GDM Shield

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at
Sat Mar 21 11:32:23 UTC 2015

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 08:10:48PM -0400, Adam Batkin wrote:
> On 03/17/2015 07:44 PM, Diogo Campos (gmail) wrote:
> >>It's really annoying to have to drag it out of the way or hit a
> >>specific key on the keyboard to dismiss it.
> >
> >Just type your password, dude.
> Just starting to type a password is not the answer. Sure, that may
> be a great shortcut for some people, but it's not obvious that's
> what I should do when I see the shield. And I use lots of computers
> with lots of operating systems every day, so having to do something
> different on only this one (drag away a useless shield - because
> let's face it, it *is* useless) forces me to think about something
> that should completely automatic.
The point is that you do not need to do anything different. On other
OSes you start typing the password, here you start typing the password...


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