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MxNitro Browser 1.0.0.2000
Maxthon’s MxNitro Web Browser is the newest addition to Maxthon’s family of high-performance web browsers. If you are one of the millions of web surfers who don’t want to mess with complicated features like ad blockers, extensions and cloud services, this is the web browser for you. Maxthon’s MxNitro web browser was built from the ground up to maximize start-up time, page rendering speed, and stability with impressive results.

MxNitro starts 3X faster and fetches and loads web pages considerably quicker than any other existing Windows PC browser. MxNitro is targeted at users who want a stripped-down, high performance browser with a minimalist design, a light memory and CPU footprint.

Under development since March 2014, Nitro's streamlined and quick performance is achieved in part by drastically reducing its UI/UX load, adding new, patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology and by stripping out features that hog resources or cause delays in start-up times and page rendering. MxNitro Web Browser makes the web faster on every computer, old or new.

MxNitro highlights include:

  • Installs and starts 3x faster than the fastest Windows PC browser -- Chrome
  • Loads web pages 30% faster than Chrome
  • Noticeably speeds up web browsing on any Windows PC made before 2014
  • Has a clutter-free, intuitive look and feel designed expressly to make new users feel comfortable on first use
MxNitro 1.0.0.2000 changelog:

  • Fixed a lot of crash issues.
  • Rounded "Automatically detect settings" in system Internet option
Download: MxNitro 1.0.0.2000 | Portable MxNitro | ~40.0 MB (Freeware)
Link: MxNitro Home Page
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Maxthon Nitro: how it all started
Here, at Maxthon’s San Francisco office, when we saw this: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-building-a-new-browser-as-part-of-its-windows-10-push/ we did a double take. That was the second major browser company touting a ‘lighter, simpler and more minimalist browser’ project in less than 6 months. The first was Mozilla, leaked in August just after Chris Beard was named its new CEO. Here’s a link to a cache-d version of their blog that was unpublished within 24 hours of it being published on August 7, 2014. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bmtHpXU_mXIJ:https://blog.mozilla.org/verdi/463/lightspeed-a-browser-experiment/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=aff-maxthon-newtab
Let’s check and see who started what first…
Maxthon —> ‘Nitro’, started in March of 2014
Mozilla —> ‘Lightspeed’ started in July of 2014
Microsoft —> ‘Spartan,’ started Fall of 2014.
Yep. Mozilla and Microsoft are copying Maxthon. We started the lightweight/spartan browser trend. In March of 2014 we kicked off a project to create a *very* lightweight browser with minimal feature set and SUPER performance. We knew that if we simplified the UX load and all of the processes that needed to exist to support skins, plug-ins and tons of other features we could make the core speed faster. In a March 21, 2014 email one of our engineers summarized the concept of Nitro to me this way, “It will not be feature rich, in fact, I would go as far as it is “bare” minimum. What it lacks in feature set size will be made up for in:

start-up speed
fetching
rendering speed and stability.”

This is an important distinction to remember. To reap gains in start-up time, page fetching and rendering and stability something had to give. And that something was a large list of features and tools. Things like the screenshot utility, split-screen, cloud services and add ons. All of these come with a significant performance and stability hit. But, we were OK with it — as we knew from looking at our detailed user data pool that *most* web browser users do NOT use most of the features. We mention this now because as the more traditional Maxthon users discover Nitro, the more they are asking for the favorite features to be added. You can’t have all of that super speed without sacrificing some of your favorite features. (Even Chrome acknowledges that limitation.) Here’s a very short side-by-side to help you decide which version of our PC browsers to use and why…

If you want… Maxthon Nitro Maxthon 4 Cloud Browser

Bottom line, if you’re the sort of browser consumer who likes to customize, tinker and use a combination of skins and add-ons, Nitro was not made for you. You should stick to Maxthon 4 — our Cloud Browser. It’s feature rich, cross-platform and still incredibly fast. BUT – if you’re a more minimalist browser user you should give Nitro a try. It’s so clean and fast you sometimes forget you’re browsing the web. It feels almost like you’re looking at locally-hosted webpages. Having said that, you can bet that, as we have before ,we are now looking at Nitro and seeing which of our most popular features we may be able to add back to Nitro without sacrificing any of its speed.
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Maxthon Nitro 1.0.1.600 Beta Released
Installer version Download:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mxnitro_beta/mx_nitro_1.0.1.600_beta_3710722D00D77AEF5D0CC286687B09B1.exe
Portable Version Download:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mxnitro_beta/mx_nitro_1.0.1.600_beta_0AF6FD3F286FFE4DF4E18D9F96925F58.zip
Release Notes:
+ Address Bar Input Auto Complete
+ Import Favorites from current default browser Automatically
+ tabs allow drag
* allow non-admin install nitro
* uses Homepage as StartPage
* UI adjust
* crashed process will be recovered automatically.
* resolved a lot of crash issues and bugs
Sources:
http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-14317-1-1.html
 

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MxNitro Browser 1.0.1.2000
+ Address Bar Input Auto Complete
+ Auto Import Favorites from current default browser on fresh install
+ tabs allow drag
+ support forward/backward history menu (right click forward/backward button)
* allow non-admin install Nitro
* uses Homepage as StartPage
* UI adjust
* crashed process will be recovered automatically.
* resolved a lot of crash issues and bugs
* including Chinese region data
http://dl.maxthon.com/mxnitro/mxnitro1.0.1.2000_ec20ea2d3791260db3d126b221fda113.exe
http://dl.maxthon.com/mxnitro/mx_nitro_1.0.1.2000_2d45542f22371f556cd29f703f0565ec.zip
 
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Maxthon MxNitro 1.1.1.600 beta
Chromium 39.0.2146.0
Release Notes:
+ Add Adblock plugs (installer version only, portable version is not support)
+ Support more national languages (39 countries and regions)
* BUG Fix
Installer:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mxnitro_beta/mx_nitro_1.1.1.600_beta_C75B571C84038B7665CF5EC27575096A.exe
Portable:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mxnitro_beta/mx_nitro_1.1.1.600_beta_DD12FC99936EF9984DEDB16895B6AA89.zip
Source:
http://forum.maxthon.com/index.php/topic/15953-nitro-111600-beta-released/

MxNitro Browser 1.1.0.2000 Final
+ Support 12 Languages
* BUG Fix
http://dl.maxthon.com/mxnitro/mx_nitro_1.1.0.2000_0871F14DD78F02B8C08E89B7ADA05187.exe
Portable:
http://dl.maxthon.com/mxnitro/mx_nitro_1.1.0.2000_AFEBD5E796A43D5191E12DEB9EA34789.zip
 

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we are now looking at Nitro and seeing which of our most popular features we may be able to add back to Nitro without sacrificing any of its speed.
Nitro is a trip. High marks on its novel design too. The above is the right way forward, IMO. As it stands, Nitro is a fascinating experiment but needs some practical features, even if it costs some speed.
 
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Are there any updates about this awesome browser? Its a shame that they decided to stop this projects. I'm using the latest version 1.1.1.800 but it has a few issues:

1. adblock plus on pages with a lot of images freezes the site or it takes ages for it to load. The only way to load is to pause the plugin
2. The custom search returns less results and is slower. Although i changed the custom search by editing the nitro.dll file , now i have another issue where it previews the links returned from google search which is kinda annoying . The preview doesn't happen when using the custom search
3. In private mode is stores the password of your current session. It should sign you out in private mode.

Does anyone know if these bugs will be fixed or a workaround ? Or which version of mxnitro is the most stable to use as daily browser?

Thanks a lot !
 

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@shak,

maxthon nitro has not been worked on since over two years now, consider it dead / discontinued. what a shame :(
I think they stopped it because it was getting attention from their upcoming(bloated) Maxthon browser . It is a shame because if the latest beta version was fixed which had adblocker and private windows , it could easily be used as a daily browser.

I did manage to fix the scrolling issue and also changed the custom search engine , but still there a few bugs . I still use it as my browser but for development i need to use a more stable chrome version .
 
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Is there a way to disable Adblock for Mxnitro 1.1.1.800 ? I tried to set Read Only the patterns.ini file in the ABP folder , but although it works , after 5 minutes it automatically downloads something and used that definition list
 

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Is there a way to disable Adblock for Mxnitro 1.1.1.800 ? I tried to set Read Only the patterns.ini file in the ABP folder , but although it works , after 5 minutes it automatically downloads something and used that definition list
Nevermind i managed to disable the adblock . I also fixed the scrolling issue. Only thing not fixable is the bold fonts
 

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It is sad I thought it showed some promise. :(
Hi Frogmiester :p
I toyed with Maxthon for a while just about 2yrs ago, I killed it, locked it down, then removed it, I think it lasted about 30min on my machine. It's not a browser like Chrome or FireFox, they collect more on you using Maxthon, then any other browser in my opinion.
My advise is to steer clear of it, there is a reason, no matter what they say, that the browser went from top to crap.
Do some reading, it is not hard to find what I am claiming here.
 
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