of the Typo's, grammar issues etc... lets make a list! thread... here we go with MX UI issues...lets make a list!! Although somehow I don't think it will get the same response as the other thread... of which also has been somewhat slow to fix issues of late... So off we go... Lock button has text lower than the Security button A message about Chrome?? Not sure how this came up, nor have I seen it more than twice, but still i'll add it in Reader mode: The search bars are different in Maxnote and Passkeeper. In Maxnote - Colours are lighter, smaller text, different magnifying glass icon Choose one style and make them the same. Different heading style compared to downloader/ABP/clear browsing data/sniffer dialogs etc. FIXED - In QA setttings, "background" is cut off even though there is plenty of room for the (?) to be moved to the right: More to come... Once they've been looked at it would be nice if the UI could get a slight make over. Currently it's very static, buttons are either on/off, there's no movement. Add some animation (eg. fade in/out) when moving over tabs/buttons. Opening/closing tabs is very, very jerky compared to almost every other browser. The latest Firefox looks amazing, animation on hovering over the tabs, a colour flourish when a tab is loaded, animated refresh button, fades on menus. Even just the fade on the text in the tab bar when the titles are too long - it looks better than the ellipsis (...) that Maxthon uses. All very small things, but they complete the experience and makes the whole browser look very polished and complete. The new Maxnote style is nice. The animated drop shadows when hovering over items is a nice touch. Hopefully that starts making it's way into the rest of the browser over time.
  2. buttons need to be moved right to allow for revised strings. Should also help with other languages.
  3. print issue

    what happens when you click "change" or "print using system dialog"?
  4. After it was pointed out in another thread that Maxthon no longer has the option to Block third party cookies I thought i'd ask the question, why? I don't think there's another browser out there that doesn't have that option. And MX4 had it available. What's the story?
  5. So, updates? As mentioned above, it's a feature that EVERY other browser has, and one of the simplest means of protecting a users privacy.
  6. known since September!!! http://forum.maxthon.com/index.php?/topic/22756-mx-ui-issues-lets-make-a-list/&do=findComment&comment=125855
  7. Default Download Location

    No need to do that. As mentioned above, the downloader remembers the last folder used, and subsequent ones are added to the dropdown.
  8. nothing. Works fine in using http://www.orimi.com/pdf-test.pdf to test. PDF opens directly in MX using the built-in reader.
  9. print issue

    using passport or guest account? if using passport, test with guest and see if it still happens.
  10. Now that I think about it, it's not really an update option; it's an install option if it's not installed. I'd assume it installs the most recent version, but haven't tested. So the MX Flash Updater still is useful, unless you feel like doing it the manual way.
  11. "Version information" rectangle seems to be broken in all browsers. Also, you can update easier using the MX Flash Updater in http://forum.maxthon.com/index.php?/topic/21476-adobe-flash-and-maxthon/ Although that's probably a little less useful now seeing as they've added the update option in the browser.
  12. link to an affected file please
  13. Vine rarely/never works.

    The forum is slow, but there's still some life. The thing is your last posts were about long gone versions of MX. You're not going to get much response about them. Regarding vine.co, that service was closed back in Jan 2017, at least according to the website. There's no links to test anything with, but i do recall that older MX versions had issues with embedded gifs/video on twitter/facebook. I'd say it was the same for vine. I'd assume any links you have should work ok with the latest version of MX5, no guarantee though.
  14. Or in a simpler way, it's only available if there is a page to go forward to. Also if you're using an older version of MX5, the designers had the great idea of hiding the forward button until it was actually able to be used. If you're still having issues in that you are using a current version, and you have gone back through the tab history and it still doesn't show, then there's a problem.
  15. you tube notifications

    youtube broke it when they changed the design. the extension dev didn't want to update it to fix the problems.
  16. you tube notifications

    There's no re-inventing anything. It's literally copying data from one install to another. Open windows explorer, paste %appdata%\Maxthon5\Users\guest into the address field and it'll take you directly to that folder. Do the same for the current install and just copy the data over. Keep a backup, of course. You haven't provided any information beyond "it's broken", so i'm trying to fill in the blanks as best i can. You now mention you do have passport...which if that is the case, then signing in should get all your data back (which it seems it has?!?) - so i'm confused. Disable any extensions related to youtube, they break it.
  17. you tube notifications

    Sounds like you're using a guest account, otherwise your favourites should have synced when you signed in with Passport. On the old drive go to %appdata%\Maxthon5\Users\guest. Copy the userdata folder to your current install. All your info will come back.
  18. I find that an odd response. I can't see how this is a problem, coding wise or commercial. Local QA data is accessed from the local store, the same way it was before they started the cloud thing; and if they want ads all over the place it gets pulled in as required. So the QA page is local along with the data, just that there's links to get the ads as required. I could be wrong there, i'm not all up with how that all works... but in theory i think that's how it plays out. But maybe there's more to it.
  19. Ummm what now? Updated because of one bad translation? So what about all the other languages that haven't had their language files updated? Even en-GB, which is 99% the same as en-US, doesn't even have these strings. Whoever has designed the workflow for organising updates/translation integration needs to go back to the drawing board.
  20. Everyone likes to think their issue is the worst thing in the world and needs to be the #1 priority... it's just the way people are. I don't think it's a case of not listening, i think they do... but i don't think they act on it, unless it aligns with their own plans. It's been said by bug*'s that they collate the requests and info posted here and it is looked through. But that doesn't really mean anything as there's no feedback on any of that. So for what it's worth they could file it in the recycle bin.. it wouldn't make a difference.
  21. Reading the tip, it sounds like the "protect desktop icon" option has been bundled into this "security" option along with default browser check and some others that i don't quite understand. But that's just based on deciphering the Chinglish description.
  22. . . Read the above and then look at the image of the Vivaldi main menu below. Tell me if you can see the irony. There is no disregard. I responded to your overly emotional post from an objective point of view. Gave you options and reasons as to why/what and why i thought so. It was summarised shortly afterwards. "No merit" meaning without basis for your argument. After 2 pages i still haven't seen a response as to why the context menu print option wasn't a workable solution. Every response came back to "it's not how it was", or "it's not how i like it". Yet, see above for proof that it clearly doesn't matter, despite "number 1 being the most important" (your words). Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and i'm a huge proponent of constructive criticism, but if you're going to criticise something, at least be able to back it up with some facts/data. And yes, it is an objective pov. I might be a Vice Admin here, but i'm not staff, i don't get paid, i spend my own time offering help to users, i have no more say in what happens with development than you. I use MX because it works for me despite my own gripes with it. I've been on the edge many times looking for other browsers and still come back because it works for me... no other reason. If i found something better tomorrow, you won't see me here the next day.
  23. Vivaldi is hardly a v1 product. It was in beta for over a year with a huge number of builds in that time before it finally came out with it's V1 (currently at V2 if i'm not mistaken). AND the creator(?) is ex-Opera, of which had at least 12 versions, maybe more, before he left to start Vivaldi. I was going to point out that this and everything else you want are in/can be tweaked in MX5... but you've already moved on... so again, good luck.
  24. For all the talk of hand holding etc, apparently now we need a great big banner stating that MX4 is obsolete, even though there's a link to "Maxthon5", MX4 hasn't been updated for over a year, the release notes menu shows both MX5 and MX4.9 and almost everyone after kindergarten knows that 5 comes after 4. I'm sorry, I still think this is the flimsiest excuse for dumping the browser. Considering there's a better option to access print in as many clicks on the context menu, i can't see why this is still the thing that puts you over the edge. Was disabled in 4.9 as it was the precursor to the MX5 branch. They started from a much revised platform requiring some things to be re-built/fixed to make it work properly. The new window option was still available, allowing you to tile windows using the default windows options (drag/drop, drag to corners, WIN+Left/right etc.) But if you're going to criticise Maxthon, having crap window/tab management is a valid one. You couldn't drag out a tab to a new window till MX5.1.x. Good luck with that. Had you mentioned it earlier, creating a skin with the Print option in the top level menu is a all but trivial. Send me the 200k and i'll happily do it for you , and add the print option to as many places as you like. But seriously good luck with Vivaldi. It's a great browser that does many things very well. But like with you, there's some things that just don't work for me, namely crappy support for super drag&drop and popup video... but that was a while ago, things may have changed.
  25. Same here. Although a refresh of the page showed a new list. Removed them and it hasn't come back. But this is a Google.com issue, not Maxthon. Nothing in google settings to stop it that i could see.