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  1. Update: Renaming the ini file for my user name and restarting deletes just about all personalisation and configuration, but does not remove the problem.
  2. The Maxthon 2 data doesn't affect Maxthon 3 or 4. I noticed, which is why I haven't cleaned it up (cleaning it has its own risks, obviously, e.g. %appdata%\Maxthon3 files are modified during updates). a proper clean install will remove all your userdata along with guest settings ... And replace them with defaults, which all have google as the default -- which will be overwritten by my cloud-stored settings. there is data that will get restored from the cloud QED. The default search for the address bar is set by the same one as for the search bar - Settings > Default search engine > Select your desired provider. If that is set to the correct one and this occurs then it's quite likely a setting could corrupted some how, which is why it keeps reverting to the old one. I would have thought it an inherited value, so that smacks of an error in a DLL or executable. Of itself, it wouldn't be too annoying, but right-clicking the new-tab button also invokes the address-bar search function, so it has the same output. To test this try step #8 in the Maxthon Troubleshooting & Tips and Tricks thread That "fixes" it for the default user. Logging in resumes the problem. Interestingly, the default-user ini file is modified during this process, but its CurrentSearchEngine value does not change (and if I change it manually, it changes back to google when the browser starts). Using the portable version makes no difference. So what it looks like is that I have to delete (at least parts of) my profile -- something that a clean install wouldn't help with.
  3. Oliver One replied at 2015-1-18 07:26 There is no more deaf than the one who does not want to hear! Indeed. Now can you please tell me where to configure the setting? It must be either set within a DLL or the main executable, because manual changes to the human-readable configuration files are overwritten when the browser is restarted. Kindly note that, given its behaviour, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT CAN BE FIXED BY A CLEAN REISTALL. It is set as google because of something within the program, not because of anything that I have changed. A clean reinstall will not change anything in this matter than an upgrade installation will not cover. For the voluntarily hard of hearing: Can you please tell me where to configure the setting?
  4. Oliver One replied at 2015-1-18 07:11 Have you performed a clean install? I have installed the latest version. A few points: 1. There is still residual cr@p left over from maxthon 2 and maxthon 3 in this system, which the maxthon uninstallers/reinstallers/updaters did not remove. 2. The only difference "a clean install" makes is that it removes your user details, but not all the other cr@p that causes problems -- i.e. it can cause new problems, but is unlikely to solve any. 3. The UA string itself cannot redirect you to a different web-site, and I doubt very much that Yahoo would redirect me to google just because my UA string does not meet your rigid specifications. Now, does anyone know where the "not default" search engine used by the address field is managed, so that I can change it?
  5. Oliver One replied at 2015-1-18 06:42 Sometimes if you have upgraded a lot of times Maxthon, it can have a strange behavior with the UA se ... That's all very nice, but can we stick to the problem at hand, rather than discuss something that is not in any way a problem?
  6. Oliver One replied at 2015-1-18 06:26 First, you don't have a standard User Agent, and have you performed a clean install? I haven't touched the user agent; it is set as the built-in one named "Maxthon" in the selection box. If their own UA isn't good enough...
  7. Dev CZ replied at 2015-1-18 04:41 Try reinstall to latest version: http://dl.maxthon.com/online_install/mx4/mxsetup.exe Nope, that didn't work. Still goes to google from the address field.
  8. Google is not my default search engine, but searching from the address bar always goes to google -- worse, it goes to google.nl, because my IP is Dutch, so it spits out everything in that horrible language. How do I make google go away?
  9. Any fear of a Hola (http://hola.org/) extension?