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 32.3.0 changelog:
This is a major development update, further improving web compatibility.
- Added the (hidden) preference browser.history.menuMaxResults to allow users to control how many history entries are listed in the menu. Setting this to 0 will hide history menu entries altogether, and any positive number configures how many entries the entries are limited to. The default if not defined is 15.
- Switched C++ language level used to C++14 on all platforms.
- Web compatibility and scripting improvements:
- Implemented geometry .from* static constructors for web compatibility.
- Implemented partial support for CSS calc() in color keywords.
- Implemented Array "find from last" feature (findLast and findLastIndex).
- Implemented Object.hasOwn(object,property).
- Implemented several additional Intl API methods and functions. This improves web compatibility with sites making use of things like hourCycle, advanced DateTimeFormat, Intl.Locale, and Intl as a constructor.
- Cleaned up some unused code.
- Removed support for Mozilla "experiment" type extensions.
- Implemented some structural changes to the source to make future porting easier, and preparing for switching to C++17.
- Removed handling of symlinks for directory linstings to prevent potential security issues by walking symlinks when uploading. This effectively reverts a change made in Firefox 50 where this functionality was introduced. A case of "Not such a good idea after all" ;-)
- Updated the list of extensions on Windows treated as "executable".
- Security issues addressed: CVE-2023-37208.
- Made preparations for for requiring Authorization in CORS ACAH preflight.
- Since no browser honors this part of the spec at the moment this is left disabled until there is consensus among browsers.
- UXP Mozilla security patch summary: 2 fixed, 2 rejected, 20 not applicable.
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