Re: gnome-screensaver use circles in password field

On 2/22/06, William Jon McCann <mccann jhu edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to make gnome-screensaver use a black circle as the "invisible"
> character in password fields instead of an asterisk [1]?  OS X and XP
> both do this.
> Besides that I think it has some advantages:
>    * It is cleaner (no edges)
>    * It is easier to see (for a11y and on LCD screens in sunlight)
>    * It isn't a character that is commonplace on most keyboards
> The usability list seems to support this and some are surprised that we
> aren't using this already.
> There is no i18n impact.

Does this affection documentation at all?  If not, this is simple
enough so here's one of two approvals.

Now people won't be able to figure out my password from looking over
my shoulder...  ;-)

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