Google Maps: Feature or Bug? Web Link Opens New Window With No Tabs and It’s Annoying

On Friday, Justin Mosebach of Improve and Grow , Lancaster PA  pointed out some new, very annoying behavior happening within Google Maps.

When the business listing shows a business URL in Chrome, it now opens a new window “without any tab bar, bookmark bar, etc”. It does not happen in Mac Safari but according to Justin, he has seen this new behavior on all other browsers.

Bug or feature? It seems like a bug but who knows.

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2 thoughts on “Google Maps: Feature or Bug? Web Link Opens New Window With No Tabs and It’s Annoying”

  1. I am getting the same thing here as of 8/15. I inspected the link and it has rel=_blank on the url. I also tested with edge and it opens in a new window as well. The new window on edge is smaller and positioned better so it is actually not as annoying.

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