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  1. Interesting that GCHQ regard a fundamental error in their programming as part of "fine-tuning"! I couldn't add a rating/comment on one Lab I left until later. Saw folks in another forum saying uninstall/reinstall resolved the problem, BUT having tried that (yes, the one I wanted to add a rating/comment then allowed it) none of existing ratings/comments showed up and as others said the app then invited me to add one!
  2. Thanks 1in7 ... my solution was to edit the link from my profile stats for Adv Lab 'finds', but your workaround is better. PERHAPS when GCHQ correct this bug, they could make sure when we view other cachers Adv Lab 'finds' that we can see their list too! Presently you are taken to the App advert page. Seems crazy that you can view other players cache finds but not Adv Labs ... Why?
  3. Solved the problem very soon after pressing send! Sorry! Thought I had tried disabling other extensions/scripts but clearly not as its the "GC little helper II" script that appears to be changing various things on the Geocaching Map screens. Disabled now and the map list is correct and selects maps ok. Will miss quite a few of the "GC little helper II" functions such as ability to change the order of your displayed Souvenir list and short cuts to other functions, but having OS Maps working properly is far more important to me! At least if anyone else has the above problem, here is one reason for things having changed. Attached screen shot shows the list and restoration of the "Browse Map" button.
  4. I've been having problems again getting OS maps to work ... have now got them back, BUT the top/right drop down list of maps doesn't include OS so only way I can get them is to make OS the default map. That's fine but then when I zoom out past the OS range I have no map, without refreshing the page, which promptly zooms out to show the whole country. My "long" list without OS included is attached, I also asked a friend to check and his map list is short and includes OS, see also attached. Has anyone seen this problem of the list not showing correct maps installed via the GME manage window? Better still, anyone know how to change the displayed list?
  5. This looked fantastic, so signed up BUT on initial viewing of the site it's not quite what I expected! Was hoping to download an extension and have decent organisation of geocaching.com pages (souvenirs in particular). EDIT: Found the extension and installed it ... looking good and checking it out. Thanks.
  6. Genuine thanks for the informative and helpful replies, also support particularly from 'thebruce0'. To be honest I was taken-back by some of the responses - yes, I have heard of search engines so am not a complete idiot! Valuable lesson learned though: be very wary of asking an innocent question here ... but, how to know what questions will not irk some contributors?
  7. Probably a simpleton's question, but how do I get/use "GCLh"? Sounds to be a useful feature for PQs. I have Greasemonkey (Firefox) and Tampermonkey (Chrome) installed, but tbh don't know what I'm supposed to do with them!
  8. Opening cache links into the Official App instead of Safari on an iPhone has been an issue for a long time, but previously a long-press on a e-mail cache link offered options, so if "Open in Safari" was selected this became the default. Recently after my iPhone 7+ updated to iOS 13.1.3, not only did cache links in e-mails open into the Official App but the "Open in browser" option in two third party apps (Looking4Cache & Cachly) also opened into the Official App ... very frustrating! The previous long-press from an e-mail did not set the default to opening in Safari ... worked for that one time, but reverted to the Official App afterwards. There are no options offered using the two tp apps. I followed instructions in another thread and found long-pressing the GC code on a Safari cache page (top right of page), then selecting "open" or "open in new tab" changed the default to Safari for e-mails, L4C & Cachly. This is still the default after closing everything a couple of times and re-booting the phone. iPhone instructions: Open a cache page in Safari >> locate the GC code in the upper right corner of the page >> long-press the GC code and an option window opens >> tap "open" or "open in new tab" ... default should then be to open in Safari
  9. Since recently updating my iPhone 7+ to iOS 13.1.3 the cursor does not show in the browser messaging box ... this ONLY applies when using a browser, it is the same for Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Using the Official App messaging, the cursor shows as normal in text box - I only use the app for messaging, as it is much easier than from a browser. Would be interested to hear if anyone else is having either the browser or the official app messaging cursor issue.
  10. I’ve just found “the” solution .... hopefully!! Another thread mentioned Cachly FAQ said if the usual solutions do not work, open a cache page in Safari then long press the GC code at top right of the cache page. Then from the menu choose “Open” and up to now I’m seeing Safari as the default when clicking links in emails or “open in browser” within Looking4Cache and Cachly. Just hope the default to Safari is maintained over time. Looks good for now though, phew!
  11. I experienced same link default issue after my iPhone 7+ updated to 13.1.3 ... after choosing 'open in browser', the default always reverted to opening in the darned Official App. Very frustrating! Tried Team DEMP's Cachly FAQ method #1 and initially it still defaulted to the offical App ... then tried long pressing top right GC code on a cache page and whoo hoo, it now defaults to Safari browser. Tried clicking cache links in emails, Looking4Cache and Cachly ... all now open in Safari. Hope this is perminent! Huge thanks to Team DEMP for posting.
  12. Now iOS 13.1.3 comes along on my iPhone 7+ and the link default issue is back but worse! The previous solutions, such as above, no longer set Safari as the default and only way I found to avoid kicking into the official app by default is to delete it (I only used it for messaging). Option to open in Safari did appear after some fiddling, but doesn’t stay as the default. Even clicking “open in browser” within third party apps such as Looking4Cache and Cachly now kick into the darned official app rather than a browser. Driving me nuts!! Any ideas how to get round this step back? Quite separate irritation of 13.1.3 is that the cache page “download gpx” link no longer gives the option to save the cache into your third party app, but saves to iCloud or phone instead. This means further steps to import into an app ... not the sort of “progress” I wanted!!
  13. I have a different issue to the other messaging threads I’ve seen. After a recent update to iOS (I’m fairly sure that’s when it started), trying to use the geo-message system via Safari on an iPhone 7+, there is no cursor showing in the text box. I can type and characters appear, but I can’t edit the text or ‘paste’ anything into the box. Tapping the screen makes no difference. Having no problems anywhere except the geocaching message service ... in this forum box for example the cursor is normal. Any suggestions? PS: Have same problem with Firefox and Chrome, so not Safari related
  14. Tried both methods a few times but neither made any difference to the direction of the compass, when it was pointing in the wrong direction!
  15. Only just found this thread ... I too have the same issue, BUT feel it is an iPhone "fault" rather than the official or other app. Problem has been there for a relatively a long time for me. I experience the "backwards" or "off" compass direction with an iPhone 7 Plus, currently on latest iOS 13.1.3, using 'Looking4Cache Pro' app - I usually mess about switching the compass off/on, changing to another cache, re-booting L4C, but this usually does no good. Then suddenly the compass points in the correct direction all on its little own! It's very random, but has been worse, or may even have started, since changing from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 Plus a couple of years ago! As others have mentioned the build-in roller-ball calibration app disappeared a long time ago. I will try both 'figure-of-eight' and 'tilt-top-of-phone-upwards' suggestions over next few days and report back. Really would like a solution to this issue. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PS: Slightly off thread from the compass pointer issue, but relevant to GPS/satellite performance in general ... did you know that Apple dumbed-down the GPS satellite accuracy/function on models after the iPhone 6? I spent several months working with Apple's very helpful UK/Ireland Technical Team comparing the good GPS performance of my old iPhone 6 against the poor GPS performance of my iPhone 7 Plus. They even exchanged the 7+ handset foc out of warranty in an attempt to resolve the poor & unstable satellite accuracy issue I had ... replacement handset was/is better than the original 7+ but nowhere near as good as my old 6, which I sometimes take with me if satellite signal is likely to be poor (e.g. under tree cover). I was on such good terms with the last Apple techie contact that I persuaded him to test his own iPhone X by installing an app ... he had more or less the same poor/unstable satellite accuracy performance as my 7+. Gave up at this point thinking Apple had simply dumbed down the GPS performance (on purpose?) and use caching nounce/experience when the phone is not at its best satellite accuracy!
  16. Just a note to confirm that as of 18th October 2019 the above OS map installation instructions still work fine for Firefox. Thanks to ShammyLeva for the clear instructions and for getting me to my favourite type of maps ...
  17. Working for a few minutes but is down again now, just as I'm trying to log today's finds ...
  18. WHITE SCREEN WHEN 1000 CACHES SELECTED USING FIREFOX & WIN10 - ANY NEWS FROM ADMIN? Several postings by myself and others when 1000 caches selected using Firefox+Win10 ... totally "white screen" still occuring when zooming map scale out (same whether using '+/-' buttons or rolling the mouse wheel) or manually dragging the map with the mouse. This does NOT occur when 250, 500 or 750 caches are selected or when using Chrome with 1000. Can the development team confirm they are looking at this issue? The white screen does not happen when using for example Chrome and 1000 caches.
  19. UPDATE after further tests - "white screen" issue ONLY occuring when 1000 caches are selected ... no problems so far when 250, 500 or 750 caches are selected - same repeatable situation whether plug-ins are enabled or disabled. Will monitor the situation carefully but as other folks have reported the same issue, there must be a conflict with Firefox since there is no issue when 1000 caches are selected and using Chrome, on the same computer. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Further Firefox details: With 1000 caches selected and ALL add-ons (Extensions & Plugins) reset to DISABLED ... totally "white screen" still occuring when zooming map scale out (same whether using '+/-' buttons or rolling the mouse wheel) or manually dragging the map with the mouse. This is NOT occuring when 250, 500 or 750 caches are selected. Firefox add-ons for the record: EXTENSIONS: Adblock Plus Greasemonkey Kaspersky Protection NoScript - disabled PLUGINS: OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Sisco Systems Widevine Content Decryption Modile provided by Google Shockwave Flash (32.0 r0) THEMES: Default - ENABLED Light - disabled Dark - disabled
  20. Recent improvements are very welcome ... but would like to know when the following issues will be resolved: (1) WHITE SCREEN of death using Firefox + Win10 - more or less everytime I move the map or change something - this is a HUGE issue with no feedback from the developers to even acknowledge there is a problem (2) FILTERS >> cache "TYPE" >> is MISSING CITO Events as a separate item - have to select all normal events and click through each to find the CITO! Bit at odds with the coming season for souvenirs! Thanks
  21. TOTALLY WHITE SCREEN with Firefox Quantum 64.0.2 (32-bit) and Windows 10 has been a problem for some considerable time. I reported it under the first Release Notes thread and later under this thread. Developers have never acknowledged the issue as far as I know - bit frustrating for sure as would be nice to know its on their to-do-list. This fault has never shown up when using Google Chrome. Someone mentioned about the problem appearing when 1000 caches were selected and dropping down to 250/500 seem to solve the problem for a short time, but it soon reverted and now if I move the map manually or pretty well do anything the 'white screen of death' appears again. When the white screen shows, I found by deleting everything in the URL box after ... https://www.geocaching.com/play/map the map screen is restroed, so if you see something like this: https://www.geocaching.com/play/map?lat=52.8235642726341&lng=-1.1873817443847656&zoom=14&asc=true&sort=distance then just delete the part shown in grey text and press return/enter. https://www.geocaching.com/play/map gets you back to the search map anytime.
  22. Link you are showing takes you to the excellant standard "Live" map, where you do see the very good OSM option - the new "search" map we are testing (https://www.geocaching.com/play/map) has only three map options: Geocaching, Google Street & Google Satellite.
  23. Look at the several posts immediatelty above - Google Map/Sat work ok with IE but Geocaching Map is blank
  24. Look at my post immediatelty above yours, answering same previous question - Geocaching Map is blank using IE, but Google Map & Sat work ok. Geo Map works ok with Firefox & Chrome
  25. Checked this for you with a Windows 10 PC ... Firefox and Chrome display the Geocaching Map correctly BUT using IE11, the GC Map is blank even though the caches show (also tried with 1000, 750, 500, 250 caches in the search as it crashes to a white screen when using 1000 caches with Firefox). Google Map & Google Satellite display perfectly ok. See screen shots:
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