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 Post subject: Password widget?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:19 am 
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Is there any widgets suitable/available for entering an 'obscured' password?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:35 pm 
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You can specify a "password" char for the GtkEntry. By default it's a bullet looking thing in 'Nix and an asterick in Windows.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:00 am 
Micah Carrick wrote:
You can specify a "password" char for the GtkEntry. By default it's a bullet looking thing in 'Nix and an asterick in Windows.


Glade 2 had an option to activatve this behaviour but in glade 3 it is so well disguised I can't find it


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:06 am 
Cheifchimp wrote:
Micah Carrick wrote:
You can specify a "password" char for the GtkEntry. By default it's a bullet looking thing in 'Nix and an asterick in Windows.


Glade 2 had an option to activatve this behaviour but in glade 3 it is so well disguised I can't find it


mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

I was using the wrong kind of widget, combo box instead of text entry.

can someone help me with the latch on the stocks. the rotten tomatos are over on the left


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:56 am 
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Here is some other info that might interest you.

1: http://www.nongnu.org/gksu/
GKSu is a library that provides a Gtk+ frontend to su and sudo. It supports login shells and preserving environment when acting as a su frontend. It is useful to menu items or other graphical programs that need to ask a user's password to run another program as another user.

2: http://live.gnome.org/gksu
gksu is a library and application used to ask the user for passwords to run programs as root. It is not a good option now that we have PolicyKit. Still, we still have applications which are not written to take advantage of the PolicyKit framework, and since making applications use it usually involves structural changes, a new version of gksu will provide functionality similar to the one provided by the current gksu to cover applications which still haven't been patched to use PolicyKit. The new gksu will use PolicyKit as backend, instead of su and sudo. This page intends to work as a notebook for planning/designing that new version.

3: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PolicyKit
PolicyKit is an application-level toolkit for defining and handling the policy that allows unprivileged processes to speak to privileged processes: It is a framework for centralizing the decision making process with respect to granting access to privileged operations for unprivileged applications. PolicyKit is specifically targeting applications in rich desktop environments on multi-user UNIX-like operating systems. It does not imply or rely on any exotic kernel features.


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