6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 12:03 PM by Rambling Joe
printr42 Level 1 Level 1

Google Earth says it requires OS X 10.6. Where can I find a download that will work with OS X 10.5.8? Thanks!


Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Solved by Klaus1 on Nov 28, 2012 2:20 AM Solved

You need version 5.2 which you can get here:

 

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20124/google-earth

 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Reply by Rambling Joe on Nov 27, 2012 8:25 PM Helpful

This link may work. 

 

It's for Google Earth that works on 10.6, but someone on a different board said that it would load a version of Google Earth that would work on OS 10.5.8.

 

http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

 

It won't hurt to try.

 

Good luck.

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  • Rambling Joe Level 2 Level 2

    This link may work. 

     

    It's for Google Earth that works on 10.6, but someone on a different board said that it would load a version of Google Earth that would work on OS 10.5.8.

     

    http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

     

    It won't hurt to try.

     

    Good luck.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    You need version 5.2 which you can get here:

     

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20124/google-earth

     

    Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

  • printr42 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks! That actually worked. The site said it would only work with OS X 10.6, but it still downloaded and works. But it won't drag into the hard drive as the instructions said it should. Instead it resides on the desktop and in Applications. When you click on it, you get a drop down that says this" is an application that you downloaded from the Internet. Do you want to open it?" It does open, and it does work, it just seems sloppy. But it's great to have it working. Thanks for the link.

  • printr42 Level 1 Level 1

    Klaus,

     

    Thanks. This site had links to several versions of Google Earth, so we have it now on an older Mac as well. Your information is appreciated.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    You are very welcome!

  • Rambling Joe Level 2 Level 2

    Force quit Google Earth if it is open.  Then, if there is a copy of Google Earth in your Applications folder, drag the Google Earth on your desktop to the trash.  Don't empty the trash yet.

     

    Open the Google Earth from the one in the Applications folder.  If this is the first time you used it from the Applications folder, you might get the message, "this is an appliaction you downloaded from the internet.  Do you want to open it?"  Open it, let load completely, quit it, and open it again.  The message should not reappear.

     

    Now empty the trash.

     

    Restart your computer.  Does Google Earth reappear on your desktop?  If so, there is probably a LaunchAgent for it in your Macintosh HD> Users> your user name> Library> LaunchAgents folder.  You can remove it.  It could be under the Macintosh HD> Library> LaunchAgents or Launch Daemons or StartupItems folders. 

     

    I can't remember exactly where it was, but I hated it appearing on my desktop, and I removed from one or more of these locations.

     

    Good luck.