Google Maps on Safari vs Chrome

Discussion in 'macOS' started by guibo, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. guibo macrumors member

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    I'm using a 2017 5k iMac, all the latest official updates.

    Google maps on Safari is super laggy, slow and hard to use. Even simply panning the non-satellite map is slow. Zooming is extremely sensitive, laggy and hard to control.

    The exact same operations using chrome are beautifully smooth, quick and natural as you would expect.

    Is something wrong with my safari setup? Or is this normal? Ie chrome is runnig special sauce to make maps run nice on chrome?
     
  2. mabaker macrumors 65816

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    Same problem on the retina iMac. GMaps on Safari are horrendously slow.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 603

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    Don't really understand. Google Maps is a stand alone application that doesn't require or use a browser?

    Lou
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Are you thinking of Google Earth? This is the macOS forum.
     
  5. flowrider, Sep 17, 2017
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    flowrider macrumors 603

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    ^^^^No, I'm thinking and use Google Maps, as well as Google Earth Pro.

    I am using Google Maps for Mac V 1.1, dated back to 2009. It doesn't appear to be supported anymore.

    But, it works and I still use it.

    Lou
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    That link is for the iOS version. If you need any more info ask someone else.
     
  7. guibo thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't believe there is a google maps app for macOS that is supported.

    On macOS, google maps is meant to be used inside a browser.
     
  8. flowrider macrumors 603

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    You caught my response before I edited it. Sorry for the confusion:oops:

    Lou
     
  9. guibo thread starter macrumors member

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    So I just checked google maps on safari on my Mac mini outputting to a HDTV, no lag. It works beautifully.

    So is it just a retina thing?
     
  10. Observer123 macrumors newbie

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    So I guess Apple has no desire to fix it as they have Apple Maps, perhaps Google does?
     

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