Bug 971035 - Dialog to enter Gnome Keyring password pops up, hoovers up all keyboard entry :-(
Dialog to enter Gnome Keyring password pops up, hoovers up all keyboard entry...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-05 09:57 EDT by David Tonhofer
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:41 EST (History)
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Description David Tonhofer 2013-06-05 09:57:41 EDT
Description of problem:

1) Try to submit a bug report with abrt
2) At some point, abrt demands a first password for the gnome keyring,
   in order to store bugzilla credentials
3) The modal dialog disallows keyboard entry. Can't look up an existing
   password, generate one nor write it down in my other password manager.

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Is there a good reason to make the password entry dialog modal? Can't think of any.
Comment 1 Stef Walter 2013-06-05 10:43:47 EDT
This is indeed an issue. 

Having the dialog be a gnome-shell dialog was one that was pushed for by the upstream GNOME designers, via this feature: 


and completed here:


I'll be working to reduce the number of keyring prompts, and situations where these prompts occur. However this does not solve the issue, merely mitigates it a bit. 

Note that this is not only a problem for gnome-keyring, but any password prompt in the gnome shell where a pasword might need to be looked up (such as wifi passwords, vpn passwords, mail password) etc.

Although fixing this would impact gnome-keyring, it first needs to be discussed/worked on at the gnome-shell level reassigning.
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