That’s right, in my Firefox - it was never a problem in most other people’s Firefoxes. I’d been having problems with it for many years, in various versions of Firefox and on several different computers. I’m thinking I might even have had this problem when I was still running Linux on my main machine. Not just Google Maps, also Live Maps and a few other mapping sites. Weird, yes, but somehow it never seemed important enough to look into – I just used IE instead and it worked in there.
Anyway, I finally hunted it down and as usual the answer is simple once you know it. There was a setting in the
prefs.js file in my profile:
disable_image_src_set thing. I’m guessing it was there at one time, but they removed it, leaving people with this problem. Oh well.
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