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Last Build Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:15:47 +0000


By: Earthware Blog

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 16:07:54 +0000

Confused by the new Google Earth 4 gui?... Those of you who have downloaded and tried Googles latest beta release of Google Earth will notice it’s had a large redesign of its look and feel. Today I found a very helpful resource that details the new user interface so I thought I’d sh...

By: PenguinOpus

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:40:05 +0000

Thank you for doing this. I liked your GE3 ones as well. Two comments: 1) At least the first one doesn't seem to layout well in OpenOffice. Most of the pointers end up pointing to the wrong things. This is probably because OO is lame, but if you could easily make it work there, that might help some folks. 2) Play tour: The ui is non-obvious. Here is my explanation. There are 3 kinds of tours, depending on what item is selected when you hit the ">" button. If a checked item is selected, a "old-style" tour of all checked items in My Places will happen. If a folder is selected, all items in the folder are toured, whether they are checked or not. Useful when you want to do a tour, but don't want the icons turned on. If a line/path is selected (eg: by default after doing a driving directions), the line (and only the line) is played in a smooth manner.