I have a question for you…

I want to use Google Earth. So I downloaded it as per the instructions. However, when viewing the little videos of how to use Google Earth, they have lots of toggles in the left-hand side/corner that you can use, many of them, in fact, but when I use GE, there are none of those toggles. All I have are the circles with arrows in four corners, two of them.


This is what I get:

Does anyone know anything about Google Earth and how to get the whole thing to work?

Thanks in advance,



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4 Responses to I have a question for you…

  1. Anna says:

    I don’t know your email but mine’s annamills46@hotmail.com xx


  2. Bex says:

    Thanks Anna. I already know how to use Google Maps and have done so a lot, but Google Earth is a little different. I watched a newsman doing it on a humongous screen on TV the other day, and he went from one place on the earth to the other side of the globe seamlessly and it looked so cool. You can also see outer space places too, planets, moon, etc. But I just can’t seem to get it all to come together like it is advertised. Actually if you just get the google page up, up in the top row is “maps” go there first and then type in where you want to see, an address, a postcode, or any general names.

    I will go visit you with google map tomorrow, thanks for your postcode.

    And Em, I am so far down the chain of “computer knowledge” as to be quite near the bottom, really. I just like to try gadgets… but google maps are really fun to use. Trouble is that cities/towns must give permission to google to go down and film certain streets and over in my home town of Marblehead, almost the whole town was apparently off-limits… they didn’t want their privacy ruined I guess. Actually my street also has no google guy going down it either.


  3. Anna says:

    I can’t believe I’m about to offer IT advice, but I bloody well am!! I couldn’t make any headway with google earth as such, but now if I type a place (or postcode/zip code) into the search bar on google, the first screen comes up with a normal google search but with ‘maps’ as one of the choices along the top left screen. Click on that and it will be a map of the place, but with the choice of satellite view top right. I’ve already looked at your beach – beautiful! – My street comes up with BN3 1DH. Good luck and hope this is helpful. xx


  4. mz. em says:

    Wow, you are out there in the land of true computer knowledge. But, my answer is no, I have no idea of what you must do. You are my heroine because you find these wonderful things and figure out how to use them.


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