Reply to Maxthon Troubleshooting & Tips and Tricks

7twenty
By 7twenty,
Disable address bar Auto-Suggestions Maxthon doesn't offer an option to disable address bar auto-suggestions. To manually disable this feature follow the instructions below.
Open Notepad with administrator privileges, add the following line to your HOSTS file and save.  127.0.0.1     api.bing.com The HOSTS file can be found %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc  See note #1 Navigate to the \public\SmartUrl folder in your Maxthon install folder (or in appdata\roaming\Maxthon5 for installer version) Rename (or delete) the original update.db file (see image below). Create a new empty text file named update.db and mark it read-only. See note #2 Restart Maxthon and the auto-suggestions won't show up.   Before auto-suggest fix
After auto-suggest fix
    note 1: This change won't affect anything else except any other programs that use that address for the same suggestions. All it does is tell the browser the IP address for that URL is the localhost address instead of the correct one, so nothing leaves your computer. note 2: The only caveat is that when typing in the address bar it seems the matched URLs are a little slower than normal. Not 100% on that, but that's what it feels like. And of course i'm unaware of anything else it might break.