Bug#501812: gnome-keyring: Disable graphical dialog when interacting with a shell
joss at debian.org
Sun Mar 8 16:49:25 UTC 2009
Le dimanche 08 mars 2009 à 16:00 +0100, Herman Robak a écrit :
> Modal dialogs that take focus away from _another_ application
> are disruptive, and they can lead sensitive data to the wrong
> place by accident. We need less of them, not more.
Modal dialogs that take the focus to go directly into the workflow
you’re currently in (like, asking your SSH passphrase when you are
connecting by SSH to a host) are not only harmless, they are *desired*.
I have seen what happens when they don’t steal the focus, and believe
me, you don’t want that. That, being typing your passphrase in the wrong
> Many users may have wished for those features, but this
> may be a good place to say "no you don't want that!"
Please come up with a better argumentation than “DO NOT WANT”. We are
not on a troll forum.
> GUIs are supposed to be user _friendly_. That does not
> just mean easy and convenient, but safe. Especially when
> it comes to private keys and passphrases. If they turn
> out to be _less_ safe against user error, they fail to
> maintain the GUI comfort zone, their raison d'être!
I wonder what drugs you are on. The focus is stolen *precisely* for
safety reasons. Typing something else in place of your passphrase is, at
worse, annoying. Typing your passphrase in the wrong window can be a
loss of sensitive data.
Unless you can propose a better behavior to manage SSH keys based on
real use cases and sensible analysis, please refrain from such
.''`. Debian 5.0 "Lenny" has been released!
: :' :
`. `' Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told
`- me that if you don't install Lenny, he'd melt your brain.
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