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  1. 23 hours ago, alexzhus said:

    I have never observed any problems with duplicates in the download manager.

    Had it hundreds of times, on multiple computers, running different releases of Windows (8.1, 10, 11), ever since Maxthon v6 released, with various different extensions.
    Might be a factor that I download a LOT of programs for a large software library, generally 30+ per day...
    Shouldn't matter, obviously, but maybe most people aren't downloading as much, so not getting the caching issues!?

  2. Hello!
    This version, like most since v6 released, is still getting duplicates in the download manager, which aren't removed when clearing the list, still confirming  a caching issue.
    Tried on multiple computers over the last few years & no commonalities as different hardware, Windows versions & extensions.

  3. 3 hours ago, BugSir009 said:

    Hi MichaelC362, could you disable all extensions and try clearing the browser cache manually?

    It doesn't do it every day, but has done it since Maxthon v6 was first released & continues into v7.
    The extensions I have now are different to those I had before, so I don't think they're the cause.

    It's also done this on multiple computers, running Windows 8.1, 10 & 11, so although I agree, cache is clearly the cause, manually clearing it can not be the solution as that doesn't fix anything, just maybe temporarily halt it.

    When duplicates are listed, clearing the download list leaves all the duplicates, but exiting Maxthon & restarting then doesn't show them.  This is clearly a caching logic issue that I've been reporting for the last few years.

    Most days, I download updates to a large software suite, sometimes 30-40 per day... I can't say that I recall seeing the issue when there were only a few updates per day.

  4. Hello!
    Had issue with DuckDuckGo not searching, so checked search engine settings in Maxthon...
    Most engines were missing, so restored defaults & then had 2x DuckDuckGo...

    Removed one of them, but then couldn't select DuckDuckGo as now missing from options!



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  5. 21 hours ago, new user said:

    All the big streaming services, have chosen to only support a limited set of mainstream browsers at the higher resolutions. For example, for Prime Video the approved list is here:


    So if you are using any other browser (or operating system) you are stuck with standard resolution (whatever that is?) and there is no way to work around it.

    Since Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge & Opera are all Chromium based, the same as Maxthon, I suspect Magdalene may be right &, potentially, we're just waiting on a core update, which, we're assured, 'they're working on it'... if only that hadn't been the case for nearly 18 months, I'd be more inclined to believe it! 🤔

  6. Hello!
    When I goto: mx://components it shows: Widevine Content Decryption Module Version: & when I click 'Check for update' it downloads & then says Version: 4.10.2710.0.
    If I goto: https://bitmovin.com/demos/drm it shows I have Widevine support & plays back at 1920x1080.
    When I goto Amazon Prime, it plays back fine, but says:

    I tried changing the UA to latest everything, but still get the same...
    My obvious question here is, Widevine would now appear to be included, but with restrictions... do you know what the restrictions are & why & is there a way to overcome them!?

  7. Hello!
    Didn't auto-update & previous version said was already up-to-date.
    Manually installed, but after completing, Maxthon didn't start back up.
    Manually loaded & briefly showed new features in Chinese, before changing to English.

    This is the first 'stable' release in 3 months(!) & we're still stuck on Chromium 109...
    Since this is just for Windows 7/8/8.1 users, why not change the development of Maxthon to use a forked (latest) Chromium core, but modify it to remain compatible with older OSs (like Supermium)?  That way all users will be served & happy!  The lack of compatibility & HUGE numbers of security issues that aren't getting fixed isn't worth killing Maxthon for, but that's what will happen if you continue on this doomed path!

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  8. 6 hours ago, BugSir009 said:

    Hi wOLVERINe, will convey your concern to the development team for them to work on it.

    It won't happen until they're forced to do it & since that's unlikely, not hopeful anytime soon!
    As soon as a 'popular' or 'must have' service needs newer than 109 core, that'll be the last straw for most users, which is a shame as I've personally used & recommended Maxthon for over 20 years & have installed it on thousands of computers over that time.

    As a matter of interest, does anyone know what cores they're using for Android, macOS & iOS versions?

    Version also showing 2 optional Bright VPN prompts after installation:


    Is one free & one paid!?
    I'm guessing the 2nd one should say "Bright VPN" & not "Bright VP"!?

  9. Hello!

    After (manual) installation, I got this:


    Should it be prompting twice for Bright VPN!?

    Also, when Maxthon restarted, it did so minimized to taskbar (by the clock) & when double clicking that icon, I wasn't signed in & had to select my account to continue.

  10. On 4/9/2024 at 3:37 AM, BugSir009 said:

    I have tried to verify this with the development team and yes, they will update the Chromium starting with the Chromium browser source code and merge it to Maxthon's.

    That seems HIGHLY unlikely... it would effectively amount to a complete rewrite every time there was a core update (obviously, as Maxthon only update the core every few years, that may not seem so bad to them! 🤐).  If, (I doubt!) as you have said before, the development team are 'working on the core update' that must mean they started, again & again, every time a new core came out, but rather than complete the work, they just abandoned it when the next core was released.  This simply can't be true! 😕

    Do you have telemetry data for Windows versions in use & if so, what's the percentages for 7 & 8?

    Since (as mentioned previously), someone else has a forked version of Chromium that even works on XP, but still has the feature set & security of current Chromium, if you're so fussed about losing Windows 7 & 8 users, why not do the same for Maxthon!?

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  11. 20 hours ago, observer said:

    Maxthon is your default browser? The reason may be administrative file/protocol settings.

    Maxthon is the default (no others installed (except awful Edge)), but the installation had completely finished & I'd already given administrative permission during the installation.  But, as you say, it could have been taking over file/protocol settings, which really, it should have prompted or at least alerted me to, during the installation!

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  12. 7 hours ago, BugSir009 said:

    Hi MichaelC362, the auto-update has not been officially released from our backend yet. There could be some further updates and the backend will push the update once everything is finalised.

    Ok, but why did I get a access permission request AFTER Maxthon had apparently finished installing?

  13. Hello!
    Didn't auto-update or alert me to the update, but after manually installing, when complete & I clicked the restart button, after a pause Windows prompted me for administration permission... Since installation was apparently complete, what was that for!?

    No surprises we're still on Chromium 109.

    In my previous post, I commented but didn't get a reply to: surely, from a developer point of view, the Chromium core is just a bunch of APIs, so to use a newer core, you just update the APIs!?  It's not logical you'd start with Chromium browser source code & then make changes & add in all the Maxthon elements... Please confirm.

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  14. 22 hours ago, BugSir006 said:

    Hi MichaelC362, is it v3.2.8? Please restart the browser to try this issue again. ?



    Tried again this morning & exactly the same.  When I right click Vbox & click settings, it just takes me into Maxthon's 'Advanced' settings page (although the address is spelt wrong: mx://settings/advance)... I don't see the options you're showing

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  15. 20 hours ago, BugSir006 said:

    Text was in Chinese (despite specifying UK)

    Got multiple 'server internal error's & one error that just said "3"!

    When selecting 044 for country code, the code isn't shown after

    Hi MichaelC362, I tried to test this issue on my end but haven't reproduced it, could you please provide a short video of it?


    Doesn't seem to be option to start again, but first 2 times clicked Vbox this morning, just got error "3".

    Then it let me continue & once again, selecting 044 for UK doesn't display after selecting, but also, after entering phone number & clicking send, it doesn't send anything & just gets another server error:





    (I've deleted the phone number from the picture here)

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  16. Mx6 beta

    The Ctrl + F1 snap now has Chinese characters in the description.

    Lloydsbank.com now can't sign-in (was ok with previous beta).

    national-lottery.co.uk still broken with just spinning life signs for some images on home page.

    The new download manager is still not good enough (i.e. not as good as Mx5)... why keep going backwards!? The window isn't even resizable & now instead of a downward facing arrow icon, there's now just a black circle.

    Good minimizer to tray finally added in, but still would benefit from status bar (like Mx5).

    Still no website thumbnails or selectable images (could use favicon, a Mx/web database or locally chosen)

  17. When I say there's no indicator for zoom % with +/- on screen, I mean ON SCREEN, not just on the menu. Mx5 had a status bar which showed current zoom & had visible controls.

    The Ctrl + left/right, ONLY goes between tabs & not words when focus is on a field... this is VERY annoying!

    A screenshot of a dark background isn't going to help as the darkness will vary between monitors... on mine, I use the sun rise/set picture & the text at the top right isn't visible... If it was inverted to white, it would be readable. This needs to be dynamic, based on the picture darkness in that area (perhaps just XOR).

  18. 1. After downloading a file, if that file is renamed or deleted outside of Maxthon, then the 'open folder' link in download manager doesn't work. As the folder itself still exists, it should still open

    2. After downloading a file, if that file is renamed or deleted outside of Maxthon, then there is no option to restart the download.  Can click the URL link, but then have to browse to/select destination folder again

    3. If a download is paused, clicking 'Clear all' removes the paused download as well as the completed ones from the list

    4. If website viewed at 100%, no indication ON SCREEN how to zoom in/out - only shows if not 100% & even then only shows a magnifying glass icon, doesn't show the zoom +/-%. can't just be on the menu - not user friendly

    5. Download manager doesn't have resume (e.g. after internet disruption) or restart- the screenshot they showed me doesn't exist in current stable or last beta

    6. While running a beta version, auto-update NEEDS to actually work for ALL new versions, not just those you think are important.  This is also true when running stable, but with the added option of updating to beta too. If there's a new version available, then that means you've fixed, improved or added something so in some way, it's better than the previous version... obviously, people are going to want the better version, especially while Mx6 still has many unresolved issues

    7. nsandi.com - auto-fill doesn't remember the NS&I number, only the Surname + Password

    8. While reporting bugs in 'Submit Feedback', would be good to be able to access previous posts & replies

    9. No quick or easy access to User Agent, like in Mx5

    10. Still getting black on dark background picture on quick launch page, so text unreadable as almost invisible