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Google Earth version update (Fixed itself) [SOLVED]

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 2:22 pm
by Catchpole
When I start Google Earth I get a window with a message:

A new version of Google Earth Pro is available!

I usually wait for an update through the Program Manager but on this occasion I tried to update.
The Program Manager gave the message that the latest version is installed.

Has anyone else had this?

Do I just keep closing the message and wait for it to fix itself?

Mint 18.3 Mate
GoogleEarth 7.1.8.3036 (64-bit)

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:09 pm
by Lord Boltar
The latest Google Earth is 7.3.2.5776

Download from here

https://www.google.com/earth/versions/#download-pro

hope this helps

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:21 pm
by AndyMH
I'd be tempted to stay with what you have if it works. I also get the same message and ignore it. Think at some time in the past I did use a 'newer' version and it didn't work. I've got version 7.3.2.5481

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:52 pm
by RollyShed
Lord Boltar wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:09 pm
The latest Google Earth is 7.3.2.5776
Download from here
https://www.google.com/earth/versions/#download-pro
hope this helps
Well actually no.
Yes it downloads and installs. When run the box/screen it is in is mostly transparent (can see the desktop through it) with a box in the middle with Google Earth and the top of the earth. The map or satellite picture of where you want is a small box towards the upper left corner. It is not movable or expandable.

When I said transparent box, when moved/dragged it to my other screen the desktop's bit where it first showed up is still there as a background to the Google Earth box.

This sort of thing has been like that for a year or more.

When I do need Google Earth I use a browser and get it from there for what ever I need to look at.

The other way round, having booted Google Earth, using the menu it has the option under "File" of "View in Google Maps". Clicking on this boots Chrome and Google Earth - which seems to miss the point of having Google Earth installed in the first place.

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:24 am
by AZgl1500
I have never been able to get a Linux version of Google Earth to work :(

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:54 am
by Pepi
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:24 am
I have never been able to get a Linux version of Google Earth to work :(
I've got it to work half arass but still didn't like it. I just use the webbase version and it works good

https://earth.google.com/web/@40.278639 ... y,0h,0t,0r

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:00 pm
by AndyMH
All I can add to finish this is that version 7.3.2.5481 does work (lenovo T430, mint versions 18.0 through 18.3 and 19.0, all running cinnamon). Don't know if you can find a download for this, I've got a copy stashed on my NAS because of the problems I had with later versions.

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:06 pm
by Catchpole
I think that I'll take Andy MH's advice and ignore it.

(I tried the web based version suggested by Pepi but it said to install Chrome. After installing Chromium I tried again but got the same message)

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:20 pm
by Pepi
I think you have to have Chrome for it to work. I use Chrome so I forgot to mention this :oops:

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm
by Catchpole
Hi Pepi,

I thought that Linux required Chromium instead of Chrome.
I'll look in the Program Manager to see if Chrome is an option. I don't like using software that's not available in the Program Manager.

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:06 pm
by Lord Boltar
have you tried to use the Goggle Earth repair tool - open Goggle Earth then Help then Launch Repair Tool

Also do you have lsb-core installed?

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:18 pm
by Catchpole
Hi Lord Boltar,

There's no option or reference anywhere to "Launch Repair Tool" in the help files.

lsb-core is installed.

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 am
by Lord Boltar
open Google Earth then click Help - should be the fourth one down -Launch Repair Tool

I guess I am lucky I never had an issue with it

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:32 pm
by Catchpole
Hi Lord Boltar,

The option is not available. I took a picture but I can't get the image size small enough using Gimp.

The options are:

Help Resources
Keyboard Shortcuts
Startup Tips
--------------
Release Notes
Licence
Privacy
-------------
Send Feedback
About Google Earth

There is nothing under the "Help Resources" heading either.

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:49 am
by AndyMH
'launch repair tool' does show under help in version 7.3.2.5481

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:39 am
by redx87
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:24 am
I have never been able to get a Linux version of Google Earth to work :(
I'm using version 7.3.2.5495 (64-bit) of GoogleEarth in my Linux Mint 19.01. Works perfectly, and I was even able to import my saved places file (myplaces.kml) from my windows 7 machine into it. I used Linux Mint's software manager to install GoogleEarth, and it did so without a problem.

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 am
by Pepi
Lord Boltar wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:09 pm
The latest Google Earth is 7.3.2.5776

Download from here

https://www.google.com/earth/versions/#download-pro

hope this helps
COOL 8) I uninstalled my older version of Google Earth Client and installed this version and it works like a charm. I liked the web version but it would lose my bookmarks on landmarks that I would add? Thanks for the link :!:

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:11 pm
by Catchpole
Hi Lord Boltar,

If I download the newer version from your link, do I have to uninstall the old version first?
Do I have to save "My Places" and reload it?

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:27 pm
by AZgl1500
Pepi wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:54 am
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:24 am
I have never been able to get a Linux version of Google Earth to work :(
I've got it to work half arass but still didn't like it. I just use the webbase version and it works good

https://earth.google.com/web/@40.278639 ... y,0h,0t,0r
won't play with Firefox, or Chrome....
gave up on G Earth, not worth the trouble to me.

Re: Google Earth version update

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:25 pm
by Lord Boltar
Catchpole wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Hi Lord Boltar,

If I download the newer version from your link, do I have to uninstall the old version first?
Do I have to save "My Places" and reload it?
Yes you want to export all your favorites first then uninstall then reinstall then import favorites