Chim

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  1. This is not a skin, but rather just a Maxthon MX5 background image that I put together for use on the Quick Access page. This particular one is sized to 1440 x 900px. Hopefully the text clears the Quick Access tiles on a 1440 x 900px monitor. I couldn't test it for that since my monitor is a 1280 x 1024px monitor. The one that I'm using on my monitor is laid out slightly differently. You can also use the same image as the Theme Skin for a Dark Blue area in the upper area of the GUI. (Tab Bar, Favorites Bar, Etc.) Enjoy.
  2. Okay, I did some resampling, recropping and came up with 1440px Wide versions of both of the images from above. I saved them at a slightly lower JPEG Quality Level so that they wouldn't be too heavy of a file size. ENJOY! @ the OP If you need more detailed steps on how to actually install the images in your browser, let us know whether you're using Maxthon 4 or MX5 and we'll help you out with the steps. I wasn't sure whether you just needed access to the images or need more detailed help with the actual steps.
  3. Unfortunately that's not a design (Skin) that comes with Maxthon. For that LOOK, I used a custom image from my stash of background images. Just for demonstration purposes, I have attached a downsized version of the image that I used. (CGI Sea) And I also attached a downsized version of the custom image that I used for the Quick Access Page background. (Blue Speed Dial) Together, the 2 background images create a certain LOOK. I did not attach the actual full-sized images for you to use because the file sizes would be what is probably considered too big to be attaching in these forum
  4. Thanks, BugMiss. Here's a bit of bonus info. After coming back from my sister's house with all my software apps updates ... after experimenting around with MX5, I did eventually perform yet another reinstall of 4.9.3.1000. And this time around --- neither logging into my Google account nor bringing up my BlogSpot Blog nor attempting a Major Geeks download jump started Adblock Plus. So that proved that 7twenty was correct regarding saying that that last time that Adblock Plus suddenly started working again around that time frame of when I logged onto Google and brought up my BlogSpot Blog a
  5. Thanks for the explanation, 7twenty. I guess we'll consider the issue closed ... unless the Devs can come up with something.
  6. Can you explain what the EasyList is, what it's for ... how it works? It has me perplexed as to just exactly how those weird choices in there would serve me here in the USA. I mean, you have choices in there about China, Czech, Dutch, Germany, Hebrew, Italy and what not. I don't believe I see one in there for USA. Anyway, I guess it's possible the culprit in these periodic failures of my Adblock Plus could be my Dial Up. Some websites / services on the Net are not as Dial Up friendly. For example, at one time, for several months I was having problems downloading the MBAM Definitions,
  7. As far as to whether I engaged in the filter subscriptions suggestion that you mentioned? I did go into that area, but with the 3 tabs and all the various info and settings there, I got confused and leery as to just exactly to what you were referring. I did mess around with various things there though ... to no avail. Let's see ... (1) I disabled and re-enabled the Enable Adblock Plus setting. (2) I tried 3 times to update the EasyList with the Update button. I always eventually got a Download Failure Error. (3) I unchecked and even X-ed out the EasyList. (4) I
  8. Which OS and anti-virus do you have, No.1MaxthonFan? You probably have an OS much newer than what I have. I have Windows XP SP3 Pro. Maybe it's a Windows XP glitch. Maybe the issue is more likely to manifest itself on Windows XP and not on other newer versions of Windows, Linux or Mac. And I use avast anti-virus. I have no idea whether an anti-virus could remotely affect something like this.
  9. I just had a thought. By any chance, does Adblock Plus NEED Google? In other words, do we need to be logged in into Google in order for Adblock Plus to work. Because it just occurred to me that all that time that Adblock Plus was not working, I was not yet logged into my Google account what with having had just freshly reinstalled Maxthon all those times. So then once I brought up my Blog, I logged in, which it being BlogSpot, that means logging into my Google account. And like I said, after that, interestingly enough, Adblock Plus started to work again during the SAS Definitions down
  10. Whoa! Wait a minute. What the ..... ? Heyyy! YAY! Success! Adblock Plus is back working again! I guess it was a case of like Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "I'll be back." Seriously, it's really back. Now how did I get it back working again, y'all might ask? Well, it really wasn't anything that I knowingly, strategically, techie-like and logically tried. It was more like happenstance, I guess. The way I see it, it was one of 2 things that finally heimlich maneuvered the furball from Adblock Plus' throat. It was either me bringing up my Blog ... or me initiating a download of th
  11. Last night I performed yet another clean reinstall of Maxthon 4.9.3.1000 and STILL no signs of life from Adblock Plus. I would have figured that the odds would have been that with so far 1 install of 4.9.4.2000 and at least 2 installs of 4.9.3.1000, possibly three ... by now ONE of them would have made Adblock Plus work. But, nope. No dice. Really odd. I even thought I had a great idea. I went and looked at the settings of my PortableApps.com 4.4.8.2000, which is working. I figured maybe some Adblock Plus setting would be different and would be the key. But, nope. Everything was i
  12. Question / Wondering: Okay, as I understand it, Maxthon has Ultra (Blink) and Retro (Trident) mode. Right? And in right out of the box default state, it starts out in Ultra mode, right? And in its default state, Maxthon has the ability to automatically change to Retro mode when necessary, right? So could it be said that while almost assuredly Maxthon spends most of its time in Ultra mode ... theoretically it would also need the ActiveX version of Flash Player for the much lesser occasions when it is in Retro mode? Or not really? Is Maxthon perfectly fine with just the PPAPI versio
  13. Hmmm ... perplexing. I now reverted my computer to the System Restore Point right before I originally installed 4.9.4.2000 when everything was working fine. And I also reinstalled 4.9.3.1000 ... and Adblock Plus is still not working period despite the setting being ON. Is the ad blocking supposed to happen on the Users' end or over on some Maxthon Server somewhere?
  14. Right now the Adblock Plus is pretty much not working PERIOD on ANY website. Okay, I have attached 2 images of the MajorGeeks website. One is with the currently failing 4.9.3.1000's Adblock Plus. On that one you can see the ads that would normally be blocked AND the missing Blocked Ads Count at the bottom at the little Stop Sign icon. Then the other image is of the same Major Geeks website, this time brought up with my PortableApps.com Maxthon Cloud 4.4.8.2000. On that one you can see the ads HAVE been blocked AND you can see the Blocked Ads Count at the bottom at the little Stop Sign
  15. YAY! Success! It worked! Actually, even better than I thought. As I mentioned in my previous comment, I thought it was only going to update the internal Flash Player version of Maxthon, but not be available for use by my Opera Browser. However, I checked with Revo Uninstaller and the Flash Player 23 PPAPI version does now show up as flat out installed. Awesome! It certainly worked wayyyyy better than trying to go the exclusive straight to Adobe route. I HATE dealing with any Adobe website. They're always excruciatingly ssssslow. Thanks again, 7twenty!
  16. Oh, okay. No Progress Bar, no problem. Just as long as I know that it wasn't stuck. 20mb is around a 1 hour download on my Dial Up. I've pretty much established that somewhat consistently by my download of software apps and YouTubes. Follow up questions: (1) So, if that Flash Player Updater does work for me, will I now be able to update Flash Player from that same icon on my desktop upon the release of all newer Flash Player versions? Or will a new updated Flash Player Updater link be put out by you for each ensuing newer Flash Player version? (2) Is that Flash Player
  17. I scanned the MX Flash Updater with my avast, MBAM and SAS and it checked out clean. I then tried the Updater. QUESTION: Is there supposed to be an active Progress Bar? When I clicked on the button to start the download, it does display at the bottom of the window in Green letters that it is downloading the latest Flash Player version. However, in that slot that appears like it probably should have had an active Progress Bar ... nothing is happening. Since I have Dial Up Internet, I didn't want to wait / waste about 45 minutes assuming that even without a Progress Bar, the downlo
  18. So everything was working fine with my Maxthon 4.9.3.1000. Then I stumbled upon --- "HEY! There's a new Maxthon 4.9.4.2000. I think I'll check it out." I tried it. It appeared to be slow ... inferior to 4.9.3.1000. AND I noticed Adblock Plus was not blocking ads. I checked the settings and it appeared to be very much ON. I just didn't see the usual blocking count down at the bottom of my screen. And I was seeing ads that normally don't show up. Consequently, the full rendering activity of pages take longer before circling indicator on the tabs eventually stops. I then uninstalle
  19. At first I had no clue what Pepper Flash was. I went, "Pepper Flash? What the heck is Pepper Flash?" I then Googled it and realized it's just PPAPI. Thanks for confirming that, Hobi. Now I just need to figure out how to be able to download it without the download getting stuck or aborting.
  20. Ohhh, I just now noticed that Adobe Flash and Maxthon thread. I see now that apparently Maxthon comes with a version of Flash Player built-in already albeit not necessarily the most recent. And I also see that just as I figured would be the case ... it IS the PPAPI version that should be used with the 4.9.x and later releases of Maxthon. Now that I stumbled upon the answer to my question ... by any chance is Adblock Plus supposed to be disabled when downloading Flash Player from Adobe? I'm trying to figure out why I have kept getting failures to finish the download.
  21. In the past, before Adobe changed over to wanting to be a monopoly as the ONLY source for Flash Player, I used to just install all 3 versions (ActiveX, NPAPI and PPAPI) of Flash Player to cover all my bases. Last week for the first time I attempted to download Flash Player from Adobe's new monopoly setup. I've been having problems. Either the download gets stuck at 5% progress or gets to around 48% progress and then aborts ... informing me that the INSTALL failed. I don't know why it even claims that the INSTALL failed when I didn't even want to install it at that time. I just wanted the
  22. Up to this time, as far as for my Portable version of Maxthon Cloud, I have been using PortableApps.com's 4.4.8.2000 version without a problem. Today I finally got around to attempting to try out the genuine Maxthon Portable 4.9.3.1000 version. From the get go, the genuine version would not even get recognized by the PortableApps.com platform. It wouldn't display on the menu. I looked under the hood to see if I could spot the problem. I immediate noticed that the main Maxthon Application file was not present in the root directory. All the other Portable Apps that I use always have the ma
  23. Awesome! That worked, Joe! That was the ticket. Strangely enough though, there appears to be a little difference in functionality between the 4.4.8.2000 version and the 4.9.3.1000 version. When I tried out the 4.4.8.2000 version, that one worked / displayed that correct Sidebar GUI look while I had the combo Address Bar / Search Bar and the little Search Bar at the upper right of the page both set at Google. Only the big Search Bar at the middle of the Speed Dial page was set to Maxthon Multi Search and things still worked correctly. On the other hand, as is now evident, on my 4.
  24. Ahhh, now THAT makes sense. THAT I understand. However, a confusing issue has come to light in the process. Okay, that particular GUI LOOK that is there in the image, I can only see that in my PortableApps.com Maxthon Cloud 4.4.8.2000. So your explanation worked great there. However, on my Desktop installed 4.9.3.1000 version, I definitely do not see that GUI LOOK. Instead, I see the GUI LOOK that is in the attached image. What the flipping blazes is going on? Is that normal on version 4.9.3.1000? Or am I supposed to set some setting to get the other GUI to display? Did you
  25. I did read your post, but IMO it doesn't exactly clarify things. It says that it "searches first your default engine." But, then it isn't clear as to what then happens depending on what it finds with your default engine. To me it is not clear what significance --- "while offering your other selected engines from a list" has in the Multi Search equation. For example: In that 1st quote in Blue, you specify that it searches "first" your default engine. At first it sounds like you mean that at some point, the Multi Search concept is going to switch over to then searching with the other s