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 32.4.0 changelog:
This is a major development update, further improving web compatibility and fixing bugs.
- Implemented Big(U)Int64 array support.
- Aligned the Performance API with the Timeline v2 spec.
- Aligned the handling of flex/grid percentages resolving against the parent with other browsers. See implementation notes.
- Added or updated several user-agent overrides for problematic websites.
- Added 2 preferences to allow users to disable CSS animations and transitions. See implementation notes.
- Improved compatibility with MacOS 14.
- Fixed several crashes.
- Fixed several debug build related issues.
- Fixed an issue building on SunOS related to the spelling library.
- Developer: Added ASan support for building with MSVC.
- Added the .xll file extension to the executable extensions list.
- Security issues addressed: several potential security issues that do not have a CVE number. DiD
- UXP Mozilla security patch summary: 1 fixed, 3 DiD, 17 not applicable.
- Flex and grid item sizes in percentages would previously be resolved against the parent like other elements, according to a very long-standing practice that stems from the Internet Explorer days. Mainstream browsers have, however, made an exception for flex items and grid items to no longer do this. We have now made the same exception for these types of elements which should solve layout issues on some websites (notably reserving too much space for items, often resulting in very large areas of whitespace or items being pushed out of view).
- Two preferences were added (layout.css.animation.enabled and layout.css.transition.enabled) to allow users to completely disable CSS-based animations and transition effects. This was a request by users as both a performance and accessibility consideration. Please note that in some cases, disabling animations and transitions may have an impact on final web page layout, so you may run into some issues when disabling these animations and transitions as the web pages were designed to use them.
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