Pale Moon is a custom-built and optimized Firefox-based browser for Windows operating systems with current, high performance processors. It looks identical to the standard Firefox browser and supports Firefox extensions, themes and identities.
- Highly optimized for modern processors
- 100% Firefox sourced: As safe as the browser that has seen years of development.
- Uses slightly less memory because of disabled redundant and optional code
- Significant speed increases for page drawing and script processing
- Stability: experience fewer browser crashes.
- Support for SVG and Canvas, and downloadable fonts including WOFF
- Support for HTML5 and WebGL (v4+)
- Support for Firefox extensions (add-ons), themes and personas
- Support for OOPP (Out-of-process plugin execution)
- Able to use existing Firefox bookmarks and settings with this migration tool
New and changed in this version:
Pale Moon 15.3 is an important update that sees a number of under-the-hood changes. The are no functional changes in this update.
- The compiler has been changed to a newer version (Visual Studio 2012). This has a few consequences:
- Better handling of the browser overall: things like smooth scrolling, the user interface and page loading should be noticeably smoother on the vast majority of computers.
- Automatic vectorization: If your hardware supports it, more advanced processor instructions are used.
- Support for multiple cores.
- The 64-bit version of Pale Moon will no longer support Windows XP.
- Minimize intermediate surface size in Azure to mitigate performance regression.
- Fix SVG clip paths in Azure.
- Fix drawing artifacts in Azure.
- Fix fuzzy equal function.
- Some fixes for the Windows Aero user interface that popped up with the new compiler.