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Pale Moon: Release notes 24.5.0 (2014-04-25)
Pale Moon project homepage ^ | 25 Apr '14 | PaleMoon Project

Posted on 04/25/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT by tomkat

The bolding is mine, and the main reasons for posting this announcement.

Am guessing that there was enough griping re PM being mistakenly identified as FF that the devs got busy on it.

Link to the release notes page is here: Pale Moon: Release notes

Download page is here, inclusive of the update:  Download Pale Moon 24.5


Pale Moon: Release notes

24.5.0 (2014-04-25)

This is a security and bugfix release, to address outstanding known issues and streamline browser identity.

Fixes/changes:


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: browserwars; chickenfox; diefirefoxdie; firefox; mozilla; opera; palemoon

1 posted on 04/25/2014 7:23:53 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: ps
Am busy with chores .. posted this on coffee break .. yer on yer own     d:^)

Good to know that ChickenFox won't get any more cheap hit counts after this update !

2 posted on 04/25/2014 7:27:47 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

How would you compare Pale Moon to Opera?


3 posted on 04/25/2014 7:29:15 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman
Having spent years with FF and gotten vey used to it, the switch to PM was fast/easy/painless.

Have used Opera before, but it's been years ago.
Being semi-oldish I just wasn't in the mood to fart around with a (by now, surely) unfamiliar browser architecture .. plenty of other chores to sap my waning energy stores.

4 posted on 04/25/2014 7:36:58 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: All
Damn .. I hosed the download link above .. try this instead   Download Pale Moon 24.5
5 posted on 04/25/2014 7:40:51 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: varmintman

I really like PM.


6 posted on 04/25/2014 7:44:00 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: varmintman
How would you compare Pale Moon to Opera?

Pale Moon is derived from Firefox. It looks & behaves like earlier versions for Firefox; circa version 24.

The last several versions of Opera are based on Chromium. It has serious lack of support for managing and importing bookmarks. The last decent and native version of Opera as 12.16 (14 months old), and the bookmark management is quirky in that one as well. If you want to use Opera, go to filehippo.com and download that older version.

7 posted on 04/25/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: tomkat

Thanks for posting. I moved to PM after the FF debacle and have been very pleased with it.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 7:57:48 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: tomkat

Sweeeeeeet... don’t have to change it every-time I start it up now :D


9 posted on 04/25/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: tomkat

I uninstalled Firefox a few weeks ago and now use Pale Moon, two days ago I downloaded the email client “eM” when I click on a link in an email it opens in Firefox and not Pale Moon I thought that strange.


10 posted on 04/25/2014 8:02:51 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: tomkat; varmintman

I feel ya man tomcat).. Been on FF since it was BEFORE FF.. Bought Netscape .. darn, can’t even remember the year anymore :p Think it was 1986..

I tried Opera.. not bad, but I didn’t like the set-up.. must be my age and stubbornness talking :p ... actually, not that old, just started PCs young.

Pale Moon is working great for me (still lag sometimes (picked up from FF at FF24, I guess, honestly don’t remember).. 99% of add-ons are working fine for me.

Waiting for Linux version to update though. :/


11 posted on 04/25/2014 8:06:23 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Spirochete

Ya.. the Opera BOOKMARKS were a pain.. :/


12 posted on 04/25/2014 8:07:17 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: varmintman

I MUCH prefer Pale Moon to Opera! I do not like Opera at all.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 8:08:26 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: PoloSec

Did you make sure you UNinstalled FF? (and what OS are you using?)?


14 posted on 04/25/2014 8:08:30 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: varmintman

If your use to using Firefox, you won’t even notice the difference, except it is much faster, easy to move all your bookmarks to Pale Moon.


15 posted on 04/25/2014 8:09:04 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: pollywog

Me neither.. I use Midori first, if I have a problem with Pale Moon.. then if Midori doesn’t work, I go to Opera. last resort :p Hate Opera almost as much as IE :/


16 posted on 04/25/2014 8:10:33 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: tomkat

I have a glitch of some sort with my PM. It seems like something intermittently runs every 20 or 30 seconds and completely slows it down.


17 posted on 04/25/2014 8:11:22 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: tomkat

BTW.. I have to use a NON-Mozilla based browser to edit my homepage :/ I think it may be one of the ad-block add-ons I have installed.. :(


18 posted on 04/25/2014 8:12:43 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Bikkuri

Yes I did completely, now when I open an email link, it takes me to a Firefox page, but I can’t navigate to other firefox pages from there, just the page or pages associated with the link.


19 posted on 04/25/2014 8:45:23 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

Again, what OS (Operating System) are you using?
If you are on Windows, can’t help much.. besides asking you to check your install/uninstall (think it’s under programs and files.... then open up Registry... not giving advice past there.. I don’t want to be blamed if it crashes your system :/ (but search for FireFox, and delete any and all)).. If you are on Linux, you need to uninstall, then purge.. Mac.. no idea :p


20 posted on 04/25/2014 8:57:34 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: PoloSec
If you've not already looked there, perhaps the eM forums can help with that.

eM Forums

21 posted on 04/25/2014 9:44:04 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Bikkuri
Considering FF seemed to jump 3 version #s per week lately, that version lag w/PM doesn't bother me a bit !

What does bother me tho is that I've been threatening to give Linus (mint?) a serious tryout for waaaay too long, and it's gotta go on my 'gotta do' list.

I've about had it up to *here* with the M$ racket.

22 posted on 04/25/2014 9:48:59 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: US_MilitaryRules
Might be an addon gone rogue .. try this to find out what the culprit might be about:addons-memory

It runs fine on my PM 24.5

23 posted on 04/25/2014 10:00:34 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Bikkuri
That's odd .. just checked on my page and edit's ok.

I run AdBlock + the popup addon + the element hiding helper.
Ghostery too.

24 posted on 04/25/2014 10:03:48 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

“Am guessing that there was enough griping re PM being mistakenly identified as FF that the devs got busy on it.”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/saywhat.wav


25 posted on 04/25/2014 10:27:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tomkat

Thanks for the link, didn’t find anything for my specific problem but did find a bunch of other good stuff.

My problem isn’t a problem really even if my links in email open in Firefox they still open, I can copy and paste to eM.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 4:04:33 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec
Wait a second .. duhhh > me !

In PM, click > Tools / Options / Advanced / General tab / and at the bottom, click the bar to make PM your default browser.

Am guessing you never specified a default browser after making the switch to PM, and that should fix your problem.

If not, there's prolly a similar option that needs checked in your email app to point it to PM instead of FF.

27 posted on 04/25/2014 5:03:51 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

Thank you. Just applied the update.


28 posted on 04/25/2014 5:08:41 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: tomkat

That fixed it thanks, I love freepers always there to help the technologically impaired.


29 posted on 04/25/2014 5:16:21 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Skooz; PoloSec
Glad to help.

(just don't ask me any hard stuff .. lol)

30 posted on 04/25/2014 5:33:40 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

Placemark so I can do this tomorrow.


31 posted on 04/25/2014 8:57:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: PoloSec

Is Pale Moon your default browser?


32 posted on 04/25/2014 9:01:06 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: PoloSec

Similar question:

https://forum.emclient.com/emclient/topics/how_do_i_get_em_client_to_open_links_within_emails_in_chrome_instead_of_ie

Check that firefox is not your default browser in settings.


33 posted on 04/25/2014 9:04:00 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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