A Midsummer Night’s Poll: What Browser Do You Use?

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A Midsummer Night’s Poll: What Browser Do You Use?

The following browser user share stats are from ComputerWorld. The ComputerWorld article was published on August 1, 2019, and you can read the article here

These are end-of-July 2019 Statistics

Google Chrome: User share 68.6%

Google’s Chrome Browser set a record in July as its user share rose to 68.6%. This is the highest user share that Google Chrome has yet recorded. In five of the past seven months, Chrome has held more than two-thirds of global browser share.

Mozilla Firefox: User share 8.3%

Firefox browser’s user share was down to 8.3% at the end of July.

Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge: Combined user share 13.2%

Microsoft browser’s – Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge – had a combined 13.2% user share at the end of July.

Safari and Opera:  Safari’s user share 3.2%; Opera’s user share 1.4%

Also, at the end of July 2019, Apple’s Safari had a 3.2% user share, while Opera Software’s Opera browser’s user share held steady at 1.4%.

OK, now that you know the score, please tell us what browser you use most often (your default browser).

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17 thoughts on “A Midsummer Night’s Poll: What Browser Do You Use?

  1. Deanna Baugh

    I stay with Chrome because it is already tied into all my on line bill pays, bank account, etc…places that I need to be able to get into! If I changed browsers that would not work for me! I am disappointed in Google big time and would change in a heart beat if that were not the case…just have to stay where I am at! Deanna

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  2. Stacey

    I use FF most often, but each browser has a different function across my task bar so I can find what I need at a glance. I use each of these every day: FF, Chrome, Vivaldi, Edge (new), and IE.

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    1. infoave Post author

      I am sorry the question was vague; I’ve now added “Your default browser”. You can only have one default browser. Sorry for the confusion.

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  3. Beatrice Killian

    I recently had a breakdown of my old laptop, the ‘mother board”, so went shopping for something I could afford, at my current stage of life (82 YO), and decided on a Chromebook, refurbished, which I’m enjoying learning, and I like that it’s “Google”, which means (I think) a good fit!
    Only problem was trying to get my old HP 1080 printer/all-in-one to work with it…..Tried HP web site, got a “chat” line, who said it would be too lengthy to do online, and could a tech call me. I said OK – BAD move, the guy was just wanting to sell me AV software!!!! I hung up and attempted to send an angry message to HP. I WILL get that printer to work, just need more time to “play” with it, I think! If you have any suggestions, I’m open to anything but a sales pitch!!! 🙂

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    1. infoave Post author

      You were not talking to HP, you were being scammed. You need to contact the real HP support. Never search for “HP Printer Support or Help” you’ll end up getting connived by some scammer. Support for HP Printers if available at https://support.hp.com/us-en

      Good luck with your Chromebook.

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  4. Charles Willis

    For years Chrome or Firefox were my default browsers, but recently I started useing Edge Dev. Since switching I have enjoyed the browser. You could never get me to use Explorer so I was very surprised that I would like it so much.

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  5. Donald Bohnsack

    I use Chrome most and it is my default browser however I am impressed with the new Edge Dev.

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  6. wilma Davidson

    I used to use Chrome for years but two months ago, I got a virus which would not let me get out of Chrome and wound not let me shut down so I had to do a hard boot to get out of it. Then when I turned computer back on after about a couple of hours, the virus was still there and I had to do the same thing again. that went on for awhile so I had to uninstall Chrome and have not used it since.

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  7. D.

    Firefox is my default browser. I use Chrome to play games on and that is it. I would never put flash on my default browser, which we want have to worry about soon :=).

    You should always have in my opinion at least two browsers set up and ready to go in case something happens to one. You want to feel comfortable in using both browsers. Surf the net with the other once in a while and bank with it also to make sure everything is all right when you are not in a hurry.

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    1. infoave Post author

      As with the article we quoted, we’re just trying to find out the browser people use most. It gets messy if you have a poll and ask what browsers do you use. Flash is not relevant since its days are numbered. Anyone who has Windows 10 already has 2 browsers, but neither very good. So, yes we agree everyone should have at least one more browser other than the two that come with Windows 10.

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  8. Terry Bell

    Have used IE since day one. But since the arrival of W10, I have used Edge. Recently, I tried Edge Dev. It was fine except it wouldn’t display the items I wanted on the Bookmark Bar. Gave it a week and then went back to Edge Original. I think once MS irons out the bugs in Dev it will be my default browser. The fact that it’s based on Chrome is comforting. I have used Chrome more this past year than ever before. It’s more responsive than Edge when it comes to using Pinterest. Edge is fussy when using the Pinterest Button. Whew! Sorry about the length but…you asked.

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  9. Barry

    Every company says their product is the best. All browsers have pros & cons & your choice depends on your use & needs. I Use Firefox because I have used it for years, have had almost zero problems & see no need to learn a new program when I am comfortable with what I have. “If is isn’t broken, don’t fix it” seems to me my motto.

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