Caps lock warning blocks login button

Bug #1014745 reported by Dylan McCall on 2012-06-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
Calum Pringle

Bug Description

If I press the Caps Lock key while entering a password, a warning appears to the right of the password field. This warning appears above the little arrow that I can click to log in, making it impossible to log in without pressing Enter.

Turning off caps lock hides the warning, but the behaviour appears somewhat erratic: sometimes the login button appears, sometimes not. Hovering over the right side of the password field continues to reveal a tooltip saying that caps lock is turned on, and clicking does nothing.

Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :

The behavior is very erratic, the caps lock warning comes and goes as does the login ">". Attached below is a video of my desktop. You can see that with no characters typed, turning capslock on makes a little warning appear for an instant and then disappear. Once you type any letters, you get the > but the tool tip says Caps Lock is on and it is not clickable (I'm trying to click it in the video). Seems like a GUI overlap issue.

This happens on 12.10.0-0ubuntu1 in 12.10 for me.

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2012-06-29
Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Terry (mterry)
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Passing over to design to get feedback on ideal interaction when both want to appear.

Note that it is technically difficult (not impossible, but difficult) to have both appear at the same time.

Changed in unity-greeter (Ubuntu):
assignee: Michael Terry (mterry) → Calum Pringle (calumpringle)
Margarita Manterola (marga-9) wrote :

This seems to have been fixed for quite some time (at least it's not the case for Trusty anymore). But nobody closed the bug.

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