New Maxthon 3 release and Webware100 award

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. ūüėČ

Forum announcement of alpha 3 release (includes changelog and a public download link)

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Vote for Maxthon in 2009’s Webware100 Awards

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:

http://www.cnet.com/html/ww/100/2009/poll/browsing.html?tag=mncol

You can also put a badge in your forums’ signature or in your site to spread the word:

Vote for Maxthon

OMG, Maxthon is becoming an adware!

Maxthon's click aid popupThere 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.