I clicked on the "Try MapsGL" button in Google Maps. After trying it, I decide, that I want to go back to old maps, as they require less resources on my old PC. But the button to switch back is nowhere to be found. How do I go back to old maps?

1 Answer 1


One way is to add vector=0 to the end of your URL string parameters. So your maps URL would be http://maps.google.com/?vector=0. This will tell the maps not to use MapsGL.

Alternatively, if you want to switch back to MapsGL, put vector=1 in your URL.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.