Pale Moon 28.6.0 major update released

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 3, 2019
Internet, Pale Moon

The Pale Moon development team released Pale Moon 28.6.0 to the public on July 2, 2019. The new version of the web browser is a major development update that focuses on "under-the-hood improvements and bugfixes, code cleanup, and performance" according to the release notes.

The new Pale Moon version is available via the browser's integrated updating system already. Pale Moon users can run a manual check for updates with a click on Pale Moon > Help > Check for Updates. The browser should pick up the new version during the check so that it can be installed.

Pale Moon 28.6.0 is also available on the official project website.

Tip: Check out our Pale Moon Tweaks guide here.

Pale Moon 28.6.0

pale moon 28.6.0

Most changes in Pale Moon 28.6.0 are under-the-hood changes; users should not expect a huge number of new features but the changes made in the release improve the experience in several ways.

Pale Moon 28.6.0 features support for new ECMAScript features that are part of ES2019, the next version of JavaScript and support for gzip compressed SVG in Opentype fonts.

One change improves the encryption strength of the browser's master password if set. The team changed NSS to "a custom version" to improve the encryption strength.

Users who have set a master password already need to change the master password so that the stronger encryption is used. It is possible to set the same master password in the process.

The development team notes that the encryption may take some time to complete when set up depending on the number of stored passwords and the performance of the computer, and that it is not backwards compatible. In other words: the password store cannot be accessed anymore using older Pale Moon versions once the switch has been made.

Several tweaks and fixes were made to improve the performance of the browser or certain operations. Improvements were made to the DOM and the parser, and fixes were implemented to address performance issues, e.g. on sites with complex event regions or display lists.

Several components, some Telemetry related, were removed in the new Pale Moon version. The web browser includes several fixes for issues, e.g. an issue that prevented the printing of certain web pages or tab previews on the taskbar.

Closing Words

Pale Moon is a popular web browser, especially among former Firefox users who wanted to keep on using browser extensions that Firefox dropped support for when version 57 of the browser was 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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