Maxthon Beta RAR/ZIP

After a long waiting period a big step forward to Maxthon 2.5 has been made. Please read the comments and change log below before deciding to use this version! The package is built as usual, without the obligatory facebook plugin and aside from that unmodified. Mirror downloads and the ZIP can be found after the jump. 


Self-extracting WinRAR version:

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Mirrors: | |
MD5 Checksum: 27E687633F804716736D8CF6808DFAA8 | Filesize: 4.93MB
SHA-1: A8D8DF42C84B7567479EAF5727C680309CA827CB



ZIP version:

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Mirrors: | |
MD5 Checksum: DEF6D96BC3FD473C6909F26EBEA1FF24 | Filesize: 6.30MB
SHA-1: A3171E7770C38D672D1428770B6FBD22DBD1962C



Preview of the SFX archive dialog




Official Changelog:

Important: COM/IE plugin support is temporarily disabled in this version for testing purpose. COM/IE plugins will be supported in the final release

We are sorry that this update takes this long. This is because there are big changes and this is also why the version number jumps from 2.1.5 to 2.5.1.

In this new version, the browser framework is redesigned so that each tab works truly independent of each other. Together with a new anti-freeze technique, if a tab becomes unresponsive for any reason the other tabs and the browser will be unaffected and the user can continue to browse normally, and refresh/reopen/close the problematic tab.

There are also many other fixes, changes and improvements, please refer to the complete changelog below for details. Your feedback and report for any problem are welcome.

Redesigned browser framework and added new anti-freeze feature

Plugin and External Tools
Improved plugin security. Security id is no longer accessible in max.src. Existing Script/HTML plugins are not affected, individual COM plugins could obtain the security id through a new putSecurityId method if necessary. (Note: COM plugins are disabled in this beta)

Added clean browser history option in the exit confirmation dialog
Added a save as option in Collector, support ANSI, Unicode, and UTF-8 txt format
Added a notice window when cleaning browser history
Fixed a GDI leakage when tab is dragged
Fixed a favorites and RSS sidebar focus problem
Fixed a Maximize problem in mult-monitor environment
Fixed a Float Button position problem under Split View
Fixed a RSS duplicate addition alert problem
Fixed a freeze problem when the shadow of menu is clicked
The URL of favorites is shown when mouse hover favorites sidebar
The close button on the active tab now works on mouse released (previously when mouse pressed)

Fixed problem capturing long web pages

Fixed a zoom problem under IE8
Fixed a freeze problem when maxthon exits
Fixed a Magic Fill auto fill problem
Fixed problem opening .url shortcut
Fixed some browser window focus problems
Fixed some memory leakage problem
Possibly fixed problem that browser frame may not be drawn
Possibly fixed problem that browser window may go behind other windows when opening external url
Improved page scrolling efficiency
Web page zoom ratio is limited between 10% to 1000%



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