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Tutorial part 2: How to make favorites bar more compact

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Many user complain about Maxthon's favorites bar, because it is not very flexible. For example, the compact mode of favorites bar is not compact at all.

Look at this:

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This is a favorites bar in normal mode, it's about 1079 pixels in length.

And this is compact mode favorites bar:

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It's about 945 pixels. Only 134 pixels shorter.

Why compact mode is not compact at all? Because Maxthon implement this feature in the wrong way. It should display only site icons for those favorite items which are not dropdown menu, like this:

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It's only 552 pixels, compact enough.

Then how can we change that behavior through modifying the default skin? In just 8 steps you can acheive that. (I know you can change the favorite items title to unicode character U+0160 to get the same result, but then all items will have same blank title, which is unsatisfactory.)

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This is how it looks:

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Enjoy!:victory:

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Great, thank you.

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Excellent.

Love the fact that you take the time to explain and show how to do it, rather than just uploading a skin file.

Might inspire some others to look into creating or modding some skin elements themselves instead of always requesting.

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Very inspiring tutorial!

I'm learning from you man...:handshake

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It doesnt work in my mx :( i still see the titles of favourites and I cant remove them. All steps i have done correct. Please help me if u can.

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david662 replied at 2014-1-7 06:51 back.gif

It doesnt work in my mx i still see the titles of favourites and I cant remove them. All steps i ...

Did you select the "Enable compact mode for favorites bar" ?

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sorry, i tried to start this in my chrome skin. In case of default skin it works great. So is there any way to start this in another skin than default?

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david662 replied at 2014-1-7 07:10 back.gif

sorry, i tried to start this in my chrome skin. In case of default skin it works great. So is there ...

Try download the skin and open it:

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then the skin changes to defaulat. In my chrome skin I need to use the alt+0160 code to hide the names of the favourites.

It works only in default skin but I have been looking for this for a long time. Thanks !

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Oh, I see. Could you upload the chrome skin file you want to modify? I can change it for you.

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Great ! thank u very much !!

PS: i think it would by nice if we could add titles to some selected fauvorites because now each new favurite site is without name.

Anyway, thanks !

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david662 replied at 2014-1-7 09:18 back.gif

Great ! thank u very much !!

PS: i think it would by nice if we could add titles to some selected f ...

Yes, you can show titles of some favorites, download following skin, right click and mark the sites you want to display title as "most favorite".

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You're awesome ! now everything is what I meant ! Thank you :)

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