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issue Why are maxthon extensions not compressed?

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The file sizes of Maxthon extensions are way too high. All other browsers use compression for their extensions, I cannot see any reason why Maxthon does not do this.

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2 hours ago, FB Purity said:

The file sizes of Maxthon extensions are way too high. All other browsers use compression for their extensions, I cannot see any reason why Maxthon does not do this.

MX extensions are too simple. Most of its are just sidebar panel or button with bookmarklet. Not so many real extensions here. 
Is this real problem for you? 

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it just seems wasteful, im sure the maxthon website would save a lot of bandwidth by just doing that simple fix.

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Just noticed this when I was playing around with packing a skin file.

It seems the old version of the MXpacker file does actually compress the extensions/skins files. On the test that I did using the skins and an addon it shrunk the file by approx 40-50%.

IIRC your extension is one of the larger ones, so if you want to compress it then use the old version. Apart from that and it's command line based (although you can drag n drop) i'm not sure what else thee is different. But the files created still work.

Attached below as i'm unsure if it's still available anywhere else.

MXpacker_old.zip

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