pinentry hide/show button

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Thu May 7 20:59:25 CEST 2015

At Thu, 07 May 2015 20:43:35 +0200,
Werner Koch wrote:
> On Thu,  7 May 2015 20:13, neal at said:
> > 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
> default.
> > 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.

It would also be annoying to show your passphrase on camera.  This is
probably better than removing the widget from the tab order.  And, as
Daniel said, this is only needed when going from hide to reveal.


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