Pale Moon is actually a custom build of Mozilla’s Firefox, optimized to reach faster browsing . As such, the interface and the set of options should be familiar to many users.
If you previously used Firefox and you want to migrate your bookmarks, passwords and browsing history, the program provides a migration tool capable to transfer all the settings.
Furthermore, Pale Moon lets you import the same configuration settings you’re used to in Firefox. This option is available at the first run of the application, as it’ll prompt you to import the data.
By comparison to the original package, this browser comes with an optimized source code and with some disabled features in order to increase speed. It is designed for fast browsing, so it sacrifices some functions such as the accessibility features. This can make the program unsuitable for some users but does not affect the way pages are displayed and speeds up the response for the vast majority.
Pale Moon brings you a slightly changed interface since it enables the bookmarks toolbar by default and brings back the status bar that displays the add-ons and the progress indicators. The application is compatible with all Firefox extensions, themes and personas so your browsing experience should not be impaired in any way.
One of the extra features is the “List all tabs” button that displays a window with a preview of each tab, big enough to be able to read the content and to organize the tabs better. Overall the browser offers a good quality and speedy browsing experience with a few extra features that you might find useful.
What's New in This Release:
· Privacy issue: clear the QuickDial page when history is cleared
· Better, neutral background color for raw image viewing
· Smooth scrolling improved; also disabled smooth scrolling for page-by-page by default
· Smooth scrolling can now be configured/tuned in detail in Advanced Options
· Some changes to the build method for x64 for potentially better performance on some systems