The "visible=true" was missing. Adding it to the compass line fixed the visibility at login. Odd that the clock doesn't care (it is missing there too).
Thank you! I never would have figured that out.
The clock popping into place is minor - that is just a wave of the hand each time - no typing required! LOL I'll look over the location settings later when I have time.
Thanks again... That compass is exactly what I wanted!