Shake password window immediately, not after a few seconds

Bug #1086208 reported by Stuart Langridge
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The password dialog to sign back in when the screen is locked shakes if an incorrect password is entered, and this is a good idea. However, I think it would be improved if it shook immediately when an incorrect password is entered. I understand that delaying for a few seconds is a good idea (it prevents password-guess bombardment) but currently if I enter my password and get it wrong, I see the password dialog freeze for a few seconds and *then* shake. So, after about 500ms, I *know* that it's going to shake, but it doesn't happen; I have to wait. I think the experience would be improved if the shake happened immediately, even if I am prevented from trying again for a few seconds.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gnome-screensaver 3.6.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-18.29-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 4d186c1dd89d3ba4cb89f5ee55713686
CheckboxSystem: bb422ca46d02494cdbc459927a98bc2f
Date: Tue Dec 4 00:29:18 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
 org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay uint32 300
 org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'ubuntu'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-12-11 (358 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20111211)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnome-screensaver
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-20 (44 days ago)

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Stuart Langridge (sil) wrote :
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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