Manual Updates for Google Earth and Google Chrome

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by hounslow3, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. hounslow3

    hounslow3 Guest


    I recently asked about how to manually check for and update Google Earth
    and Google Chrome, to which I received a prompt answer.

    The information that I received was for PCs, however, as I forget to
    mention in my original post that I needed this information for a MacBook

    I thus need to ask again how I can manually update Google Earth and
    Google Chrome on MacBook Pro. I notice that they automatically update
    themselves, though I wish to manually check for updates and act on it

    Thanks once again for your time.
    hounslow3, Feb 2, 2014
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  2. hounslow3

    Paul Guest

    This information is out of date, but still interesting.
    It says when you download Google Earth, you're actually
    downloading a program called Google Update.

    Instead, there are (were) stand-alone tool installers,
    like a .dmg with just the Google Earth in it. If instead,
    you naively went to Google and clicked a download button,
    you'd get Google Update control tool instead.

    So this would get you just Google Earth. A question would
    be, how easy it would be to get rid of all the effects
    of the updater (i.e. is any removal process, complete).

    I can open that with 7ZIP, and at least in the folder
    structure, the word "Updater" doesn't pop out at me. Maybe
    that'll work for you.

    Paul, Feb 3, 2014
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  3. Chrome has a button on the top right corner that pulls down a dialog box
    that has lots of selections, one of them is UPDATE GOOGLE CHROME, which when
    you select it launches the updater.

    I do not understand questions like this because if the question is restated
    as, "Why do I have a headache?" the obvious answer is, "Because there is a
    hammer hitting you in the forehead."
    Jeff Strickland, Feb 3, 2014
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