Lightroom Classic CC: Improve Maps Module

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The Maps module in Lightroom Classic latest versions seems little changed from the first introduction years ago. It is slow and clunky. Why is there no support for gestures?  I cannot zoom in and out using my trackpad as I can easily do using Google maps. Please update it to be of more use.  Also, the row of thumbnails below are too small to easily see features to help identify the location. How about an image pop-up function when you hover the cursor over the row of images at the bottom for, say, 2 seconds? I have resorted to using ANOTHER APP in the background in conjunction to look at the image enlarged briefly then flip back to Lightroom.
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"I cannot zoom in and out using my trackpad"

This bug surfaced about 5 months ago. Please add your constructive opinion to this bug report:  https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/trackpad-multitouch-zooming-in-map-module?top... Be sure to click Me Too and Follow to make it more likely Adobe will prioritize a fix, and you'll be notified when the bug's status changes.
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"the row of thumbnails below are too small"

Have you made the filmstrip taller by dragging the divider?



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Yes, but still far too small for me, I can flip across to Library module and back, but a simple pop-up would be far easier.  I am often trying to geotag photos I took 15 or more years ago and the detail has the clues to exactly where I was standing.
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You can also either use a 2nd screen in Loupe view or if you do not have a 2nd screen then the '2nd monitor preview" could also help.
I setup the size/position of the preview window so it was below the map navigator as shown here:


You can toggle it on/off with F11 key
Adjust the size to suit your needs also turn off any Loupe info display as it does not scale with this preview and blocks view of the photo.
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Thanks for the reply Bruce. F11 does not work on my Mac.  What is the menu commend to get that pop up window?  I cannot find it...
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The command is Window > Secondary Display > Show, and the menu will show the keyboard shortcut on Mac and Windows.
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Ah, thanks I got it to work.  On a Mac the keys are function-command-F11 all pressed at the same time...
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John got to the answer faster than me. 
I have also noticed that the preview will sometimes forget it's last position and reopen again in the center of the screen when you toggle it on/off but not quite sure what causes it.
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There is also the [2] icon in the bottom left corner of the screen just above thumbnails
(right click it to change options/left click to enable/disable)

Hopefully this serves as a decent workaround for you.
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Thanks Bruce, that is even better. I raise my hand in being guilty of only knowing precisely what I need in Lightroom and ignoring all other options - to my peril I guess.