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  • AskWoody Password

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      • #2277708 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Excuse me for being dense, but is the ‘eye’ supposed to be here on the Password line?

        Or is it to help one in a “Lost your password?” situation?

        I am on a pretty-much-single-use home computer so this is not a concern for me; but I could imagine a scenario where there could be an exposure.

      • #2277712 Reply
        Da Boss

        If you click the eye, it shows you the letters/symbols you have typed so you can verify you have entered the correct password.

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        AskWoody Lounger

        Yes, I see (ahem!) that. But most (which isn’t many) web sites that I’m familiar with do not make it that easy for a possible interloper to discover someone else’s password. My aging recollection is that this eye hasn’t always been here on this line.

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          Da Boss

          That button shows what you have entered. It’s quite common…

      • #2277733 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        For people like me, that have difficulty typing accurately (due to tremor), being able to ‘see’ the password typed is a plus, as I can correct it before attempting to log on.

        Your password is only visible if you click on the eye. If someone is shoulder surfing, I wouldn’t be typing the password, let alone making it visible. If you don’t want to view your password, don’t click on it.

        Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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