Beginner's Guide - Start surfing the world - Maxthon 1.x
Fullscreen and Autohide Mode
The fullscreen mode can be activated by the 'Fullscreen' button on the main toolbar, from the View menu or with shortcut key F11 (Shortcuts are always faster). In this mode, only the Tab Bar is displayed. You can acces your other menus if you move your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, the other menus will be expanded. Maxthon also has a special Autohide mode. It will autohide the top panel with all toolbars, except for the Tab Bar, just like in Full Screen. When you place the mouse pointer on the title bar, the top panel will be shown.
With Mouse Gestures and Super Drag&Drop enabled, browsing in fullscreen or autohide mode is a joy. But when you get in habit of those functions, you may can't help to try them in any application.
Status Bar Buttons
You may notice there are several buttons on the status bar.
They are 'Offline', 'Enable/Disable All Filters', 'Active New Window', 'Open Links in New Windows' and 'Simple Collector'.
Personally, I've never use this feature, since it will take up some shortcut keys (I use F1, F2 and F3 already). But you may be interested in it. You can quickly acces some websites with this feature. First you should enable the URL Key feature from 'Options > Use URL Keys' menu. Then you should setup the URLs which the F2 to F12 key response to in 'Options > Maxthon Options > Keyboard'. Like below:
Then you can access these URLs by a single key stroke. Keys that you didn't setup for an URL are still functional.
With AutoFill you can fill forms automatically. All you need to do is fill a form, then go to 'Tools > Auto Fill Forms > Save current form data' or press ALT + 1. To fill the form again, go to the same menu and press 'Fill current form' or press ALT + Q. You can also assign a mouse gesture to this action.
Above are some basic browsing features of Maxthon. If you want to know more, please continue to the next section. :)