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Bug 454180 - gdm removed support for clearing entered password with Control-U
Summary: gdm removed support for clearing entered password with Control-U
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-06 02:38 UTC by Jim Radford
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-08 13:56:04 UTC

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Description Jim Radford 2008-07-06 02:38:56 UTC
Most unix/linux password prompts, shell prompts and gtk text entry boxes support
using Control-U to clear the previously entered text.  Somehow the latest gdm
seems to have (accidentally I hope) broken/removed support for this.  This used
to work on all previous version of RedHat and Fedora including and up to Fedora 8.

Supporting this feature should take no effort since gtk entries support this by
default.  I don't see this explicitly being disabled in the source, but I could
just have missed, so maybe it's a bug?

I'm using gdm-2.22.0-8.fc9.x86_64.

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-07-07 15:01:52 UTC
Hey Jim,

Yea, the feature definitely wasn't intentionally excluded (although I don't
think gtk entries support it by default unless they're running in emacs mode)

Anyway, we should fix this, but would you mind moving the bug upstream?  If you
don't want to, I can.

Jon or I will probably still be the ones that end up fixing the issue, but it's
nicer when the reports are in one place.

Comment 2 Jim Radford 2008-07-07 21:21:09 UTC
Thanks Ray.  I added the bug to the gnome bugzilla and linked it back here.

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-07-08 13:56:04 UTC
Thanks much, Jim.

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