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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chuck1906, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Chuck1906

    Chuck1906 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 20, 2009
    I have some Google Map questions:

    1. How do I clear out a previous navigation destination from my map? I am not talking about the addresses that are in history, I am talking about the actual map. For example, the other day I put in an address and it directed me to the location. The next day I put in a new address but the old navigation map was still on my screen. I had to choose MY LOCATION so the screen refreshed then it directed me to the new location.

    2. If I hit MY LOCATION then slide my screen around to show a new location, is there a way I can place a marker on the screen, then navigate to that marker from my current location?

    3. Is there a way I can lock in my Home or work address?

    4. I thought there was a night option for google maps? No? If it is, where is it?



  2. stevenlong

    stevenlong Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    Computer Programmer
    Austin, TX
    1) Press the "back" button. This will walk you backwards of the steps you took to get the map.

    2) A long press will show you a point you can then click on that marker and pick directions or navigation.

    3) No sure what you mean.

    4) I heard about that as well but have never used it. Looked around and didn't find it.
  3. bigbee

    bigbee Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    1. Besides hitting Back, another option is go into the layers menu and turn off the layers for markers or directions to previous destinations. There is an option under Labs to have a Layers button on the map at all times.

    2. Agree on the long press.

    3. Usually, the default location for Maps is your current location. You can, however, save a Directions & Navigation shortcut for your home or work on your home screen. Just long press on a blank spot on your home screen, select Shortcuts...Directions & Navigation, and enter the address. Pressing this shortcut will provide you with directions from your current location to that address.

    4. The night option automatically activates only in Navigation mode. I believe that is based on time of day and your current location, but it may use the ambient light sensor as well.
  4. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    won the lottery
    1. look for an app called History Eraser in the market

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