Pale Moon 24.0




Pale Moon logo (75 pix) Version 24.0 of Pale Moon is released. The Web browser uses the source code of Mozilla Firefox, but is optimized for modern hardware. The Windows version of Mozilla Firefox is been developed with the greatest possible compatibility in mind. Due concessions to older hardware, the browser is not as fast as he could be, according Pale Moon-maker Moonchild Productions.

Pale Moon is functionally almost identical to Mozilla Firefox, but does not support older processors. Also omitted some things, including “Accessibility features’ and ‘Parental Controls’. The result is a browser that would sometimes up to 25 per cent better performance . There is also a 64-bit version of the browser is available. More information about the program can here be found.

The download of Pale Moon is in English only, but using this language file and a small adjustment , the program can also be used in Dutch. The program uses its own profile folder, and does not share this with Firefox, making it possible for the two to be used side by side. In this release, the following changes and improvements:

Pale Moon 24.0

This is a new major release with many changes and improvements. A concise summary of the changes follows. There are too many changes and updates (both result from using codebase update and from the additional development Pale Moon on top) to list all of them in detail.

Switch to a new Mozilla codebase (Gecko 24.0).
Update of the Pale Moon icon / logo. Special thanks go to Roger Gómez del Casal for providing me with an interesting concept design image to use as a base for it!
Fixes for all relevant security vulnerabilities .
Many changes and updates in the rendering, scripting and parsing backend providence to significant improvements in overall browser performance (including benchmark scores).
Addition of a number of HTML5 elements, Improving overall HTML5 standards compliance.
Implementation of the Web Audio API (That most features are no longer draft).
Removal of Tab Groups (Panorama). If you Actively used this functionality, I have made ​​an usefull add-on (Mozilla dev sourced) available to restore this feature to the browser.
Removal of a few additional Accessibility options.
Inclusion of an updated version of the Add-on SDK and loader to solve issues with recent SDK / Jetpack add-ons.
Adjustment of the Quick Dial “new tab” feature to have better layout.
Extension of the address bar shading functionality to more Clearly indicate when there is a problem with a secure site (red shading on broken SSL / mixed content).
New way of handling plugins with control on a per-site basis. An extensive description can be found on the forum .
Restored / maintained a number of features were removed from That recent Firefox versions:
Graphical tab switching feature with quick search (Ctrl + Shift + Tab).
Removing the tab bar if there is only one tab present.
Options for the loading of images.
More recovery options in the Safe Mode startup dialog box than just nuking your profile.
Send Link / Email Link mail client integration functionality.
Unification of version numbers. x86 and x64 from this point forward will use the same version number (and icon) without an architecture designation. This will solve potential compatibility issues on new major versions, as well as the superfluous compatibility check when switching between x86 and x64 on the same profile.

The following downloads are available:
* 32bit version
* 64bit version
* portable version

Pale Moon 20.1 screenshot (620 pix)


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