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Zoom broken on Google Maps?

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:41 pm
by JeffDLB
There seems to have been a very recent and unfortunate change in the Google maps option -- the zoom in/out (+/-) button has disappeared. It is possible to zoom in by double-clicking, but not to zoom out. Pinch to zoom works in Chrome but not in Safari (MacOS). Is this something that 14ers.com can fix?

Re: Zoom broken on Google Maps?

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:15 pm
by HikerGuy
On a Mac, I usually use the two finger up/down swipe to zoom. Seems to work universally. But, yeah, the buttons appear to be gone.

Re: Zoom broken on Google Maps?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:38 am
by blazintoes
Hold Ctrl and tap minus -

Re: Zoom broken on Google Maps?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:09 am
by NathanRL
I too miss the button though.

Re: Zoom broken on Google Maps?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:24 am
by BillMiddlebrook
Ok, you got me, I'll put the zoom control button back on there. When making the most recent slide-out panel changes, I removed it so it doesn't get so cluttered. I'm actually surprised is used much because the user has to move the cursor to the zoom button to use it.

Mouse:
Double Left click : Zoom in
Double Right click : Zoom out
Scroll wheel : Zoom in - Zoom out

Keyboard:
+ key : Zoom in
- key : Zoom out
Arrows : pan map
Home, PgUp, PgDn, End : pan map broadly

Re: Zoom broken on Google Maps?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:26 am
by greenonion
BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:24 am
Ok, you got me, I'll put the zoom control button back on there. When making the most recent slide-out panel changes, I removed it so it doesn't get so cluttered. I'm actually surprised is used much because the user has to move the cursor to the zoom button to use it.

Mouse:
Double Left click : Zoom in
Double Right click : Zoom out
Scroll wheel : Zoom in - Zoom out

Keyboard:
+ key : Zoom in
- key : Zoom out
Arrows : pan map
Home, PgUp, PgDn, End : pan map broadly
Some of us old goats and onions still behave in odd ways. Thanks Bill.

Re: Zoom broken on Google Maps?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:07 pm
by JeffDLB
I didn't know about these keyboard shortcuts -- thank you!

-Jeff
BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:24 am

Keyboard:
+ key : Zoom in
- key : Zoom out
Arrows : pan map
Home, PgUp, PgDn, End : pan map broadly