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Date:      Tue, 5 May 2015 20:13:16 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Warren Block <>
To:        Albert Shih <>
Cc:        Mike Clarke <>,
Subject:   Re: How to use
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On Tue, 5 May 2015, Albert Shih wrote:

> Le 05/05/2015 à 09:45:03+0100, Mike Clarke a écrit
>> On Tue, 5 May 2015 00:35:54 +0200
>>> Anyone have a idea ?
>> It's Google's idea of "progress" :-(
> Yes I known. That sucks. Until recently I'm manage to use to old version.
> But seem this old version just disappear.

3D maps can still be enabled.  In Firefox, click on the Lite Mode 
lightning bolt.  Then click the link to Learn about Lite Mode.  On that 
page is a button that says USE MAPS WITH 3D.  This opens a new browser 
window with the maps in 3D mode.

The setting doesn't stick, unfortunately.  But at least it can be 
enabled for a session.

It might be possible to figure out how it decides that the client does 
not have the requirements and fake it.  WebGL might be what it is 
looking for, although it is obviously not required.
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On Tue, 5 May 2015, Brandon Wandersee wrote:

> On 05/05, Mike Clarke wrote:
>> On first reading that I thought we might have been able to manage with
>> Chrome under FreeBSD but it appears that the reference to Linux is
>> precise and doesn't mean Unix like systems as is sometimes the case.
> It may also be that it requires features specific to *Google Chrome*---the
> "Chrome" browser in the FreeBSD ports tree is Chromium, which lacks some of the
> embedded plugins the branded Chrome browser has.

I use it in Firefox.

> Frankly, the only thing that really seems to be missing from the the "lite"
> version of Google Maps is the ability to let a large data-mining firm feed
> details of your life to a computer so said computer can do all your thinking for
> you. Nothing lost, if you ask me. ;)

The new street view in Lite mode has a weird fisheye thing going on. 
The 3D version is better... like the old version.

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