Skip to comments.Google Chrome knocks Internet Explorer off the top spot as the world's favourite web browser
Posted on 05/22/2012 9:18:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Google's Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most widely used web browser in the world, according to statistics released today.
Data from web analytics service StatCounter showed that for the week of May 14-20 Chrome has averaged a higher share of web traffic for a full seven-day stretch.
The development will be welcome news for web designers, who have long struggled with the Microsoft browser's patchy implementation of new web coding standards.
Overtaken: This graph shows the market share of the top five web browsers
Statcounter's data showed Chrome in the lead in the field of five major web browsers, with 32.76 per cent share of users, while IE dipped to 31.94 per cent.
The change in web browsing habits represents a remarkable decline for Internet Explorer, which four years ago boasted a market share of nearly 70 per cent.
While it is not the first time that Chrome has overtaken IE, it is the first time that Google's browser has held its position for an entire week - though still by less than a percentage point.
And while Chrome is leading the browser market worldwide, it is still lagging Microsoft's product significantly in the U.S. and the UK
Battle of the browsers: Internet Explorers market share has declined from nearly 70 per cent globally four years ago,
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I tried it. Dinna like it. Plus it’s Google. Eff ‘em. I’ll stick with Firefox.
Firefox for me also...F Bill Gates and the Google lefties
I find this report highly suspect. NO ONE that I know personally uses Google Chrome. A few of my users do, because a site they visit asks for it. And it causes problems with our other software.
I tried it and didn't like it either. I had to have my husband remove it from my computer. I started having a lot of sex sites showing up and the last straw was walking into my downstairs from the garage, looking at the computer sitting in the room and seeing a completely naked woman on my screen with a background that I had chosen from Chrome. That was when I told hubby to get it off my machine.
The last time I tried to buy a gift cerificate from Amazon for my daughter to download tunes, they insisted I do it via Chrome. I refused.
On Athlon XP’s and vanilla Pentiums, Chrome is a major resource hog. I suspect a lot of the users are from the Android platform.
Prefer Firefox myself, even on Android phone and tablet.
Firefox is just awful. Several gigabytes of RAM for a glorified help file viewer? Really? Firefox has become the same kind of horrible bloatware that Mozilla and Netscape had become, and that Firefox originally set out to avoid. Just dump it.
Firefox gives me the lowest frequency of that type of crap possibly because they concentrated on building a great browser rather than trying to drive you to websites which promote a lefty worldview or line their pockets.
At one time, there was a great little browser called Opera, but haven't seen it lately. Anybody know what happened to them?
“I tried it. Dinna like it. Plus its Google. Eff em. Ill stick with Firefox.”
Ditto, especially the eff part.
I use “Other.”
It’s still out there - http://www.opera.com/
In my opinion Opera is the best browser. I’ve used it almost exclusively for about 10 years now. Tried all the others, Chrome constantly crashes, Firefox is a memory hog and just feels clunky, Safari is slow for me and IE is... well, IE.
Opera seems faster and never crashes.
OK. I love IE. I love Microsoft products...all of them. They alow me, the incompetent user to do things I could never do otherwise.
I tried Chrome and was not impressed. IE is impossibly slow and I’m not the only one to notice. I have installed FireFox for a number of people and all noticed a marked improved over IE.
Agreed, as i often have about 60 tabs open, being able to have multiple tabs rows, and reduce the width, both of which the TabMixPlus extension allows, and more, is a big help, thanks be to God for those make such.
Couple this with the NOIA theme (which under Windows allows you to change the color), anf the Colrfuil themes extension, and i can have about 18 identifiable tabs in each row.
Also of note to FR FF users, if you select text and r. clk and choose view selection source, and copy it (wait a big for it to be selected) then you can past it in the post box add it will show up as copied.
IE is kinda like government issue/socialism, with almost no customization allowed, and Chrome is better but still lacks (and many have called for multiple tabs rows, to no avail).
But for light browsing they will do.
Below is a list of Ff extensions i have found useful:
Tab Mix Plus https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1122
Stops the auto-play of YouTube videos. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/6648/addon-6648-latest.xpi?src=browse
Menu Editor http://menueditor.mozdev.org/
BBCodeXtra is an extension, which adds to the context menu new commands to insert BBCode/Html/XHtml codes in an easy and fast way... https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bbcodextra/
http://downloads.the-converter.co/converter_1.0.9.xpi (metric to standard - not for FF 12)
Wordcount https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wordcount/ (count characters - not for FF 12)
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/134 Copy Plain Text 0.3.3
http://autocopy.mozdev.org/installation.html AutoCopy is version 0.6.4
Noia 4 eXtreme theme. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noia-4/?src=ss
Dark Orange Fox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dark-orange-fox/ theme
Opera is the straight red line at the bottom of the graph.
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Firefox may be a memory hog, but is seems to run just fine on my 6 year old little Mac mini.
Been using Chrome as my primary browser for a couple years - since going to W7. Works great. Faster than the others and never crashes or has performance issues. Even managed to switch my wife on an old XP pc to Chrome - the performance improvements over IE8 were enough that I could postpone upgrading for another year. Not sure if anyone needs chrome though if all you’re using is FR - this site seems stuck in 1996 ;-)
One of my favorite extensions/add-ons is called AutoCopy. Just highlight the text and it is copied. Used in conjunction with a clipboard history app like Yankee Clipper to save up to 200 clipboard entries...it is indispensable.
Yes, AutoCopy is useful, and was included in my extn links, although what is missing among freeware for Windows is an autopaste feature. Years ago i came across the best replacement for WordPad, called TextShield (written by a teenage Christian), and it had it, but on my PC the autopaste feature does not work right under XP, and it is no longer supported.. http://download.cnet.com/TextShield/3000-2079_4-13288.html
But i forgot one of the most useful FF extns, SessionManager: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/session-manager/
You can save multiple sessions.
Another neat app is PhoneTrayFree (http://www.phonetray.com/phonetrayfree.htm) It uses CalledID if you have it, and a modem to tell you who is calling, which you can keep as a record, and also zap telemarketers.
And AutoHotKey is very useful for launching services and apps, even web sites, etc. http://www.autohotkey.com/
I remapped my CapsLock key to ctrl+c, and Esc to ctrl+v, and NumLock to Esc, among other tweaks
Ask for more select picks if you want