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Google Earth Pro Questions

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  1. BearKiller

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    I had to install Google Earth Pro so as to use the geolocating feature in one of my photo organizing programs.
    I have used plain old Google maps, both flat and satellite, many times; but, this is my first experience with actually having Google Earth installed on a computer; thus, I have a couple of questions.

    1. I would like to turn off the extremely annoying horizontal view that automatically occurs when I try to zoom in close.
    I found a switch to turn it off in Tools > Options > Navigation; however, no matter what I have tried, that switch will not respond to my attempts at disabling the feature.
    The switch is not greyed out and appears that it should respond to a simple click, but that has not been the case.
    Added on EDIT: I read several responses to my same question in an internet search and the answer to every one was to do exactly what I have already been trying = turn that switch off.
    Can anyone help me out on this ?

    2. I really cannot understand the advantage of having Google Earth installed, as opposed to accessing it via a browser; none of my other geolocating programs have ever required it to be installed; which leads me to this question: With Google Earth Pro physically installed in my machine, can I view various points without an internet connection ?

    Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
     
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  2. flavallee

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    Load Google Earth Pro.
    Go to Tools - Options - Navigation
    Select "Do not automatically tilt while zooming".
    Click Apply - OK.
    Close and then reload Google Earth Pro.

    You should now be able to zoom in as close as possible and still maintain the overhead view.
    I personally use Google Earth Pro, and doing that works fine for me.
    I personally have never used it without an internet connection, but I'm guessing you need to have one.

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  3. BearKiller

    BearKiller Thread Starter

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    Your input must have scared it into working as I got it to work this time; thanks !

    I have another question: When I go to the Google Earth Pro folder in the Start Menu, I have three choices, plain old Start Goggle Earth, Start GE in DirectX mode, and Start GE in OpenGL mode; when and why should I choose either of the three options ?

    Thanks again.
     
  4. flavallee

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    When I install Google Earth Pro 7.3.2.5495, it places a shortcut icon on the desktop.
    That's how I load it.

    According to the graphics mode in mine, it's using "OpenGL".

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  5. BearKiller

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    I haven't messed with any of that stuff; it is still at the installer's settings.
    The curious thing is, when I just looked in options, mine is set for DirectX.
    I wonder what the difference is and how one choice or the other would do differently.

    Thanks again.
     
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