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  1. Disable address bar Auto-Suggestions Maxthon doesn't offer an option to disable address bar auto-suggestions. To manually disable this feature follow the instructions below. Open Notepad with administrator privileges, add the following line to your HOSTS file and save. api.bing.com The HOSTS file can be found %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc See note #1 Navigate to the \public\SmartUrl folder in your Maxthon install folder (or in appdata\roaming\Maxthon5 for installer version) Rename (or delete) the original update.db file (see image below). Create a new empty text file named update.db and mark it read-only. See note #2 Restart Maxthon and the auto-suggestions won't show up. Before auto-suggest fix After auto-suggest fix note 1: This change won't affect anything else except any other programs that use that address for the same suggestions. All it does is tell the browser the IP address for that URL is the localhost address instead of the correct one, so nothing leaves your computer. note 2: The only caveat is that when typing in the address bar it seems the matched URLs are a little slower than normal. Not 100% on that, but that's what it feels like. And of course i'm unaware of anything else it might break.
  2. Clearing cookies using Developer Tools FOR MX5 (5.1.x and later) - Open the Developer Tools (F12)- Go to the Application tab, click the Clear storage item. - Ensure at least the Cookies option is selected in the right pane. - Click the Clear site data button. - You can also right-click on the site address under Storage > Cookies and select Clear. FOR MX4.9 (and early MX5 versions) - Open the Developer Tools (F12)- Go to the Resources tab, then the cookies section. - Right-click on the address you would like to clear cookies from and select Clear. - You can also select individual cookies if required in the right pane.
  3. CrashesTo help the Maxthon developers find the cause of crashes, you can send crash reports found in the %temp%\MaxthonCrashData folder. Open a Windows Explorer window and type the path into the address bar. Zip the folders and send the file in an email to: help@maxthon.comYou can also make a post on the forum.Plug-in IssuesFirst test with Retro mode.Ensure the "Allow all sites to run plugins" option is checked in the Advanced Settings page.Use Retro mode as an alternative until it's fixed in UltraAdobe FlashFor information on getting the most recent version of Adobe Flash working with Maxthon, please see this thread.
  4. Maxthon comes with a version of Adobe Flash to ensure the browser is able to play all Flash content upon installation, although this version isn't always the most recent. This is to ensure that any issues related to new releases of Flash don't cause issues with Maxthon. You can force Maxthon to use the most current version of Flash by following the instructions below. The most recent version of Adobe Flash is available from here: http://get.adobe.com/flash The "Allow all sites to run plug-ins" option must be enabled in Settings > Advanced. The MX Flash Updater is recommended to check and update your system and Maxthon Flash version. The auto-updater tool created by Truuuc also automates the Flash install procedures below, along with some extra options for languages and other plugins. NOTE: the update programs or the instructions below will NOT work for Windows XP/Server 2000/2003. If you have any issues with the above, please follow the descriptions linked below. For Maxthon 4.9.x and later follow the instructions in this post. For Maxthon 4.4.x and earlier follow the instructions in this post.
  5. This is a basic troubleshooting guide for users to try and find the cause of issues. Following the guide should allow you to hopefully fix the issue, or at least figure out the source that is causing it so that when posting on the forum users have more information available to offer help. 1 /Are you running the latest version of Maxthon? Check the forum for any new releases and update/reinstall. Most issues will generally be resolved in new builds, or just by the reinstall process. Also ensure you have the latest version of Flash and any other plugins you might be using. If an update/reinstall doesn't work, try doing a clean install which removes all userdata during the uninstall process. Your userdata will be restored if you are using a Maxthon Passport. If you're using a local/guest account, make sure you have a backup of your Maxthon userdata folder (Open an explorer window and type %appdata%\Maxthon5\Users\guest into the address bar). Keep a copy this folder, then copy it back once you have reinstalled. 2 /Do a forum search. Chances are someone has had the issue before you and a fix has been found. If you find a solution that works, reply in the thread so others know that it has worked for other users as well. 3 /Try changing to Retro Mode. A great feature of Maxthon that allows you to view a site using the Internet Explorer renderer in case the site has issues with Blink. Main Menu > Tools > Switch Browser Core, or press the lightning button on the right of the address bar so it changes to a blue e icon. 4 /Connection error? (Eg. unable to resolve domain name or can't connect error) try with another browser to see if it also has the same issue. Use a site like http://isup.me to check that the site is in fact online. Also check there isn't a problem with your DNS servers. You can try testing with Google ( or OpenDNS ( servers. And always provide a link to the site/page in question when posting so others can check to see if the problem is more widespread. 5 /Try disabling AdBlock Plus. Sometimes overly aggressive blocking can cause issues on a site. If this fixes the problem some of your rules may need to be revised. Post on the forum and someone should be able to offer a solution. 6 /Try deleting/clearing cookies. There might be a corrupt or invalid cookie causing the problem. Deleting them will ensure new ones are created. Option 1: (Ctrl-Shift-Del) or from the Main Menu > Clear Browsing Data menu option, or toolbar. [Images here] Option 2: To delete cookies for only one site you can use the Developer Tools. [Images here] Option 3: You can also use the following 3rd party programs: -CookieSpy#1 which can show Maxthon cookies, and DB Browser for SQLite which offer more advanced means of working with cookies. [More details here]NOTE: Only option 1 is recommended. Options 2 & 3 are only for advanced users. 7 /Try disabling all extensions. If disabling extensions fixes the problem then one of your extensions is causing the problem. Enable them one by one testing after each until you find the one causing the problem. 8 /Check the advanced options. Ensure you are using the default User Agent (should be unchecked), check with GPU acceleration on/off, and ensure that "Allow all sites to run plug-ins is enabled" if trying to troubleshoot a plugin related problem. These can be found by going to Main Menu > Settings > Advanced. If the above steps don't resolve the issue, follow the next steps which should help determine if the problem is with Maxthon, your account settings or system related and hopefully lead to the cause of the problem. 9 /Sign out of your Maxthon Passport. Check to see if the same problem still occurs. If not signing in fixes the problem, then it's more than likely a settings related issue. Disable all sync options from the menu then enable them one by one, testing for the problem until it occurs again. Once you know which settings are causing the issue make a post on the forum with the details for further assistance. 10 /Test with Maxthon Portable. Download & extract to any folder, run, check for the issue. DO NOT SIGN IN to your Maxthon Passport account. If this works then it's more than likely related to your install. Doing a clean install should fix the problem. If going through the above doesn't fix the problem, then start a thread on the forum to see if someone can help out. Offer as much information as you can, especially the following: - Any error messages; - What version of Maxthon and operating system you are running; - Any out of the ordinary programs (network related like firewalls, downloaders like Orbit, mouse or other hardware related utilities); - What you have tried to fix/find out what the issue was. Otherwise people will offer solutions that you may have already done; - And if applicable link some screenshots or video if it will make things easier for others to understand the problem. The best case scenario is you will find and fix the issue without having to wait hours or days for a response on the forum. At minimum you will narrow in on the issue allowing others to offer a quicker and more appropriate response for the problem. And you may learn something as well :-) Happy troubleshooting! Note #1 - CookieSpy is no longer developed or supported by the creator. The files are provided for your use, but no responsibility is taken for any loss of data or issues caused by it's use.
  6. Did you check ClearType and the DirectWrite option on/off?
  7. Have you setup ClearType in windows? Search for "ClearType" in windows and follow the instructions. Could be that MX4.4 was using a different text rendering method that didn't used ClearType. If MX4.9 changed that, if your ClearType settings aren't set up correctly you'll get weird text like that. Looks like a case of the text not being aliased properly, which is something that ClearType does. Although not sure how the new DirectWrite option changes that. I've had no issues with it, looks the same as it always has.
  8. I think he meant "exit" as stated in an earlier post, rather than logout. Either way exiting/logging out deletes any entries when going back to the same account. I still think this is a fix for the privacy issue mentioned earlier.
  9. Again, this isn't related to magicfill/passkeeper. You will have to wait for a response from a bugsir/miss to see if this is a bug or a fix from the previous issue mentioned. @BugSir006
  10. Just to be certain, your issue isn't that you need to login to sites every time you restart Maxthon, it's that the dropdown of previously used logins no longer shows. Correct? That makes sense, as it was determined that the dropdown you want wasn't related to MagicFill/Passkeeper. Have you since logged in to facebook? And does it remember that most recent entry? Sounds like it's just all the logins since the "update" that have been lost. I tested on mine and the dropdown is still there, but it seems to be per session. So if you exit Maxthon it removes those details. Which is what MagicFill/Passkeeper should be used for. I think you may have been stuffed around by utilising a work-in-progress feature and the current change has affected your workflow. Could be a bug that may be fixed at some stage. Or this could be the fix for issue that karajan mentioned. Your options at this stage would be go back to your previous version. Or start using Passkeeper for login details.
  11. Some more info would be handy. Which sites? Is it for sites that used to work? Are the details saved in passkeeper but don't fill? Are they just not being saved? Is it all sites or just one?
  12. Not sure where you got that idea?! The best part of using a portable version is that you can do whatever you want to the data, and always have a backup to go back to, not relying on installers or other means to update your data. Do the following and you should be good to go: Move your current Maxthon folder to another location as a backup. Extract the latest version of MX portable. Copy over the userdata\users\guest and\or userdata\users\[YOUR_EMAIL] folders to the newly extracted Maxthon folder. When Maxthon starts it should run as though nothing has changed - with all of your data intact - but it will be the latest version. If for whatever reason something isn't right/doesn't work, just delete that folder and copy back the one that you saved elsewhere as a backup. You'll be back to where you were previously.
  13. Update to .1000. One of the older versions had an issue where it wouldn't save the auto-login option. Could be the one you're using.
  14. I think it's irrelevant what fonts it works with or not, especially as Maxthon doesn't have any advanced font management options. Default, which is what most users will be using, is what it should be made to display with correctly. And all that is required is the use of the standard apostrophe, instead of the weird non-standard variation that is in use at the moment. ’ This is what is being used - Alt+0146 on the keypad to type it. ' This is what should be used - apostrophe key on keyboard. As to why it's happening, i don't know, but the fix is simple.
  15. Shift+click actually. And Shift+Ctrl+click in MX5. Add a shortcut for Shift+Ctrl+Click to your mouse if you can and use that to open new links in that fashion if required. yep, another one that has been asked about for a while. Make sure the auto-login option is checked in the settings button in the top right. I think one version had an issue where that setting wouldn't stick. I don't think Portable updates automatically? Only option is to get new updates from the forum. Someone might be able to confirm that.
  16. Yeah the dev community is a little dead which is unfortunate, but understandable considering Maxthon is very much a niche browser. I don't agree with that. Much of the API's haven't changed much since the MX3 days, apart from some small revisions/additions. Almost anything written for MX3 should still run in MX5. In fact I think the framework version has only moved from v1.0.0 > v1.0.6 since MX3. As far as your original question, I'd say the popup blocker is what should be doing what you want. Unfortunately there are some sites that get around it as well. Although i've noticed the same on FF as well. While you probably could create an extension that parses each URL, it's well beyond my scope - at least to the point where it's actually usable.
  17. One of those things that they seem to have the capability (see the extension toolbar dropdown in MX4), but for whatever reason don't want to use that to improve a feature. If they just add that so you can show/hide using the checkbox it would make it much nicer.
  18. In Passkeeper security info: Make the question tabbed in line with the answer Use the correct apostrophe so there's no weird spaces in words. There's more than just those marked below. Just had another look: Last line first question should be "to ensure your password information is secure". 2nd question should be "won't be affected by changing devices" 3rd "please change to a more complicated password..." Sigh...And there's probably more...
  19. Looks like something caused it to freeze. I'd just restart the browser and start again. Make sure you're using the most recent versions and try disable any extensions to make sure they're not causing the issue. I tried doing as you described and had no issues.