Re: nvda and password fields

Nimer Jaber


As this is quite a security risk, I suggest, instead, either turning off character echo if she already knows how to type, or leaving it as is.

The longer answer is that some password fields on some sites will have a box to show the password as it is being typed. This could be an option where it exists. But again, I really recommend your friend simply gets used to typing in passwords without the character feedback. In fact, I recommend most people disable character echo altogether, and either opt for no typing echo, or at least Word echo. The extra chatter simply isn't needed if the individual feels comfortable typing.


On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 10:57 PM Michael Micallef at FITA <michael.micallef@...> wrote:

Dear nvda users,


I’m asking on behalf of a friend who is beginner in using nvda.


Can someone tell me where I can turn off the nvda feature of saying asterisk in the password prompts? My friend prefers to hear what she is typing in the password prompt.


Thank you





Michael Micallef

ICT Accessibility IT Officer

Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility


+356 22768012




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MRS 9064, Malta




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