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  • I have often this question from end users:
    Should it be possible to have an option to see what you type on the change password screen?
    Passwords are often tricky and it would be a great improvement if it was possible to control what you are typing.
    Thanks’ to take this point.

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  • justdave


    The general practice is to NOT allow this because it allows someone looking over your shoulder to see what you typed in. This is exactly the reason the form asks for the new password twice, on the theory that you wouldn’t type it the same way wrong twice in a row, so if they both match, you must have meant what you typed.

    That said, it probably could be implemented if you really wanted it. You’d need to put some JavaScript on the page to change the type=”password” to type=”text” on the input element for the password field.

    Thread Starter cari18


    Thank you for your answer.
    I fully understand your argument but it’s why I propose this function as a temporally option as it’s often used in such a situation. This mean that the real typed characters are visible only the time you push on this option button.
    Unfortunately as a lot of WordPress users I’m not able to write java code 😉

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