Pale Moon

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Pale Moon
A Goanna-based web browser

Pale Moon is an free software, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization.

Main features:

  • Optimized for modern processors
  • Based on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP) containing our own optimized layout and rendering engine (Goanna)
  • Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated with the latest security patches
  • Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development
  • Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit
  • Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface
  • Support for full themes: total freedom for any element's design
  • Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins)
  • Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing
  • Superior gradients and fonts
  • Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes
  • Support for many "legacy" Firefox extensions, but please read this
  • Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions
  • Extensive and growing support for existing web standards

Related Projects

Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program

AmbassadorFork of ChatZilla for the Unified XUL Platform



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14 September 2020

Leaders and contributors

trava90 Linux developer and Team leader
Mark Straver Owner, lead developer, and Windows developer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
General discussion and supportForum

Software prerequisites

Required to buildUnified XUL Platform


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