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Old 04-16-2008, 08:15 PM
Norberto Bensa
 
Default Firefox: password field

Hello Everyone,

here's a cosmetic one.

I use Firefox (3b5) on KDE (3.5.9) Password fields appear -in both
versions- as asterisks "*****"


Using Kubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) I've noticed Firefox uses circles in
password fields. Is that an Ubuntu patch or some obscure configuration
option?


Thanks in advance,
Norberto



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Old 04-17-2008, 01:24 AM
"Pariksheet Nanda"
 
Default Firefox: password field

Most likely the stars and asterisks difference is because your 2 desktops are using different themes.
(Or one of the desktops uses a modified theme by the same name)

OT it annoys me that Ubuntu brands their symbol in Konqueror's busy icon, etc...


HTH,
Pariksheet

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 4:15 PM, Norberto Bensa <nbensa@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
>
> here's a cosmetic one.
>

> I use Firefox (3b5) on KDE (3.5.9) Password fields appear -in both versions- as asterisks "*****"
>
> Using Kubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) I've noticed Firefox uses circles in password fields. Is that an Ubuntu patch or some obscure configuration option?

>
> Thanks in advance,
> Norberto
 
Old 04-17-2008, 02:59 AM
Norberto Bensa
 
Default Firefox: password field

Quoting Pariksheet Nanda <pariksheet.nanda@gmail.com>:


Most likely the stars and asterisks difference is because your 2 desktops
are using different themes.
(Or one of the desktops uses a modified theme by the same name)



An Ubuntu patch indeed. For those interested:

zoolook@venkman ~ $ cat
/usr/portage/local/zoolook/x11-libs/gtk+/files/gtk+2.0_2.12.0-1ubuntu3-invisible-char.patch

Index: gtk+2.0-2.11.3/gtk/gtkentry.c
================================================== =================
--- gtk+2.0-2.11.3.orig/gtk/gtkentry.c 2007-06-15 20:07:37.000000000 +0200
+++ gtk+2.0-2.11.3/gtk/gtkentry.c 2007-06-16 14:25:47.000000000 +0200
@@ -537,7 +537,7 @@
g_param_spec_unichar ("invisible-char",

P_("Invisible character"),
P_("The
character to use when masking entry contents (in "password mode")"),

- '*',
+ (gunichar) 0x25CF,

GTK_PARAM_READWRITE));


g_object_class_install_property (gobject_class,
@@ -1101,7 +1101,7 @@

entry->editable = TRUE;
entry->visible = TRUE;
- entry->invisible_char = '*';
+ entry->invisible_char = (gunichar) 0x25CF;
entry->dnd_position = -1;
entry->width_chars = -1;
entry->is_cell_renderer = FALSE;
@@ -4550,9 +4550,9 @@
* gtk_entry_set_visibility() has been called to set text visibility
* to %FALSE. i.e. this is the character used in "password mode" to
* show the user how many characters have been typed. The default
- * invisible char is an asterisk ('*'). If you set the invisible char
- * to 0, then the user will get no feedback at all; there will be
- * no text on the screen as they type.
+ * invisible char is a black circle (Unicode character 25CF). If
+ * you set the invisible char to 0, then the user will get no
+ * feedback at all; there will be no text on the screen as they type.
**/
void
gtk_entry_set_invisible_char (GtkEntry *entry,


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Old 04-17-2008, 07:33 AM
Dan Farrell
 
Default Firefox: password field

On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 23:59:46 -0300
Norberto Bensa <nbensa@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ubuntu patch indeed. For those interested:
>
...

Thanks for the source overview
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