Pale Moon 27.5.0, released on September 26th, 2017, is the latest version of the popular cross-platform web browser.
The new version is a major update according to the release notes. Pale Moon users can run checks for updates in the browser to have the new version picked up and installed directly; anyone else may head over to the official Pale Moon website to download Pale Moon 27.5.0 directly from the website.
You can run checks for updates with clicks on Pale Moon > Help > About Pale Moon in the user interface.
Windows users, especially those on Windows 10, may notice that Pale Moon supports accent colors now on the operating system. This makes Pale Moon fall in line with other applications that use accent colors when they are run on Windows 10.
There has also been some under the hood editing of things related to the user interface. Some old or dead code was cleaned up, and "general inconsistencies" were fixed in the Windows theme for all versions of Windows.
Another user interface change is the new restart option in the Pale Moon menu. It will restart the browser but it won't reload the session automatically unless that is the startup preference already in the browser. You may use the shortcut Ctrl-Alt-R as well to restart the browser, or hit Shift-F2 and run the restart command from the command line.
Another welcome change in Pale Moon 27.5.0 is a privacy-related fix. Pale Moon will will clear IndexedDB and asm.js cache data when you clear offline website data in the new version. Firefox was affected by this as well, and Mozilla fixed the issue in Firefox 56, the next stable version of the browser which will be released on September 28, 2017.
I suggest you check out the official release notes if you are interested in all of the changes that went into the new version.
Pale Moon 27.5.1 was released on October 10, 2017. It is a security and stability update for the web browser that makes the following changes to it:
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