Microsoft Edge consumer numbers continue to climb as Firefox is outfoxed.

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Remember when Microsoft’s Edge was having a reputation crisis? That began to improve last year, when it moved to a Chromium-based version, supplanting Firefox as the second-most-popular desktop browser after Chrome. This is a recurring theme.

According to NetMarketShare’s 2020 survey, Edge’s 7.59 percent desktop market share moved it past Firefox in March of last year. Now, a separate analytics firm—StatCounter (via Windows Latest)—reports that Edge has been attracting users in recent months while Firefox’s userbase has shrunk.

Although the data does not show that Firefox users have switched to Edge, we can see that Microsoft’s browser has increased its market share from 7.81 percent to 8.03 percent this year, while Mozilla’s has decreased from 8.1 percent to 7.95 percent. According to StatCounter, this is an all-time record for Edge.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Browser Market Share

Edge’s usage development hasn’t stopped it in second place. Safari currently has a 10.11 percent market share, but its figures have been decreasing since December, so Edge could surpass it quickly.

Some users seem to be having difficulty letting go of the now-discontinued Internet Explorer, as they did with Windows 7. It has a 1.7 percent market share that is steadily shrinking.

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The data only applies to the desktop market. Looking at all platforms—desktop, notebook, and mobile—iPhones and iPads secure Safari’s second spot with a 19.03 percent share, while Firefox edges out Edge by 0.23 percent.

Last month, we discovered that a bug in the ‘Startup boost’ feature, which speeds up Edge’s startup by holding key processes running in the background while the browser isn’t open, was preventing it from closing, causing device output to suffer.

 

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