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  1. I am on Windows 7, Core i7-920, Radeon HD5770 and my report looked like this: I then went to mx://flags/ and changed "Override software rendering list" (Overrides the built-in software rendering list and enables GPU-acceleration on unsupported system configurations. – Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android) from "Disabled" to "Enabled" and restarted Maxthon 6. This has now forced it to run with Hardware acceleration enabled.
  2. BugSir006, this did indeed solve the problem with Google Maps, however, according to chrome://gpu/ the hardware acceleration is still unavailable, even though it is enabled (checked) in Maxthon 6 settings. Like mentioned before, in the Chrome browser, HW acceleration does seem to be available and working.
  3. Hardware acceleration does not seem to work in Maxthon 6. It works normally in Maxthon 5 and in Chrome. You can test this by looking at the satellite view in Google Maps ( https://maps.google.com ). If hardware acceleration in the browser is enabled and working, you will see the 3D option being available and you will be able to look at city buildings from a 3D perspective. In Maxthon 6 it doesn't work, even if acceleration is enabled in settings. Maps are always only 2D. You can also type this into URL bar in Maxthon and Chrome and compare results: chrome://gpu/
  4. I want to add a comment which may apply to the opening tabs in background / foreground issues. Although I have left MX6 due to too many bugs and have reverted to MX5, there was a similar issue with TABs opening in the background. In my case, when I clicked on a link which was designed to open in a new tab, that tab opened in the background (Maxthon didn't switch to it immediately, I had to click on it). I wanted it to be switched to / focused / displayed immediately when I clicked on the link, even if it opened in a new tab. I distinctly remember that this worked correctly before, but after I upgraded to MX6 and then downgraded to MX5, it didn't work anymore. There used to be an option called "Open a new tab in the foreground" in "Settings -> General -> New tab action" which I must have activated in the past. However, in their infinite wisdom, developers removed this option in later versions of Maxthon 5 (and probably Maxthon 6). So I could not activate it again in Maxthon 5.3.8.2000 or 5.3.8.2100-beta. Luckily I had an archive of old Maxthon versions and I installed 5.1.7.2000 and that one still had this option. I activated it and then installed 5.3.8.2100-beta again. And now newly opened tabs are focused again! So it seems that settings like these are saved somewhere in the registry and if the option is removed in future versions, the setting can't be changed anymore, although Maxthon still reads and uses it. Maxthon 6 may well be inheriting some of the MX5 settings and since you can see how much less of them there are in MX6, you can imagine a lot of things are unchangeable now. You may want to give it a try yourselves if you have similar problems.
  5. I have upgraded Flash Player (23.0.0.207) on my Windows XP 32-bit PC and copied the file pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_207.dll to Maxthon\Core\Blink\plugins\pepflashplayer.dll as I usually do. The problem is that now my Maxthon 4.9.4.2000 says "Could not load plug-in." when I go to "http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/". I had to revert back to old DLL version 22.0.0.192 which still works in Maxthon on my WinXP PC. So, does anyone have any definitive information about this? Will Maxthon 4.9 support new Flash plugins on Windows XP ?
  6. I can confirm this issue. I have had it myself as well in 4.9.3.1000, but it is not constant. Sometimes opening Google Maps and dragging & zooming the map around works really really slow, like 1 frame per second, as if CPU is at 100% (but it's not). Then a few moments (sessions?) later it becomes smooth again, etc. It is not an issue of busy CPU or anything like that, but I haven't been able to determine what exactly is causing this. By the way, some options / functions were removed in Maxthon 4.9.x branch, like split-view and probably GPU acceleration, that's why you can't find it in Settings. Some functions will be restored in Maxthon 5 but I'm not sure at this moment if GPU acceleration will be one of them.
  7. OK, I think I have found out what is causing the problem. On Windows 7 you can personalize your computer / desktop with different "Themes". There are "Aero themes" and "Basic and High Contrast Themes" available in Control Panel -> Personalization. I personally use "Windows Classic" theme which is a part of "Basic and High Contrast Themes". In this theme (and other "Basic and High Contrast Themes") Maxthon 4.9.3.1000 does NOT work good in full-screen video playback. But if I select any theme from "Aero Themes", then MX 4.9.3.1000 will work OK in full-screen video playback. I don't know if Windows 10 has similar themes but in Windows 7 this is how it is. So apparently MX 4.9 series has changed something so that it doesn't work correctly with non-Aero themes in Windows 7 !
  8. It looks like the newest Maxthon 4.9.3.1000 kind of doesn't "lock-in" the full-screen mode. When you go to full-screen mode in YouTube, the taskbar is still visible. So it seems like Maxthon doesn't enter full-screen mode properly and that is why it doesn't play smoothly. I have uninstalled MX 4.9.3.1000 and installed the old MX 4.4.3.1000 and that version works good in full-screen. So there is definitely a bug with this in the current 4.9.3.1000 version. Maybe this bug only appears on some computers (in my case on 2 different Windows 7 computers) but the fact is, it is a bug. I just hope they fix it since this is one bug I really can't live with.
  9. OK, it seems I finally figured it out by myself. I used to download and install the newest Maxthon version from the homepage which was a 1.5 MB file called "mxsetup.exe". I figured that was just an "on-line" type of an installer. That one ignored the custom install path. Then I downloaded the full 45 MB installation package "mx4.9.3.1000.exe" and this one worked correctly. It installed in the custom install folder and the installer itself also had a different logo picture. Damn, what a hassle. They should remove that buggy on-line installer from the main website. Sigh.
  10. Can some developer test this ? I am now having this problem on yet another separate PC (this time Windows 7). Maxthon will always install into "C:\Program Files\Maxthon\" even if I specify a different destination folder while installing the program. It's extremely annoying! Any solution for this ???
  11. It does play in fullscreen-mode but isn't as SMOOTH as in windowed-mode. You can see it being slightly jerky. I have tested it on 2 different Windows 7 computers with different ATI graphics cards and the problem is present on both PCs. Again, Firefox works good. Maybe it's something that is specific to the two computers I tested on but since Firefox works fine, that means Maxthnon could too, if it was fixed.
  12. You can see it well on drone videos, for example:
  13. Maxthon 4.9.3.1000 I noticed that YouTube videos playing full-screen in HD (720p or 1080p) are all jittery with missing frames and slightly desynced audio/video, in other words, playback is not smooth (HTML5). I tried vasrious older versions like 4.9.2.1000 and 4.9.1.1000 (portable editions) and those have the same problem with YouTube. I tried Firefox and of course, that one worked perfectly. I then turned on Retro Mode and that seems to have helped. So, is Ultra Mode broken for full-screen YouTube HD playback in 4.9 Maxthon branch ?
  14. I noticed that I cannot leave a star rating on IMDB.com with Maxthon 4.9.3.1000 in Ultra Mode. When I click on a "Rate This" and select a star, nothing happens. If I change to Retro Mode then it will work. OS Windows 7 and Windows XP.