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A nice warning about the caps lock key Desktop
When I leave my desk, I often use the password feature on the Mac OS X screensaver as a quick line of semi-defense for prying eyes. Just now I was entering my password to clear out the screensaver when I accidentally hit the Caps Lock key. On the login dialog box appeared a symbol with the text "Caps Lock On." Very nice! Nothing worse than cursing the computer for not accepting your password, only to realize in a moment that caps were on.

I tried this in the main computer login screen, but it didn't work there -- hopefully this feature will wind up elsewhere.
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Login doesn't respect caps lock
Authored by: erikzred on Oct 08, '02 11:41:32AM

The login for Mac OS X doesn't respect the caps lock key. I remember reading about this in an article comparing Mac OS X and XP. The theory behind this is that since the password is being typed in "blind" that not respecting the caps lock key requires the shift key for any upper case characters. This way it doesn't matter if you have the caps lock on or not. I would like to see this behavior duplicated system wide in OS X where any password field that doesn't give visual feedback simply not respect the caps lock so you don't get those frustrating "DUH" moments after typing in the password several times.

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Login doesn't respect caps lock (panther update)
Authored by: romulis on Nov 21, '03 09:34:13AM

I just tried this using panther.
The Caps Lock key IS respected by the login screen BUT the little reminder appears whenever you start typing in a password field with caps turned on.

This also applies to password fields in web pages and other applications!

Nice one apple!

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