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  1. 11 hours ago, BugSir006 said:

    I tried to test this issue but cannot confirm.

    You didn't follow the instructions. It's not about the address bar dropdown, it's the search site results.

    left is normal session, right is a private session. Note the UK wikipedia link is blue in both.before visit.png


    After visiting the UK wikipedia page in the private session (right), it shows up as visited in the normal session (left).visited.png

    This is using v5.3.8.700

  2. On 15/05/2019 at 4:01 PM, pantantrollo said:

    This happens in, if I write in the address bar, it shows me the results of my history and my favorites. And as you see it is a private tab.

    This is normal. Means you can access previously used sites in private mode.

    I can't get anything typed into the address bar in private mode to show in normal.


    What i have noticed is that Private mode saves cookies of site visits!

    Visit any wikipedia page in private mode, it won't show up in the history files as expected.
    Then do a search (google/bing etc) for that page.
    You'll see in the search results that the link to that page is highlighted as visited!

    Doesn't happen with Edge Dev, so will assume also any chrome clone.

  3. 16 hours ago, Jus5631410 said:

    preparing to launch version 5.3 to replace 5.2.

    That's always how it is and has been for ages.

    You release version 1.0, then work on 1.1. During that time there may be work going on for features in 1.2 or later, which may get released as a beta. It's not hard to decipher.

    16 hours ago, Jus5631410 said:

    My suggestion is to add that the version 5.3.x are only for "beta testers" when they publish a release so that others users will keep versions 5.2.x stable or betas

    That's not a bad idea to have an extra line stating it's a beta, BUT it already says it's a beta in bright red, and in the filename - I'm not sure how many extra times BETA has to be added in the description. Whether it's 5.2.x beta or 5.3.x beta makes no difference. If you don't want to get caught up with the issues a beta version could lead to, then you don't update/download to ANY beta version.

    16 hours ago, Jus5631410 said:

    Or to create a session dedicated to the beta testers only in their web site

    There is except it's for pre-public release. Those that are enrolled in it can access it, but it requires that the MX guys actually utilise it properly. Unfortunately they have their own agenda which makes it effectively useless.

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  4. 1 hour ago, EddyFicio said:

    And this is a big "but", all those tools (except maybe the split window tool) suck! maxthon is way way way more ahead in that branch, and that difference is clearly visible when you open the screenshot tool or the notes tool, for example...

    True, but that's where you need to make the decision - do you want a browser that does the basics well with some foibles around the extra features? Or one that has issues with popular websites, but having better extra features. Only the user and their usage scenario can make that call.

    Vivaldi still has a lot of things that bug me, (eg. no new tab from enter on address bar, no media controls on popup videos, having to use an extension button to popout videos instead of the floatbar, super drag/drop isn't quite as good), BUT it's always up to date, UI that is as customisable as MX if not more, more extensions, chrome://flags is available, and more that i can't think of right now.

    1 hour ago, EddyFicio said:

    using an extension that pop up the video for you, wich is a pain and it takes ram...

    About ~21mb, and it's returned to the system after the video is popped out.


    RE: screen capture: it is basic, but i find myself going into a dedicated image editor 90% of the time even using MXsnap. One thing that it does do well is being able to automatically select windows/sections of apps, which i would miss. But i still have MX running till i import passwords etc. so still use Snap on occasion.
    Notes: haven't used it since SkyNote. Most things i put into sticky notes or OneNote these days.

    I feel that Vivaldi (~v2.3) has finally become what MX wanted to be. Sure MX does a few things better, but most unique MX features are in other browsers now and they do it almost as good, or do other things better to make the benefit a net loss, or even at best.

  5. Netflix/Facebook/Twitter/Spotify/youtube etc should work first go everytime. This is the internet for a majority of users. You stuff up that experience and you're already giving the user a reason to jump to another browser.

    1 hour ago, Secret-HQ said:

    What other browser offers something like that? 



  6. 25 minutes ago, No.1MaxthonFan said:

    Do any other browsers offer that length?

    Edge and Vivaldi for 2.


    8 hours ago, pantantrollo said:

    I do not think the change is so complicated. Change a number?

    Agree. It's either an arbitrarily defined limit or an oversight. There's not really any reason why it should be limited to that.

  7. 1 hour ago, Jus5631410 said:

    So my question is which version should I take?

    Do you want to run beta software? (designated as such as it may have more know or unknown bugs)

    > NO, stick with final/stable versions.

    > YES, use the beta versions.

    That's pretty much it in a nutshell.

    1 hour ago, Jus5631410 said:

    Now I see that there are two updates released V. beta and V. beta and each is fixing different problems according to the changelogs fixes issues in the 5.2.7.x branch. When they believe it's ready it'll be (or should be) released as stable. is a TEST beta version for the new branch. It's being released as a TEST version for those that want to TEST a beta version with whatever updates it contains. It won't contain the same fixes as they should have already been implemented from the 5.2.7.x branch, and there's more than likely new bugs to be fixed due to the updates/changes made.

  8. 21 minutes ago, 22518361 said:

    My dear you are entirely wrong,

    Darling, there is someone that is wrong in this thread, and it isn't me.

    21 minutes ago, 22518361 said:

    It was working normally before the above mentioned version was downloaded

    If working normally means keeping focus, then that would mean either 1/ there is something wrong with your version, 2/ you've done something with a 3rd party program to add that feature.

    Normal functionality is that it is only in focus when instigated via a command (menu option/keyboard shortcut/download prompt).

    21 minutes ago, 22518361 said:

    I dont know why you are  not answering? 

    There's plenty of answers here, and the outcome is - it's working as intended. 

    22 minutes ago, 22518361 said:

    You have understood it.

    Yes, and we understand there is no problem.

    22 minutes ago, 22518361 said:

    The issue is straightforward to understand,

    It seems we agree on what your alleged issue is, but don't agree that it's an actual issue because it's NEVER functioned as you describe.

    So either there's a communication breakdown here and we're talking about something else, or as noted above, you've done something to add that feature (possibly without knowing?!)

    I normally say repeating something doesn't make it true, but in this case i'll let that slide because what i'm saying is a bona fide verifiable fact:

    - MX downloader NEVER, EVER stayed in focus while downloads were running. EVER.

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  9. Not sure what this guy is on about. 

    MX downloader has NEVER stayed on top. If you click the MX main window it always takes focus.

    The Downloader prompt will take focus once you click on a downloadable link, and subsequently the download manager. While the file is downloading, the manager doesn't stay in focus unless you explicitly click on the taskbar icon, use Ctrl-J, or the Downloads option from the main menu.

    There's no indication from the posts or images to show that the taskbar icon is not being displayed.

  10. On 22/02/2019 at 7:00 PM, BugSir006 said:


    Yep it does make you cry doesn't it...

    Seems it's not fixed, the issue is back although doesn't seem to be as repeatable as it used to be. Might have been a one off or something.

    Given the number of posts of issues of the most recent beta, it seems the core upgrade has caused a lot of issues.

    Being a user who used to use MX everyday as my only browser, i've now gone to Vivaldi, using MX for various things like logins that i haven't moved over yet. But this bug could well be the one that pushes me right off the edge. It's just too annoying having to close the browser just to make something else work properly, even though that program isn't even at fault.

  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

  15. "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.