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Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Pale Moon · Jan 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 8 Helpful Report as spam

Pale Moon isn't vulnerable to Meltdown & Spectre:

Pale Moon already set the granularity for the performance timers sufficiently coarse in Oct 2016 when it became clear that this could be used to perform hardware-timing based attacks and fingerprinting.
Pale Moon also, by design, doesn't allow buffer memory to be shared between threads in JavaScript, so the "SharedArrayBuffer" attack is not possible.

Official announcement:


No more XP version :(

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Pale Moon · Feb 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

A Pale Moon version optimized for use on Windows XP and Intel Atom processors was also available until Pale Moon 27.
Now that branch has been discontinued and it will not receive other updates :(


But you can use a non-official XP build by Roytam1:

Comment by nanonymous666
about Pale Moon · May 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Pale Moon has it's own XUL addons and does not support WebExtensions (Firefox addons). Here is a list of privacy addons available for Pale Moon.

Other useful addons:


Comment by Duyguzdemir
about Pale Moon · Oct 2020 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

This application uses its user interface from an older version. I think the user interface looks outdated now.


Old UI

Comment by declanmarks1
about Pale Moon · Oct 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -20 Helpful Report as spam

This app uses the UI from an old version. I think the UI just seems outdated now.


I agree the default UI seems old, but there are nice themes to customize it.

I really like Australium, which makes the browser look like the current Firefox style, and Material Moon, for who likes a Chrome-like UI :)

You can find them at

Exactly. Just snag a theme and it's perfect... actually, more perfect ^ _ ^

An old UI doesn't mean bad.

In contrast to Firefox' Australis (or even Google Chrome), the UI of Pale Moon is more customizable.

New=good & not new=bad and obsolete? Utter nonsense. Its simple, non intrusive interface is exactly one of the reasons I still use Pale Moon. And IF you want to adapt it to your needs, there's plenty of resources and tools to do so.