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 29.1.0 new features:
Language packs for the following newly-supported languages:
- Arabic (ar)
- Chinese Traditional (zh-TW)
- Croatian (hr)
- Danish (da)
- Finnish (fi)
- Galician (gl)
- Indonesian (id)
- Icelandic (is)
- Japanese (ja)
- Romanian (ro)
- Serbian (cyrillic) (sr)
- Slovenian (sl)
- Thai (th)
- Implemented String.prototype.replaceAll().
- Implemented JSON superset proposal.
- Implemented well-formed JSON stringify.
- Updated timezone data to 2021a.
- Updated the wording and inclusion of more select license blocks in about:license.
- Updated some site-specific user-agent overrides for web compatibility.
- Updated the lz4 library for performance and security updates.
- Improved performance of JSON stringify.
- Further improved support for building on FreeBSD.
- Fixed a regression where changes to useragent compatibility required a restart to take effect.
- Fixed a regression where AES-GCM in WebCrypto ("subtle" crypto API) wasn't working.
- This could make certain login procedures fail to work.
- Fixed a full browser deadlock when page scripting would flood browsing history with rapid location state changes.
- Disabled AV1 codec use by default again since our implementation has significant streaming issues (particularly audio) that needs further work.
- Added required interaction with file/folder open dialog boxes on html file input elements on some operating systems to avoid malicious content tricking users into uploading sensitive files unintentionally (related to CVE-2021-23956).
- Added a font sanity check to avoid triggering a potential vulnerability on unpatched Windows operating systems (related to CVE-2021-24093).
- Security issues addressed: CVE-2021-23974, CVE-2021-23973 and several memory safety hazards that don't have CVE numbers.
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 4 fixed, 2 DiD, 19 not applicable.
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