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Often when reading a trip report, it is handy to have a GMap window open beside the report. To do this, you need to know how to use 2 separate windows on your computer.

 It is most useful to have the map in a separate window from the trip report. Lots of people I've talked to don't know how to get two separate windows on their computer. Fortunately both PC and Mac are similar. On the PC, with my version of Firefox, if I click "GMap" it initially comes up in the same window but a separate tab.
 - Go to the map tab and "right click". This brings up a menu box. Choose "Move to separate Window".

Here's how to do it on an Apple Macbook Pro equipped with a trackpad instead of a mouse. Go to the mountain page and click GMap link. Note that GMap comes up in a separate browser tab. You can then do a "two finger" click on the GMap tab, which brings up a menu box with "Move to a separate window".