Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser focusing on efficiency and customization. It’s completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code a number of years ago, and focuses on efficiency and ease of use by carefully selecting features and optimizations to improve the browser’s stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own. Following the trend of other browsers, Pale Moon Portable has been created, which, thanks to winPenPack’s X-launcher that the portable launcher is based on, is completely self-contained. Nothing is stored on the host computer; your bookmarks, passwords, history, downloads, etc. stay neatly where they belong: on your stick.
The first time you run Pale Moon Portable, it may take a fairly long time to load, because it creates a new personal profile on your USB stick for you. This can take some time, also depending on the speed of your stick – up to 30 seconds, usually. After that, it will be much faster to start. Of course, you don’t have to use a USB stick; any writable medium would work: External harddisk, a networked drive, even an MP3 player if it allows you to access it as a drive in Windows. Do note, however, that Pale Moon Portable doesn’t run from read-only media like CD-ROM or DVD-ROM; it needs write access to the location it is run from.Note: Pale Moon Portable is not meant to have file/URL associations or integration with the desktop. Their settings cater specifically to use on multiple hosts, run from removable media. If you require desktop integration of any kind (including pinned taskbar entries, launching a mail application from mailto: links, remembering default download locations, etc.), it is recommended that you do not use Pale Moon Portable, but the normal desktop version instead! Pale Moon portable has been specifically designed to take with you on removable media with high wear and slow access, and its default settings reflect this. Using it on a stationary computer has a number of drawbacks and is not recommended.
- Receive maximum portability with modern-day, self-contained, multi-host browser run from removable writable medium
- Last updated on 09/07/20
- There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
- The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal.
- Download the Pale Moon Portable file.
- Extract the contents of the file to your USB stick in a folder of your choice: Run the .EXE file and tell it where to unpack (should be an empty or new folder).
- Run palemoon-portable.exe (not palemoon.exe) in the location you unpacked to.
WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 28.13.0
- Updated the included site-specific user-agent overrides for a number of websites that need them.
- Rewritten the browser’s padlock code to use more modern APIs and provide more accurate security status indication. Now also with localized tooltips.
- Fixed a missing close button on the undo prompt after removing a thumbnail from the QuickDial new tab page.
- Fixed an issue with the alternative stylesheet menu in the browser’s UI not working.
- Implemented the use of intrinsic aspect ratios for images to improve layout during load and page positioning.
- Added a preference to the use of node.getRootNode and disabled by default.
- Added CSS -webkit-appearance as an alias for -moz-appearance to improve compatibility with websites that only try to use Chrome-specific keywords to style standard form elements.
- Updated the SQLite library to 3.33.0.
- Changed media errors to be a more generic response, and added a preference (media.sourceErrorDetails.enabled) to enable detailed error reporting of media errors for debugging purposes.
- Improved code stability of the AbortController implementation.
- Fixed a race condition in the secure connection library.