Annoying blocking password dialogs

Michael Flaig mflaig at
Sat Sep 14 09:59:24 UTC 2013


On Sat, 2013-09-14 at 02:37 +0200, Alfredo Hernández wrote:
> I remember those on GNOME 3.6, but since 3.8, all the password
> dialogues were able to be closed from a button or by typing Esc. 

It is not that the dialog is not closing at all. My problem is with the
modal version of the dialog through gnome-shell that does not allow me
to copy a password from my password manager into the dialog without
having it already in the clipboard.

> May you be more specific on the situation the dialogues show up? 

For example when setting up a new account in evolution or evolution
sometimes forgets passwords for some reason and a dialog to enter the
google password for one or more of my many calenders appears. This
dialog however blocks the whole screen so I can't open my password

What I would like to have back is a normal window so I can still open my
password manager even when an application asks for a password or a WIFI
key as another example.



> Best regards, 
> Alfredo 
> On 14 Sep 2013 00:20, "Michael Flaig" <mflaig at> wrote:
>         Hi again,
>         anyone have an idea how to disable the blocking password
>         dialogs of
>         gnome-shell?
>         I think it is greatly annoying when the password dialog comes
>         up and you
>         can't do anything anymore, because opening the password
>         manager and
>         copying the password you can't possibly remember would be the
>         thing one
>         would absolutely want in that case. How are you working around
>         this?
>         Cheers,
>         Michael
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