March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

Garmin Communicator Pugin

Got a problem you can't solve? If it's your PC, GPS or iPOD, post it here and we'll help out if we can

Moderator: GCI Admins

Post Reply
Tmsr
Carrauntoohil 1039m
Carrauntoohil 1039m
Posts: 326
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:24 am

Garmin Communicator Pugin

Post by Tmsr » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:21 pm

Recently it became necessary to download a GPX file to a Garmin device through Firefox as Garmin Communicator plugin 'became' incompatible with Chrome.
Since yesterday, it seems it no longer will 'Find devices' through Firefox and I was directed to the joy of Internet Explorer -didn't work there either when I found it!
Anyone else who uses Garmin handhelds having such issues?

User avatar
theswerve
Slieve Donard 850m
Slieve Donard 850m
Posts: 153
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:09 pm
Location: Rathfarnham....Dublin

Re: Garmin Communicator Pugin

Post by theswerve » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:35 pm

Seems to work ok on Firefox here...
Both internet explorer and chrome don`t work though...looks like GSAK will soon be the only way other than dragging the GPX file direct to the GPS

User avatar
dino
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5889
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:10 pm
Location: Killygordon, Co. Donegal
Contact:

Re: Garmin Communicator Pugin

Post by dino » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:17 pm

Garmin are no longer providing support for the plugin so most browsers will no longer work with it. I've had this problem with my cycling gps. I use garmin express to transfer files but haven't used it with my oregon.
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

Image

Tmsr
Carrauntoohil 1039m
Carrauntoohil 1039m
Posts: 326
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:24 am

Re: Garmin Communicator Pugin

Post by Tmsr » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:23 pm

Firefox noiw dead to Garmin too but I did load a couple slowly using IE on a laptop...wonder what the agenda is with Garmin?
I had difficulty getting Garmin Express to find devices that were visible on Windows so had to use laptop there too.
Reckon it will be pocket queries or direct waypoint creation instead of webpages noiw...

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest