Q1. What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
The problem scenario occurred when for convenience I emailed to myself my passphrase in order to access my existing account from a different machine. The passphrase did not work as expected. The problem was the copying action picked up hidden whitespace characters in the process.
Q2 - Who is impacted?
Every user that manually copies from html based source.
Q3 - Why is it important and/or urgent?
The frequency of entering the passphrase via copy/paste is high. The actual passphrase is often not memorized. There is currently no way to verify what got pasted.
Q4 - What is your proposed solution? (optional)
I propose the common “view/eye” icon near the passphrase field that toggles.
Q5. Community support
People can vote for this idea to show traction:
- Must have: this is critical for me to have this
- Should have: this is important for me to have this
- Could have: this could be nice to have
- Won’t have: we should not schedule this (explain why)