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 28.13.0 changes/fixes:
- Updated the included site-specific user-agent overrides for a number of websites that need them.
- Rewritten the browser's padlock code to use more modern APIs and provide more accurate security status indication.
- Now also with localized tooltips!
- Fixed a missing close button on the undo prompt after removing a thumbnail from the QuickDial new tab page.
- Fixed an issue with the alternative stylesheet menu in the browser's UI not working.
- Implemented the use of intrinsic aspect ratios for images to improve layout during load and page positioning.
- Added a preference to the use of node.getRootNode and disabled by default. See implementation notes.
- Added CSS -webkit-appearance as an alias for -moz-appearance to improve compatibility with websites that only try to use Chrome-specific keywords to style standard form elements.
- Updated the SQLite library to 3.33.0.
- Changed media errors to be a more generic response, and added a preference (media.sourceErrorDetails.enabled) to enable detailed error reporting of media errors for debugging purposes.
- Previously, detailed errors were provided by default which could lead to privacy issues.
- Improved code stability of the AbortController implementation.
- Fixed a race condition in the secure connection library (NSS).
- Security issues fixed: CVE-2020-15664, CVE-2020-15666, CVE-2020-15667, CVE-2020-15668 and CVE-2020-15669.
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 4 fixed, 1 defense-in-depth, 1 rejected, 9 not applicable.
In 28.11.0 we introduced node.getRootNode because some websites would fail with an error if this function was not present. Unfortunately, this caused problems with other sites that (incorrectly) assume Google WebComponents are available when this utility function is present (feature detection gone wrong). While it is considered by some to be part of the Google WebComponents implementation, it actually has utility value outside of that use. Because of the problems caused, we've added a preference and disabled it by default, fixing these kinds of websites. When needed, you can re-enable this function with dom.getRootNode.enabled
This should improve web compatibility by default yet still allow users to enable this function for websites that use its utility but do not use WebComponents.
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