Pale Moon 29.2 arrives with improvements for dark theme and more

Several days ago the launch of the new version of the web browser Pale Moon 29.2, which is a corrective version and in which few new changes are introduced.

For those who are unfamiliar with the browser, they should know that this is a fork of the firefox codebase to provide better performance, preserve the classic interface, minimize memory consumption, and provide additional customization options.

The project adheres to the classic organization of the interface, without changing to the Australis interface integrated in Firefox 29, and with the provision of extensive customization possibilities.

Remote components include DRM, Social API, WebRTC, PDF viewer, Crash Reporter, code for collecting statistics, parental controls, and people with disabilities. Compared to Firefox, the browser retains support for XUL technology and retains the ability to use both full and lightweight themes.

Main new features of Pale Moon 29.2

In this new version of the browser the media query Ā«prefers-color-schemeĀ» was implemented, whate allows sites to define the use of a dark theme in the browser and automatically enable a dark theme for the viewed site.

Unlike other browsers, the color scheme settings are selected based on the settings (Preferences -> Content -> Colors), and not the current skin on the system.

What’s more, removed the ability to install unadapted Firefox add-ons specifically for Pale Moon. Firefox IDs are no longer supported by add-ons. For bookmark sections, a button has been added to the context menu to open all elements of the section at once (“Open all in tabs”).

We can also find that a request was added to confirm the opening of several tabs at the same time from the sidebar with the browsing history.

Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:

  • Added settings for available multimedia formats.
  • Updated the list of user agent overrides for certain sites.
  • The libav1 library with the implementation of the AV1 video encoding format has been updated to version 2.0.
  • Cleaned up the code related to the Android platform.
  • Updated emoji font.
  • Added support for smooth, high-quality, and pixelated parameters to the image rendering CSS property.
  • The Intl.NumberFormat.formatToParts () method has been implemented.
  • The dom.details_element.enabled configuration has been restored.
  • Carried vulnerability fixes.

Finally If you are interested in knowing more about it, you can consult the following link.

How to install Pale Moon web browser on Ubuntu and derivatives?

For those who are interested in being able to install this web browser on their distro, they just have to open a terminal in your system and type any of the following commands.

The browser has repositories for each version of Ubuntu that still has current support. And in this new version of the browser there is already support for Ubuntu 20.10. They just have to add the repository and install by typing the following commands:

echo 'deb /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list
curl -fsSL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home:stevenpusser.gpg > /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install palemoon

While for those who are users Ubuntu 20.04 They are going to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and in it they are going to type the following:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list"
wget -nv -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install palemoon 

Now for users who are on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version execute the following:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list"
wget -nv -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install palemoon

For whoever they are Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users they will run the following commands in the terminal:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list"
wget -nv -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install palemoon

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