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Just figured out a way to have a navigation shortcut for the new Google maps!

I know some people (including me) still have the old navigation shortcut (the blue arrow) but it has been removed on a lot of devices after updating to the newest version.

The trick/hack/workaround is simple. Just add a Directions widget without an direction! In staid you provide only a space character to enable the save button.

The newly created shortcut seems to take you to the same Activity as the old shortcut did.

Now if only there was a way to do a voice search without that extra touch to give focus to the destination field! (Like it was in the old dashboard style maps app)

I hope this helps somebody!
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