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Old 12-07-2017, 05:02 PM   #1
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Content server password shown in "add new user" dialog

On Windows 10 I notice that in the "Add new user" dialog in Preferences->Sharing over the net, with "Show Password" unchecked, what you type in the "Password" and "Repeat password" boxes is displayed normally as readable text until the box loses focus, at which point the readable text is replaced by a row of bullet characters (which I would have expected to appear as I typed, not just when the field loses focus).

I presume this is another (Windows?) QT quirk, and it's not a critical problem unless you try to add a new user with someone looking over your shoulder, but I thought I should point it out for future reference...
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:12 PM   #2
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It's not about focus. Basically, while you edit the password, it is displayed. Try opening the dialog again and you will see the existing password is obscured.

IIRC, the theory is that if someone can see your screen they can also see you press keys, so there is no point obscuring the password while editing it, and displaying it makes it easier to avoid mistakes while editing.
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It's not about focus. Basically, while you edit the password, it is displayed. Try opening the dialog again and you will see the existing password is obscured.
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IIRC, the theory is that if someone can see your screen they can also see you press keys, so there is no point obscuring the password while editing it, and displaying it makes it easier to avoid mistakes while editing.
OK. It's just completely different from the behaviour of every other password box I've ever seen, which never display the password visibly (hence the need to retype, to avoid mistakes while editing). For example, in any other (non-Qt) application, if I am giving a talk and using a projector, I don't have to worry about turning off the projector before I type my password.

But if that's the way it is with Qt password boxes, that's the way it is.
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