[Bug 1010632] [NEW] Current user should be pre-selected in authentication dialog

Paul Ebermann 1010632 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Jun 8 19:21:58 UTC 2012


Public bug reported:

This occurs on Kubuntu 12.04 with polkit-kde-1 0.99.0-3ubuntu5, but also
was present on Kubuntu 11.10.

When there are multiple users with administrative privileges and I need
to install new packages or similar, I get a confirmation dialog where I
can select a user and then type my password.

Expected: If one of the allowed users for the action is the one
currently logged in (= owning the display session), it should be
preselected and the cursor put right into the password box.

Observed: Now I have to use the mouse to select the right user before I can start typing.
(Strangely, trying to select the right user by keyboard puts the cursor immediately into the password field, even if I'm not yet finished selecting a user.)

A screenshot of the situation (with 11.10) is in my related question on Ask Ubuntu:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/99318/how-can-i-get-policykit-1-kde-to-preselect-the-current-user

(I guess this should be an upstream bug/feature request, but I didn't
manage to find an upstream bug tracker. Sorry.)

** Affects: polkit-kde-1 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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