[maemo-developers] Opera, MiniMo, Epiphany?

From: Mike Klein mklein at vxappliance.com
Date: Mon Feb 26 22:23:31 EET 2007

James Grimwood wrote:
> On 26/02/07, Michael Wiktowy <michael.wiktowy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > + The look-what-you-are-typing-on-a-password-entry-for-a-moment
>> idea is
>> > good, but Opera doesn't seem to support it.
>> Not sure what you are referring to here. I can see the point behind
>> not echoing any of your password on the screen for security purposes.
> What he means is that the password is briefly shown to the user so
> they can tell whether the correct letters have been typed in. It's a
> really handy feature for non-keyboard text entry.
> As to it being a security problem, don't forget - this is a handheld
> portable device with 7 inch screen. It's pretty unlikely someone is
> going to see what you enter unless they're stood right behind you
> leaning over your shoulder. I reckon there'd be more risk entering
> your PIN at a cash machine :-)
> While we're on about text entry I notice that sometimes the system
> seems to register I've tapped on the keyboard (it makes a click and
> highlights the button) but the character doesn't appear.
This is one of my major gripes about N800...need a builtin keyboard of
some kind. As soon as you've got to enter a WEP key or
something...you'll wish you had it.

I have had the misrecognized chars too...it beeps and highlight char but
nothing goes into field...meanwhile I'm still typing thinking char went
in. Compounding this is I'm left-handed...so my hand obscures brief
showing of actual char in password field. It pretty much makes typing on
soft keyboard a no-go for me.

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