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The static 360° photos are very annoying when you're trying to drop the orange token on some road without having to zoom up the map previously.

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Can you add screenshot, please? – Alex Apr 27 '12 at 4:16
My post referred to the Street View orange token (the "little man"), not to the pictures displayed on regular maps: imgur.com/a/Pngcf You need to drag it and move it around a map for the blue dots to appear. They are not disabled by the option you suggest me, and if you accidently drop the token on a dot instead of a road, Google will open the Panoramio view instead of Street View. – screener Apr 27 '12 at 20:30
These are the blue dots Screener is mentioning: i.imgur.com/YUrAP.png – JonathanMumm Apr 27 '12 at 20:40
Also, here's a corresponding Google Groups thread about the same issue, also unresolved with the status of "You can't turn them off". groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!topic/maps/… – JonathanMumm Apr 27 '12 at 20:43
I don’t know why, but I think they are considered (or treated) to be in the same category as the roads, thus can’t be turned off. – Alex Apr 27 '12 at 20:51
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Google has finally added a toggle to hide images (now called "Photo Sphere") from Street View. It appears when you drag the "little man" token to the map.

Example screenshot

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