A new version of the highly unknown browser is out and brings about quite a few changes, the majority of them being to the UI. For one, the Menu button no longer exists on the right, instead having been replaced by Quick Tools i.e. Feed Reader, Online Notepad, Translate, Snap, and Resource Sniffer.
What was once found under the Menu button has now been moved under the Avatar whose only purpose was to allow you to log in with your Maxthon Passport which contained all your synchronized data. It wasn’t simply a copy paste job, however, as it is now quite akin to Opera and Firefox.
What I am really digging is the new Reader Mode, however. “It makes reading on the web so comfortable you’ll wonder how you surfed without it.” What it does is make Maxthon display a clutter free view of the article and load the rest of the pages automatically. Quite sexy. Find out more about Reader Mode here.
Find below a short excerpt from the changelog:
+ Left and Right arrow keys for page turning, Up and Down keys for scrolling.
- Closed the Options and Quick Access syncing feature temporarily for browser’s stability. Would add back after improving.
+ Added white background for the bubbles.
* Enabled to drag the text box.
* Changed magnifier coordinate to screenshot size.
* Optimized the analysis of Super Next Page.
* Added friendly tips if “next page” was not suitable for Reader Mode.
* Enabled to remember user setting.
Maxthon 188.8.131.520 is available to download here, but hasn’t been added to the auto updater yet.
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