Incremental Update to Google Earth 4.3.7204.0836 (beta)

Google has released an update to the 4.3 beta released two weeks ago which fixes some bugs (no new features that I see). This is still a beta version, so Google probably has more things they plan to fix before finalizing 4.3. You can download it through the Google Earth Download page, or if you haven’t downloaded 4.3 before, you can use GEB’s download Google Earth page. Thanks to Frederic for the tip that this was now available.
Here are some of the things they fixed in this incremental release (still waiting for official release notes):

  • MAC only- Whenever balloon has enough text to require a vertical scroll bar, the horizontal scroll bar shows up as well. Even though the horizontal text are not wide enough.
  • Bottom margin of balloon is too big.
  • Balloons sometime do not render image when clicked repeatedly.
  • Sometime balloon does not open in Vista machine.
  • “to here”/”from here” does not work in newly created placemark.
  • Navigation from camera views (above horizon) is broken.
  • Crash at exiting sky mode.

By the way, if you are looking to report a problem you’re having with GE 4.3, or you want to go back to GE 4.2, read this excellent post at the GE Community by ‘Noisette’. Or just go to the Google Earth support forum.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. And it still doesn’t work with Maxthon. 🙁

  2. Interesting… Kosovo still does not show up as a country… I would have thought that as soon as the US recognised Kosovo google earth would have it put on, or at the very least the next update.

  3. Look and feel of the new interface is good and The TimeSpan has been increased from about 14sec to 60 seconds. The dea’s load much quicker also. This makes for much smoother animations such as the Hans Solo Escapes and Red Bull The GE Team gets a Chuck Yeager Thumbs up from here.

  4. They need to put Kosovo as a state,Kosova from 17 february 2008 is indepented.

  5. why is the kosovo border showed so kind of unsure? Red line…other borders are on viewed on yellow color!!!

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