Password Changing for Normal User

Christopher A. Williams chrisw01 at
Thu Mar 2 05:17:55 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 06:30 +1100, David Timms wrote:
> Uno Engborg wrote:
> > Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> >> Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that there is no menu entry in
> >> GNOME for a user to change their own password in FC5T3? That means they
> >>   
> > You find it as a button in the new "About Me" dialog.
> > ("Desktop->Preferences->About Me")
> Given that good security is based on having strong passwords that change 
> over time, hiding the capability under About Me is really no go. It's 
> probably to late to change for FC5, but I would suggest at the minimum 
> changing the hint that is shown when the mouse is held over the About Me 
> entry from:
> Set your personal information
> to:
> Set your personal information and user password
> And the title to "About me and my account". (or login)
> There would then be a slim chance that a user would actually find it! 
> What do others think ?

As the OP, I absolutely agree. I'm a rather experienced user and this
one caught me totally by surprise. This new feature definitely
fails the usability teas as far as I'm concerned.

"Never murder a man when he's
busy committing suicide."

-- Woodrow Wilson

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