Pale Moon 27.6.0 is out

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 9, 2017
Updated • Nov 29, 2017
Internet, Pale Moon

The developers of the Pale Moon web browser have released version 27.6.0 to the public. The new version of Pale Moon is a major development update according to the release notes.

You can run a manual check for updates in the browser with a click on Pale Moon > Help > About Pale Moon > Check for Updates. You can then download and install the update using the internal update mechanism.

Downloads are also provided on the official project website. Simply run the installer to update any installation of Pale Moon on the target system. There is also a portable version for users who don't want to install the browser.

Pale Moon 27.6.0

pale moon 27.6

The new version of Pale Moon is a development and security release. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users may notice that (some) fonts may look different after the update to Pale Moon 27.6.0. This is caused by the dropping of support for Direct2D 1.0 to prevent font rendering issues in the browser.

Windows 7 users may install the Platform Update for Windows 7 to re-enable support for Direct2D.

Pale Moon does not support WebExtensions. Users of the browser who tried to install WebExtensions in the past received "extension is corrupt" errors. The browser displays a notification now that is easier to understand.

pale moon webextensions

It reads "This add-on could not be installed because Pale Moon does not support WebExtensions". This makes it clearer to users, and avoid situations that leave users puzzled when extensions install fine in Firefox but are not installed in Pale Moon due to corruption.

Proxy users find a new option in the connection options. The new "use proxy to perform DNS queries (SOCKS v5 only)" option might come in handy as it may prevent DNS leaks.

Other changes of importance in Pale Moon 27.6.0 are the use of the new automatic update infrastructure, Brotli HTTP support, updates to various libraries used by the browser, and lots of behind-the-scenes improvements and fixes.

Changes were made to security and privacy related functionality. The developers removed "stale entries" from the HSTS preload list, and added an option to clear site connectivity data when deleting the browsing history.

Pale Moon 27.6.1

Pale Moon 27.6.1 was released on November 15, 2017. It is a small bug fix release that addresses the following issues:

  • Fixed new window regressions.
  • Fixed "rare" HTTP/2 hangups.
  • Updated CitiBank and Netflix override.
  • Fixed an input element focus issue within handlers.
  • Aligned XHR with the current spec to allow "withCredentials".

Pale Moon 27.6.2

Pale Moon 27.6.2 was released on November 28, 2017. It is a security and bug fix release.

  • Implemented cookie-averse document objects which blocks some content on the web from setting cookies and protects against cookie injection techniques for tracking users.
  • Domain name spoofing mitigations.
  • Extra check for signature data type on certificates.
  • Fixed crashes, memory issues, and a issue with  mixed-content blocking.
  • Removed shortcut that restarts the browser.

You can check out the full release notes here.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

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    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

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    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

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    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

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    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

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  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

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    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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