Solved google earth works no longer on any computer?

August 3, 2015 at 07:07:18
Specs: Macintosh
Why do we waste yet more time with google earth - loading it and installing it three times and still get a black screen - it was made in maryland so perhaps that is the reason, the baseyball league or shootcop games are more important?

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August 13, 2015 at 09:14:41
Here's some "I got it to work" posts, specifically for Mac.

Yes, the thread is about 2.5 years old, but that's better than the "seven years" you mentioned in a earlier response.

Yes, the thread appears to be specific to Mac OS 10.6.8, but since you didn't include the version of the OS you are having trouble with, it's hard for us to be more specific in our suggestions.

Google Earth 'black earth' problem with Mac OS 10.6.8

https://productforums.google.com/fo...

Good luck!

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#1
August 3, 2015 at 08:01:43
Re your question.
Only you can answer why you waste yet more time on it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 3, 2015 at 08:40:14

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#3
August 4, 2015 at 10:17:43
Derby Dad!

Very amusing Dad. Seldom that marylanders grasp what the message is so you are obviously not one of those. Perhaps someone will endeavour to suggest something real. I can simply try another computer, but being someone who prides himself on being 100%, means I waste my life dealing with a lot of crap. It is my choice.


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#4
August 4, 2015 at 20:37:34
I'm not sure what you are expecting us to suggest.

I don't know who the "we" is that wastes "yet more time" with a failing installation. Is there a group of you that is having the same problem?

Are you asking for help installing Google Earth? If so, may I suggest that you ask your question in the Mac section under Operating Systems. This forum is typically used for Office applications, such as MS Excel, Word, OpenOffice, etc.

BTW...just curious. You said that you are "someone who prides himself on being 100%".

100% what?

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August 5, 2015 at 13:41:44
Hi Derby, well I just noticed that my attempts at loading the lastest google-earth were resulting in black world views - but then discovered that this has been a problem since 2008 - from a lot of different people on many different machines and thus this problem has still not been solved. Over many forums and over such a long time I suddenly, after finding this anwers forum, came up with the real question - is any one actually getting GE as it should be? Since after a few hours of searching for a solution and finding nothing real I got just slightly annoyed and asked this somewhat trivial question "Is anyone getting the thing to work" since all those who get it to work tend to sit back and enjoy it and not write to forums saying "Hey I got it to work!"

Google have not come up with any solution and it is annoying to find "solutions" which one can read through and then say "Hey this is seven years old! Isn't there another solution which is just slightly up to date?" And no there isn't. Who knows why and in the end who cares? Google obviously continue to provide us with old solutions since there is no incentive for them to get up to date.

I mean 100% in that I take each problem and follow it up absolutely to the end, each and every answer tried and still no solution, giving what I regard as 100% effort. Hence I excuse myself in the end and can stop when I see that No One has anything to offer. You, Derby are the last remaining accolyte.


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August 5, 2015 at 14:54:53
re: "I got just slightly annoyed and asked this somewhat trivial question "Is anyone getting the thing to work" since all those who get it to work tend to sit back and enjoy it and not write to forums saying "Hey I got it to work!""

Hey, I got it to work!

It couldn't have been simpler. I just installed Google Earth on my Win7 machine with nary an issue. Here's a screen shot of the Google Earth app showing the island of Sylt, where I spent a year while serving in the US Coast Guard. Ahh…the memories. The beer, the keggling, the nude beaches. Oh wait, that’s probably a visual that you didn’t need.

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/...

Anyway, I don’t have a Mac to test it on, but I had zero, zilch, nada problems installing Google Earth on my Win 7 machine. So, to answer the question posed in your subject line: google earth works no longer on any computer?, the answer is "Not so, it works on mine."

re: "and thus this problem has still not been solved."

At least as far as I can tell, in my own little part of the Google world, there is no problem to solve.

As I mentioned earlier, if you are having problems with Google Earth on your Mac, consider asking your question in a Mac related forum, where like minded users may have experienced the same issues as you and have a solution specific to the Mac model and/or Mac OS that you are using.

Good luck!

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#7
August 5, 2015 at 14:59:36
I assume you saw this in your travels:
https://productforums.google.com/fo...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
August 13, 2015 at 03:47:38
Thanks Derek. I checked that, but I am not a windows user and so all those instructions suit windows people but as a mac person I don't have the patience to work through a long list of eventual possibilities in the hope that it will work. Sure there are probably hundreds of people who eventually got it to work and micky mouse tricks are fine for people with nothing else to do, but if it doesn't work then don't try to fix it. I am happy for you and will make do without google earth. Perhaps they will announce a new version some time which works on installation.

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August 13, 2015 at 07:37:56
Aw gawsh - sorry about my Macintosh blunder.

EDIT:
I agree, sometimes a new version can fix things.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 13, 2015 at 09:14:41
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Here's some "I got it to work" posts, specifically for Mac.

Yes, the thread is about 2.5 years old, but that's better than the "seven years" you mentioned in a earlier response.

Yes, the thread appears to be specific to Mac OS 10.6.8, but since you didn't include the version of the OS you are having trouble with, it's hard for us to be more specific in our suggestions.

Google Earth 'black earth' problem with Mac OS 10.6.8

https://productforums.google.com/fo...

Good luck!

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#11
August 13, 2015 at 15:20:02
Thanks Derby,

You tried the hardest - Got it loaded - load of crap - all black. Lets not waste any more time on this garbage - google earth is micky mouse and don't waste another second even thinking about it!

Enjoy your life without google.


Or vegetate in your room while the world continues without you!


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