An unofficial blog that watches Google's attempts to move your operating system online since 2005. Not affiliated with Google.

Send your tips to

November 24, 2015

Show Zoom Slider in Google Maps

Are you missing the zoom controls from the old Google Maps interface for the desktop? Mouse over the "-" or "+" button at the bottom of the Google Maps page and click "show slider". You'll get the old zoom slider which allows you to quickly control the zoom level of the map.

If you want to go back to the default interface, mouse over the "-" or "+" button and click "hide slider". The nice thing is that Google remembers your preference.


  1. Well, it is now June 2016 and I find that I COULD have gotten the slider back. It won't work now on my google maps. Did they do away with the option? Is there still a way to get the zoom slider back?

  2. Thanks! finally this feature works in the right way! I finally can find HandmadeWritings writers on a map!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.