I should start by noting that I chose to download and try out the very latest version, 2.5.1, rather than the "classic" Maxthon 1 browser. Why not go for all the gusto that one can, I say.
The download and installation was straightforward, quick, and completed without glitches or surprises. That's just what I was looking for, because, to be honest, I wasn't really looking forward to tromping through another browser. I regularly use three or four different browsers already. They have their differences, plusses, minuses, variations on a theme; but in the end, they all let you surf the web and present web pages.
But I do have to say that the start up put me into a better frame of mind. The browser came up quickly after the initial install and presented a page with a list of possible activities. The guided tour wasn't extensive, but it gave enough of an introduction to the critical features to get me into the browser and doing the usual, simple things quickly: open new tabs, close tabs, viewing default menus and toolbars. It's the added twists and features that make this browser interesting and powerful.
Common functions can be invoked by mouse-only actions; holding down the right mouse button while making certain mouse motions causes some very common results. Hold-right with a down-and-right mouse move closes the active tab; hold-right with a straight up or straight down motion refreshes the current page. Hold-right with a mouse move left restores the previous page, while a similar mouse move right brings up the next page in the history. These mouse moves save typing and key-clicks.
Several icons in the toolbars have different but related actions on click-left or click-right. Click-left on the Refresh icon refreshes the active page; click-right on the Refresh icon refreshes all tables.