Announcing: Firefox 3.0 now supported

28 views
Skip to first unread message

Paul Rademacher

unread,
Jun 22, 2008, 3:20:44 PM6/22/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
As of today, you should be able to run the GE plugin in Firefox 3
(still Windows-only). You won't need to update your binary if you
already have the plugin installed.

Please give it a try, and post on this forum if you run into
problems.

Thanks,
Paul
http://code.google.com/apis/earth/

José Antonio

unread,
Jun 22, 2008, 5:23:15 PM6/22/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
The plugin does not works for me, as it does in FF2. I'm using FF3 in
Windows SP3, portuguese versions.

DougH

unread,
Jun 22, 2008, 5:36:28 PM6/22/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
The GE plugin does not work for me when using Firefox3, however the
same code does work when using the IE Tab plugin for Firefox3. The
plugin initially loads and then the screen goes blank. The only error
message I got was: ge.createHTMLStringBalloon is not a function.

Paul Rademacher

unread,
Jun 22, 2008, 7:13:16 PM6/22/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
José and Doug, would you mind please posting the list of installed
extensions you have running? It's found under "Tools" menu -> "Add-
Ons" -> "Extensions".

Also, if possible, could you post the URLs of the pages you're
testing?

Thanks -- that will help us debug.

- Paul

Frank4

unread,
Jun 22, 2008, 7:58:45 PM6/22/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
I've noticed one problem. Was running the Monster Milktruck game.
Paused for a few seconds and one of those "hurry up" messages came on
in the placemark bubble - only the text is not appearing within the
bubble - it's above it. See screenshot in the Files section called
"milkbug.jpg":

http://kml-support.googlegroups.com/web/milkbug.jpg

Frank

José Antonio

unread,
Jun 22, 2008, 8:38:30 PM6/22/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
Ho, my fault. The plugin was deactivated. Now is is running better
than in IE.

José Antonio

unread,
Jun 22, 2008, 9:07:25 PM6/22/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
I'm testing in a hacked China Syndrome version modified to show
stereoscopic vision:

http://www.meiradarocha.jor.br/earth/stereo-earth.html

DougH

unread,
Jun 22, 2008, 9:39:49 PM6/22/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
I only have Google Earth Plugin 4.3.9477.6413 and IE Tab 1.5.20080310
extensions installed. I don't typically use Firefox, so it is a recent
pristine installation that I am simply using to test code. I installed
IE Tab only after the plugin failed, to see if the plug in would work
on Firefox at all, which it does with the IE engine.

I run the HTML locally and load the KML from online. Apparently the
KML cannot be local, which is inconvenient, but not painfully so. I'll
upload my HTML and post it later.

The error I mentioned doesn't show up right away, as if the plugin is
flying to that location and attempting to show the bubble before the
error occurs, which is how my page works. However, except for the
initial loading message, I don't get anything but a blank page during
that time.

Shay Erlichmen

unread,
Jun 23, 2008, 2:27:43 AM6/23/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
Will there be "Plugin Finder Service" (http://wiki.mozilla.org/PFS)
for it under Firefox?

10x,
-Shay.

chrisjf

unread,
Jun 24, 2008, 12:05:00 PM6/24/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
I too cannot get the plug-in to work in Firefox 3.

Right now I am using GE to plot some placemarks on the terrain. At
first I thought my code was wrong but then I checked in other
browsers. IE6/7 and Fx2 all work great. I then tried creating a blank
profile in Fx3 so that I don't have any extensions installed, GE still
didn't load.

If you could help, that would be amazing. Thanks!

-Chris

URL: http://phinetech.com/chris/googleearth.html

DougH

unread,
Jun 29, 2008, 5:32:31 PM6/29/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
Since the last update, the GE plugin loads correctly and shows a globe
when using Firefox3, but it will not open a balloon. Previously, the
plugin didn't work at all, but the error message is the same as
before: ge.createHTMLStringBalloon is not a function.

ManoM

unread,
Jun 30, 2008, 10:14:43 AM6/30/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
Hi DougH,

Can you point me to your code? I'm not able to replicate the problem.

Mano
Message has been deleted

DougH

unread,
Jul 1, 2008, 9:50:46 AM7/1/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
I restructured my code after adding some functionality, and now the
globe loads in Firefox3, but the view does not move to the point where
an attempt to open a balloon causes an error, as before. Now, there is
no movement at all, and there is no error. Works fine in IE, and
Firefox3 IE Tab.

ManoM

unread,
Jul 1, 2008, 1:30:24 PM7/1/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
Hi DougH,

This isn't a FF3 issue, I'm getting it with FF2 as well. I'm
investigating it.

Mano

tinem

unread,
Aug 15, 2008, 9:24:54 AM8/15/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
I got it function when I used Firefox 2 but now with Firefox 3 it
isn't functioning and I have tried several times to download and
install. It keeps saying that I should download the plug-in. :-(

Explorer 6 is still OK. I use windows XP Pro. http://www.findbiblioteket.dk/

tinem

unread,
Aug 15, 2008, 1:36:43 PM8/15/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
I deleted it from controlpanel for starting from scratch but I can't
delete the folder called "google" with the update under C: no matter
what I do - can't this be done?

tinem

unread,
Aug 15, 2008, 2:51:30 PM8/15/08
to KML Developer Support - Google Earth Browser Plugin
Just want to say that everything is functioning OK now.
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages