Password font for Mac

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at
Tue Apr 14 21:56:26 EDT 2009

Hmmm... not seeing any flicker at all on Macbook Pro, Leopard. 10 pixel wide
dots, from a 195 byte png. They look great.  Perhaps a high speed camera
could catch it, but it seems as if the images are overwritten faster than
the text can be written.
You're right of course Trevor, and if this were a mission critical feature
this MIGHT be a problem. At that point there are other ways to capture a
password anyway.

Rev sure is FAST!

Stephen Barncard
San Francisco

2009/4/14 Trevor DeVore <lists at>

> On Apr 14, 2009, at 6:11 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
>  After fussing with this for a while, I came to this conclusion:
>> 1. It's better not to use the font method
>> 2. I had forgotten imagesource - it's amazingly useful. Thanks Bill. I
>> whipped up a small black gradient ball png (ala scott Rossi) and used Bill's
>> script for display. I added a send in time command to my routine that loads
>> the entry fields from a set and now the characters are always obfuscated.
>> But at this stage they can still be cut and pasted.
>> 3. so I used Trevor's keydown blocking code, and now it works even better
>> that I wanted and it's a 100% rev solution. Thanks guys.
> Stephen,
> Bill's method is definitely easier to implement and for lots of scenarios
> it works great. Be aware though that since the padlock is being added AFTER
> rawkeydown there will be slight instant where the character entered can be
> seen. You may notice a little flicker on occasion while typing (I just
> tested Bill's script and  saw it).
> Until rev has a message that is sent AFTER text entry occurs but BEFORE the
> text is visible to the user a font will be appear more polished. But like I
> said, for many folks the flicker won't really matter.
> Regards,
> --
> Trevor DeVore
> Blue Mango Learning Systems
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