Bug 135965 - Request: a cancellation mechanism for when I mistype my username
Request: a cancellation mechanism for when I mistype my username
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Blocks: F8Target
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Reported: 2004-10-15 18:20 EDT by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-02 11:26:49 EDT
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Description Dave Malcolm 2004-10-15 18:20:15 EDT
I'm always mistyping my username at the login screen, hitting a second
key near the return key as I press return.

If I mistype my username at the login screen, I have to hit return for
the password entry, and endure a few seconds delay.

I'd like some kind of "Cancel" or "Back" feature (perhaps by pressing
Escape) that lets me go back from the password entry screen and enter
my username correctly.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2006-02-05 00:53:09 EST
We had this for a while in gdm. I liked it too.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-28 12:25:36 EDT
Themes can already have a "cancel" button now, but escape doesn't work.  We used
to have a patch that added the feature, but we've since removed it.  We should
dig it out of the archives and get it upstream i guess.
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2007-03-28 21:45:05 EDT
Actually, doesn't Esc work with the face browser in fc7. Istr that i noticed it
working at some point.
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2007-03-30 09:31:48 EDT
no, I was wrong. Esc doesn't work.
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-18 13:47:26 EDT
moving to F8Target
Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-10-02 11:26:49 EDT
should be good to go:

http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=180532

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