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  1. Hello! The "works" PC is on Windows 10 & the "home" PC is Windows 11... Never seen that prompt on Windows 10, but, last night, when I upgraded Maxthon, I did see it, for the first time, on Windows 11. Can the installer not simply check if a shortcut already exists on the taskbar & only prompt if not present!?
  2. Hello! No, that's never been displayed. This new shortcut has only been created for the last few versions & is automatically removed upon first run
  3. Hello! Upon installing new version (which still creates a shortcut on taskbar, despite there already being one present & deletes it upon first run) the update info screen, briefly, was all shown in Chinese & then changed to English (American, despite Windows & Maxthon language being set to UK English)
  4. Hello! Maxthon had the red dot saying update available - I let it do it & after it showed: But, when checking in Help, About Maxthon, it shows v7.1.7.5301
  5. Hello! v7.1.7.2200 to v7.1.7.5300... Have I missed 31 updates overnight!? Usually, the version numbers go up by 100, so would have expected next... Why the big jump? This version still creates an extra Maxthon shortcut on the taskbar (already one present) & then removes it on first run & NotePopup still isn't optional.
  6. Hello! Had the little red dot telling me a new feature had been added, so clicked it, but just got blank screen: Clicked another menu item & then back to Features & then displayed ok
  7. Hello! "+ Added Reading Mode and Read alound switch to feature management" Is "alound" similar to "aloud"!? 😉 Since Maxthon is now TEN versions behind on Chromium, updating should be your #1 priority, above absolutely everything else. Still have the forced shortcuts for "NotePopup" - this should be optional during the installation. Still creates a second Maxthon shortcut in Taskbar, which is then automatically removed upon first run. Maxthon 5 used to install in 1 or 2 seconds, but 7 is taking minutes... can this be optimized!?
  8. The whole "Default App Settings" now does absolutely nothing & is just information: Clearly that's been lost!
  9. Also noted, on Quick Launch, the search box engine had been changed from DuckDuckGo to Google Max.
  10. Hello! During installation, a 2nd (already had one) Maxthon shortcut was created in the taskbar. Upon first run, that shortcut was deleted. The 2 unwanted shortcuts for Notes were created & although I could delete the desktop shortcut, the taskbar one doesn't have a right click menu, so will need to be done manually via a file manager. UPDATE: After posting this message, the taskbar shortcut did then have a right click menu & I was able to unpin it (been about 10 minutes since installing)
  11. Hello! For a while now (multiple releases), I've noticed a massive performance drop in the afternoons on a work's PC (i5-7500T - 2.7GHz, 4 core, 6MB L3 & 4GB RAM). Pages become unresponsive (repeated wait/cancel prompts) & everything is sooooo much slower. If I exit Maxthon, wait for it to clear from Task Manager & then reload & open the same websites (i.e. same number of tabs containing the same web pages), it's MUCH more responsive & is using ~800MB less RAM! I have nothing else running during the day, except occasionally Notepad or File Explorer. This implies either a memory leak somewhere or caching issue as far more memory is allocated than should be (confirmed upon reloading)
  12. Hello! Do you have any plans to add login profiles to Maxthon, so that 1 or more people could be logged into 2 or more accounts? Although I suspect multiple users sharing a single computer would not be common, for 1 user to be simultaneously logged into 2 different accounts (e.g. home & work) would be a huge benefit to a lot of people! I know a separate 'window' effectively gives this, but it's sooooo slooooow unless computer spec is reasonable, which it often isn't for a works computer!
  13. Hello! Since, like most people. I value my privacy, I could never use gmail for email. A LOT of companies use Microsoft Office 365 for both office apps & email as well, so accounts would be via outlook.com. I have multiple outlook & hotmail accounts, but generally only need daily access to 2 of them (home & work). Is multi-session tabs a feature you're planning to add? If not, maybe conduct a quick survey to see how many users would want it (I suspect many!)
  14. Hello! Is there any technical reason why Maxthon couldn't support multiple sessions at the tab level (i.e without having to open another window)? I would like to access, for example, work & home emails (simultaneously be logged into different accounts, but for the same service/website), but within the same window, else the resource requirements are too high & PC becomes super slow switching between them (works PC, so NOT a great spec!). I know there are various extensions available, but most are either discontinued (so unlikely to work or remain compatible for long) or seem too complicated/awkward to use (at least, nothing I've tried was as easy as opening another window in Maxthon). Ideally, needs adding to tab right-click as "duplicate to new session" (or something similar)
  15. Hello! The attachment I sent before showed that it wasn't on. If there are no bookmarks stored in Maxthon, the prompt is shown, but if there are bookmarks, then it isn't... clearly not expecting someone to have zero bookmarks (didn't need or use for work, but for home I have 1000s)!
  16. Hello! Since that's a 'VIP' setting &, despite using Maxthon almost every day for over 20 years, your pointless coins system shows I've used it for never more than 5 days as it resets every week (due to work + home accounts), so no, I have not enabled Super Bookmarks!
  17. Hello! Tried V7.1.6.2000, same - still shows "Import bookmarks" & "Other bookmarks" on Quick Launch, even when "Show bookmark bar" is disabled. Has shown "Import bookmarks" since at least v7 first released (possibly v6 as well, but not positive). When on any website, they're not displayed.
  18. Hello! With "Show bookmarks bar" off in settings, the bar is still shown, with "Import bookmarks" & "Other bookmarks" both shown, when on Quick Launch: Hello! On Maxthon menu, at the top, next to account details, it says "Sync" & when clicked it does... However, afterwards, it still says "Sync"... Would be nice if Maxthon checked whether everything was already sync'd & only display the prompt if not, or at least report when last sync'd (maybe via a tooltip when mouse hovered over). I had assumed sync was automatically done, in which case the button would be redundant... does Maxthon sync on it's own & if so, under what schedule?
  19. Hello! Would be appreciated if the MaxNote shortcuts, that I'm never going to use (I'll access from Maxton menus if need it) could be prompted (default "NO") during installation. Every time I install a new Maxthon release, I've now got 2 shortcuts to delete that I didn't have before... It's not that it takes a long time, it's just annoying!
  20. Hello! Am I missing it or have you removed 'reader mode', whereby only the content (i.e. no menus, adverts, sundry tat, etc) is shown for easier reading and/or printing!? I just don't understand why, if you have a useful feature, you replace it with something no-one's ever asked for or wanted! I understand the limitations of using Chromium (albeit one that even Noah would have found out-of-date & not taken with him on The Ark!), but that's just the browser engine, Maxthon sits on top of that, so you can add whatever you like & once there, unless mass-requested to remove it, leave it there! On Quick Launch settings, under Wallpaper, Foreground/Background Color (spelt wrong for UK English), if set to Automatic, it seems the colour is applied to all & it doesn't detect what's under that section & colour accordingly - e.g. picture with dark top & light bottom, the highlights should invert for one. I've used Maxthon, almost daily, since it was first released, but according to your 'gold coins' I never use it for more than 5 days at a time & therefore the counter is reset every week. I have a work account & a personal account, so despite most weeks running it daily, that isn't reflected. The coins seem like a pointless waste of space to me (& I suspect most others too), but you should be recording how many loads/sessions are used, NOT consecutive days. Suppose someone has built up a huge number of coins & then goes to a wedding or funeral, then the next day they have nothing again - this is just alienating users against the feature, however good your intentions were.
  21. I should also report that the download manager still shows occasional duplicate entries, which are not removed when clearing the list, implying cache issues (which has been cleared & didn't help). It's done this since Maxthon v6 was first released & is been reported every few releases. It happens on different computers, with different versions & releases of Windows & with different extensions (I always have an ad-blocker (previously Ad-Block Plus, then Ad-Guard & now uBlock Origin), ever since you removed the built-in Ad-Block Plus). When downloading ".exe" installers, most (but not all) also still don't have the program icon, but instead either my user icon or just a blank icon - this has also been an issue since v6 first released. Another (maybe) issue, I goto softpedia.com (I see this on other sites too) most days to download updated versions of various programs & each day, when I first goto the site, I'm prompted for cookie action (e.g. allow all/custom/etc), separately for Windows, Linux & macOS (i.e. if downloading a Windows program, prompted for first, but no others after, but if then downloading a macOS program, prompted again (& again if Linux))... this could be related to one or a combination of my extensions, but I see it both at work & at home... I'll try disabling the extensions, one by one, & see if that helps & report back
  22. I should say, it didn't do this on any previous upgrade, with the same tabs set to load at startup & with those same extensions present & running
  23. It only did it on the first load - afterwards & today it was ok, however, when I next upgrade, I can try that first. I have uBlock Origin, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials & Webroot's Web Threat Shield (that last one not by choice!). These are quite popular extensions, so are you saying Maxthon has issues with (some?) extensions?
  24. Hello! Upgraded to beta this morning, manually shut down running Maxthon at start of installer, when complete, Maxthon loaded with my 8 tabs I have set to load at startup, but, all of them just said, "Untitled" in the tab description & none of them loaded until I went to each & refreshed the page.
  25. So you're saying, once a website is set to Trident, there's no way, within Maxthon, to change that back (in this instance, when a URL is opened by a link, rather than the main page itself)!? Clearly, there needs to be available, internally,a list of websites with selected core, zoom level & anything else one can select, with options to amend or remove. I've seen 100s of customers with (mostly) Opera browser where they've zoomed in or out for websites, which, like Maxthon, is remembered per website, but at least Opera lists these allowing edit or removal (I suspect other web browsers do too as it's an obvious requirement). There used to be an option in Maxthon for force Blink or auto-detect, but I don't see anything like that now. Since Trident is so incompatible these days (mostly only required for old government, recruitment & educational websites), it's not something that would be a big issue to lose anyway (it's still nice to have it, just in case!), however, it NEEDS to be manageable.