How to unlock a zoom slider in Google Maps?



Not everyone likes the new Google Maps. In fact “4 things why I hate the new Google Maps” was one of the most popular posts on Geoawesomeness for months. From time to time Google realizes that users are missing some of the old features and adds it.

Last month Google announced a neat trick which allows to switch zoom buttons from plus and minus to the old slider. In order to do that you have to mouse over the “-” or “+” button at the bottom of the Google Maps page and click “show slider”.

Google Maps will remember your preferences so if you what to go back to the new minimalistic design you can do the same steps and click “hide slider”. Cool trick!

I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.



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