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password field "peek" functionality

asked 2013-12-24 22:25:30 +0200

ymb gravatar image

updated 2013-12-27 19:57:16 +0200

eric gravatar image

one of the few useful things in windows 8 is the "peek" functionality on password field.

There is an extra button at the end of password fields which you can press to reveal what is in the the edit box currently. Really useful now everyone is switching to complex & long passwords

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This feature is implemented in WIFI settings field, however, for other passwords, it might shouldn't be available. Someone can easily borrow your phone (saying he wants to try it), peek the passwords and steal your data. In my opinion, passwords fields should always be hidden.

Sfiet_Konstantin ( 2013-12-24 22:40:32 +0200 )edit

Maybe providing something like keychain password that when entered shows the hidden fields.

fk_lx ( 2013-12-25 01:46:40 +0200 )edit

@Sfiet_Konstantin the functionality is only available when you are entering the password, it does not reveal any data that is retrieved. Keychain functionality is something different again.

Easiest way to see this is on the Login screen of a Windows 8 pc or laptop (it is a little eye like icon)

ymb ( 2013-12-25 13:13:41 +0200 )edit

@ymb ah, can be interesting then, even if I'm still not really for this kind of idea. Could be easily implemented though.

Sfiet_Konstantin ( 2013-12-25 14:04:56 +0200 )edit

Yeah, just placing small icon button and changing echoMode of TextField

fk_lx ( 2013-12-25 14:11:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-12-25 16:01:56 +0200

Liz gravatar image

When you are entering password to connect to WLAN, yau can tap little button "abc", it is just after the text field, and you will see password that you have entered.

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answered 2014-05-04 02:33:57 +0200

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Not quite sure if the original post is about making it easier to enter a password, or to recover an earlier entered password. I would opt to allow the latter one. For public or semi-public hotspots, e.g. in a pub or restaurant, you often have to ask for the WiFi password. It would be nice to be able to help your friends by passing on the password you got already earlier. There could be a function to reveal the passwords of all saved WiFi networks after entering the unlock PIN.

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