Major Web Browsers Worldwide Usage – June 2013

Fresh statistics have been released into the wild by Net Applications for June 2013.  Net Applications’ statistics are based on the activity of about 160 million visitors per month to Web sites using its services.

These are the latest figures on the performance of the behemoths of the Internet as far as web browsing is concerned.

  1. Internet Explorer: 56.15 – 55.98 = 0.17 percent
  2. Firefox:  19.15 – 20.63 = 1.48 percent
  3. Chrome:  17.17 – 15.74 = 1.43 percent
  4. Safari:  5.55 – 5.46 = 0.09 percent
  5. Opera:  1.58 – 1.77 = 0.19 percent
  6. Others:  0.41 – 0.41= 0.00 percent


Take a look at the gigantic drop in Mozilla Firefox’s global market share.  I had never seen such a drop in a very long time.  Wonder what caused such a free fall?  I’ve been using this software as my default browser even as we speak, and haven’t noticed anything unusual about its performance.  (Scratching my head—can’t figure it out.)

On the other hand, notice the Olympic jump made by Google Chrome.  What Firefox lost was approximately what Chrome got last month.  This doesn’t impress me.  I just don’t like Chrome; in fact never did.  As far as I’m concerned it can gain all the market share it wants—I’ll keep my loyal Firefox.  It’s the best browser out there.

Interesting to see that Microsoft is keeping its keel in balance.  The red ink is over and they are clawing back to a decent market share; just like in the old days.  Microsoft has always been a toughie, difficult to beat.  Good Day.

5 thoughts on “Major Web Browsers Worldwide Usage – June 2013”

  1. Well, it is perhaps because of the change of the dpi scaling.. Firefox now follows the Windows DPI Settings, if you have them high, you get a giant zoom on all Elements on a Website and the whole Firefox Interface looks blurry and washed out.

    Another ridiculous change by Mozilla, instead of making it optional, not everyone still has high definition screens – they force it right into the Users Face.

    Same as Australis in 25 where Firefox will look like Chrome and Act like Chrome, because they WILL remove most options of Browser Customization.

    THIS will be another big downfall in marketshare.

    People will do not like it to see Firefox become another Chrome…

    1. Hello Orhin:

      I’ve been looking very hard at my computer screen, but I can’t see any difference in the sharpness of the websites. They don’t look blurry or washed out to me as you point out.

      I went back and compared Firefox with Chrome and Opera, and all the websites are the same according to my vision.

      Agree with your opinion about restricting options to customize the browsers. You should be able to personalize the tool you use to surf the Web according to your own personal preferences.

      Thank you for your comments.


  2. Depends on the Screens, at high definition screens it is not that bad as on SD Screens… Just take a look for that at google, there are quite many people which are raging at Mozilla because of that Change, best seen on the Mozilla Feedback Site.

    And no problem 😀 Btw. i do not use Firefox anymore, Because this forced settings, the removal of Javascript options in Firefox 23 and the coming Australis has driven me towards Midori and Qupzilla 😀

    At Small Linux/Windows Browser Projects the Devs are WAY more reasonable as when you take a look at Chrome, Mozilla or Opera.

    In my opinion, you can not use anymore anyone of that. Especially Mozilla and mostly Opera… Creating a Chrome clone and in Opera’s case removing Bookmark function… This Developers are not sane anymore 😀

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