Google Maps &$#*&%$

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I guess this falls under geochaching software.  Google maps is software and I'm using it for geocaching (well, sort of).

 

Google has found it necessary to screw around with their maps again.  They've created two problems (they may well be idiot simple) I haven't figured out how to solve.

 

1)  They have these photos associated with any location you go to, but when you click on one of them I can't figure out how to return to the map/satellite view.  They used to provide a button that said something like "Return to map"   I don't see that anymore. 

 

2)  They put this &$#*&%$ thing in the upper left of the map.  It consistently flips up and down like a window shade with a mind of it's own and interferes with whatever I'm doing.  How do I get rid of that damn thing? See picture

 

 

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Never mind on question 1.  I just figured it out.  You press Escape.

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To close it, click the x at the right, and then click in the map (at least I think that does what you want it to do).

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That's the new Google Maps. In the bottom right of the map, there is a question mark icon. Click it and select "Return to Classic Google Maps" if you want to switch back. 

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To close it, click the x at the right, and then click in the map (at least I think that does what you want it to do).

 

Assuming you mean the X on the right of the red arrow in the picture, that doesn't do it.  The Xs in the box roll up the window shade but do not remove the entire thing and it immediately begins automatically going up and down again.

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That's the new Google Maps. In the bottom right of the map, there is a question mark icon. Click it and select "Return to Classic Google Maps" if you want to switch back. 

 

Thanks, I hadn't seen that.  It's not that I don't like the new maps but I don't like that one feature.  I like the way the pictures work.  If I could just get rid of the window shade I'd think it was an improvement.  Until they provide a way to get rid of the shade I guess I'll revert. 

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It appears there is no getting rid of the box in the top left. but zooming out one notch makes it less invasive.  (!)  They are integrating a LOT of features here, Jim.  Like everything else, it will be an adjustment, but will give us many more tools on this one screen.

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How do you print a map. I had to do a screen capture and loaded into paint and then printed. Goole maps drives me crazy now.

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To close it, click the x at the right, and then click in the map (at least I think that does what you want it to do).

 

Assuming you mean the X on the right of the red arrow in the picture, that doesn't do it.  The Xs in the box roll up the window shade but do not remove the entire thing and it immediately begins automatically going up and down again.

 

For me it got rid of the "shade", but I agree it doesn't get rid of that window.

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How do you print a map. I had to do a screen capture and loaded into paint and then printed. Goole maps drives me crazy now.

 

 

Use the SNIP tool, save it as a photo, and print.

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How do you print a map. I had to do a screen capture and loaded into paint and then printed. Goole maps drives me crazy now.

 

I use Firefox.  In it you go to the Firefox File menu (upper left corner) and choose the Print option.  In my version it prints the map. 

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To close it, click the x at the right, and then click in the map (at least I think that does what you want it to do).

 

Assuming you mean the X on the right of the red arrow in the picture, that doesn't do it.  The Xs in the box roll up the window shade but do not remove the entire thing and it immediately begins automatically going up and down again.

 

For me it got rid of the "shade", but I agree it doesn't get rid of that window.

 

 

I double click on the area of the map I want to zoom to.  Double clicking simply makes the shade move up an down, and does not zoom.

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How do you print a map. I had to do a screen capture and loaded into paint and then printed. Goole maps drives me crazy now.

 

I use Firefox.  In it you go to the Firefox File menu (upper left corner) and choose the Print option.  In my version it prints the map. 

 

In Chrome I chose print and then the print box appears and disappears.

 

Appears to be a bug. Someone ironic since it is Google Chrome and Google maps.

 

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/eCRwtCSPwiU

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Use the SNIP tool, save it as a photo, and print.

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That's the new Google Maps. In the bottom right of the map, there is a question mark icon. Click it and select "Return to Classic Google Maps" if you want to switch back. 

 

Thanks, I hadn't seen that.  It's not that I don't like the new maps but I don't like that one feature.  I like the way the pictures work.  If I could just get rid of the window shade I'd think it was an improvement.  Until they provide a way to get rid of the shade I guess I'll revert. 

 

 

Well switching to the Classic maps is a mixed blessing.  It doesn't remember I want the Classic and I have to switch it every time I use the maps.  This is three extra clicks every time. 

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How do you print a map. I had to do a screen capture and loaded into paint and then printed. Goole maps drives me crazy now.

 

once you have your directions, click "preview all steps" and from there, you'll be able to print.

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That's the new Google Maps. In the bottom right of the map, there is a question mark icon. Click it and select "Return to Classic Google Maps" if you want to switch back. 

 

God bless you man!

 

Thot, I've had the same problem. I hate that damn menu in the corner.

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Well switching to the Classic maps is a mixed blessing.  It doesn't remember I want the Classic and I have to switch it every time I use the maps.  This is three extra clicks every time. 

 

Okay, I've found a way to save the change but it still comes up with an options thingy on the left that covers up almost half the page you have to click away to get back to the original full map.

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Use the SNIP tool, save it as a photo, and print.  Why make it more technical than it needs to be?

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Use the SNIP tool, save it as a photo, and print. Why make it more technical than it needs to be?

Why remove a function that was always there?

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