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Pale Moon included in a browser Top-10 list

Posted: 2019-09-24, 05:58
by Pallid Planetoid
Found a website listing Pale Moon in a Top-10 browser list: Best Web Browsers for Windows 10. :thumbup: This has probably been posted as the article is over 1½ years old -- but I thought I'd post the link just in case it was overlooked. ;)

Re: Pale Moon included in a browser Top-10 list

Posted: 2019-09-24, 06:37
by moonbat
It's written by a clueless idiot.

Initially, based on Firefox, this web browser has taken a different route lately in its quest to maintain features that Mozilla opted to drop over the years. This made it a safe place for these Firefox users.
Ok, so far so good...
That said, while this is still a competent web browser, high on customization potential and excellent ease of use, it has started to falter when it comes to performance and overall feature set. Many modern web browsers like Chrome, Vivaldi, and, of course, Firefox Quantum, has it beat these days.
How? No elaboration obviously.
To complicate matters further, Mozilla switching to the WebExtensions format means that the thousands of classic add-ons that were available on Firefox no longer work on Pale Moon. The browser does offer its extensions, themes, and search plugins, but it’s not quite that.
So if Mozilla switches to WebExtensions, that means classic addons will no longer work...on Pale Moon? Which you, dear author, previously acknowledged for preserving compatibility? Pass the bong, that's some great stuff you're smoking.
Cons - feels like an old version of Firefox
That's a feature, not a bug, you idiot. 'Old' here equals usable on a desktop, not dumbed down for mobile.
Cons - Reduced selection of extensions due to format change
Never mind the thousands of classic extensions available via CAA over 10 years that you'd have heard of if you did your homework.
Off-topic:
How many WebExtensions exist now, compared to what's on CAA?

Re: Pale Moon included in a browser Top-10 list

Posted: 2019-09-24, 08:25
by vannilla
moonbat wrote:
2019-09-24, 06:37
Off-topic:
How many WebExtensions exist now, compared to what's on CAA?
Off-topic:
Actually, the numbers are relatively close.
But most WebExts are copies of copies of copies of other extensions, while CAA has some more diversity.

Re: Pale Moon included in a browser Top-10 list

Posted: 2019-09-24, 09:06
by moonbat
vannilla wrote:
2019-09-24, 08:25
Off-topic:
Actually, the numbers are relatively close.
But most WebExts are copies of copies of copies of other extensions, while CAA has some more diversity.
Off-topic:
I wonder how many of them could as well be implemented as user scripts for Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey etc. Since WE has as good as castrated any sort of browser customizations and left only website customization as an option.

Re: Pale Moon included in a browser Top-10 list

Posted: 2019-09-24, 10:12
by Moonchild
Off-topic:
moonbat wrote:
2019-09-24, 09:06
Since WE has as good as castrated any sort of browser customizations and left only website customization as an option.
... look at the name. WEB extensions. They are to extend the web (= content). They are not BROWSER extensions. So by definition they will manipulate web content as primary goal, and most likely any such thing can be done with greasemonkey.

Re: Pale Moon included in a browser Top-10 list

Posted: 2019-09-24, 11:36
by moonbat
And even the web customization will be gradually whittled away, following Chrome's lead in interfering with adblocking capabilities.

Re: Pale Moon included in a browser Top-10 list

Posted: 2019-09-25, 14:35
by MickelC
That is really nice. But does anyone here have used Palemoon on ps4?