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Pale Moon
Pale Moon
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Pale Moon

Version 33.0.0

An open-source browser focused on efficiency and customization.

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Pale Moon overview

Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser focused on efficiency and customization. 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 a number of years ago, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

Main features:
  • Optimized for modern processors
  • Based on our own optimized layout and rendering engine (Goanna)
  • Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated with the latest security patches
  • 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 for any element's 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 "legacy" Firefox extensions
  • Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions
  • Extensive and growing support for existing web standards

What’s new in version 33.0.0

Updated on Jan 31 2024

New features:
  • Implemented a restricted version of the asynchronous clipboard API (navigator.clipboard). This API is restricted to writing only for obvious security considerations. It supports both plaintext and the standard DataTransfer methods. We did not implement the reinvented wheel concept of ClipboardItem objects.
  • Implemented support for SHA-2 (SHA-256/SHA-512/etc.) signatures for OCSP stapled responses.
  • Implemented an option (Found in Preferences -> Content -> Media tab (new this version)) to restrict DOM full-screen mode to the existing browser window.
  • Implemented several options in a new preferences tab (Preference -> Privacy -> Tracking) to allow users to more easily control several privacy-impacting features, namely poisoning of canvas data (to prevent fingerprinting), and enabling of Performance observers (a developer feature) that some websites rely on for their operation.
  • Implemented PromiseRejectionEvent. Although this is rarely actually used, some common JS libraries (you know who you are!) use it as a feature level canary and start loading (broken!) Promise shims if it is not found, causing compatibility issues and broken websites due to the shims.
Fixes:
  • Aligned microtasks and Promises scheduling with the current spec and expected behavior.
  • We now no longer send click events to top levels of the document hierarchy when using non-primary buttons (use auxclick, instead, to capture these events).
  • Greatly improved the performance of box shadows.
  • Greatly improved the performance of file/data uploads over HTTP/2 (most of the secure websites out there).
  • Fixed several issues related to focus and content selection.
  • Fixed issues with the use of focus-within caused by unexpected processing of DOM events.
  • Fixed an issue with CSP not behaving as-expected when using importScripts(), and fixed a number of additional CSP-related issues.
  • Fixed a web compatibility issue with CORS preflights not sending the original request's referrer policy or referrer header.
  • Fixed a spec compliance issue with StructuredClone.
  • Fixed a crash due to clamping code introduced for SetInterval and SetTimeout timers.
  • Fixed crashes when dynamic imports are canceled (e.g. by navigation).
Other changes:
  • Changed to now have its .files property be writable following a spec change and recommendation.
  • We are now requiring and building against the C++17 language standard.
  • Updated the in-tree ffvpx lib to 6.0.
  • Added a preference to allow users to completely disable reporting of CSP errors to webmasters. Using this is strongly discouraged as it will provide essential troubleshooting information to webmasters setting up CSP, and does not pose a privacy issue, but for those who really want it, it can now be fully disabled. The preference is security.csp.reporting.enabled.
  • Updated the IntersectionObserver interface to now also accept documents for the observer root instead of only HTML elements.
  • Cleaned up various bits of code surrounding GMP, memory allocation, system libraries, vestigial Android code, freetype2 and developer tools.
  • Improved efficiency of handling D3D textures.
  • Added initial and experimental Mac PowerPC and Big Endian support.
  • Changed the behavior of hung scripts. We now automatically terminate them instead of presenting the user with a dialog box (which may or may not show in a reasonable time if the browser is too busy trying to process the hung script). If you prefer the old behavior, uncheck the box "Automatically stop non-responsive scripts" in Preferences -> Content -> General
  • Security issues addressed: CVE-2024-0746, CVE-2024-0741, CVE-2024-0743 DiD, CVE-2024-0750 DiD, and CVE-2024-0753.
  • UXP Mozilla security patch summary: 3 fixed, 2 DiD, 12 not applicable.

Information

License

Free

Size

44.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.palemoon.org/

Downloads

12714

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zlazkow
zlazkow
Dec 23 2023
32.5.2
5.0
Dec 23 2023
5.0
Version: 32.5.2
Rating corrected to 5 stars!
zlazkow
zlazkow
Dec 23 2023
32.5.2
5.0
Dec 23 2023
5.0
Version: 32.5.2
Like Gazman noted (below), the M1/M2 Silicon ARM version can be downloaded on Palemoon website. Thanks to developer for taking care of their exceptional browser!
Gazman
Gazman
Oct 12 2023
32.4.1
0.0
Oct 12 2023
0.0
Version: 32.4.1
The download link above is for the Intel version. To download the Apple Silicon version you need to go to their website and download the 'Mac OS ARM' dmg. MacUpdate needs to make their description clearer.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jul 14 2023
32.3.0
5.0
Jul 14 2023
5.0
Version: 32.3.0
Unfortunately this excellent browser needs a "helper" to work on Silicon Mac. It's unacceptable. It's been two years since M1 was released.
Septic Monkey
Septic Monkey
Mar 29 2023
32.1.0
0.0
Mar 29 2023
0.0
Version: 32.1.0
I have to say, this is a speedy browser. Webpages load a lot quicker than Google & Firefox. But, the pop-ups come thick and fast, even when my preferences were set to block AND I installed two extensions. I really want to like this, but at the moment, the advertising is taking-up too much room on my screen within a few seconds and I can't see much.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 29 2023
32.0.0
0.0
Mar 29 2023
0.0
Version: 32.0.0
v32.1.0 has been released. It is UNIVERSAL, running natively on Intel and ARM 64. Extensive RELEASE NOTES are here: https://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml
zlazkow
zlazkow
Dec 14 2022
29.0.1
5.0
Dec 14 2022
5.0
Version: 29.0.1
Today Safari couldn't open a specific page on a local postal office website, in order to create shipping, to pay, make a label. Vivaldi couldn't open as well. Then tried Pale Moon, and voila!!!...opened. So PaleMoon is Excellent and certainly I will keeping and using it when needed. It is in continued development, an Open Source, it's a project community supported.
Alan B
Alan B
Oct 6 2020
28.14.2
0.0
Oct 6 2020
0.0
Version: 28.14.2
Can’t find link to macOS version on developer website :-(
zlazkow
zlazkow
Aug 6 2020
28.12.0
5.0
Aug 6 2020
5.0
Version: 28.12.0
I downloaded, tried it. Still trying. Looks good so far. Fast. Pleasing soft colors. In about 5 minutes I really enjoyed using it.
Scion777
Scion777
Aug 5 2020
28.12.0
0.0
Aug 5 2020
0.0
Version: 28.12.0
Wow. Crashes on launch - on three different 10.6.8 Macs. How can the developer possibly release such a complete piece of junk? DON'T YOU HAVE A TEST BED FOR YOUR SOFTWARE?!!??
BillyDee203
BillyDee203
Aug 4 2020
28.12.0
5.0
Aug 4 2020
5.0
Version: 28.12.0
Been using it on Mac Mini 2012, 10.13.6 High Sierra and it's been a daily driver. No problems so far and kicked Firefox to the curb due to it phoning home as much as Windows phones M$.
Nihilism4U
Nihilism4U
Jul 16 2020
28.11.0
4.0
Jul 16 2020
4.0
Version: 28.11.0
Haven't had any problems. Haven't imported bookmarks as Annie tried to. Obviously has a lot of moon themes and so forth. If you setup different browsers for different functions then add it to your list. I like to separate functions so a banking browser isn't used with a click on random stuff browser etc.
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
May 8 2020
28.9.2
1.0
May 8 2020
1.0
Version: 28.9.2
Can't rate it because not able to keep it from crashing when attempting to important HTML Bookmark file from (Chrome). Long time Mac user/tech. Performed all the checks I know, (believe me), no luck. Will keep at it when I have more time to waste.
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Dec 24 2023
32.5.2
2.0
Dec 24 2023
2.0
Version: 32.5.2
zlazkow
zlazkow
Dec 23 2023
32.5.2
5.0
Dec 23 2023
5.0
Version: 32.5.2
chikega
chikega
Nov 1 2023
32.5.0
5.0
Nov 1 2023
5.0
Version: 32.5.0
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
May 16 2023
32.1.0
5.0
May 16 2023
5.0
Version: 32.1.0
strawberrythelovergod2018
strawberrythelovergod2018
Oct 27 2021
29.0.1
5.0
Oct 27 2021
5.0
Version: 29.0.1
BillyDee203
BillyDee203
Aug 4 2020
5.0
Aug 4 2020
5.0
Version: null
Nihilism4U
Nihilism4U
Jul 16 2020
4.0
Jul 16 2020
4.0
Version: null
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
May 8 2020
1.0
May 8 2020
1.0
Version: null
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