maxthon 4

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  1. chrcol

    chrcol Registered Member

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    maxthon cloud I downloaded it and started using it for testing.

    I like the idea of a shared webkit/IE backend but sadly as with all browsers I see gaping flaws.

    The worst flaw seems to be there is no per site cookie management, has the maxthon dev really made such a huge oversight?

    So if I am right I can either.

    Disable cookies for all sites - unticking allow cookies for all sites seems to give this behaviour.
    Enable cookies for ALL first party sites.
    Enable cookies for ALL first and third party sites.

    I cant seem to find a way to disable cookies by default and then whitelist as I feel fit, and doesnt seem to be an extension for it either :(

    Same with plugins, although I found flash block, I dont want all sites having free reign to run java. Plus I think flash block only works for videos. Unticking allow all sites to run plugins seems to translate to forbid on all sites with no whitelist.

    Is maxthon 3 better than maxthon 4 (and still updated?) I can only find v4 on maxthon's website.

    In addition seems no viable ad blocking for it either.
     
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    Maxthon has a built-in flash player which doesn't have any auto-update, you have to do it manually and it's more trouble than it was worth. Check to see if your's is up-to-date - https://browsercheck.qualys.com/
     
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    Some off topic posts removed.
     
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    seems also is no multi row tab support, maxthon 4 seems incredibly dumbed down compared to old versions :(

    I guess the maxthon dev jumped on the simplicity bandwagon :(

    still its useful as a youtube browser since youtube on IE is painful and maxthon does at least have a youtube center extension.
     
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    The inbuilt adblocker only works when you switch the browser core to WebKit/Blink; however it does have room for improvement. Mx 4 has a lot of great points, but does tend to fail on others. Swings & roundabouts I guess. ;)
     
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    LOL! That must have been the switch from Gecko to WebKit. :D ;)
     
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