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Google Earth plugin

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Registered: 06-11-2007

Google Earth plugin

I use google maps quite a lot.... and like(d) the "satellite" view, where you could zoom right down to (almost) rooftop level, and see quite a bit of detail... However, this does not seem to be available anymore.. instead when I try to use the satellite view, I am told to download Google Earth....  I did that, but it is terrible. on the "zoom scale" I can only go halfway before the picture becomes so degraded as to be unusable, and also  the viewpoint does not stay in the "overhead"  position, but tends to mimick an aircraft overflying.
does anyone know if it is still possible to use the "old style" satellite view... if so... how?
using Windows Vista....(also same on W7 laptop)
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Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Google Earth plugin

Still working here on Firefox 4 and IE8 although it is very slow using this link http://maps.google.co.uk/
pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Google Earth plugin

on mine using FF, i get a box top RH that gives me a choice, initially just one, hover over you get two, so if I am in Map, I get earth or satalite,  see below
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Re: Google Earth plugin

That`s what I get pierre, and when you click on the "Earth" pic,.... you get the instruction to download and install google earth... if you don`t... then there is no "satellite" pic... just the map  (as you show it)
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Re: Google Earth plugin

OK... got it... click on the first pic (which is partly obscured by the sliding scale zoom device)  and not google earth... !  Roll eyes 
All`s well that ends well...!  Cheesy