Microsoft Edge gains ground over Google Chrome

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It is well known that Google Chrome is the comfortable market leader in the web browser market across form factors and platforms. However, on computers, Microsoft Edge is increasing its market share against Chrome, according to Statcounter.

In his July 2022 report, the researcher points out that Edge continues its steady upward growth. During the month, the browser gained 10.84%, up 0.2 points from June 2022.

Google Chrome still remains the dominant browser on desktop computers, with a market share of 66.19%. However, this represents a decrease of 0.74 points compared to the previous month. Apple’s Safari is third on the list thanks to macOS. The browser remained unchanged with a market share of 8.94%.

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Firefox in fourth position experienced monthly growth of +0.28 points on 8.08%. Microsoft’s old browser, Internet Explorer, still lingers with a 0.75% share. This despite Microsoft recently killing the old browser for good.

  1. Google Chrome – 66.19% (-0.74)
  2. Microsoft Edge – 10.84% ​​(+0.2)
  3. Apple Safari – 8.94% (+0.01)
  4. Mozilla Firefox – 8.08% (+0.28)
  5. Opera – 3.06% (+0.08)

Google returns

We reported earlier today that Google was looking to combat the growth of Microsoft Edge. Specifically, the company is working on a feature that will allow users to set the default browser to Windows with a single click.

Spotted by reliable Windows tipster Leopeva64-2 on Reddit, there is a commit on Chromium Gerrit that shows a new setting allowing users to set Chrome as default to Windows with a single click.

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