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anyone else having an insane amount of trouble with the new Google Maps?

instant browser crash
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loads fine, then crashes the browser when attempting to do anything at all
- 13 (11.7%)
not quite terrible, but still worse
- 60 (54.1%)
I am indifferent
- 17 (15.3%)
I actually like the new Google Maps
- 18 (16.2%)

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Author Topic: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now  (Read 21131 times)

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Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« on: February 26, 2014, 03:26:58 PM »

well, shit.

it's gone from a tool that I rely on several times a day, to something for which I have had to erase the memorized auto-complete URL in my browser's address bar, lest I prefer to not absentmindedly crash my browser.

what the high holy fuck ever prompted Google to release this pile of shit?

it's like going from a car that reliably transports you to point B, to Ace Rothstein's Cadillac.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 03:30:57 PM »

So far it has been enjoyable for me. It seemed a little slow at first, but I actually like the small map that I can directly click on when I'm in Streetview and get thrown from an overpass.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 03:31:08 PM »

maps.google.ca is where it's at now.

Yeah, they took the best tool for roadgeeking and made it useless.

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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 03:34:27 PM »

There is an option to go back to the old layout
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 03:34:36 PM »

I have not experienced a browser crash with it, but in general I have found it to be slower than it used to be and I've switched to using Bing Maps until I hear it's been resolved. Bing's aerial images are considerably older than Google's, however.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 03:35:31 PM »

I am not seeing the "new" things except business/bypass/truck routes and some hidden designations (NY 912M, NJ 444).
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 03:36:41 PM »

agentsteel53, does google.com/mapmaker still work without crashing?
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 03:37:35 PM »

There is an option to go back to the old layout

can you give me a direct link?  I cannot open the new page and let it load long enough to show all the bells, whistles, and gongs.

as far as hidden designations, and new truck routes, and what have you... again, I physically cannot get that far.  it gulps down about one gigabyte of RAM in 10-15 seconds, which makes Flickr look like an Atari 2600.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 03:39:02 PM »

I am not seeing the "new" things except business/bypass/truck routes and some hidden designations (NY 912M, NJ 444).
Same here. I've never been autoswitched to the new style; who knows why.

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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 03:42:54 PM »

I'm still on old Google Maps and until they force me to switch I'm not changing it.

@jake: Try this link, maybe it'll work? I just almost made Firefox crash doing this. https://www.google.com/maps?t=m&ll=40.07304,-74.724323&z=8&output=classic&dg=opt
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 03:51:13 PM »

I'm still on old Google Maps and until they force me to switch I'm not changing it.

@jake: Try this link, maybe it'll work? I just almost made Firefox crash doing this. https://www.google.com/maps?t=m&ll=40.07304,-74.724323&z=8&output=classic&dg=opt

awesome!!  thank you.  it looks like "output=classic" is the relevant piece of code there.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 03:56:40 PM »

I use maps.google.es, still with the old maps. Until they force me to use the new maps.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 03:57:46 PM »

The poll is a 5-way tie!
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2014, 03:59:24 PM »

The poll is a 5-way tie!

"crashes for 40% of users" is really, really not the experience Google should be promoting.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2014, 04:01:52 PM »

No problem. I'm not sure what the new Google Maps' problem is, but here's a fun fact: Memory usage of Firefox with Google Maps open and NO OTHER TABS:



604 MB!!!! THAT'S A SINGLE TAB!

Mine doesn't crash started crashing cause why the fuck not, but here's what usually ends up happening:
* It's always slow (always)
* City and town names disappear. Route shields disappear. All I fucking see is lines. And no matter what I do, until I refresh the page and rape my memory more, it won't fix itself.
* I get frustrated in Street View because it's so clunky
* FIREFOX HAS STOPPED RESPONDING
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2014, 04:03:17 PM »

well, shit.

it's gone from a tool that I rely on several times a day, to something for which I have had to erase the memorized auto-complete URL in my browser's address bar, lest I prefer to not absentmindedly crash my browser.

what the high holy fuck ever prompted Google to release this pile of shit?

it's like going from a car that reliably transports you to point B, to Ace Rothstein's Cadillac.

So it has extra plating under the driver's seat saving your life in a car bombing?

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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2014, 04:05:08 PM »

BTW,

THE NEW GOOGLE MAPS INTERFACE SUCKS MONKEY BALLS!  :verymad: :thumbdown:

Hence why I switched back to the old interface.  That, and I couldn't figure out how to link from the new interface.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2014, 04:07:24 PM »

Hence why I switched back to the old interface.  That, and I couldn't figure out how to link from the new interface.

You copy and paste your URL bar. Did they mention they don't have a short URL feature? Because I looked around every button on that piece of crap and didn't find it.

If they ever force me to switch, I'm going to Bing. Seriously.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2014, 04:21:07 PM »

So it has extra plating under the driver's seat saving your life in a car bombing?

ha, given how much RAM it takes, it had better.

I couldn't think of a more easily recognizable meme for "car bomb" than the scene in Casino.

I'm not one of those "it's new; therefore it must suck" luddites.  I actually enjoy the Westside Parkway in Bakersfield.  but I think "crashes without fail" should not be the hot new design trend of 2014.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2014, 04:28:32 PM »

So it has extra plating under the driver's seat saving your life in a car bombing?

ha, given how much RAM it takes, it had better.

I couldn't think of a more easily recognizable meme for "car bomb" than the scene in Casino.

I'm not one of those "it's new; therefore it must suck" luddites.  I actually enjoy the Westside Parkway in Bakersfield.  but I think "crashes without fail" should not be the hot new design trend of 2014.

Nor I, but the new interface is obviously a case of "amateur night".
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2014, 05:02:23 PM »

Nor I, but the new interface is obviously a case of "amateur night".

I don't even know if the interface is good or not.

MS Office 2007 (or is it 2010?  the new one.) is "amateur night".  (seriously, you broke "save as", you weirdos.)  the new Google Maps is the "shoot your customers when they walk into the dealership" level of marketing.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2014, 05:07:38 PM »

It's just like Flickr - they took a wonderful tool and made it into a fucking piece of shit.  I didn't mind paying for Flickr Pro and I didn't want to be switched to the buggy new interface.  Why do internet companies think they have to constantly change their products when there is nothing wrong with them in the first place?  Facebook, I'm looking at you.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2014, 05:15:33 PM »

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It's just like Flickr - they took a wonderful tool and made it into a fucking piece of shit.  I didn't mind paying for Flickr Pro and I didn't want to be switched to the buggy new interface.  Why do internet companies think they have to constantly change their products when there is nothing wrong with them in the first place?  Facebook, I'm looking at you.

Amen. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

This is just like those girls that change their hair color for no reason. They have a perfectly good hair color, and change it to something that looks like shit on them.

Also all these websites that were redesigned for tablet devices. They are now horrible, and have a lot less information. weather.com, nbcnews.com,ect
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2014, 05:42:02 PM »

It's just like Flickr - they took a wonderful tool and made it into a fucking piece of shit.  I didn't mind paying for Flickr Pro and I didn't want to be switched to the buggy new interface.  Why do internet companies think they have to constantly change their products when there is nothing wrong with them in the first place?  Facebook, I'm looking at you.
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Re: Google Maps just fucking SUCKS now
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2014, 06:13:15 PM »

This is just like those girls that change their hair color for no reason. They have a perfectly good hair color, and change it to something that looks like shit on them.
Only if those new colors give you a headache. Otherwise who gives a fuck?

 


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