Pale Moon 27.7.0 release information

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 15, 2018
Updated • Jan 18, 2018
Internet, Pale Moon

Pale Moon 27.7.0 is a new version of the web browser that was released on January 15, 2018. The latest version introduces new features as well as stability, security, and privacy improvements.

Pale Moon shares a lot of code with Mozilla Firefox, but there are fundamental changes between both browsers. These differences were catapulted to a new level when Mozilla announced that it would cut legacy features from Firefox.

The development team of the web browser shared its vision for the browser's future in early 2017. The decision was made back then to support Firefox legacy features such as the legacy add-on system or plugins, and to start work on a new browser project that goes under the codename Basilisk.

Basilisk may become the source for a future version of Pale Moon, but it is a separate project right now. The first version of Basilisk Browser is available already.

Pale Moon 27.7.0

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Pale Moon 27.7.0 is available for download on the official project website and through the browser's automatic updating mechanics. You run a manual check for updates with a click on Pale Moon > Help > About Pale Moon. Updates are downloaded and installed automatically when discovered.

The Pale moon release notes list all changes that went into the version. Pale Moon 27.7.0 includes several significant privacy and security changes. The browser won't fill out log-in details anymore by default to reduce risks of them being stolen or abused for tracking purposes.

Pale Moon users find a new setting under Preferences > Security called "Automatically fill in log-in details" which they may use to enable the auto-fill functionality again.

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The new Pale Moon version comes with additional privacy improvements. It features a new configuration parameter to disable the visibility Web API to block sites from finding out whether they are actively displayed to the user.

Load the address about:config?filter=dom.visibilityAPI.enabled to manage the new preference. A value of true means that the API is enabled, a value of false that it is disabled.

The developers disabled the sending of referrer information when links are opened in new private windows as well in the new version.

Pale Moon users who used the "ask every time" cookie policy will notice that it is not available anymore. The team suggests using extensions that control the setting of cookies instead.

Pale Moon 27.7.0 includes the performance timer changes that prevent Spectre attacks against the browser. Mozilla implemented the changes earlier this month in the Firefox browser as well.

Other changes

Most of the remaining modifications fix issues in the browser or re-organize things. Linux users find Preferences under Tools in the new version, and the "restart with add-ons disabled" option was renamed to "restart in Safe Mode."

The new version fixed a crash issue, updated the SQLite library, and fixed lots of bugs besides that. I suggest you check out the official release notes for a full rundown on what changed in the new version.

Now You: Which web browser do you use predominantly nowadays?

Pale Moon 27.7.1

Pale Moon 27.7.1 was released on January 18, 2017. It is a bug fix release that addresses two issues. The first completes the implementation of Javascript's ES6 Unscopables which caused some sites to display blank or load incorrectly.

The second resolves a too thick tab borders issue in Windows systems that used higher settings for element scaling.

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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!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    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.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

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

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    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.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  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.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    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.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Ghacks comments have been broken for too long. What article did you see this comment on? Reply below. If we get to 20 different articles we should all stop using the site in protest.

    I posted this on [] so please reply if you see it on a different article.

    1. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

      Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  12. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  13. Mystique said on September 28, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Article Title: Reddit enforces user activity tracking on site to push advertising revenue
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    No surprises here. This is just the beginning really. I cannot see a valid reason as to why anyone would continue to use the platform anymore when there are enough alternatives fill that void.

  14. justputthispostanywhere said on September 29, 2023 at 3:59 am

    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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