Re: Prompting for passwords on the desktop?

Le lundi 22 septembre 2008 à 16:02 +0200, Dave Neary a écrit :
> > I really think the good criterion is not “has focus” but some “action
> > triggered by the user less than 1 second ago”. 
> That seems like it'll be overly complicating any code that gets written
> to handle this. 

I didn’t mean to add some code to check that rule, since there is no
good code solution for it.

> Occam's razor and all that... Getting asked for a
> password when writing email is annoying (it's one of my least favourite
> things about Thunderbird when I'm using it off-line) but the solution is
> to figure out why you're authenticating in the mail programme at the
> wrong time and suppress that auth request, rather than complicate the
> code path for what should be a system service.

Of course, the solution is to redesign properly software doing bad
things following proper guidelines, not to introduce complicated code
that wouldn’t solve anything.

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