If you store contacts address information in Outlook there is a groovy little map button that will automatically bring the maps up using Bing. But, what if you prefer to use Google Maps? Microsoft didn’t include an easy way to choose what service you prefer, but with this quick registry tweak you can change just that.
If you prefer to skip the below steps, you can download the pre-made registry fix. When the download is finished just Double-Click it and Select Yes on the confirmation window.
Step 1 – Launch Regedit
Click the Windows Start Menu Orb and Type regedit into the search box. From the program results, Click regedit.exe or just Press Enter on your keyboard.
Step 2 – Add a new string value entry to the registry
Navigate to the following registry key:
In the General key, Right-Click an empty area in the right pane and Select New > String Value. Name the new value MapScriptURL.
Step 3 – Modify value data of the new registry entry
Right-Click the newly created MapScriptURL and Select Modify… Now in the value data box Paste in the following URL:
|http://maps.google.com/?q=<0s>, <1s>, <2s>, <3s>, <4s>|
Click OK to save changes and finish.
Now whenever you press the Map button in Outlook it will open up your default internet browser and take you to that address using Google Maps! If you want to switch back to Bing, just go in and delete the new MapScriptURL string value that we created in this guide.