Maxthon Browser 2.0.8.1720

Maxthon Browser is a powerful tabbed browser built for all users. Besides basic browsing functionality, Maxthon Browser provides a rich set of features to improve your surfing experience.

Features:

  • Favorites - Bar Replace the old school Links Bar with this powerful and easy to access Favorites Bar
  • Web Services On The Go - Quick access to URL-based web services via the menu of Go button
  • URL Alias - Navigate to your favorite website by simply typing the URL Alias into the Address Bar
  • URL Auto-Completion - Use key combinations to auto type "http://www." and ".com" for the URL
  • Simple Collector - Grab and save your favorite text & images while browsing
  • Boss Key - Hide Maxthon window with a shortcut
  • Full IE compatibility and more...

What's New:

[New Features]
+ Added Maxthon Downloader
+ Support IE Extensions

[Changes]
* Fixed download file type monitor problem
* Added context menu download command to Sniffer
* Fixed problem that page display error in locked tab
* Fixed problem that close button may be erroneously activated when many tabs on tab bar
* Fixed "Up One Level" problem
* Fixed Ctrl + Scroll zoom problem
* Fixed a crash problem when switching split view
* Added start maxthon in Safe mode in crash dialog
* Fixed some screen capture problems
* Fixed a crash problem when url is dragged to a tab
* Fixed problem that urls containing some special characters cannot be opened
* Fixed problems on close tabs on the left/right
* Fixed several memory leak problems
* Fixed login dialog clean account data command problem
* Fixed some shortcut commands
* Fixed problem that URL Alias work in search bar
* Fixed problem that file type empty in some save dialogs
* Fixed problem that links in some websites cannot be opened by middle click
* Fixed problem that site icon disappear in tab
* Fixed problem that website icon cannot be disabled
* Fixed problem that cannot undo closed Maxthon Downloader Page
* Fixed problem that backspace key invalid in flash editbox

Download: Maxthon Browser 2.0.8.1720 | 3.76 MB (Freeware)
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Finally... it supports IE toolbars... at last i can add the Google toolbar... thats the one major thing that been stopping me from making the switch from the 1.x release.

(Slimy said @ #1.1)
What does the google toolbar do that Maxthon can't?

I just like it compared to the stupid IE7/Firefox simple search one... google toolbar as auto completions for one, when search on multiple words.. they are listed in different colours andu can click on a word and it will take u straight too it.. etc ect..

i just dont like maxthon/IE7/firefox default search button. Nuff Said.

I really wish they'd switch over to the Gecko or Webkit engine. I can't stand trident, half in protest of IE6 and 7's inability to render web pages they way that standards compliant engines do. It's also not as fast.

I hardly think so. Maxthon has been a hands down winner for a long time.
It used to have the option to switch engines, not sure if it's still in there though...

(Raa said @ #2.2)
I hardly think so. Maxthon has been a hands down winner for a long time.
It used to have the option to switch engines, not sure if it's still in there though...


You hardly know what you're talking about! First off, Maxthon is nothing more than IE with an addon, which sucks. Most people hate IE to begin with anymore, but can call it cool if it's just candy coated with another name/skin.

The day IE/Maxthon can beat Opera at ANYTHING, will be the day I start using that candy coated POS!! Don't believe it ever had the ability to switch engines, maybe the ability to cover it up.

(cork1958 said @ #2.3)
You hardly know what you're talking about! First off, Maxthon is nothing more than IE with an addon, which sucks. Most people hate IE to begin with

...... Riiiight. When you learn what a computer is, come back and talk to us.
Talk about outright bs!

(Raa said @ #5)
...... Riiiight. When you learn what a computer is, come back and talk to us.
Talk about outright bs!

You mean you don't know Maxthon is a shell around the Trident layout engine, or with other words, plain Internet Explorer? You didn't know that? You... didn't... know? :blink:

(Raa said @ #2.2)
I hardly think so. Maxthon has been a hands down winner for a long time.
It used to have the option to switch engines, not sure if it's still in there though...

Never heard bigger rubbish than that..

Maxthon 1 actually DOES have the ability to switch engines (IE/Gecko), Maxthon 2 which is a complete rewrite doesn't (yet) but it is in plans.

So stop posting If you have no idea what you are talking about.

Opera is a great browser and one could even argue it's the best... but I still prefer FF. Opera includes Email, BT, and many more extra features that I don't need and already have other (better) applications for.

FF with Adblock Plus & NoScript is the simplest and most secure way for me.

Really nice browser.
Version 2 is really stable and its time to switch from v1 to v2...
I really stresstest the browser (open hundreds of tabs) and it runs smooth.

I've been using Avant Browser for a few years now. I especially like the online storage of bookmarks, custom searches, and password autofills. Any change made at work also updates my home PC. Love that!!

How does this latest version of Maxthon compare to the latest version of Avant Browser? How is its online storage in comparison to Avant's?

I'm with you there. I've been using Avant since the v10.0 days.. People should learn that Avant and Maxthon are more than just IE with a different wrapper. These two browsers can do more hands down than IE ever has.

I love Maxthon and used it ever since the MyIE days.
M1 was good.
M2 not bad but it somehow lack logic in some parts.
It operates fine but Fx operates smoother, as in its less a hassle to enable,disable or add, toggle some stuff.
Some stuff in M2 are not easily assessible and some functions are not flexible enough.

But Maxthon2 is still my default browser.
Waiting for the baby to mature.

The IE (internet explorer) frontend for the MS trident engine
by itself is just plain junk. The most basic browser available
with little, if any personalization options available.

FF is the most unstable browser available. Any and every crash
will destroy the current profile with little chance of getting it
back without rebuilding it totally. After several crashes
the user is left with a profile folder that's upwards of 100Mb.

Opera is a decent browser if it were not for the tunnel-vision
that troubles the developers. Their inability, or unwillingness,
to implement proper functionality for a 3 button mouse is
a testament to their lack of vision and their thoughtlessness.
Spend less time on their damn widgets and more time on basic
usefulness across the board.

Maxthon, on the other hand, requires less than 20 Mb of space
without a special directory in the main user profile folder.
It uses the faster MS trident engine, just like IE but with all the
functionality of the FF addons without the constant crashing
and bloat. It implements functionality for a 3 button mouse
correctly and anything that doesn't work correctly is addressed
and most often fixed by the developer "Bloodchen". He frequents
the Maxthon forums and often answers questions personally,
unlike other developers that devote little if any time to the
questions and complaints of the end users.


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