Google Maps Update

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  1. John Laidler

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    Yes, I am a regular user and the new version is not as good as the old one... It may be sleek, but I cant see how you can "search nearby". I think one man and his oo mentioned it some time ago,,,
     
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    "not as good" must be the understatement of the year.

    It's total cr*p
     
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    That might have been my moan about large sections of A road now looking like minor roads, i.e. no colour-coding. It seems like only dual-carriageway sections are now guaranteed to get that honour.

    For all the flack it deservedly took, at least Apple Maps gets that right.
     
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    If you don't like the New Google Maps -

    At the bottom right hand corner of the New Google Maps click on the 'Question Mark' symbol, red arrow pointing to it, and select 'Return to classic Google Maps'.

    Simples!
     

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    But that's cheating! It looks different but I guess a lot of coffee and pumpkin seeds were consumed at Google HQ to come up with this so I'm going to give it a go. The cynic in me might think it is all about increasing advertising revenue somehow - but let's be charitable!
     
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    As previously posted, it is CRAP, definately linked to advertising with pop ups on side etc.

    Thanks for the reverse back button!

    Peter
     
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    Brilliant, thanks.
     
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    I reverted back too - well done for spotting the ?

    Also did the feedback thingy and told them the new GM was sheehite......:Laughing:

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Been doing that since they brought out the update.. but have you noticed that it doesn't work very well ?

    The mouse pointer gets 'stuck' or hooked onto the image and it won't let go..

    it looks like they tried to make it user friendly , or easy for knobs to use.. .. but it's now a pile of crap
     
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    Based upon other google enhancements of things like mail and analytics interfaces; they won't have that 'Revert to' button there for long, couple of months at most.
     
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    I told them it was "expletive deleted" :Laughing:
     
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    Luddites
    If you dont like it vote with your fingers and download an alternative if they loose enough to affect the advertising revenue they will change it back
     
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    Have to start using Bing then. At least they have much newer aerial views of here :BigGrin:
     
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    Still 3 years out of date!
     
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    6 years out of date for here...... I know because my neighbour is in her garden with her daughter and the daughter was last here from Canada 6 years go ..... also the car outside our house was sold in late 2007.
     
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    It appears to be quite a lot more memory hungry than the old version too. Crashes my Firefox after about 5 mins use (ok, I do have quite a few tabs open & several other programs running). Win 7-32 4GB RAM.

    The 'use old version' setting doesn't seem very persistent either - especially not if the browser crashes!

    I'll give it a go on the 64bit 8GB laptop & see if that's a bit more stable. I have to keep my desktop on 32 bit for now because of some old programs I still need.

    The transition in & out of street view using the mouse wheel to zoom in & out appears to have gone, unless I missed something in the short time I used it.

    I also don't like the fact that the direction arrow in street view only goes forwards - you have to rotate the view 180 degrees rather than just reverse if you want to back up a bit.
     
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    Ours must be about 4 years out of date, we still had the caravan then:RollEyes:

    Also, our postcode shows the neighbour's stone cottage which is 300 yards up from us.

    Bill
     
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    It's the software update, user interface that the OP is referring to.. not the maps.
     
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    I thought it was a software downgrade Jim :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     

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