Pale Moon 25.0.2
Pale Moon is an open source web browser based on Firefox that aims to deliver a fast and user-friendly browsing experience.
It provides support for almost all Firefox extensions and themes but some features bundled in Firefox are disabled in Pale Moon in order to boost the speed of browsing and decrease resource consumption, namely Accessibility and Parental Controls.
When run for the first time, the tool lets you import Options, Bookmarks, History, Passwords and other details from Internet Explorer or Chrome.
Pale Moon’s interface resembles the one adopted by Firefox before the major facelift brought by Australis. It retains the same familiar elements and may prove to be a safe alternative for those users who can’t get along with the completely redesigned interface implemented by Firefox with Australis version 29.
You are given the freedom to hide or reveal the Menu Bar, Navigation Toolbar, Bookmarks Toolbar, and Status Bar, or conceal all of them for a cleaner browsing experience. Plus, you can add or remove items by dragging them to or from the toolbars.
The web browser enables you to work with multiple tabs, pin your favorite ones, as well as customize the status bar. The tab bar remains included in the UI just below the other toolbars, a design aspect not retained by Firefox and Chrome.
Several powerful features are included in the package for delivering a pleasant and secure browsing experience. You may navigate on the Internet using the private mode which automatically deletes all traces left behind when you close the current session.
Lasts but not least, you can clear your recent history, remove individual cookies, sync data so you can access your history, bookmarks, passwords and open tabs across all your devices, as well as work with a download manager.
All in all, Pale Moon proves to be a reliable web browser that removes several unnecessary features from Firefox for delivering fast browsing speed and implements a user-friendly interface, which retains several traditional design concepts removed from Firefox’s new UI.
Reviewed by Ana Marculescu on July 14th, 2014
Also available: Portable Pale Moon
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- Added a "Firefox compatibility mode" selection in Options -> Advanced.
- This mode is enabled by default (reluctantly so), because too many websites (including some very big players who, themselves, promote an Open Web...) still use very poor browser detection methods based on arbitrary User Agent string comparisons, not catering to alternative browsers, and the resulting user experience being poor (being presented with mobile site layouts, broken pages, or even being flat-out refused service because someone exercises freedom of choice for web browser used). This should alleviate most, if not all, issues with browser-discriminating websites.
Application descriptionPale Moon was specially developed as a custom built and optimized Firefox-based browser.Now, you can explore the Inter...