pinentry hide/show button
wk at gnupg.org
Thu May 7 20:43:35 CEST 2015
On Thu, 7 May 2015 20:13, neal at walfield.org said:
> 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
Okay. I was not sure. The asterisks indicate that they will be
displayed in the entry but I agree that this is a reverse logic. The
gtk_switch might be a better widget here but it is only available in
newer GTk versions and it requires a lot more space.
> I think it is important that the button not be in the tabbing order to
> prevent accidentally selecting it.
I was thinking about this too. It could be put before the entry in the
tabbing order but that would be a strange experience for the user. Only
allowing to use it with the mouse is also not the best idea for
accesibility. Thus we need an accelerator key - but which one?
We can als add an option to gpg-agent to unhide the passphrase by
> Alternatively or in addition, it might make sense to pop up a dialog
> asking the user if she really wants to reveal her password.
That would be annoying.
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