Pale Moon is a custom-built and speed-optimized Firefox browser. The challenge makes use of contributed Open Source code to create a full-featured, speed-optimized browser-based mostly on the Firefox browser.
Having seen the benefits on different systems (e.g. Linux) concerning programs being compiled mainly for the capabilities of the machine it’s installed on, it became clear that Windows users have been at a drawback.
Mozilla solely releases Windows executables with the most compatibility in thoughts, which means that Firefox is made to run on as many various systems as possible, sacrificing effectivity and speed within the process to be appropriate with, by present requirements, completely historical hardware.
Mozilla doesn’t provide optimized browser packages for Windows. That means you might be dropping speed and effectiveness if you use your browser.
That wants to change. Therefore Pale Moon mission offers custom-built and optimized Firefox browsers for Windows Operating Systems. Make certain to get essentially the most speed and effectiveness out of your browser!
Pale Moon Main options
- Highly optimized for modern processors
- 100% Firefox sourced: It is secure because the browser has seen years of growth.
- Support for Firefox extensions (add-ons), themes, and personas
- Able to make use of present Firefox profiles, bookmarks, and settings with this migration tool
- Uses barely much less memory due to disabled redundant and optionally available code
- Significant speed will increase for web page drawing and script processing
- Support for HTML5 and WebGL (v4)
- Stability: expertise in fewer browser crashes.
- Support for SVG and Canvas, and downloadable fonts together with WOFF
- Support for OOPP (Out-of-process plugin execution)
Users will find a barely more conservative method to modify the user interface within the Pale Moon browser. Though very near Firefox, it is (now more clearly so than earlier) a unique product. However, these structure variations don’t stop anybody from configuring their browser interface to precisely the best way they need to look and work. Including Mozilla Firefox’s default layout if they so want.
- 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 the 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.
Minimum System Requirements:
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
- Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
- A processor with SSE2 instruction support
- 1 GB of RAM
- At least 200 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space
Size: 29.6 MB