Using the old classic Google maps was easy-peasy. Just click my bookmark, didn’t need to disable NoScript unless I wanted to use StreetView. I loved the traffic function, especially for checking the situation on the back roads.
Now the new improved Google maps is just…lousy. The contrast and resolution of the new graphics are inferior visually for me, and the controls that I used without thinking are now in different places and I’m not really interested in retraining myself. I guess whatever wonderful new features are there are beyond me.
So I’ve tried bookmarking the classic version several different times and ways and the bookmark still always reverts to ground zero of the new version (they eliminated the old maps.google.com URL). It takes me about ten clicks of disabling NoScript repeatedly and going through the help menu just to get to the classic map starter page that used to be my bookmark.
Any ideas about alternatives? I never liked Mapquest as much but maybe it got better. Or is there a way to optimize Google that I’m just missing? I don’t want to globally enable it on Noscript, though that would eliminate a few clicks.