Google Picasa 3 maps module no longer works (object error)

Issue

Places sidebar stopped working in Google Picasa 3. Following error is displayed instead of a map:

Google Picasa 3 maps module error

[object Error]
You are using a browser that is not supported by the Google Maps JavaScript API. Consider changing your browser.

Resolution

Close Picasa and and perform following steps:

  • Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
  • Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION
  • Create a new DWORD entry with name: picasa3.exe and Hexadecimal value: 2af8 (Decimal: 11000)

Open Picasa and embedded maps module should now work.

October 2018
Windows 10 Pro (1803)
Picasa 3.9.141

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