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 28.11.0 changelog:
- Changed storage format for certificates and passwords to SQLite.
- Added a preference (browser.tabs.insertAllAfterCurrent) to enable always adding new tabs after the current tab, whether related or not.
- Changed the way Firefox extensions are displayed in the add-on manager (provide a clear warning).
- Denied other types of add-ons that aren't explicitly targeting Pale Moon's ID.
- Improved the browser's DPI-awareness to be per-monitor instead of system-wide, on supported Windows operating systems.
- Updated bookmark backups code with the other half of what should have been done way back when, so they work fully as-intended.
- Added a preference (browser.bookmarks.editDialog.showForNewBookmarks) to enable immediately showing the edit dialog for new bookmarks.
- If set to true, clicking the star in the address bar will pop open the edit dialog immediately for changing details/sorting.
- Fixed the useragent string in native mode, and updated UA code to properly respond to live changes to some preferences.
- Changed the way sources are compiled (on-going de-unification).
- Improved compatibility with gcc v10
- Removed support for the obsolete and unmaintained NVidia 3DVision stereoscopic interface.
- Fixed some build issues in non-standard configurations.
- Fixed wrong positions when calculating the position for position:absolute child inside a table.
- Aligned file name extension of saved url files with other applications (lower case)
- Fixed building with --disable-webspeech (to disable speech synthesis)
- Added global menubar support for GTK.
- Implemented node.getRootNode
- Implemented AbortController (Abort API)
- Improved the uninstaller to use elevation when prudent and actually remove program files.
- Fixed a rare issue with editable page content.
- Fixed a crash related to ES module scripts.
- Aligned ES module scripting better with the current spec and removed eager instantiation.
- Fixed a potential issue with the JPEG encoder. (CVE-2020-12422) DiD
- Fixed a potential issue with AppCache manifests. DiD
- Fixed a problem with RSA key generation that would make it potentially vulnerable to side-channel attacks. (CVE-2020-12402)
- Fixed a potential crash due to multithread race condition. DiD
- Fixed a correctness issue in URL handling. (CVE-2020-12418) DiD
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 2 fixed, 4 defense-in-depth, 10 not applicable.
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