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Pale Moon

Pale Moon began as a fork of Firefox on the web, sharing similar features as the original browser. In this section, you’ll find the main differences between the two, reviews on the functions, news, and some helpful tips on how to use it effectively.

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Pale Moon 29.2.0 does not support legacy Firefox extensions anymore that are not ported

When Mozilla switched from its legacy add-on system to WebExtensions, Firefox forks such as Pale Moon saw an increase in users who wanted to keep using extensions that Mozilla's new system did […]

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Pale Moon 29 is out: first release of 2021

The development team behind the PaleMoon web browser has released Pale Moon 29.0.0, the first release of the browser in 2021. Pale Moon 29 is a milestone release that bumps the browser's […]

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Pale Moon's Archive Server hacked and used to spread malware

The Pale Moon team announced on July 10, 2019 that its archive server was hacked and used to spread malware. The team detected the breach on July 9, 2019 and shut down […]

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Pale Moon 28.6.0 major update released

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 […]

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Pale Moon 28.5.0 is out

A new version of the Pale Moon web browser, Pale Moon 28.5.0, has been released on April 30, 2019. The new version is a major development and bugfix update according to the […]

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Pale Moon 28.4.0 released: security and stability update

A new version of the desktop web browser Pale Moon was released today for all supported operating systems. Pale Moon 28.4.0 is a major development, stability, and security release according to the […]

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Basilisk browser drops WebExtension support

Basilisk browser, a web browser that is maintained largely by the Pale Moon team, won't support WebExtension-based extensions going forward. The browser is based on the Unified XUL Platform, a forked version […]

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Pale Moon 28.3.0 released

Pale Moon 28.3.0, a new version of the desktop web browser, was released on January 15, 2019. The new Pale Moon version is a major release; it includes security fixes and protective […]

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Pale Moon 28.2.0 web browser is out

The Pale Moon team released version 28.2.0 of the web browser on November 13, 2018 to the public. The new version is a major release that includes fixes and improvements. Pale Moon […]

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Pale Moon 28.1.0 Release Information

Pale Moon 28.1.0 was released on September 20, 2018 to the release channel. The new version of the web browser is a performance and security update. It replaces Pale Moon 28.0 which […]

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Pale Moon 28.0 Major Update released

Pale Moon 28.0.0 is the first version of version 28.x and as such a major upgrade from the previously used version 27.x which the team released in 2016. The new release is […]

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Pale Moon 27.9.4 browser released

The Pale Moon development team has released a new version of the web browser. The new version is a security and usability update and as such a recommended update for users of […]

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Pale Moon 27.9.2 security update released

Pale Moon 27.9.2 is the latest version of the web browser; it was released yesterday to the public and is already available via the web browser's automatic update functionality. The new version […]

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Pale Moon 27.9.0 is out

The Pale Moon team released an update for the stable version of the web browser yesterday that brings the version to 27.9.0. The new version is available through the web browser's automatic […]

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Pale Moon 27.8 released

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 […]

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Upcoming changes to Pale Moon's Add-on System

The Pale Moon team plans to remove support for Mozilla AMO (Add-ons Mozilla Org) from the web browser on May 8th, 2018. Pale Moon is largely based on Firefox code, but compatibility […]

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Pale Moon 27.7.0 release information

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. […]

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Pale Moon team releases first version of Basilisk browser

The Pale Moon team has released the first version of the Basilisk web browser that is based largely on Firefox code. Basilisk is a XUL-based web browser that uses Pale Moon's layout […]

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The future of programs that share code with Firefox

Firefox 57 is probably the most important release of the browser for Mozilla ever since the browser was released in its initial version. The browser comes with the first bits of Quantum, […]

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Pale Moon 27.6.0 is out

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 […]

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Pale Moon 27.5 is out featuring lots of changes

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 […]

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Pale Moon 27.4 is out

Pale Moon 27.4 has been released by the team responsible for the web browser, and is now available for direct download and automatic update. The new version of the browser introduces new […]

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Pale Moon: plans for 2017 and beyond announced

The lead developer of the Pale Moon web browser outlined a development plan today for the web browser for 2017 and beyond. Pale Moon shares a lot of code with the Firefox […]

PaleMoon team looking for a new FossaMail maintainer

A recent post by Moonchild, lead developer of PaleMoon and FossaMail, indicates that he is looking for a new maintainer for FossaMail. Update: Fossamail has been discontinued. FossaMail is an open source […]

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Pale Moon profile backup tool

Pale Moon profile backup tool is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to backup and restore Pale Moon browser profiles. The program was designed to make the back up and restoration […]

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Pale Moon 27.0 is out

Pale Moon 27.0 is the latest version of the popular web browser that introduces several important changes, as well as new and updated features. We reviewed some of the changes previously here […]

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Pale Moon 27 changes announced

The Pale Moon team is working on Pale Moon 27 currently, the next version of the popular web browser that shares code with Firefox. As you may know, the Pale Moon team […]

Pale Moon to remove Google Search completely

As a user of Pale Moon you are probably aware that the team changed the default search engine used on the browser's start page to DuckDuckGo from Google Search. The move made […]

The Future of Pale Moon

Pale Moon is a web browser that you find recommended fairly often here on Ghacks, especially in the comment section as an alternative to Mozilla Firefox. The browser is a fork of […]

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Pale Moon 26.0 has been released

Pale Moon 26.0 has been released. The new version of the web browser is the first in which the switch to Goanna, the new rendering engine that is closely related to Gecko […]

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List of Pale Moon specific about:config preferences

The following article lists known preferences of the Pale Moon web browser that are unique to it which means that they are not found in Firefox. Our list of Firefox privacy and […]

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Pale Moon blocks Adblock Plus

Users of the Pale Moon web browser who try to install the popular adblocking extension Adblock Plus won't be able to do so anymore as it was added to the blocklist by […]

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Pale Moon 25.6 ships with anti-fingerprinting option

We talked about a fingerprinting technique using Canvas before and explained how companies make use of the feature supported by all modern web browsers to track users across the Internet. We also […]

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Pale Moon to switch from Gecko to Goanna rendering engine

The Pale Moon team announced yesterday on the official project forum that the next major version of the browser, Pale Moon 26, will use the new layout and rendering engine Goanna instead […]

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Pale Moon 25.4 is out

Pale Moon 25.4 has just been published. The new version of the web browser is already available via the browser's automatic update feature and the official website. The release is a major […]

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Pale Moon 25.3 is out

A new version of the popular web browser Pale Moon has been released. Pale Moon 25.3 is a feature and performance upgrade for the browser that fixes several security issues in addition […]

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This is Pale Moon's new start page

If you have started or installed the Pale Moon browser recently you may have noticed that it ships with a new default start page. The start page, or homepage, is the page […]

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Pale Moon Tweaks

Pale Moon and Firefox are two popular web browsers that share many features. Most Firefox add-ons run perfectly fine in Pale Moon for example and the same is true for the majority […]

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This is what Pale Moon's Firefox Compatibility Mode setting is all about

The Pale Moon 25.0 update released earlier this month was a major one as it cut another tie with Firefox. Up until this point, Pale Moon used a Firefox compatibility setting to […]

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Pale Moon 25 available now, introduces major changes

Pale Moon is a popular web browser that is probably best described as a spin-off of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It has seen a rise in popularity recently as it did […]


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