Disable Google Earth Red-Blue Stereoscopic 3D

Upgrading to the latest NVidia driver has an interesting effect on the default view in Goolge Earth, it turns on stereoscopic 3D whether you want it or not. There is not option to disable this view in Google Earth, but here’s how to do it.


The trick is to disable 3D in the NVidia control panel.

Nvidia3DStereoSee that check box in the middle of the screen shot? Uncheck it and click apply. Then launch Google Earth and everything will be in regular non 3D glasses needing mode. But if you do have a pair of red-blue 3D glasses give it a try. You can always disable it again in the NVidia settings.

Update: After installing the latest NVidia drivers it defaulted back to enabling 3D. It looks like you have to disable it each time the drivers update.


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  1. Rob says:

    tl:dr -> Don’t have that option? install latest driver from Nvidia.

    I did not have the category “Stereoscopic 3D” or the option to “Set up stereoscopic 3D” under any other category. I had windows 8.1, a GeForce GTX 650 with the Nvidia driver 331.65. I downloaded the latest driver (currently 331.82) which fixed Google Earth w/o editing anything in the control panel and gave the option to set up stereoscopic 3D if I wish to in the future.

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  2. Roel says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Wondered for a while why it was doing that :-) You brought the answer :-)

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