Pale Moon

Pale Moon

4.5 stars

Editor's Rating


User Rating

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optimized Firefox browser Pale Moon is a Firefox clone that has been optimized for for Windows Operating Systems with current, high performance processors. It looks identical to the standard Firefox browser and supports Firefox extensions, themes and identities. All your existing extensions, bookmarks and settings are imported during the installation, so, except for the logo, you won`t notice any difference in functionality. What you may notice however is a difference in speed due to the optimized code which will results in faster scripting and page rendering as well as (slightly) lower memory consumptions. Pale Moon is based on the Firefox source and offers the same levels of security. It supports most Firefox features with the exception of accessibility features and parental control features which have been disabled for performance reasons. Copyright


Product Details

Publisher Moonchild Productions Price Free
Version 25.7.2  history Last updated Oct 03, 2015
File Size 20.2 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars80% 20
4 stars4% 1
3 stars12% 3
2 stars4% 1
1 star0% 0
Based on 25 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Not impressed 3 stars by danielson Oct 04, 2015 (Read all my 7 reviews)
After reading latest readers most positive comment and after a long hiatus of using this browser, I decided to install PM for another spin. Other than the fact that i wasn't able to view their homepage without giving its own browser a formal permission... Contrary to previous commentator, I have only about 30 extensions on Firefox, so i started to find my first basic one "Firegestures" - oh oh! not available at Palemoon add-on repertoire and the one at Mozilla's is incompatible. My second alternative, "Mouse Gestures" didn't show up at PM site either. Sorry guys, either you have an integrated mouse gesture or add-on or you don't. Every browser has one (except for IE). Back to Firefox or Chromium based browsers. show Review details
Still good 5 stars by OnePiece Sep 28, 2015 (Read all my 9 reviews)
Reading the latest reviews of Pale Moon (hereafter PM) I felt like writing a review, since I think writing this browser off is a mistake. I recently returned to PM after being disappointed in Chromium-based browsers (Opera and SRWare Iron in particular). Although PM has its flaws (coming from the Firefox heritage, like high memory consumption), all-in-all I am satisfied with it and use it exclusively. With regard to the incompatibilities mentioned in the previous reviews: as of now (Sep 2015) I don't really feel this a big problem. All of my favourite extensions work (I have atm. 105 extensions enabled and 30 disabled, these all work flawlessly). There are a few web sites that misbehave, but not more than with Chromium. Windows XP compatibility is not broken, you only need to use the Atom targeted builds. So I cannot agree with these criticisms, and recommend Pale Moon to everyone who wants to use a less bloated and more customisable browser. show Review details
Formerly excellent, now frustrating to use 3 stars by Harlan Oct 24, 2014 (Read all my 50 reviews)
Pale Moon was an optimized version of Firefox, eliminating some features most people did not use in return for better performance and stability. As Mozilla lurched from one misguided design decision to another, breaking extensions and frustrating users, Pale Moon kept its traditional, highly functional interface. Any web site and extension that worked with Firefox could be counted on to work with Pale Moon. Over the past two years, though, more and more web sites and extensions have refused to work with Pale Moon. With version 25, Pale Moon has deliberately made itself incompatible with many more sites and extensions (and with Windows XP), and it demands that all of the developers and users in the world make themselves compatible with Pale Moon. Well, it is not going to happen. Firefox itself is steadily losing market share, and Pale Moon is a tiny part of the Firefox user base. With version 25's quantum leap in incompatibility, Pale Moon has gone from "niche" to "cult" status. If you are looking for a new browser, look elsewhere. There are several well-reviewed FF and Chrome clones out there that provide the advantages that Pale Moon formerly did. show Review details
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