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  1. I'm likely one of the few who will not miss them. I found it frustrating to come across one well away from where I live, then try to find it in a list to actually log it. That never worked well for me. I was probably doing something wrong.
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    Using Safari

    I usually use the Safari browser for geocaching.com, but it's beginning to be a problem, mostly with the map. When I click for the larger map on a cache page, or even the map icon in a list, I get the message "Safari cannot open the page". Usually when I go back and re-do it, it opens. But now, I get the message several times in a row. Anyone else have this problem? Or know a fix? Thanks.
  3. Yep, that's the one. I have no idea what I do to lose that screen. Next time it happens, I'll take pix and post how I got it back.
  4. And that's my other problem--I fumble my way to the solution, then can't figure out how I got there. I think I start with Setup, and go from there. Maybe Map/Dashboard. Next time it happens, I'll take notes.
  5. Usually when I selct a cache, the screen shows the map and at the top, a compass and distance. Every so often, the compass and distance disappear, leaving only the map with a line to the cache. I always struggle to get that screen back. Have just tried to do that and can't find it. How do I get the compass back? Thanks,.
  6. Oops! Turns out I posted it in GSAK, not here. Ah, the joys of aging.........
  7. A couple of weeks ago, I posted what thoughts were about getting this laptop and being able to use GSAK. Can't find that post, so now am here to say that I received the laptop today, and GSAK downloaded perfectly. Only issue now is how to transfer my databases and macros from my old laptop to the new one, as the download does not show those. I've posted that question in the GSAK forums, but if anyone would like to offer a solution, please do so. Thanks!
  8. Thanks! One would think that having been doing this since 2006, I would have thought of that........
  9. I live in the U.S., and just loaded caches located in Greece and Italy for an upcoming vacation. When I click on "geocaches" on the GPS, it says none are found and to adjust parameters. So, is there a mileage limit as to how far away caches can be before they will show up? I've loaded similar caches in the past to a Oregon 450 and don't recall this issue. Thanks!
  10. I'm working on a new mystery cache, and want to use one of the code tables in GeocachingToolbox. But, when I try to do that (cut & paste), the entire table shows, not the individual symbols. How do you copy/paste just one symbol at a time? Thanks.
  11. This may have been mentioned, but what irks me is the apparent reluctance to post a "needs maintenance" or "needs archived". I see quite a few caches that have several DNFs, yet after 5 or 6 DNFs, no one will suggest that it be checked by the CO.
  12. Where can I find the geochecker for mystery caches that tell how many people have solved it and how many haven't? The one that comes up automatically does not tell any of that. Thanks.
  13. You're right--there is no reference. I have to add a hint, but have to come up with something other than straight out telling what to use.
  14. I'm thinking the same about the difficulty. I put it at 2.5 as I had solved one using the same cipher by using Google. And, I am not very good at all solving these. Thanks for the input!
  15. Problem appears to be solved. I've been trying on a MacBook, which has not worked. I have a backup Lenovo that I use 95% of the time for GSAK. And using that, I can copy/paste the symbols.
  16. When I entered the cipher in Google, it let me to this site: https://www.dcode.fr/en The cipher I used was Rail Fence.
  17. The cache is GCYF01. At least he gave a hint! If you can tell me what it is, I would appreciate it.
  18. That's exactly what I thought! There are some very clever cachers here who have solved ones much more difficult than this one. The fact that I was able to solve one using this cipher made me think it would be fairly easy. I am not very good at these.......
  19. No, but appreciate you asking. Most caches like this in my area do not give any hints as to what cipher to use. There are a couple that are totally baffling to me. A couple have said "maybe later". But, I'm thinking I might have to. Just not sure what to say so I don't totally give it away. If you have a suggestion, that would be appreciated.
  20. Haven't given up. Wanted to get it published, so went with another one I wanted to try. Still am going to work with symbols--I mostly use a MacBook, but haven't tried on a Lenovo laptop yet. As for ciphers, I'm still trying to find a way to encode using Turtle. There's a local cache that used that, and I found a decoder. Can't find one to go the other way.
  21. Update--well, apparently I found a cipher that was more difficult than I imagined it would be. 10 days and no find yet. Funny thing is, the first time I saw a cache with this cipher, I Googled it and found the correct cipher right off.
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