I use the OpenLayers plugin to load Google Earth Layers in Quantum GIS to digitize/identify certain features. As my work is large occassionally I have to quit Quantum GIS to resume later. The problem I face is though I save my project as a qgs file I am not able to get the dynamically updated layer of Google Earth in the next session. The Google Earth layer just appears in the top left corner of the map area in QGIS and it shows only a portion of the area I work with. I can't zoom/pan further to other places.
Also I am not in favour of using Google Earth plugin for this work as it just takes a snapshot of the scene I have zoomed onto in Google Earth.