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Jul
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comment Is a keyring necessary for programs to store passwords?
:) Fair enough, I don't know what it's like there.
Jul
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Jul
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comment Is a keyring necessary for programs to store passwords?
I marked your answer as the answer, thanks for the info. Your very last response makes no sense, you're acting as though people's computers being stolen is a huge problem, like it's an epidemic or something.
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Jul
15
comment Is a keyring necessary for programs to store passwords?
Oh. Ok. Good. Thank goodness. That was my concern. I guess I don't quite understand so many people's paranoia about stuff that's on one's local machine. Are people expecting to get robbed or something? Why should I care if someone who steals my computer might be able to steal my credentials? They've stolen my computer. I don't have a laptop or tablet, so I guess it's not as important to me.
Jul
15
comment Is a keyring necessary for programs to store passwords?
So there's no way around the keyring if I want Chrome to save passwords? What version of Linux can I use that doesn't have this, or is it just part of the Linux ecosystem now and I should just stick with Windows if I don't want to type passwords so I can avoid typing passwords?
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Jul
15
comment Is a keyring necessary for programs to store passwords?
When you say "yes", do you mean "yes, Chrome can still save passwords without the keyring" or "yes, the keyring is required to save passwords on most programs"?
Jul
15
comment Is a keyring necessary for programs to store passwords?
Is the keyring required for Chrome and Firefox to save passwords? I didn't ask for a generic answer that says "the keyring saves credentials". I KNOW it saves credentials, that should be apparent by my original post. I'm asking whether other programs can STILL save their OWN passwords WITHOUT the keyring. Can I still save Chrome passwords WITHOUT the keyring, or are they absolutely linked?
Jul
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Mar
5
comment Are there any upcoming changes that can help people who are bad with names?
Hey I think I have a great idea for a Unity-inspired process manager: It's a simplified interface that shows a small blank white window until you type the name of the process you want to see, then it expands that window to show you that process. It's so much easier than seeing all those confusing processes you're not interested in. After all, everyone knows the names of all their processes, right, it's just like knowing the names of all your system applications, it's easy, right?
Mar
5
comment Are there any upcoming changes that can help people who are bad with names?
I'm still disappointed and downright amazed that the developers of Unity actually expect people to memorize the names of ALL their system applications and be able to recall each of them by name instantly without any trouble whatsoever, and without seeing a list of them to begin with. They expect people to have superpowers to know things that aren't listed. "What's the name of that app" I guess is something Unity lovers NEVER ask.
Mar
5
comment Are there any upcoming changes that can help people who are bad with names?
I guess I just don't understand why they want to completely cripple finding programs visually using the mouse. Part of what makes a good GUI is that you DON'T have to constantly type things just to get around the operating system--in fact, that's really the POINT of a GUI is that you can do a LOT without having to touch the keyboard. Unity seems to be the only GUI hellbent on making people know everything ahead of time in order to use it. It's really going back to the command prompt as far as usability, you have to remember the same kind of things to use it.
Mar
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comment Are there any upcoming changes that can help people who are bad with names?
This is very interesting. Thanks for this info. It doesn't solve the issue, but it definitely is helpful. Thanks.
Mar
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comment Are there any upcoming changes that can help people who are bad with names?
Unity is the GUI that comes with Ubuntu, which is the most popular and most supported version of Linux out there. It would seem to me that Unity would be designed for everyone, not just people who memorize the names of every program on their computer.
Mar
5
comment Are there any upcoming changes that can help people who are bad with names?
Leading me to a totally different GUI isn't helpful, honestly. I appreciate that you're trying to help though, don't get me wrong. I know all about Gnome and KDE, I'm just wondering whether they're going to add extra functionality to Unity to make it easier for those who don't remember the names of programs.
Mar
5
comment Are there any upcoming changes that can help people who are bad with names?
Well, for instance, when I couldn't remember "terminal", nothing I typed helped. "Shell" "bash" and a number of other searches found NOTHING. I'm just trying to get a list of programs that I can click and launch based off categories, like system tools--the terminal should be a system tool. I'd like to launch something WITHOUT having to type anything, I should be able to launch a program using JUST the mouse.
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