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  1. In Windows10 there's a Restart option on the context menu. Use that instead.

    Programs shouldn't close when doing a explorer restart. But it could be there's a hook into explorer for some reason and closing it causes some instability which forces the program to close. Not sure, just a theory.

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  2. Not sure what the video will show,  but anyways...

    7sec Kodi.exe is started using a keyboard combination
    Video is selected and starts to play on 2nd screen (not shown)
    21sec Maxthon.exe restores from being minimised to a window and steals focus

    NOTHING is pressed or done between 7sec > 21sec

    If Maxthon.exe isn't running Kodi.exe keeps focus as it should.

    From the focus detection program shown in the video:
    41608:C:\Users\me\Desktop\focus\focus.exe | Mon Dec 17 22:30:14 2018 << FOCUS.exe started
    6412:C:\Windows\explorer.exe | Mon Dec 17 22:30:16 2018
    54016:C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodi\kodi.exe | Mon Dec 17 22:30:32 2018 << KODI.exe started
    No foreground application | Mon Dec 17 22:30:46 2018
    1920:C:\Maxthon5\Bin\Maxthon.exe | Mon Dec 17 22:30:47 2018 << MAXTHON.exe steals focus!!!
    18592:C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\WebLaunchRecorder\Screen Recorder Launcher.exe | Mon Dec 17 22:31:09 2018
    1920:C:\Maxthon5\Bin\Maxthon.exe | Mon Dec 17 22:31:12 2018
    18592:C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\WebLaunchRecorder\Screen Recorder Launcher.exe | Mon Dec 17 22:31:12 2018
    41608:C:\Users\me\Desktop\focus\focus.exe | Mon Dec 17 22:31:48 2018


    Recording #1.mp4

  3. 52 minutes ago, pantantrollo said:

    Correct, I was referring to office online (here is also sometimes called office365, sorry)

    Then as i said, it's going to make things trickier, as it seems there's no issue on my end.

    Has anyone with this issue tried on a clean portable version to test?

  4. 6 minutes ago, pantantrollo said:

    If you have a Microsoft account (outlook, hotmail, live etc ..), you can check it.

    So you're saying you've tested on Office online as well? Or just with Office365?

    If that is the case then it makes things even more complicated as it's not a issue common across all users.

  5. 26 minutes ago, ElectroSelf said:


    14 hours ago, BugSir006 said:

    I have tested this issue on some websites but still cannot reproduce.

    There is no solution > because they haven't found the cause > because they can't reproduce the issue.

    On 10/12/2018 at 9:20 AM, pantantrollo said:

    It seems that from the office365 platform, the same thing happens :-(

    Tested using Excel & Word Online no issues. Files save as correct document files. Not sure how different Office365 is, but i can't imagine that it's completely different code to save the files.

    If you can test using those, and you still have the problem, it may at least give the dev's something to work with instead of the sites noted that they don't have subscriptions or access to. I'd be extremely surprised if they don't have a Microsoft account setup for testing, or at least one employee that has one.

  6. 53 minutes ago, ElectroSelf said:

    Maxthon never had this type bug.

    1 / I'm pretty sure it did have this bug at some stage a while back.

    2 / does it affect all files downloaded or just some? Have you checked with another browser to see if it's the site/file not the MX downloader? I tested with a site that i use and had no issues. A link to the offending file would be handy if possible.

    3 / i'm pretty sure the only changes to the Download Manager were aesthetic, nothing behind the scenes affecting how files are downloaded, but could be wrong.

    53 minutes ago, ElectroSelf said:

    imho, dl-manager don't need it(

    Agree with this. I don't think the new UI is much of an improvement over the old. Although it does add some nice things, like the options button, clear history.

    But icons moving around (play should replace pause and vice versa), colours out of place (search/show tasks boxes), truncated download path unless you're using a huge window, all seem a little off. Hopefully just a WIP. Time will tell.

  7. 4 hours ago, karajan said:

    Nothing is safe if i enter your computer i will stole all your passwords encrypted or not

    So don't bother with any sort of security?

    If you can't access my computer then you can't get anything, which is what was stated in the last paragraph. What the extra verification does is stop anyone that shouldn't have access to that system accessing MX passwords. If they don't know the password for the user account, they won't know the password for the extra verification.

  8. Was brought to my attention that there's no user verification when accessing Passkeeper using a Guest account. Assuming you have access to an unlocked device and can open Maxthon, someone may potentially have full access to all of a users passwords.

    As far as i'm aware it's been like this since MX3, possibly earlier, but after digging around it seems other browsers do have security checks for guest accounts.

    Other browsers (in order of best to worst implementation):
    Chrome & Opera (and probably all Chrome clones?) ask for the users windows password to verify before showing.
    Edge manages through the Control Panel>Manage web credentials, requiring the users windows password before showing.
    Vivaldi doesn't show passwords at all, so you can't really manage them. (best in regards to security, useless for management)
    Firefox hides them by default, with an option to show with no verification - unless a master password has been setup.
    MX hides them by default, with an option to show with no verification.

    Will be nice to hear a response as to why MX has opted for none, and if it might be an option to add at some stage.

    In the case of the Chrome/edge options, it's a system level verification, in that if you know the password to access the system you'll still get access to the passwords. Given the way it works having an extra verification offers no extra security over locking the user account when not in use. Regardless it's still more secure than having nothing.

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  9. 5 hours ago, Magdalene said:

    The cookie blocking option is still in MX5 at "Settings/ Privacy and Content/ Privacy"

    Not for third party cookies only. Disabling the current setting means all cookies are disabled on all sites. This means options like stay logged in, site modifications (colour schemes or layout), location details etc. are lost when closing the page.


    9 hours ago, BugSir006 said:

    Could you please send a screenshot of this option of Maxthon 4 to me? I will forward to the dev team.


  10. 7 hours ago, vertus said:

    Who could think it's a good idea to do this?

    I believe the idea is to ensure the startup icon hasn't been hijacked by malware/virus leading you to a fake site, or a fake program on startup.

    Not sure how common a occurrence that is, but they felt the need to protect against it. Why people are having it show, what seems to be quite consistently, is something that might need to be looked at. Could be that any change to the shortcut is flagging the warning, when it should only happen if the target startup file is changed. At least that's my understanding of it.

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  11. Neither string highlighted below are in the crowdin translation list.

    The patterns of favorites display should be Display favorites as...

    Only display the icon should be Display icon only

    Due to the way the menu is shown, i'd change the options to Title only, Icon only, Icon and title. No need to repeat display as it doesn't add anything to it.



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  12. 9 minutes ago, IceHouse said:

    What is the Roboform for?
    To save passwords?


    9 minutes ago, IceHouse said:

    and what happened with Passkeeper?

    Nothing, it's just another option for those that don't want to use the built-in Maxthon version.

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  13. how interesting, and concerning.

    there's no reason why you can't unpack the extension and have a look at the code, even better if you've got the dodgy chrome version to compare against.

    As you said, many MX addons were user created/ported rather than official versions from the dev, so depending on how up to date the uploader kept it, it could still be safe.

    At this stage probably best not to use it if anyone is at all worried about these revelations.

  14. "Secret" should be changed to something more meaningful.

    Firstly, it sounds a little ominous, and I would imagine make some users question the browser all together.

    Secondly, what is displayed is a pretty generic disclaimer about third party software etc. So why the term "secret" was used as the link name i have no idea, and is way off the mark.

    And it seems it just shows a less well formatted version of the Maxthon EULA.