Bug 135968 - xscreensaver password entry dialog does not warn if Caps Lock is on
xscreensaver password entry dialog does not warn if Caps Lock is on
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-10-15 18:40 EDT by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-26 17:27:35 EDT
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Description Dave Malcolm 2004-10-15 18:40:48 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041002

Description of problem:

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
0. Login as a user with at least one lower-case character in your password
1. Go to top panel
2. Select Actions->Lock Screen
3. Ensure you have Caps Lock on
4. Try typing your password


Actual Results:  Password entry fails, no apparent reason why; it
merely says "Sorry!"; a non-expert computer user will have to get help
from a techie before they can get back into their computer.

Expected Results:  There should either be some kind of visual cue to
warn you that you have Caps Lock on, or there should be a better error
message, with a suggestion to check the Caps Lock status

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jamie Zawinski 2005-03-21 03:05:37 EST
Fixed in 4.21: if there is a password failure, and caps-lock is on,
instead of printing "Sorry!" it prints "CapsLock?"
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-06-26 17:27:35 EDT
Great, thanks.  Closing...

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