Ticket #1936 (new defect)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

PIN entry should default to numeric input

Reported by: rost Owned by: zecke
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Qtopia Version:
Severity: major Keywords: keyboard pin numeric
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Estimated Completion (week):
HasPatchForReview: no PatchReviewResult:
Reproducible: always


I got a new Freerunner, updated to the 2008.8 release and wanted to use it.
After starting up the PIN dialog presented only lower case letters. I think in almost all cases PINs are numeric. So it would be much more userfriendly, if you could default to numeric input.

Some more rant:
I did not see any clue how to switch to numeric input. After despairingly clicking around I was finally switching off my Freerunner and wanted to throw it away. After some googling I read all the documentation about the Openmoko keyboard and finally are able to use it but I really do not like it.
I seriously doubt that hiding essential features behind "gestures" (switching input modes, whitespace, backspace) is a terrible idea and will make most end users hate you...

Setting Severity to major because this bug makes the Openmoko essentially unusable for normal users.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by rost

I see that this ticket ended up owned by openmoko-kernel. This is most probably wrong. When opening the ticket I selected the component "System Software" without knowing that this meant actually the kernel, sorry.
It looks like I can not reassign this ticket to another component without some trac-admin magic I do not fully understand. Whoever is able to do so, please feel free to reassign it to the correct component (Distro?, host utilities?... I don't know).

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by zecke

  • Owner changed from openmoko-kernel to zecke
  • Component changed from System Software to Qtopia
  • Milestone Om2008.8 deleted

Please see http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Bug_Filing_Policy for future bugs. Do not set milestones as they are used by Product/Release? Management to prioritize. Do not set a component unless you know...

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by zecke

1.) The PIN Dialog should set a Numeric window hint (easy).

2.) The Qtopia predictive keyboard gets a XClientMessage that the current input hint is XYZ and should change to that. Ask raster or me for how the message system is working or look into the e-wm code.

  • src/plugins/inputmethods/predictivekeyboard for the Qtopia keyboard.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by pander

This major bug is also in Om2008.9 although a fix should be very straight forward. What is the ETA for a fix?

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by zecke

  • HasPatchForReview unset

Patches are welcome and as you said it should be very straight forward. I'm currently not working on anything GTA0X related but I'm happy to review your patch and give guidance.

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