While Chrome Dominates, Microsoft Edge Struggles To Attract New Users

An anonymous reader quotes Neowin’s report on the newest browser-usage figures from NetMarketShare:
Microsoft Edge only commands a market share of 5.65% — which is an increase of only 0.02 percentage points compared to last month… it only grew by 0.56% year-over-year. On the other hand, Google Chrome has continued its dominance with a market share of 59.49%. As a point of reference, this is a sizeable growth of 10.84 percentage points year-over-year… Data from another firm, StatCounter, depicts an even more depressing situation for Microsoft. According to the report, Edge sits at 3.89%… Chrome is the king of all browsers according to these statistics as well, with a market share of 63.21% — a decrease of 0.14 percentage points compared to last month. Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari command 14%, 9.28%, and 5.16% respectively.

The firm also calculates that when it comes to desktop operating systems, Windows has 91.51% of all users, followed by MacOS at 6.12 and Linux at 2.36%.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Chrome For Android Now Lets You Save Web Pages For Reading Later

Today, Google has introduced a series of improvements to Chrome for Android to make it easier to save content for offline access. The improvements will be made to the “Downloads” feature rolled out in December that allows you to save webpages, music and videos for offline access. TechCrunch reports: To download a web page previously, you would open Chrome’s menu in the top-right of the browser, then tap the “save” icon that’s located next to the star for bookmarking the site. You could then see all the content you had saved for offline access by tapping on “Downloads” from this same menu. Now, Google is adding more ways to save content, including a way to long press on a link the way you do when you want to open up a page in a new tab. The option to “Download Link” will appear on the pop-up screen you see after your press, below the options to open the page in a new tab or incognito tab. Google says this long press action will also work on its article suggestions on its New Tab page. This New Tab page will also include the articles you’ve already downloaded, which will be flagged with an offline badge.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&id=10585987&smallembed=1

Chrome Now Uses Scroll Anchoring To Prevent Those Annoying Page Jumps

Google has updated its Chrome browser to fix the annoying page jumps that occur when pages are loading. While developers want pages to load the actual content of a page before additional ads and images appear, “the problem is that if you’ve already scrolled down, your page resets when some off-screen ad loads and you’re suddenly looking at a completely different part of the page,” reports TechCrunch. From the report: The latest versions of Chrome (56+) do their best to prevent these jumps with the help of a feature called scroll anchoring. Google tested scroll anchoring in the Chrome beta versions for the last year and now it’s on by default. Google says the feature currently prevents almost three jumps per page view — and, over time, that number will likely increase.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&id=10476821&smallembed=1