How can you use GE when you're offline?
When you go to new places with GE, it has to download the information it displays from the Google servers.* These are fairly large graphical files, so it can take some time, even with a broadband
internet connection.* GE displays a little circle in the lower right corner of the GE window, to show download progress.* When the circle completes (and turns color) then you know that the download for a given view has completed, and you can move on to your next view.* But to save time (and internet bandwidth) GE*caches*(saves) this received information on your computer.* So going back to somewhere you've already been to displays very quickly, because the information is coming directly from your own hard*drive.
So the trick to using GE offline is to use GE to visit those places that you want to go*beforehand, while you have an internet connection.* Then you save the GE cache*files somewhere.* When you cruise
to those places, copy the cache*files back so that GE can use them again.
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