Typing passwords accurately


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  1. prepbgg

    prepbgg Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I haven't got a Hero yet, but while waiting for delivery I'm trying to anticipate possible problems and realise that one of the first could be typing the WPA passphrase for our WiFi router accurately with stubby fingertips on an unfamiliar touchscreen keyboard. Is it possible to see the passphrase you type (and so spot the typing errors)? Any advice, please?
     

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    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    Characters entered remain visible for a second or two afterwards, so yes. It also helps if you run the touch calibration routine asap as this definitely improved my own accuracy.

    /Al
     
  3. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

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    There's also a little checkbox under most password fields to "show characters".

    This enables you to make sure you have the correct spelling/phrase.
     
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    prepbgg Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you both for your prompt and reassuring replies.
     
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    prepbgg Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've got the Hero now, and this worked like a dream, except that the show characters tick box was hidden by the keyboard the first time I entered the passphrase. Of course I made a mistake or few. After blundering around in the dark for a few minutes I discovered how to turn the keyboard off (click the icon at the bottom left) and all was light!
     
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    trick202 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I find myself getting the keyboard out of the way so I can see quite a few times!

    I'll get used to it I guess.
     

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