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Scroll wheel on mouse, and our cache maps

Postby Mr.Yuck » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:36 am

A change has happened on Google's maps in just the last couple of days in mid August, 2017. I actually first noticed this at Flagstack.net. Now on theirs and our maps, you cannot zoom in and out with a scroll wheel on a mouse! The map will darken, and tell you to use Ctrl + scroll to scroll the map. Well, the + and - buttons in the lower right hand corner will work too, but I personally became very used to scrolling with the wheel.

Munzee does not appear to be affected! Maybe they know what they're doing, and fixed it quickly? I cannot personally speak for Geocaching.com, as I am no longer a premium member since 2015, and never will be again, and us lowly basic members are not allowed to use Google Maps for cache maps. It's open street map, I believe.
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Re: Scroll wheel on mouse, and our cache maps

Postby Bon Echo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:57 pm

it's happening on many sites - terracaching.com, even campsitereport.com
and it's annoying since now I need to use both hands and both input devices. yawn.
I'm happy to use OSM maps and sorta think OCNA should use those by default. You know, both are "open".
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Re: Scroll wheel on mouse, and our cache maps

Postby Mr.Yuck » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:00 pm

Bon Echo wrote:it's happening on many sites - terracaching.com, even campsitereport.com
and it's annoying since now I need to use both hands and both input devices. yawn.
I'm happy to use OSM maps and sorta think OCNA should use those by default. You know, both are "open".


I agree with OSM. I know you're not into Flagstack, but it's weird; there is the regular flag map, and a special map where you click a link for "all jumper flags" (which jump around the world once an hour, and are active in that spot for only an hour), and the jumper map is NOT affected. I am going to ask in the sub reddit for Google maps tomorrow (Friday the 18th). I've been watching it all week, and no one else has started a thread. Your campsiterport.com report will help, I doubt you need an account to see their maps (nor ours). Anyone would be out of luck at Flagstack or especially TC without an account.
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Re: Scroll wheel on mouse, and our cache maps

Postby Bon Echo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Mr.Yuck wrote:I know you're not into Flagstack, but it's weird; there is the regular flag map, and a special map where you click a link for "all jumper flags" (which jump around the world once an hour, and are active in that spot for only an hour), and the jumper map is NOT affected


Does that map open in a new Google Map page/window or is it embedded? So far I've only encountered this on embedded maps. And I just discovered that if you make the OCNA Map of Caches fullscreen, you can zoom with the mouse like normal. See for yourself
http://www.opencaching.us/cachemap-full ... utZoom=10&

same thing on GPSgames.org (specifically on geodashing) - embedded map, CTRL + scroll required. Make the map fullscreen and it's like the good ole days when everything was simple ;)
http://geodashing.gpsgames.org/cgi-bin/ ... =GDDQ-COOR - try with and without fullscreen

Since gc uses a full screen map, probably is not affected. But like you I'm not PM there.

EDIT spoke to soon. Here's one that works fine without the CTRL button, and although the map is a large part of the page it's not the only thing on the screen
https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/NGSDataExplore ... ebug=false
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Re: Scroll wheel on mouse, and our cache maps

Postby Mr.Yuck » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:26 am

Bon Echo wrote:
Mr.Yuck wrote:I know you're not into Flagstack, but it's weird; there is the regular flag map, and a special map where you click a link for "all jumper flags" (which jump around the world once an hour, and are active in that spot for only an hour), and the jumper map is NOT affected


Does that map open in a new Google Map page/window or is it embedded? So far I've only encountered this on embedded maps. And I just discovered that if you make the OCNA Map of Caches fullscreen, you can zoom with the mouse like normal. See for yourself
http://www.opencaching.us/cachemap-full ... utZoom=10&

same thing on GPSgames.org (specifically on geodashing) - embedded map, CTRL + scroll required. Make the map fullscreen and it's like the good ole days when everything was simple ;)
http://geodashing.gpsgames.org/cgi-bin/ ... =GDDQ-COOR - try with and without fullscreen

Since gc uses a full screen map, probably is not affected. But like you I'm not PM there.

EDIT spoke to soon. Here's one that works fine without the CTRL button, and although the map is a large part of the page it's not the only thing on the screen
https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/NGSDataExplore ... ebug=false


And I do in fact have an answer from a kind internet stranger about what is going on with all these maps. Stand by while I try to figure out where this crap is in our code...

This seems to be the intended behaviour in the latest experimental version of the Google Maps API. The person embedding the map can override this behaviour by setting the gestureHandling property. Have a look at https://developers.google.com/maps/docu ... nteraction
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