Passphrase window freezes my DE's panel - is this a bug?

Felix Finch felix at
Mon Apr 27 03:44:06 CEST 2020

On 20200426, Scott C Jacobs via Gnupg-users wrote:
>The problem is, that even if I have a terminal window open into which I wanted to type xwininfo and xprop,
>once the passphrase window appears, I cannot use the terminal or anything else - the passphrase window allows
>nothing to happen until I enter the passphrase and click OK or click on cancel.  Then I could use the terminal and
>type those commands, but the passphrase window I wished to query is gone after OK or cancel...

FWIW, when I plug in a USB encrypted backup drive, it has a popup passphrase window which also locks out all other windows.  I show my passphrase and use CTRL-SHIFT-C to copy it before plugging in the drive, then use CTRL-SHIFT-V to paste it into the popup window.  I suppose this is not as secure as it should be, but it's good enough for me.

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