Perplexer

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  1. I'm running Maxthon 5.2.5.2000 on Windows XP SP3 and I noticed some problems opening certain websites: https://whatismyipaddress.com -- Maxthon freezes and must be killed through Task Manager https://www.whatismyip.com -- Maxthon freezes and must be killed through Task Manager https://www.expressvpn.com -- Page does not load/render correctly Again, this is on Windows XP 32-bit. In Windows 7 64-bit all websites work correctly. Any ideas ? Edit: I tried opening the first 2 pages in Google Chrome and they did open, but the "https://" part of the URL was crossed out. When trying to open the first page in Firefox, I got a message from NOD32 saying that the certificate of the site is "untrusted". Seems to be some cloudflare ssl certificate valid until 2019. Certificate properties show "This certificate has an nonvalid digital signature". I don't get this message on the Windows 7 computer though. After a few clicks on "Allow" on NOD32 prompts, the page does eventually open in Firefox. Could it be that Maxthon chokes when trying to open a page for which NOD32 opens that popup (although it does not do that when trying to open the page with Maxthon). I also tried to "pause protection" for 10 minutes in NOD32 and opening the page in Maxthon again, but it still froze. Maybe it hangs on Cloudflare protected websites. I Googled for a list of those and found https://laravel.com and even a regular http:// one http://bittrex.com and and sure enough, they both cause Maxthon to freeze on Win XP.
  2. Installing Flash Player in Maxthon was always a major pain in the ass, but I kinda managed to get it working for the last year or so by following the manual instructions HERE. Unfortunately, I just noticed that \Core\Blink\plugins folder no longer exists in Maxthon 5.2.4.3000. Folder \Core\plugins does exist but there is no sign of pepflashplayer.dll inside like in the previous versions. So I tried to update Flash Player to tne newest version today and while dowloading the executables from Adobe, I also noticed a popup bar at the top of the screen notifying me that a new version of Adobe Flash was available. That must be something new that Maxthon added, so I clicked Yes/Update. So, in the end, I ran the update from Adobe website AND the update from the Maxthon pop-up bar. I then restarted Maxthon 5.2.4.3000 and went to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/ and just saw an empty "Version information" rectangle where the currently installed version should be. I then tried to follow the previously mentioned manual installation instructions and rename-copied the pepflashplayer.dll file from c:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\ to \Core\plugins and restarted Maxthon. The result was the same. The current version was not displayed in the rectangle. I right-clicked on the "Update Now" button below that rectangle and the last option in the pop-up menu did hint at the newest Flash version being installed. I just don't know why it wasn't displayed in the "Version information" rectangle on the website http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/ . Does Maxthon have problems rendering that site?
  3. I can confirm that digital certificates work again in the current official / final "install version" 5.2.4.3000. After 5 months I can finally upgrade Maxthon again. It's funny though ... nothing is mentioned in release notes / changelog. Thanks for actually pursuing this and fixing it. I admit I did not expect it after such a long time.
  4. 5.2.4.1200 beta is still broken. It tries to "see" the certificates but it can't find them. The error message "No certificate available" is displayed. I don't unserstand how it's possible that they broke this feature and now they don't know how to fix it. Maxthon worked with certificates for years, and now all of a sudden there are unfixable problems ? How ? Why ?
  5. So, any news ? Has this issue with certificates been fixed yet ?
  6. Wow, with everything that was said in this topic, it's unbeliveable to see that they actually don't seem to even know what digital certificates are, how they work, or what the problem is. Don't they have certificates in China? This is incredible! And it's really weird that nobody else complains here about it. Don't people use certificates? Or maybe they use old MX 5.1.x.xxxx versions. I'm forced to use 5.1.7.2000 and when this gets outdated I'll be FORCED to stop using Maxthon. I never thought this is how I will leave this browser. BugSir006, to ask somebody for his certificate is the same as asking for his username & password. Please don't do that! It's inappropriate!
  7. Like I wrote in one of my previous posts, you can't just "test" this problem on some random site. I can give you a link to my online bank, but since you don't have a certificate for it, you will always see the error page, in all browsers: https://epoti.abanka.si/abanet/kdp/sys/prijava.aspx? I do have a certificate for this online bank so when I visit this page, Maxthon should display a certificate window or it should take me to the log-in page. But it doesn't. It shows me the error page, exactly like you see it. You can only test this problem yourself if you have your own digital certificate for some website (online bank, healthcare website, ...). Like I said before, Maxthon does not see the certificates on the PC, so you can't use Maxthon to log-in to those websites. Without fix, Maxthon is unusable.
  8. This is still not fixed in 5.2.3.500 ? Terrible. But it's exactly like I said in my last post on April 18th! They will not fix this. So this browser is basically dead. It cannot be used anymore for on-line banking or any other websites which require digital certificates. All versions after 5.1.7.2000 are useless.
  9. People just don't get it, even when you write it down to them black on white. That's why it's so hard to get a bug report across! The problem is not with loading the pages themselves. The problem is with logging-in with certificates, or more precisely .... with Maxthon 5.2.x.x not seeing the certificates on your PC. When you try to log-in to those specific sites which require a certificate, you will get an error, because Maxthon will not see the certificate on your PC and will not present it to the website. The website will therefore show you an error message, claiming that you don't have a required certificate installed. This will happen in any browser if you don't have a certificate that the page recognizes on your PC. So if you're just "somebody" on the other side of the world and you don't have a certificate for that particular bank for example, you will always get an error in any browser. The problem is that the users who do have the correct certificate on their PC cannot log-in because Maxthon 5.2.x.x doesn't see that certificate on the PC and so can't log-in to the website. NOTE, again, we're talking about the Ultra Mode here. The Retro Mode seems to work and in Retro Mode Maxthon 5.2.x.x does see the certificates. Just not in Ultra Mode.
  10. 5.2.1.4000 still does not work with certificates in Ultra Mode! And the focus problem is also still present (it keeps getting focus when working with other programs). Going back to 5.1.7.2000 for the third time. And I have a feeling these bugs will never be fixed (at least the focus one, since nobody confirms it, even though it's clear as day, and not present in older 5.1.x.x versions).
  11. I think the problem is that Maxthon somehow does not see the certificate I have on my PC (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit). And this started happening immediately after I updated Maxthon to 5.2.1.1000. When I try to visit one website which requires a certificate identification, I get the error "Invalid Certificate". Another website is apparently more "intelligent" and it tells me what no certificate was found on PC. So it looks like Maxthon does not detect certificates on my PC. That "Windows Security" - "Select a Certificate" popup window does not appear, and so I can't select the certificate and the website does not load. I don't know why this happened and how to fix it. I now have to use other browsers to access my on-line banking and other sites. It sucks.
  12. Yesterday I got a notification from Maxthon that a new version is available (5.2.1.1000) so I updated the browser and restarted it. Since then I am having problems visiting the websites which require my digital certificate to log in, such as my on-line bank. When I visit the website, it tells me that no certificate was found on my computer and I can't log in. So what happened in the upgrade? Why doesn't Maxthon see my certificate anymore? Or maybe it does "see" it but it doesn't present it to the website correctly? On my bank website I can see the green padlock icon on the left side of the URL/address bar and if I click on that padlock I see the "View Certificate" link and if I click on it I can see the certificate details and everything looks good and valid. But the website itself still says "no valid certificate detected". What's going on ? I tried it with Google Chrome and with Internet Explorer and both of those browsers detected the certificate on my PC and allowed me to select it so I could log-in to my bank. Only Maxthon is having problems. I have already restarted it but it didn't help. Any tips on what I can do ?
  13. I have upgraded Flash Player (23.0.0.207) on my Windows XP 32-bit PC and copied the file pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_207.dll to Maxthon\Core\Blink\plugins\pepflashplayer.dll as I usually do. The problem is that now my Maxthon 4.9.4.2000 says "Could not load plug-in." when I go to "http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/". I had to revert back to old DLL version 22.0.0.192 which still works in Maxthon on my WinXP PC. So, does anyone have any definitive information about this? Will Maxthon 4.9 support new Flash plugins on Windows XP ?
  14. google maps - big freezes

    I can confirm this issue. I have had it myself as well in 4.9.3.1000, but it is not constant. Sometimes opening Google Maps and dragging & zooming the map around works really really slow, like 1 frame per second, as if CPU is at 100% (but it's not). Then a few moments (sessions?) later it becomes smooth again, etc. It is not an issue of busy CPU or anything like that, but I haven't been able to determine what exactly is causing this. By the way, some options / functions were removed in Maxthon 4.9.x branch, like split-view and probably GPU acceleration, that's why you can't find it in Settings. Some functions will be restored in Maxthon 5 but I'm not sure at this moment if GPU acceleration will be one of them.
  15. YouTube full-screen video playback bad

    OK, I think I have found out what is causing the problem. On Windows 7 you can personalize your computer / desktop with different "Themes". There are "Aero themes" and "Basic and High Contrast Themes" available in Control Panel -> Personalization. I personally use "Windows Classic" theme which is a part of "Basic and High Contrast Themes". In this theme (and other "Basic and High Contrast Themes") Maxthon 4.9.3.1000 does NOT work good in full-screen video playback. But if I select any theme from "Aero Themes", then MX 4.9.3.1000 will work OK in full-screen video playback. I don't know if Windows 10 has similar themes but in Windows 7 this is how it is. So apparently MX 4.9 series has changed something so that it doesn't work correctly with non-Aero themes in Windows 7 !