Pale Moon 28.1.0
Pale Moon is a Firefox-based web browser for Microsoft Windows, Android and Linux (with other operating systems in development) that is focused on efficiency and ease of use. The application is Open Source and free to use. Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own source with carefully selected features and optimizations to maximize the browser's speed, stability and user experience, whilst maintaining compatibility with thousands of Firefox extensions.
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface with smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing.
- Support for Pale Moon exclusive extensions and themes and extensive support for HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL.
- Support for many Firefox extensions (add-ons) and themes. Pale Moon is able to import existing Firefox profiles with the migration tool.
System Requirements: Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Server 2008 or later. A processor with SSE2 support. 256 MB of free RAM. At least 150 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space.
This major update is focused on performance, security and some regression and bug fixes.
Updated NSS to 3.38, removed TLS 1.3 draft version check since it's considered final.
Reinstated RC4 as an optional encryption cypher for non-standard environments (e.g. old routing/peripheral networked hardware on LAN). RC4 and 3DES are marked weak and disabled, and will never be used in the first handshake with a site, only as last-ditch fallback when specifically enabled (meaning they won't show up on ssllabs' test, for example).
Removed Telemetry accumulation calls, automatic timers and stopwatches. This removes a very noticeable performance sink for all operations on all platforms.
Fixed many occurrences of discouraged types of memory access for primarily GCC 8 compatibility. This improves overall code security as a defense-in-depth measure.
Re-implemented the pref-controlled custom background color for standalone images.
Updated session history handling for internal pages. about:logopage is no longer stored in history, and you can choose to store the QuickDial page in history by setting the pref browser.newtabpage.add_to_session_history to true. This is disabled by default (meaning you can't use the "Back" button to go back to the QuickDial page) as a defense-in-depth security measure.
Added ui.menu.allow_content_scroll to control whether content can be scrolled if a context menu is open.
Fixed incorrect code removal in ipc.
Removed support for TLS session caches in TLSServerSocket.
Added support for local-ref as SVG xlink:href values.
Changed the find bar to be a browser-global toolbar again (like in Pale Moon 27) instead of per-tab. For people who prefer search terms to be saved on a per-tab basis (like with the per-tab findbar previously), this is possible by setting findbar.termPerTab to true. This resolves a number of issues, including styling with lightweight themes not applying to the find bar, and status pop-ups overlapping the find bar.
Ported all relevant security fixes from Mozilla's Gecko/62 release, including CVE-2018-12377 and CVE-2018-12379.
Restored part of the searchplugin API that was removed by Mozilla, so extensions can provide and save edits to installed search engines.
Improved the speed of restoring browsing sessions upon startup.
Fixed the "Restore previous session" button sometimes being missing from about:home, while a restorable session would be present.
Fixed tab previews in the Windows taskbar (if enabled).
Fixed the setting of the new tab page being "My Home Page" so it'll pick up subsequent changes to the home page URL automatically.
Removed the Firefox Accounts migrator from Sync.
Fixed an issue with the enabled state of number controls if appearances changed.
Stopped building ffvpx on 32-bit platforms (except windows) to use the (faster) system-installed lib instead.
Re-added a horizontal scroll action option for mouse wheel. (regression)
Fixed handling of content language if the locale is changed.
Fixed document navigation with the F6 key.
Fixed toolbar styling in toolkit themes.
Fixed viewing the source of a selection.