[gutsy] tab key in gdm doesn't switch from login to password anymore

Bug #127269 reported by Jonathan Clarke on 2007-07-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gdm (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

While testing the Ubuntu tribe 3 gutsy release, I noticed that the login screen (gdm) no longer supports tabbing to switch from username to password. I usually type in my username, hit tab, type in my password and hit enter. This works fine on Feisty, but currently with Gutsy I must hit enter instead of tab.

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I miss this feature too.

Roel Huybrechts (rulus) wrote :

The issue happens here too on an up-to-date Gutsy install. I changed the status to confirmed.

Changed in gdm:
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=464039

Changed in gdm:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gdm:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

It would be nice if this was fixed in time for the gutsy release, I know it has worked in previous versions. If one attempts to use the tab key, your password will be displayed in the username field, legible for anyone around you.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The bug is not likely to be fixed for gutsy, that's a minor issue and there is lot of bug that requires work

Rhadamanthos (fizz8472) wrote :

Just another comment to say that it would be nice if this was fixed to provide compatibility with both Debian releases and previous Ubuntu releases.

Jan Claeys (janc) wrote :

@Sebastien: I don't think the plausibility to accidentally reveal your password is really "a minor issue"...?

(Other bugs might be more important, but IMHO it's not "minor".)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Discussing the settings will not make the bug fixed faster, that's not a security issue if you type your password in random occasion without looking on screen where your cursor is, that's annoying bug though, agreed

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :
Changed in gdm:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wrote :

gdm (2.20.0-0ubuntu4) gutsy; urgency=low

  [ Loic Minier ]
  * Remove series file from debian/patches/ as the package uses
  * New patch, 65_tab-means-enter-after-entry, causes tab to act like enter
    when the user entered some text in the PAM entry field; GNOME #433495;
    LP: #127269.

  [ Matthew Garrett ]
  * debian/patches/63_xrandr_virtual.patch:
    - on randr1.0 drivers, set the virtual to the screen resolution in
      order to avoid panning setups (part of LP: #137517)

 -- Matthew Garrett <email address hidden> Wed, 10 Oct 2007 15:23:49 +0100

Changed in gdm:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in gdm:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gdm:
importance: Unknown → High
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