View your online favorites…online

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!

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How to improve Maxthon’s compatibility with Internet Explorer 8

If you have installed the latest version of internet explorer already, you would have noticed that the compatibility of Maxthon 2 with IE8 is less than perfect, particularly when it comes to supporting IE8’s improvements like the faster speed and better websites designing standards compatibility. Also there are some IE8 problems and bugs that affects Maxthon.

So here’s a few tweaks that should bring the goodness of IE8 to your comfy Maxthon 2 installation and even fix some of IE8’s issues: Continue reading

Tip: “Magically” login to your favorite websites with one click

Maxthon 2 introduced a nifty feature called Magic Fill, this little tool can fill forms with pre-saved data either login information for websites or personal information in registration forms (from what you fill in the Setup Center).

Menu of the Magic Fill button

Play button opens the website then fill and submit the login form

Unlike Opera’s Magic wand (and a lot like Roboform’s feature “fill and submit”) you can with Magic fill save time opening a website, clicking the fill button and clicking the submit button by using the sub-menu of the Magic fill button to access your favorite websites, this way it only needs one click to open the site, fill the data and then submitting it.

Clicking the item itself opens the website and fill only while the little “play” button on the right of each item works as a “fill and submit” option.

 

 

 

 

You can choose what sites you would like to keep in this menu by putting a “tick” next to them in Tools > Maxthon setup center > Magic Fill

Maxthon Setup Center's Magic fill section

Maxthon Setup Center's Magic fill section

Newbies only: How to add a custom search engine to Maxthon

Adding a new custom search engine is pretty much common knowledge to Maxthon users, but as many people arrive here while searching for how to add Google or any other custom search engine to Maxthon I thought a tutorial should be here.

While I was about to write one, I found a great tutorial in a blog already made and complete with screenshots and clear explanation, the link to the tutorial can be found below, thanks Sezin Karli for saving my time and other Maxthoner’s time too!

http://scaramoche.blogspot.com/2009/01/custom-search-in-maxthon-2.html

Tip: Putting “URL Quick-Completion Shortcuts” feature to use

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Some of you may have noticed this feature before, but few have actually used it as just pressing ctrl+enter to add www. and .com to the beginning and the end of the URL.

For those who haven’t figured out what this feature was, it’s the ability to customize the different shortcuts to add custom text before and after the URL, found at the top of the Navigation page in Maxthon setup center Continue reading

Grabbing Maxthon with you…

A fellow member in the community, nicknamed Johnnylegend* has started a new Maxthon-related blog (they are increasing in number these days) which holds unofficial, home-made “zipped” releases of Maxthon that require no installation and are designed to be easily extracted and put on a flash memory, so If you want to have Maxthon with you wherever you go, make sure you get one of these regulary updated versions here: http://maxthondownloads.wordpress.com/

*some claim that it’s his real name, but who knows?

How to add “Search in site” as a search engine

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You can add a “Search in site” option in your search engine list by following the directions below:

  1. From the Tools menu, click Maxthon setup center
  2. Open the Search page from the sidebar on the left
  3. Add a new search engine by clicking the Add Item link, type anything in the title and the alias fields, but in the URL field add:
  4. javascript:var root=location.hostname;var URL="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site:"+root+"+%us";location.href=URL;

  5. Save your settings, the new search engine would appear in the search bar menu.
  6. Now you can type anything in your search bar, select this search engine, and the currently opened site will be searched for your keyword in Google.

As you see, the URL field can handle javascript, making complex search engines strings possible, you can extend it as you like of course.

Thanks to sleek, “R” and JarC for originally posting this tip in the forum

Maxthon tip of the week

Tip bulbRight clicking the small plus sign at the far right of the tabs would opens whatever text found in the clipboard in new tab, If it was a URL it would be normally opened, and If it was text a www and .com would be added automatically to the beginning and the last of the text and then opened in a new tab too.