Make the gksu password entry dialog more indicative of currently used language

Bug #187303 reported by Alex Polinsky
This bug affects 3 people
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gksu (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When you click at some menu in System -> Administration and then it asks you for a password, and you have like 4 langugaes in the keyboard
sometimes you enter the password in other language than it is, and it is confusing because you dont know iin what language you are typing. And i have the Keyboard applet in the panel but when it asks you for a password the panel goes gray and the language that on the applet doesnt changes.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
Changed in gksu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Aurimas Fišeras (aurimas-gmail) wrote :

The dialog should have the same language indicator as gnome-screensaver does. This would solve several problems.
1. No way to now in which language you are typing your password.
2. No way to change the keyboard layout to type the password correctly.

I constantly end up with the following scenario:
1. I try to do something that requires my password.
2. I get prompted to enter my password.
3. I enter my password.
4. I get informed that the password is incorrect.
5. I check keyboard-layout indicator on the panel to confirm, that I just typed my password in incorrect keyboard layout.
6. I cancel gksu's prompt and change the layout.
7. Goto step 1.
8. Restore keyboard layout.

Changed in gksu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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