Pale Moon 24.2.1
Custom-built and optimized Firefox browsers for Windows.
Why settle for a basic build of your Firefox browser on Windows Operating Systems when you can have one that performs 25% faster? Mozilla does not provide optimized browser packages for Windows, while many Linux ("from scratch") users get the advantage of a browser built specifically for their system. That needs to change! So, here is the Pale Moon project: Custom-built and optimized Firefox browsers for Windows Operating Systems. Make sure to get the most speed out of your browser.
Of course, getting a faster browser is not just about optimizing the compilation process (building a program from its source code), but also about carefully choosing features and how to choose the best setup. This means that this browser, however extremely close to Firefox, does not have all the functions that Firefox has. A few, carefully selected, features have been disabled that are not in high demand, and that do not interfere with the way web pages are displayed or function; all to maximize speed and efficiency of the browser. Please see the page with technical details to learn exactly what the browser supports, and what it doesn't support. In short, if you need accessibility features or parental controls, then please visit the firefox homepage and get the official, non-optimized build.
- Highly optimized for current processors
- 100% Firefox sourced: As safe as the browser that has seen years of development.
- Uses slightly less memory because of disabled redundant and optional code
- Significant speed increases for page drawing and script processing
- Support for SVG and Canvas
- Support for Firefox extensions, themes and personas
- MFSA 2013-102 Use-after-free in HTML document templates.
- MFSA 2013-101 Memory corruption in workers.
- MFSA 2013-100 Miscellaneous use-after-free issues found through ASAN fuzzing.
- MFSA 2013-99 Security bypass of PDF.js checks using iframes.
- MFSA 2013-98 Use-after-free when updating offline cache.
- MFSA 2013-97 Writing to cycle collected object during image decoding.
- MFSA 2013-95 Access violation with XSLT and uninitialized data.
- MFSA 2013-94 Spoofing addressbar though SELECT element.
- MFSA 2013-93 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards.
- Security + cleanup fix: No longer store empty event handlers.
- User interface: Fix for the classic downloads window having a blank title with no running downloads.
- User interface: Fix of the drop-down menu "double entry" in the all-tabs list as-a-menu setup.
- Extensions are now set to automatically update by default. Because many users fail to do the occasional check to see if there are updates available to their extensions, the default is to automatically check and install available updates to extensions from this version forward to give the best possible browsing experience. If you prefer to check manually, make sure to change the setting accordingly in your add-on manager.
- When there is a web feed available on a website, Pale Moon will now display a feed indicator on the right side of the address bar to indicate that feeds are available. You can click this icon to subscribe to feeds. If you don't want this indicator, set browser.urlbar.rss to false in about:config
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