Pale Moon 27.8 released

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 6, 2018
Updated • Mar 22, 2018
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The developers of Pale Moon released two new versions of the browser in the past couple of days. Pale Moon 27.8.0 was released on March 2, 2018 and the follow-up release Pale Moon 27.8.1 on March 6, 2018.

Pale Moon users who want to update to the newest version may do so from within the application. A click on the Pale Moon button and the selection of Help > About Pale Moon displays the current version of the browser in a new window. A click on "check for updates" runs an update check.

The new version of Pale Moon is also available on the official project website. It can be installed over the old version.

Pale Moon 27.8

pale moon 27.8.1

Pale Moon 27.8.0 is listed as a development update with "new and improved features and bugfixes".

The browser includes several new, mostly minor, features. There is the new auto-correction feature for mistyped schemes that corrects ttp:// to automatically, an Eyedropper option in the AppMenu, and a setting in preferences to toggle the use of Ctrl-Tab to display tab previews.

Another new feature improves emojis on Windows systems that "have relatively poor support" for them, and a new preference that controls the text cursor thickness of Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages (default on).

The new version of the browser fixes several crashes and other issues in the browser, and removed unneeded or unmaintained code as well.

The team updated support for TLS 1.3 by updating the specification to the latest draft in Pale Moon 27.8.0. It disabled support for it again in Pale Moon 27.8.1 a few days later. The NSPR/NSS update in Pale Moon 27.8.0 caused crashes, instability and handshake issues according to the release notes.

The decision was made to back out and this affected the TLS 1.3 implementation. Pale Moon supports an older draft right now that is not current and may cause connectivity issues because of that.

Pale Moon users may enable the implementation in the following way:

  1. Load about:config?filter=security.tls.version.max in the browser's address bar.
  2. Double-click on the preference security.tls.version.max and change its value to 4.

You can undo the change at any time by changing the value to 3 again using the method described above.

Pale Moon users who are interested in the full release notes can read them on the official web page of the project.

Pale Moon 27.8.1

Pale Moon 27.8.1 was released on March 6, 2018. The update disables TLS 1.3 draft support by default and backs out of NSPR/NSS for "causing crashes, general operational instability and handshake issues".

Pale Moon 27.8.2

Pale Moon 27.8.2 is a security  update for the web browser that was released on March 22, 2018.  The release fixes two security issues and includes Defense-in-Depth improvements.

The developers fixed a privacy issue and improved compatibility with the file synchronization and online hosting service Dropbox on top of that.

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Pale Moon 27.8 released
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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.

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