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    Question Where did Google Maps go?

    So, I got tired of being nagged about my out-of-date Firefox browser so I updated to the version on the last PCW DVD. The instal went fine, but when I opened Google the left-screen menu that included Maps & Images etc was gone. Images could be found ok but maps were nowhere to be found.

    In a boot-strap exercise I used Google to find Google Maps and set up a desktop icon for future access, but why can't I see it on the opening screen as before?

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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    What do you mean by "opening screen" the new tab page or the default Firefox home page?

    And even Firefox 12 is woefully out of date, the latest is 27.0.1. Always pays to keep browsers up to date
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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    The issue is Google itself. When opened it used to have a menu at the top left that included Google Maps, Gmail and Images.

    The menu is now on the right and has +You, Gmail, & Images. I have no idea what +You is supposed to be!

    I'm not worried about being out of date, I only updated because the nagging got on my wick, otherwise in all respects it was operating just fine for me.

    I didn't update before because of previous hassles getting everything going properly again.

    I never open Firefox at all to be honest, all my browsing starts and ends with Google.

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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T View Post
    The menu is now on the right and has +You, Gmail, & Images. I have no idea what +You is supposed to be!
    +You is Google+ - shows up as +[name] for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T View Post
    I'm not worried about being out of date, I only updated because the nagging got on my wick, otherwise in all respects it was operating just fine for me.

    I didn't update before because of previous hassles getting everything going properly again.
    As a web developer I always make sure I'm up to date to avoid hassles with old technology getting in the way
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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    They hid it --

    Next to the right of +You, Gmail, & Images theres some squares, click that, See pic below:

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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T View Post

    I never open Firefox at all to be honest, all my browsing starts and ends with Google.

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    Well in that case a smart person would have uninstalled Firefox completely instead of updating. Updating to an out of date version will surely result in the same situation of being asked to update.
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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    Another way is to just search an address, above the results you get a menu for Web, Maps, images, etc
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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    Updating to a new browser version means that Google is now able to supply you with their updated website which would previously have been incompatible with your old browser version.
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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    I get the old one here at work on IE8, think I prefer it. I'm stuck with the old browser here, our IT department does not update quickly.
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    Default Re: Where did Google Maps go?

    Yeah I don't much care for the new one either. That drop-down menu which automatically shrinks when you start scrolling and thus interferes with the actual scrolling is moronic.
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