Solved Google Earth Out of focus especially when I zoom in Win 7

January 20, 2013 at 13:49:46
Specs: Windows 7
Google Earth is out of focus, especially when I zoom in. What can I do to remedy this?

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April 22, 2013 at 20:17:42

Open Google Earth, click File, and select Server Sign Out. Be sure it's signed out, then click tools and select Options. Click Cache tab then click Delete Cache File. Confirm, then restart Earth.



#1
January 20, 2013 at 16:45:53
uninstall and re-install it....rebooting AFTER the uninstall.

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#2
February 8, 2013 at 14:26:16
Well, that was a reply that wasn't helpful. This problem also suddenly surfaced on my new machine with windows 7 home premium on it. When I first installed Google Earth, everything seemed to work great after initial install, but a few days later when I went to do some more searching, and what I recall possibly some java/flash and/or windows updates (don't remember exactly which ones though) Google earth started behaving the same way. I tried un-installing and re-installing a number of times as well as system restores to a prior date before initial install, even using maximum setting on revo uninstaller, didn't change anything. One of the other traits of it not working properly is that once you open Earth and then close it, it won't re-open again, no matter how many times tried, and have to re-boot to get it to re-open. Also, sometime it will zoom in and focus on a prior bookmarked item, sometimes not. But if it does, rarely can you barely start moving around before Earth stops focusing in on where you stop. Initially, after it first started failing, I could sometimes enter a different address and that location would zoom in, but here recently, most all areas won't zoom in. Sometimes with no rhyme or reason, a prior bookmarked location will zoom in, sometimes not, or maybe part-way and then stop completing the focus, and you can scan across a region and see sections that had started to focus and others that hadn't to some degree and doesn't change regardless of how long you wait or zoom in or out. I'm sure we aren't the only 2 people having this happen. It almost acts like the MS servers stop responding shortly after initial startup and connection, but not sure.

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#3
March 1, 2013 at 19:19:10
I am having the exact same problem. It just started. I cannot prove it but I believe it is not a Google Earth problem. Mine seemed to start after a Java and Adobe update.

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#4
March 2, 2013 at 14:21:42
'Well, that was a reply that wasn't helpful.'
sorry to say, it was just as helpful as your original question....

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#5
March 4, 2013 at 23:30:23
I would try to update your video driver, but it may not be an issue with that, but worth a shot as google earth does rely heavily on the graphics sub system. The level of detail depends on you internet connection and other factors, like how much you're moving around so keep that in mind.

Here are some tips for improving the detail and performance of google earth.

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/arch...

Hope this helps


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#6
April 22, 2013 at 20:17:42
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Open Google Earth, click File, and select Server Sign Out. Be sure it's signed out, then click tools and select Options. Click Cache tab then click Delete Cache File. Confirm, then restart Earth.


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#7
May 7, 2013 at 05:27:47
THANK YOU so much. Many of those who think they know... don't. GE now works as it did before. BTW I do listen, read and have a good knowledge of PCs. Reinstalling did not help until I uninstalled everything associated w/ GE. I even had to use msconfig to shutdown GE update services. Thanks for posting. Cache is the answer.

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#8
May 31, 2013 at 19:18:17
Mon2013 - Thanks so much for this . . . you're right and I appreciate it. Tony

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#9
June 1, 2013 at 05:29:41
Same problem, same solution. Had a problem sighing out of the server, kept crashing. So temporary disabled the Internet so it couldn't even sign in.

Cleared cache, re-enabled Internet and everything working fine.

Stuart


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#10
June 13, 2013 at 12:59:32
I have exactly the same problems as both again after updates.out of focus then will not open at all despite unistall and new download!
Was working fine until recent updates even after download shows old routes used despite uninstall still appears to load old data.I find it incredible we are the only 3 people with the problem?

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#11
June 13, 2013 at 13:04:40
I suspect there are many more but have found the solution elsewhere.

I have been using Google Earth for years and it is only recently the I have had this problem where I have had to clear the cache. One of the updates misbehaving I think.

Stuart


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