Bug 622503 - Asking for password is not user-friendly
Summary: Asking for password is not user-friendly
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager   
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Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-09 14:43 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2012-02-29 14:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-02-29 14:21:26 UTC
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example dialog (43.11 KB, image/png)
2010-08-09 14:43 UTC, Kamil Páral
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Description Kamil Páral 2010-08-09 14:43:10 UTC
Created attachment 437616 [details]
example dialog

Description of problem:
For an encrypted connection (WPA2 Enterprise in my case) one can check "ask for this password everytime". That is fine, but:

1. A whole dialog is opened, instead of just asking for the password (with some option to show the whole dialog).
2. Password field does not have focus, so you must traverse all the items by keyboard or select it by mouse.
3. Text in password field is not selected, you must delete it before you can start writing new password. The whole text should be pre-selected so it can be overwritten easily.

Fixing #2 and #3 is a matter of a few one-line patches, but it will improve user experience greatly. #1 is a more difficult task, but it could also help.

Please fix those problems, thanks.

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Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 11:48:47 UTC
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Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2011-06-01 12:43:25 UTC
Same problem at Fedora 14.

Comment 3 Jirka Klimes 2011-06-23 14:52:44 UTC
Fix pushed upstream: 089b982f013bf6469c6b7aba8fc2515fb90edf29 (NMA_0_8)

For F15, it's eb2828fd6338dcb3bda53e8007163edbdd392eda (master) and is already included in latest update: NetworkManager-0.8.9997-4.git20110620.fc15

Comment 4 Kamil Páral 2012-02-29 14:21:26 UTC
Confirmed fixed in F16.

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