Pale Moon 27.8.0

Pale Moon

Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Android, focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!

Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browsers speed, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.


  • Optimized for modern processors
  • Based on proprietary optimized layout engine (Goanna)
  • Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated
  • Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development
  • Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit
  • Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface
  • Support for full themes: total freedom over any elements design
  • Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins)
  • Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing
  • Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes
  • Support for many Firefox extensions
  • Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions
  • Extensive and growing support for HTML5 and CSS3
  • Many customization and configuration options

Pale Moon 27.8.0 is a development update with new and improved features and bugfixes:

  • Added support for emojis on Windows systems that have relatively poor support for them with standard font sets by including our own font (EmojiOne based for now).
  • Added a setting in preferences to select the use of tab previews with Ctrl+Tab.
  • Added Eyedropper menu entry to the AppMenu.
  • Added a preference to control whether the text cursor (caret) should be thicker when dealing with CJK characters or not (default = yes).
  • Added URL fix-ups for schemes (mis-typed "ttp://" etc.).
  • Added support for ES6 "Symbol species".
  • Updated our TLS 1.3 support to the latest (probably final) draft.
  • Fixed gap inconsistency in the tabstrip.
  • Fixed a number of browser crashes.
  • Fixed a crash with the exponentiation operator "**"
  • Set the performance timer granularity to 1 ms.
  • Updated the kiss-fft library to our forked 1.4.0 version.
  • Disabled a potentially problematic optimization on Win 8+ with high contrast themes in use.
  • Removed the notification bar when in full screen to prevent unwanted visible screen elements.
  • Removed unmaintained and insecure WebRTC code - building with WebRTC enabled is no longer an option.
  • Removed redundant checks for "Vista or later" since that is all we support.
  • Added display of the http status to raw request displays.
  • Added a workaround for cloned videos not retaining their muted state.
  • Added a temporary workaround to avoid crashes on trackless media.
  • Removed some superfluous ellipses from menu labels.
  • Fixed undesired shrinking of line heights as a result of setting minimum font size in preferences.
  • Fixed some issues with setting the new tab preference (regression).

Download: Pale Moon (32-bit) | Portable 32-bit | ~30.0 MB (Freeware)
Download: Pale Moon (64-bit) | Portable 64-bit
Links: Pale Moon Homepage | Add-ons | Themes | Extensions

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