Bug 580765 - Leave Message functionality locks after a certain character limit is reached
Leave Message functionality locks after a certain character limit is reached
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-04-08 20:54 EDT by David Le Sage
Modified: 2011-06-27 11:30 EDT (History)
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Description David Le Sage 2010-04-08 20:54:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Apologies in advance if this issue is logged under the wrong component.

If the screen has been locked and a user attempts to leave a message, the text input field cannot accept anymore than 170 characters. After this, the input field "locks up" and no more characters can be typed nor can backspace be used to remove characters.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GNOME-screensaver 2.30.0/Fedora 13

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. From GNOME, choose to lock the screen.  (Screensaver will activate.)
2. Move mouse to bring up dialogue box.
3. Click leave message.
4. Type message of >170 characters in length.
Actual results:
After this, no more characters can be input. Backspace cannot be used to delete characters below "limit" and text in box cannot be selected.

Expected results:
Either for the dialogue box to accept greater number of characters or some kind of indicator if there is indeed a limit and this is not a bug.  (By indicator, I mean something like the feature present on mobile 'phones that count down number of available characters left.)  

In any case, backspace/delete/selection functionality should work so this seems to be a bug.

Additional info:
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