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Maxthon Joins Forces with Cloud Photo App Trunx

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Hello Maxthons,
Maxthon has recently teamed up with a great new cloud-based photo and video app, Trunx.
Trunx is your digital memory bank in the cloud. The free mobile app gives you 15 GB to back up and organize your photos and videos. Then, you can remove the originals from your device to free up tons of storage space.
You can also import photos from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, computers and digital cameras. This way you’ll have your entire photo collection in one secure place, available wherever you are. The best part? You can grow your account as big as you want. You’ll get 2 GB for every friend who joins with your invite code – no limits!
Additional features:
  • Automatic Organization – organizes by date and time in a Timeline and Calendar view, and allows you to create custom Tags for more personal organization
  • SharedPix – share private photo albums with friends and family
  • Cloud Camera – in-app camera that stores media directly to Trunx, without using storage on your device
  • EchoPix – a unique capturing feature that lets you record sound while taking a series of photos
  • Clean My Phone – scans your device for photos that have been safely uploaded to Trunx, and allows you to remove them from your Camera Roll or Photo Gallery to free up storage space
Download Trunx and use the code MAXTHON when you sign up to get a 2 GB bonus on us.
What are you waiting for? Try Trunx for free and let us know what you think! :)
Get Trunx for iOS     https://itunes.apple.com/app/id739060178?mt=8
Get Trunx for Android    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.trunx
Thank you all for your continued support – we appreciate every one of you!

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.1800 Beta is Released!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Hello Maxthons,
We hope you have been well!
Today, we have a Beta version 4.4.5.1800Beta available for you to try out .

This is a beta version and you will find the description of fixes below in the changelog.

Please test it and let us know what you think about it. Thanks for your continuous support! Have a great browsing!

Install version

http://dl.maxthon.co…5.1800-beta.exe

 MD5: bd1df1354192a82b7196466da6ecde17 
Protable version
MD5: d70c1d2f6606ba008b70faa17847802c 
Changelog

Fixes:

  • Optimized the print effect, solve the fuzzy effect
  • Error occurred when you open Settings from address bar drop down menu
  • Provided Address bar Preview for multiple search
  • Display problem in address bar in certain conditions
  • Display problem in address bar in certain conditions
  • In some conditions address bar input would pre-open an Error Page
  • In some conditions address bar input  pre-open would cause adblock error
  • Address bar input  pre-open would cause drop-down options error
  • Fixed Address bar input pre-open focus problem
  • Safe site details check would display error
  • RSS resolve leak
  • Fixed Fill form data sorting issue

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems.
In order to better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, please, leave comments, suggestions and bug reports in the comment section below or in ‘Product Support’ section of our forum.

Thanks very much for your cooperation!

 

 

Maxthon Troubleshooting & Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Troubleshooting-Youre-doing-it-wrong.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 any plugins you might be using.

2 /
Do a forum search. Chances are someone has had the issue before you and a fix has been found.

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 Webkit/Blink.

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 (8.8.8.8) or OpenDNS (208.67.222.220) 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 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 UserAgent (should be unchecked), and check with GPU acceleration on/off. These can be found by going to the 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 PortableDownload & 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, or downloaders like Orbit);
- 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 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!

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.1200 Beta Released!

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Hello Maxthons,

Today we are excited to publish the Mx 4.4.5.1200 Beta version. This beta version mainly added new functions that you will find in the changelog below. Please, help yourselves  and let us know what do you think! :) 

Thanks for your continuous support!

Downloads:

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.5.1200-beta.exe
MD5: 6dfea47e12949236d9c5c79c42a5ff89
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.5.1200-beta.7z
MD5:d647a761402393737ac6f8f42db99248

 

Changelog for 4.4.5.1200 [2015-04-28]

New features:
+Address bar pre-opening when typing in
+Baidu search supports HTTPS
+ActiveX automatically switch to Retro mode.

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems. To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, you can either leave your suggestions and concerns in the comments section below or  go to our forum’s  ‘Product Support’ area and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread. Thanks very much for your cooperation! 

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.1000 Officially Released!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Hi everyone, 

Today we are super happy to present  you  Mx 4.4.5.1000 version. In this official version we fixed several bugs and optimizations such as problem with display of blocked urls in ABP window and multi-search setting problem.. Please try out this version and feel free to let us know how you feel about it. Thank you all for your continuous support! We couldn’t have made it this far without it!

Downloads:

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.5.1000.exe
MD5: bb7aa46eab30296a155bafebc25f7e41
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.5.1000.7z
MD5:6e7900a9cb5f6ed477f6086260a17c34

Changelog for 4.4.5.1000[2015-04-21]

Main Frame
-Optimezed malicious websites shielding
-Optimized Update Notification
-Fixed Multi-search setting compatibility problem
-Fixed one RSS leak

Core
*Fixed one flash filtering problem
*Fixed canvas can’t display SVG
*Fixed Popup block does not display blocked urls correctly
*Fixed Error after taking repeatedly screenshots

Changelog for 4.4.5.600 [2015-04-02]

Fixes:
-Popup block does not display blocked urls correctly
-Memory leak after after taking several sreenshot
-In some case canvas parts do not display SVG

New features:
+View ads filtering rankings

Optimizations:
*Improved cloud push contacts aquiring
*Homepage setting security
*Error occured when you click cancel in font customize

 

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.5.600 Beta Released!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Hello Maxthons, It’s been a while. Today we are excited to publish the Mx 4.4.5.600 Beta version. In this beta, you’ll find that some problems, such as ” blocked urls are not displayed in ABP”,”Canvas parts do not display SVG” have been addressed. Some functionalities have been improved and new feature has been added as well. Please serve yourselves and let us know hot it tastes Thanks for your continuous support!

Downloads:

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.5.600-beta.exe
MD5: 4cdb56c20dc29ace66d7806c306e4b1e
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.5.600-beta.7z
MD5:982b96005ca88d584dfe83b518eca839

Changelog for 4.4.5.600 [2015-04-02]

Fixes:
-Popup block does not display blocked urls
-Memory leak after after taking several sreenshot
-In some case canvas parts do not display SVG

New features:
+View ads filtering rankings

Optimizations:
*Improved cloud push contacts aquiring
*Homepage setting security
*Error occured when you click cancel in font customize

Please note: This release is a trial version instead of a final release. Thus, it may have bugs or other potential problems. To better and more efficiently solve the problems you meet during the usage, for any suggestions or bug reports, we do hope you may go to ‘Product Support’ area in our forum or comments section below and report/describe by a new separate thread for each problem/topic. We will read each thread and update the follow-up status then. Meanwhile, some problems are probably be left out if they are stated in other thread. Thanks very much for your cooperation!

The Newest official version of Maxthon Cloud Browser with AdBlock Plus V4.4.4.3000 has been RELEASED!

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Hello our dear users!

Today, We are very excited to announce the release of 4.4.4.3000 official version is available for you to try out. This official version optimize Https Certificate and Quit full screen for HTML5,  also fixes many bugs as detailed in the changelog. Please download, try it out and let us know what do you think.

Thank you for your support!

Downloads: 

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.4.3000.exe
MD5: 34c5fdeaf663dd770e24059508e1b37e
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.4.3000.7z
MD5:9859cdd3ab5f07bc44741dcafb528723

Changelog for 4.4.4.3000 [2015-03-12]:

Optimizations: 
[Main Frame]
+Optimized HTTPS Certificate

[Webkit Core]
+Support of Quit full screen for HTML5

Fixes:
[Main Frame]
Input Local address changes to search item
History Manager Titles may display errors
Some Web Notification display problem 
Adblock causes page refresh

[Webkit Core]
Extensions installation leak
Fixed RSS XSS leak
Playback problem when you exit full screen mode in Vimeo video
Trusted code path execution
Error in detection of Superfish
Repaired crash occured when you input special characters in the address bar
Unable to filter .MP4 format in the Adblock

Than you all for choosing Maxthon!

Maxthon Cloud Browser V4.4.4.2000 with AdBlock Plus is officially released!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Hello everyone,

It’s time to celebrate!

After a long time without a final version launch , today we are super happy to deliver you a Final version 4.4.4.2000 .

This final version addressed many problems, such as one core crash  problem, fixed login problem in session window, YouTube video slowness, security issue with extension center and so on.

Maxthon team is working hard and more new versions are currently underway and we look forward to sharing them with you soon Please download the latest version of Maxthon for your Windows.
Appreciate your great continuous support! Enjoy! 

Downloads: 

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.4.2000.exe
MD5: 2d0e88eaccabde05b1a4438895c718cf
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.4.2000.7z
MD5:389efbc2cca2f96eedf106600ee8d100

 

Changelog for 4.4.4.2000 [2015-02-10]:

Optimizations:
[Main Frame]
+Indivudually display Custom filtering rules for pages
+Supported Security Alliance list certificate
+Optimization of Adhunter Menu Style when  Ad-Hunter is disabled
+Optimized ad-filters sharing
+Adblock Plus icon with ads filtering count
+Optimization of Adblock Plus Notication Style
+Support of Acceptable Ads, Allow Non-invasive Advertising

[Webkit Core]
+Support of Top level domain
+Optimized Pop-up blocking

Fixes:

[Main Frame]
Quick Access data reset issue
Filter rules being downloaded when ad-hunter is not enabled
“Subscription Rules Title” display issue.
Possible to add non domain name to filtering white list
When not maximized, the filter tip is not in the right position
Tool bar icons appear transparent
In some languages some Account panel parts are not completely displayed
Setting center security problem
One security issue in Extensions center

[Webkit Core]
Fixed one Flash filtering mistake
Fixed on core crash problem
Youtube video loading speed is slow
3D display effect problem on some websites
Unble to log into Session window under some specific conditions
When maximizing or minimizing a page on touck screen devices, the status bar value doesn’t change
Fixed page disorder problem when using Touch screen zoom and using ctrl+scroll.
On Touch screen devices touch scroll is not effextive on PDF Preview page and Multi-Frame pages
Under High DPI, Certicates and Certificates error dialogs Height and Size

Changelog for 4.4.4.1200Beta [2015-02-04]:

Optimizations:
[Main Frame]
+Indivudually display Custom filtering rules for pages
+Supported Security Alliance list certificate
+Optimization of Menu Style while Ad-Hunter is disabled
+Optimized ad-filters sharing
+Adblock Plus icon with ads filtering count
+Optimization of Adblock Plus Notication Style
+Support of Acceptable Ads, Allow Non-invasive Advertising

[Webkit Core]
+Support of Top level domain
+Optimized Pop-up blocking

Fixes:
[Main Frame]
Quick Access data reset issue
Filter rules being downloaded when ad-hunter is not enabled
“Subscription Rules Title” display issue.
Possible to add non domain name to filtering white list
When not maximized, the filter tip is not in the right position
Tool bar icons appear transparent
In some languages some Account panel parts are not completely displayed
Setting center security problem
One security issue in Extensions center

[Webkit Core]
Fixed one Flash filtering mistake
Youtube video loading speed is slow
Some websites 3D display effect problem
Unble to log into Session window under some specific conditions
When maximizing or minimizing a page on touck screen devices, the status bar value doesn’t change
On Touch screen devices touch scroll is not effextive on PDF Preview page and Multi-Frame pages
Under High DPI, Certicates and Certificates error dialogs Height and Size

Changelog for 4.4.4.600Beta [2014-12-30]:

New Features:
+ Ad-block Plus

 

Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows V4.4.4.1200 Beta is Released!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Today, we have a beta version 4.4.4.1200Beta  available for you to try out . 


This beta version mainly focused on some features optimizations and on fixes of quite many bugs as detailed in the changelog.

Please try it out and any comments from you will be warmly welcome.
Appreciate your great support!
Enjoy!  

Downloads:

Install Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/mx4.4.4.1200-beta.exe
MD5: 3c6dd0e539a9a9555ed89613a39f3dbf
Portable Version:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx4/maxthon_portable_4.4.4.1200-beta.7z
MD5: a2dd82ed2c96ade329582dfcec64ec05

Changelog for 4.4.4.1200Beta [2015-02-04]:

Optimizations: 
[Main Frame]
+Indivudually display Custom filtering rules for pages
+Supported Security Alliance list certificate
+Optimization of Menu Style for Disabled Ad-Hunter
+Optimized ad-filters sharing
+Adblock Plus icon with ads filtering count
+Optimization of Adblock Plus Notication Style
+Support of Acceptable Ads, Allow Non-invasive Advertising

[Webkit Core]
+Support of Top level domain
+Optimized Pop-up blocking

Fixes:

[Main Frame]
Quick Access data reset issue
Filter rules being downloaded when ad-hunter is not enabled
“Subscription Rules Title” display issue.
Possible to add non domain name to filtering white list
When not maximized, the filter tip is not in the right position
Tool bar icons appear transparent
In some languages some Account panel parts are not completely displayed
Setting center security problem
One security issue in Extensions center

[Webkit Core]
Fixed one Flash filtering mistake
Youtube video loading speed is slow
Some websites 3D display effect problem
Unble to log into Session window under some specific conditions
When maximizing or minimizing a page on touck screen devices, the status bar value doesn’t change
On Touch screen devices touch scroll is not effextive on PDF Preview page and Multi-Frame pages
Under High DPI, Certicates and Certificates error dialogs Height and Size

 

Please, let us know what you think!

Why we called it Nitro

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Naming a new product is always fun.  This was especially true on the Maxthon Nitro web browser project.  As we posted the other day http://www.maxthon.com/blog/nitro-speed-you-can-see-with-your-own-eyes/ our goals around Nitrous were simple to describe and the opposite to engineer: we wanted to create a stripped-down PC web browser that launched, fetched and loaded pages faster than anything out there.

This wasn’t easy considering that our flagship product, the Maxthon Cloud Browser (Mx4), was already a hair faster than the fastest out there — Google Chrome.   Nonetheless, the team set to it and proceeded to do the impossible. (If you haven’t tried it out yet you can download Nitro here.)  We soon reached the point where we had to come up with a permanent name.

In the early, pre-alpha to early beta stages, our working title for the browser was ‘Maxthon Lightning.’  That’s a good name, but even a cursory search of web browsers out there returned not one but two lightning web browsers already in existence. Both of them are bad and we didn’t want to align with that or add to the confusion.

We kept searching and ended up discovering a trove of poorly-implemented, 3rd and 4th party web browsers that were named after every fast noun or adjective you could think of: animals, electrical things, explosions, etc…etc…etc…

And then one day the perfect name hit us: Nitro. As in nitrous oxide.  Those of you who’ve watched the ‘Fast and Furious’ movies are familiar with what nitrous oxide does to a car’s performance: it speeds up the already fast to go wicked fast.  Here’s how they guys at autogearhead.com describe it:

What is Nitrous? Simply put, Nitrous (N2O) creates large amounts of horsepower by creating more oxygen in the engines combustion chamber while simultaneously introducing additional fuel. The added oxygen allows the additional fuel to burn which creates increased horsepower for short bursts of torque and speed.

In applications for vehicle racing, nitrous oxide (often referred to as just “nitrous”) allows the engine to burn more fuel by providing more oxygen than air alone, resulting in a more powerful combustion.

That’s what Maxthon Nitro does — speeds up the already-fast to wicked-fast. The analogue works quite well for the Maxthon Nitro web browser in 4 ways.

Oxygen —> Oxygen is the pre-existing element in automobile combustion, elemental and required. For our browser analogue, oxygen in engines is like a rendering engine (webkit) in web browsers. Just as nitrous oxide pushes a bunch of extra oxygen into the engine, so does the work we’ve done to make webkit faster for Nitro.

New fuel —> In the car context, we’re talking about additional nitrogen.  In the Maxthon Nitro analogue the additional ‘performance fuel’ is the work we’ve done to close and otherwise tighten up and remove background features and processes in the web browser, which results in faster times across the board.

Additional strength —> For cars, the big problem with nitrous is that it adds so MUCH power it can destroy the engine; like blow out cylinder walls or melt pistons.This requires adding more bulk to the engine to enable it to withstand the additional explosive force. In the Maxthon Nitro analogue the ‘additional strength’ comes in the form of our team doing much, much more to engineer stability into the Nitro browser. It has the lowest crash rate of any of our PC browsers.

So what’s the fourth way? It is in the relationship nitrous oxide has to a car engine.  Nitrous oxide is a unique and out-of-the-box way to generate massive horsepower without fundamentally changing how a combustion engine works.  That’s very analogous to how we approached Maxthon Nitro. We didn’t fundamentally change the architecture of the web browser — just found out of the box ways to make it go faster.

All in all, it’s a great name for an even greater product. Hope you like it. :)