Just a few extra adds or pointers that I use on Pale Moon and they also work on New Moon. They are not reqired but they are settings that I personally like and also use on K-Meleon, Pale Moon (last XP version) and now New Moon.
Many of you already probably know all these ... this would be just for 'new' people who might like them ... and that still includes me as I work on my own personal settings.
The original New Moon version supplied by roytam1 has Compatibilty set to Gecko Compatibility. The newer version supplied by petrus has Firefox Compatibilty set as the default. I think this might be better to aquire Firefox add-ons but I am not 100% sure about that ... it makes sense that it should be set to Firefox Compatibilty, not an expert on this however. You may want to check this setting in Options.
To get rid of the New Moon splash screen:
This is for Pale Moon but it works in New Moon.
Question - Any way to disable splash logo?
In the top directory where the "Palemoon-portable.exe" launcher is located there is a file called "Palemoon-portable.ini". Open this file and near the bottom ... locate the entry "ShowSplash=true" ... change the "true" to "false". Should work.
If you don't want Favicons:
Favicons are those tiny little icons that are displayed in front of every bookmark and tab in the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
They can be used to identify a website next to the website title that is also always shown.
There are two core reasons why someone would want to remove favicons in the Firefox web browser.
The first reason is size. Bookmarks with favicons can take up to 10 times as much space on the computer hard drive than those without. While a difference between 3 Megabyte and 300 Kilobyte does not look like much it can make a difference especially in very large bookmark collections.
The second concern is privacy related as new favicons are requested by the web browser from the website itself.
The following article outlines how to block favicons from being created. It is recommended to backup all files that are mentioned in this article prior to making the necessary changes.
1. Firefox settings
The first step is to change settings in the about:config dialog of the Firefox web browser. Simply load about:config in the Firefox address bar and filter the list for the term browser.chrome. Change the following three parameters to the following values:
browser.chrome.favicons - False
browser.chrome.image_icons.max_size - 0
browser.chrome.site_icons - False
You change values with a double-click on the value field.
This step does not get rid of existing bookmark favicons though but prevents the creation of future favicons in Firefox.
New Tab - Home Page
Is there a way to set Pale Moon to have new tabs open my home page?
In about:config, find "browser.newtab.url" and set it to the desired address. Note that this setting will be overridden if you at a later point in time change the selection for New Tab in Pale Moon's options.
Pale Moon - Favorites
If you want Favorites instead of Bookmarks, then when you update the IE favorites, K-Meleon and New Moon are also updated at the same time.
PlainOldFavorites is a Mozilla Firefox extension that allows you to use the Internet Explorer and Windows Favorites directly from Firefox.
Hiding the "Bookmarks" menu
Starting with version 1.1 of PlainOldFavorites, you can use PlainOldFavorites addon options dialog to turn the default Firefox Bookmarks menu on/off. In Firefox main menu, select Tools > Add-ons then locate PlainOldFavorites and click on 'Options'.
If you like the "Favorites List" built into all versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer(IE) browser then you can still use this in Pale Moon (Firefox too) by installing the PlainOldFavorites(POFs) Add-on.
With this Add-on you can choose to use IE Favorites 'only' by hiding Bookmarks or run both lists in tandem. This is also a very easy way to keep identical Favorites lists across IE, PM and FF without any synchronising.
Pale Moon - Firefox User Agent Switcher
The User Agent Switcher extension adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of a browser.
... then you can add your own User Agents or use what is supplied in the download.
I deleted the User Agents that were supplied with Firefox User Agent Switcher and use these four User Agents in K-Meleon, Pale Moon and New Moon but they can be anything you want for your setup. I created a folder called Various and added them.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0
... I am still working on settings for my setup, I just posted the above information for anyone that might also be interested.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2017 11:41AM by callahan.