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January 28, 2006

Use Google Maps with People widget

[Found at Macworld: Use Google Maps with People widget...]

In late December, [MacWorld] described how to use Google Maps with the Address Book widget. Then a few weeks later, Apple goes off and introduces the People widget, which looks up people you enter via an internet White Pages search. (The People widget is part of the OS X 10.4.4 update.) After looking up a person, you can click on their address to be taken to a map showing where he or she lives. I was hoping Apple would use Google’s Maps out of the box, but no such luck—this widget, too, relies on MapQuest.

However, it didn’t take the Macosxhints.com community very long to come up with a fix. Reader Maxwell Bates sent in a solution less than a week later. So if you’d prefer to use Google’s classy maps with the new People widget, here’s what you need to do. Note that you will not need to use the Terminal for this hint at all. If you’re comfortable using TextEdit, you’ve got the required skills.

Check out the article for the exact steps. I have tried it and it works except that (of course) it is useless for addresses outside the US and Canada.

Posted by Ozguru at January 28, 2006 12:00 PM