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posted by martyb on Tuesday June 05 2018, @08:50AM   Printer-friendly
from the approved-using-a-Pale-Moon-browser dept.

Netmarketshare reports that Mozilla Firefox's share of the desktop and notebook computer web browser market has fallen below ten percent.

Firefox had a market share of 12.63% in June 2017 according to Netmarketshare and even managed to rise above the 13% mark in 2017 before its share fell to 9.92% in May 2018.

Google Chrome, Firefox's biggest rival in the browser world, managed to increase its massive lead from 60.08% in June 2017 to 62.85% in May 2018.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer dropped a percent point to 11.82% in May 2018 and Microsoft's Edge browser gained less than 0.50% to 4.26% over the year.

[...] Netmarketshare collects usage stats and does not get "real" numbers from companies like Mozilla, Google or Microsoft. The company monitors the use of browsers on a subset of Internet sites and creates the market share reports using the data it collects.

While that is certainly good enough for trends if the number of monitored user interactions is high enough, it is not completely accurate and real-world values can be different based on a number of factors. While it is unlikely that they differ a lot, it is certainly possible that the share is different to the one reported by the company.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 06 2018, @05:15AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 06 2018, @05:15AM (#689188)

    You can still get a lot of what the old extensions like classic theme restorer gave you. Now, the only way to get these UI changes is to modify userchrome.css. I have an acceptable (to me) ui on ffox with this method. And, I recently stumbled upon a github page by the author of classic theme restorer where he puts up snippets to add to userchrome.css to get equivalent features that used to be available via his extension (might borrow some of his stuff if I ever have to re-visit my setup).

    There is also a js file available, but stuff I tried made things too laggy on my netbook, so I only use the css file. But, you can do a bit more with the .js (not user.js, but the one under chrome-- I think it was userchrome.js, but it has been a while, so I could be mis-remembering the name).

    /* remove the hamburger menu button */
    #PanelUI-button {
        display: none !important;

    /* don't display click-to-play notification for disabled hidden plugins */
    notification[value="plugin-hidden"] {
        display: none !important;

    I change the toolbars, buttons, tab appearance/location/colors, and shrink everything vertically to get more useful screen real estate among other things. My userchrome.css is currently 310 lines to restore most of my familiar UI.

  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Wednesday June 06 2018, @07:35PM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Wednesday June 06 2018, @07:35PM (#689496) Journal

    Can you replace All-in-One Sidebar that way? Or can you get an advanced session manager that way (the Session Manager extension)? What about a replacement of Extended Statusbar? Or a replacement for Dictionary Switcher? I would miss any single of those. And that is not even the complete list.

    It's nice if you can emulate (some of) Classic Theme Restorer, but it's not really enough for me.

    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.