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    app to show passwords while typing

    I was looking through the Muon Discover repository that is included in Kubuntu where I think I saw a little utility that would allow you to see whatever password you typed instead of it being hidden by asterisks. That seemed useful. I work in a room where there's no chance someone will look over my shoulder. Seeing my password when I type it could prevent accidentally typing it wrong. The problem is, I've forgotten the name of the app, and I can't seem to find it when I google it. Does anyone know what it is?

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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Aside from onlookers, this would be a serious security hole. I would say to forget about it! That said, on many cell phones you can click on "show password" and it will show it in plaintext. Since it is really easy to mistype on a cell phone, this can be helpful. On a desktop/laptop with a real keyboard, not so much.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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