Login box title is confusing

Bug #1276059 reported by Sean Brisbane
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Ubuntu is a (the?) distro that is meant to "hold peoples hand" through at least the basic tasks, so I think this is a fair comment. This morning I had a user complain that their password wasn't working. They were typing the password into the box titled "Login" on the Unity start screen.

Issue: The box has the title "Login".
Expected: It would be less confusing if it were called "Username".

This is in 12.04 but I think it is something to change moving forward in trusty rather than the current LTS.

I was tempted to check this is a security vulnerability, as the person was typing the password in clear text in the login box but that might be stretching it a little :). The password then appears in the logs. The relevant log files are however locked down to root.

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