Lightroom 6.8: Problem with map module (Windows)

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I am experiencing a problem with the Map Module becoming non-functional. This issue is new with version 6.8.

Reproduction steps are:

1. Switch to Map module. Notice that everything works as usual - Selecting photos with GPS jumps to that location on the map. Dragging photos onto the map sets GPS coords. Right-clicking on map shows "Add GPS coordinates to Selected Photos" option.

2. Click the Google logo in the bottom-left of the map. This used to open the current Google Maps view in the default browser. Now it opens the view in its own window.

3. Notice that the map module no longer works as usual. Selecting photos does not cause the map to jump to their location. Dragging photos onto the map has no effect. There is no right-click menu. Changing to a different module and back does not help. Lightroom must be closed and re-opened to restore functionality.

I wonder if anyone else is experiencing the same issue.

As a side note, I much preferred it when Google Maps opened in the default browser, with all its powerful options for duplicating tabs and searching. I happen to use this a lot, as I am working through identifying locations for thousands of old photos. The new window has very limited options, and I wonder why this decision was taken? Would it be possible to bring back an option to open the current map view in the default browser?

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Official Response
Adobe released Lightroom 6.9/CC2015.9 today.

This issue should be corrected in this release. Please give it a try and let us know if you see any further issues. 

Complete information about this update can be found at the Lightroom Journal:

If you don’t see the update in your Creative Cloud App, you can use the kbsc [Cmd/Ctrl]+[Opt/Alt]+[ R ]  to refresh your app. If you are a perpetual license holder, you can access the update via Help>Updates...

Refer to this for any installation issues: