pinentry hide/show button
Neal H. Walfield
neal at walfield.org
Thu May 7 20:13:00 CEST 2015
At Thu, 07 May 2015 18:40:14 +0200,
Werner Koch wrote:
> For long passphrases and if you are anyway working out of sight of
> cameras it is convenient to actually see what you are typing. Thus a
> hide/show button for password entries is desirable. What do you think
> of a toggle button to the right of the entry field?
> The patch below implements this for the GTK pinentry. It does not
> actually work but I would like to get an opinion on the behaviour:
> ("***" = hidden, "abc" - visible).
This should be:
I think the icons are backwards. The ***s should be shown when the
password is revealed and abc should be shown when the password is
hidden. (I.e., the button should show you what you get when you
I think it is important that the button not be in the tabbing order to
prevent accidentally selecting it.
Alternatively or in addition, it might make sense to pop up a dialog
asking the user if she really wants to reveal her password.
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