Whenever I actually review a browser I have to take a deep breath and put my prejudices firmly to one side. I’m a Firefox lover, and generally feel (tongue-in-cheek! ) pity for people who use other web browsers. I’m especially suspicious of Internet Explorer, which is why when Maxthon landed on my screen for review, nicely let’s just say I was not hopeful.
In fact , that it is just as well that I decided to be objective, because Maxthon really surprised me personally. If you are a person who likes plenty of options, you should really check Maxthon out – the IE-based internet browser has more buttons, menus and designs options than Photoshop, and you can actually customize it to the max. Almost all aspects of the browser can be re-sized, moved or taken away and you will find multiple skins, interface styles, plus language options.
Maxthon generally opens its configuration options in new tabs, rather than windows. This means they are easy to see and improve, which is just as well, as there are so many of them. These options Maxthon gives you, such as the standard File, View, and Equipment types, can be found in the Menu Pub, while there are even more in the cheaper Status bar. If things are starting to sound a bit crowded, you can disable most, leaving the whole interface much cleaner.
It would take a very long time to detail all of Maxthon’s options, so suffice to state that as well as the standard ones (tab behavior, display, encoding), there are a multitude of other features, from content control to image and script disabling, an in-built ad-blocker, auto form-filler and advanced screenshot function. In fact , some of the options are quite complex, and you also might want to take a look at the user manual prior to jumping straight in.
If you like a simple browsing experience, or are a big fan of your Opera add-ons, Maxthon probably isn’t to suit your needs (although there is a good selection of Maxthon add-ons). If you are an Internet Explorer user who desires more options, however , or are simply interested in life beyond Mozilla, give Maxthon a try. You might be as amazed as I was.
Maxthon is a great choice for those looking to expand their browsing options.
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