Pale Moon version 27.8 released, improves autocorrect and emoji support
Published 3/6/2018 by IanDorfman
Moonchild Productions has released a new update to its flagship web browser Pale Moon on March 2nd, 2018. Pale Moon stands out as a fork of Mozilla Firefox that emphasizes visual customization, modularity, and low computer resource use.
Version 27.8 of the browser includes enhanced autocorrect functionality that recognizes and corrects mistakes in typing out URLs, as well as enhanced emoji support for older Windows machines.
Here are the full release notes for version 27.8 of the Pale Moon web browser as listed by Moonchild Productions:
- Added support for emojis on Windows systems that have relatively poor support for them with standard font sets by including our own font (EmojiOne based for now).
- Added a setting in preferences to select the use of tab previews with Ctrl+Tab.
- Added Eyedropper menu entry to the AppMenu.
- Added a preference to control whether the text cursor (caret) should be thicker when dealing with CJK characters or not (default = yes).
- Added URL fix-ups for schemes (mis-typed "ttp://" etc.).
- Added support for ES6 "Symbol species".
- Updated our TLS 1.3 support to the latest (probably final) draft.
- Fixed gap inconsistency in the tabstrip.
- Fixed a number of browser crashes.
- Fixed a crash with the exponentiation operator "**"
- Set the performance timer granularity to 1 ms.
- Updated the kiss-fft library to our forked 1.4.0 version.
- Disabled a potentially problematic optimization on Win 8+ with high contrast themes in use.
- Removed the notification bar when in full screen to prevent unwanted visible screen elements.
- Removed unmaintained and insecure WebRTC code - building with WebRTC enabled is no longer an option.
- Removed redundant checks for "Vista or later" since that is all we support.
- Added display of the http status to raw request displays.
- Added a workaround for cloned videos not retaining their muted state.
- Added a temporary workaround to avoid crashes on trackless media.
- Removed some superfluous ellipses from menu labels.
- Fixed undesired shrinking of line heights as a result of setting minimum font size in preferences.
- Fixed some issues with setting the new tab preference (regression).
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