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If someone told me a week ago I'd be pimping a web browser I'd have thought they had veered off the fairway and were grazing the weed and would have told them to go lie down on the putting green and sleep it off.


But Maxthon is best, and first browser I've ever liked.


It has a nice stripped down/non 3-d GUI. It has a nice lean number of options as well. At the same time there is a few handfulls of extra features that are implimented simplistically.


Here's some things it can do off the top of my head (in no particular order):

>Has an 'undo' button that will bring up the last page you have closed (or any of the last 15 via drop down menu)

>close tab by double clicking tab

>lock tab, protect tab (with password!?), set sticky name

>you can set google to 'g' in the address bar, so you just type 'g rats' to search for rats or set 'avs' to come to here' ..you get the idea


>claims "65% less RAM usage compared to IE when having the same large number of pages open", which I find believable

>'Superdrag'---open a link in a new tab by just dragging the link away a half an inch and dropping.. or drag a picture to open it in it's own tab, or drag a picture with control pressed to save the picture into a folder (without any confirmation boxes), or highlight some text and control-drag to save that text to a folder

>Mousegestures--make a mouse gesture while the right mouse button is pressed to launch an action (example: page down)

>handles RSS feeds, works especially well for listening to podcastes awhile using the computer. I tried rocketboom (a video blog) it works great too

>skins(but I haven't even looked at them, I like the default)

>You can shut down the browser and upon running it again have it load up all the pages you had loaded before shutting down (great for reboots)


If you get it be sure to study Options/Maxthon Options/Tabs. For one I like "activate new tab clicked off", but that's just me. I just uncheck maxthon options/tab/New Tab/Open New Tabs from/Links in Page unchecked (everything else checked). If you do this it will open a link in the current tab if you click on the link, or will open the link in a new tab of you drag and drop the link.


more stuff too, but ug.


I used to use Firefox


check out there features page
http://www.maxthon.com/features.htm
 

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I second that. I have used Maxthon (and donated to the developer) for about 2 years. It is not really a new browser - rather it is a front end to Internet explorer - it uses IE as the core application, so you will have 100% compatability with normal sites (I like Firefox, but there are some sites that just don't display right yet).


Also, one nice feature (or vulnerability depending on your perspective) is that using IE as the core application, the developer does not have to manage / patch every week. The updates are about every 2-3 months, and are mostly a refresh on plug-ins, etc...
 

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Thanks, I have been using the Avant browser, mostly because it treats all windows as tabs, and it keeps all my pages open, even after a crash, or reboot. It gets terribly bloated after running for a few hours, once I saw it taking up ovdf 400MB of RAM, and growing. This new browser seems just the ticket.
 

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some other features that come to mind late:


>Blazing speed--when switching tabs the graphics is updated 'like a lightswitch'.

>You can reorder tabs by dragging and dropping them

>if a web page you are reading includes a URL that doesn't have a link, example: http://xo.typepad.com/blog/2005/07/worlds_ugliest_.html


all you have to do is highlight it and drag and drop (again, draging and dropping is just dragging 1/4" any direction and dropping


>highlight any keyword on a page and rightclick (to bring up menu) and select 'search' to search the word on google, wiki, (whatever search engine you have selected) or just drag and drop the word on to the search bar 'tab on bottom' (which locates the tabs on the bottom of the browswer instead of the top) This fixes it. Just do it again and chose 'tab on top' again.


if you have options/maxthon options/tab/new tab/open new tabs from/new window checked you never have to make a new tab. Well, you can make a new tab by -N. I have my -N set to 'current tab' so it just makes a duplicate of the current page.






warning to Firefox users:

In firefox -T is 'new tab'

In Maxthon is 'Tile Vertically' which tiles all of the open tabs on to one page (each page a small box)


This is very annoying to a Firefox user in high habit of using

The only way I know how to get rid of the tiled boxes (and half-guess there is a better way) is to right click any tab and chose
 
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