Password reveal on login screen alt+f8 does nothing
Password reveal on the login screen alt+f8 does not seem to work.
this may not be a Narrator problem but a problem in windows itself.
There is a feature both en Edge and on the windows login screen that makes it possible to display what you have typed in the password field.
this can be activated by a button or icon only accessed with a mouse, but altso pressing alt+f8.
With both jaws and narrator this works fine in Edge.
Find a password field.
Type text in the field and it will be shown as stars.
Now the text you typed in are shown in clear text. you can review it with standard keyboard commands, but as soon as you edit the contents it goes back to being shown as stars.
On the windows login screen however alt+f8 does nothing.
With jaws using the touch cursor it is possible to find the "show password" button and go back and review the text.
However this button cannot be reached using the tab key and I have found no other way than using the touch cursor in jaws.
This behavior is both in windows10 1809 and 1903.
This seems to be a bug since the feature in reality is not available for keyboard only users, no matter the screen reader that is used.
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