Have you ever wanted, when you are at work, to open a link in your Maxthon favorites? installing Maxthon itself is not an option as in this pretty close environment, IE (Internet explorer) and only IE is used and you can’t have anything else more usable. So what would you do in this case?
You can open the newly released favorites website with any browser, where you can log in using your Maxthon passport and view all the favorites you have uploaded on the server using Maxthon, you can’t edit the favorites as for now but it’s still pretty cool to have this service. Thanks Maxthon team!
Take a look
A lot has happened in the past few days in the world of Maxthon, one of the attention-worthy events was that Maxthon won the webware100 award for the second time in a row, which is really great for a browser that is not one of the popular “big players”. We all hope that the final release of Maxthon 3 would keep the awards coming.
Mentioning Maxthon 3, a new update has been also released for it with no invitations needed to be downloaded! this is a bug-fixes update only. Don’t worry, once the alpha is stable enough the developers will go crazy with the features additions. 😉
Forum announcement of alpha 3 release (includes changelog and a public download link)
Another year, another nomination for a “Webware 100” award, a contest ran by CNet to choose the best 100 programs and services by public voting.
Last year, Maxthon has received an award in the browser category. This year, we hope we can do it again, excited about recent Maxthon 3 news? then go and vote for Maxthon to become a winner again:
You can also put a badge in your forums’ signature or in your site to spread the word:
We hate it, we refuse to use it, but we can’t stop updating it. With Internet explorer 8 final released today, Maxthon can become faster and more compatible with standards by inheriting some of IE8’s engine changes, which makes the update to this new version of IE a must for every user out there whether you were using IE or not.
Download | Maxthon’s forum discussion
As always, IE8’s engine support can be enabled from the advanced section of the setup center. There has been no confirmed problems with Maxthon 2.5.2 and IE8 Final so far except for a rendering issue with Gmail, we will let you know when a fix is available.
Update: “ntzphyr” in Maxthon’s forum has found a workaround already, you can see his post here.
More information about the upcoming major release has been revealed in the last two IRC channel meetings with Maxthon’s main developers, and as expected, Johnnylegend (you should have read this name several times by now) posted both logs on his blog.
If you have been following this blog you would know that a new engine will be available to Maxthon 3 in addition to Trident (IE’s rendering engine). the new engine is “faster and more [compatible with] standard[s]” and opensource, this means we were left with two choices: Webkit and Gecko, this time we know that it’s officially Webkit and this is definitely good news. 😀
During two scheduled meetings in Maxthon’s IRC channel, Bloodchen, Maxthon’s main developer and founder, gave a few hints about the upcoming major version of Maxthon, 3.0
If you have missed it you would be happy to know that Johnnylegend (a member of Maxthon’s community) is keeping transcripts for both meetings and makes them available for all Maxthon fans to read, you can find them here: http://en.wordpress.com/tag/irc-gg-general-gibberish/
But If you want to take the shortcut, here’s what we have learnt so far about Maxthon 3.0 and future plans ahead in the development… Continue reading
ComputerWorld has recently posted short reviews of some of the alternative browsers that are “too good to be ignored”, this of course includes Maxthon, while I don’t agree with some of the points mentioned in the review, it’s still a good read…
Read it here
The addons site has been re-released (or let’s say re-re-re-re-re-released 😉 ), now with the search feature back and a new look, check it out: http://addons.maxthon.com/en
There have been a lot of complains posted in the forum lately about the “Click Aid” popup, this popup showed once to all Maxthon 2 users last week on launching it, the popup was a way to ask users to join Maxthon in supporting the victims of China’s disastrous earthquake by donating to the American red cross.
It’s something really shameful and disrespectful to complain about this popup, it’s the team duty to do its part in supporting the Earthquake relief, afterall Maxthon is Chinese.
And what was quite obvious from these complains that many users didn’t know that you can choose to stop receiving these announcements, it is optional, it has been optional since the early M1 versions, and it will always be optional in the upcoming releases.
To disable these messages: from Tools > Maxthon setup center > Advanced > Under “User interface” Untick “Show Message Notification Window”, then click Apply.
If the popup shows everytime you start Maxthon, try this manual hack.
The team uses these announcements to let the users know about a big event, major update, or just to give us a nice season greeting, this means that you will receive one of these every year or so, there is no harm in keeping the feature enabled.
*Screenshot of the popup was captured by Donation coder’s member curt.
Just a little announcement: after a long downtime, the addons website has been re-launched, or at least a slim version of it, the new website lacks some essential features, but the fast loading speed is undeniable, which was a major drawback of the old site, and we are glad to have it back anyway!
Edit: A search function was added, thanks Maxthon team!