Paultx2

request Annoying alert about the default browser

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Every now and then this alert appears in the Windows 10 notification area. I want to stop it for good. How can I? TIA.

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I have to assume that you are seeing this while using Windows 10 since you didn't give that information. Win10 loves to make one's default browser Edge and has done so to me several times when I have installed a new instance of Maxthon. And I have seen this warning from Maxthon several times as well. I just click the X in the upper right corner and then check Win 10 default programs to see if my default browser has been changed or not. If it had been, I change it back. I would not like it very much if Win 10 had changed it to Edge and Maxthon did not notify me. Not sure what is a bigger annoyance.

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4 hours ago, rick.lane said:

I have to assume that you are seeing this while using Windows 10 since you didn't give that information.

It's in his very first sentence.

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In Menu > settings > General, uncheck "At startup, check if its icon is abnormal"

 

9 hours ago, DR3W said:

cant post in relevant forum so its here,

merged with another thread.

See above for fix.

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13 hours ago, No.1MaxthonFan said:

It's in his very first sentence.

Oops. Missed that.

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20 hours ago, rick.lane said:

I have to assume that you are seeing this while using Windows 10 since you didn't give that information. Win10 loves to make one's default browser Edge and has done so to me several times when I have installed a new instance of Maxthon. And I have seen this warning from Maxthon several times as well. I just click the X in the upper right corner and then check Win 10 default programs to see if my default browser has been changed or not. If it had been, I change it back. I would not like it very much if Win 10 had changed it to Edge and Maxthon did not notify me. Not sure what is a bigger annoyance.

I said: "Every now and then this alert appears in the Windows 10 notification area", so it's clear that my system is Windows 10.

My default browser is Chrome, I rarely open Edge and I use Maxthon with sites Google's browser is not good at, and for some Maxthon native resources, like closing tabs by double-clicking, Boss Key and others.

AFAIK Windows never tries to change my default browser, it only shows some pop-up suggestion for me to do so, but, apart from this little intrusiveness, it's not a system-wide pop-up like Maxthon's, since it only shows up on some Microsoft websites.

But the most important thing here for me is that I know my default browser is not at risk, so I don't want Maxthon to now and then interrupt me with such a creepy warning.

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1 hour ago, Paultx2 said:

I said: "Every now and then this alert appears in the Windows 10 notification area", so it's clear that my system is Windows 10.

I already in the post right above yours addressed the fact that I missed that. Sorry.

You didn't say that Chrome was your default browser in you OP. And I never implied that you use Edge. So, here are a few other things that come to mind:

When you install Maxthon, do you use the Advanced button and uncheck "set as default browser". Many people just click "Install Now", you probably do use Advanced, otherwise you would also get a desktop icon and a taskbar icon.

In Maxthon in Menu>Settings>General>Default Browser do you have both options ("Check whether Maxthon is default browser at startup" and " Keep Maxthon as default browser") unchecked.

Since you have been a participant here for some time, I would think that these things are already on your radar and are not the cause of your problem, but it never hurts to check. However, even when I have seen that alert, I have never thought of it as "creepy" and have simply dismissed it by clicking the close X.

That's all I can think of right now. Hope you find your answer.

 

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Posted (edited)

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You didn't say that Chrome was your default browser in you OP. And I never implied that you use Edge.

Dear rick.lane, I said that FYI only, so you all could get the whole scenario, since I didn't before and you mentioned these other browsers in your first answer. BTW whenever I install(ed) Maxthon I never set it as the default browser and I always keep it that way in its settings.

As I couldn't find anything about it on Maxthon's interface, I thought the alert we're talking about here might be somehow hard coded within Maxthon.

So when it showed up today I found in the Windows 10 Task Manager there was this MxUp app running and its properties informed it's located in C:\Users\XXXXXXXX\AppData\Roaming\Maxthon5\Public\MxUp (where XXXXXXXX is my user name in the system). The folder has a config file that reads:

[Maxthon]
LastStart=20180810083950
tips=0
RepairShortcutTime=1
SetDefaultTime=1534164871
RepairTime=1532949660
[MxHotnews]
interval=-1

 

Here's the guy! Now I wonder how I can stop it.

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