Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Miscellaneous/Eye icon when creating an account or logging in

Eye icon when creating an account or logging in

  • Problem: When creating an account or logging in, it is sometimes hard to find out if you entered the correct characters for password.
  • Proposed solution: Add an eye icon in the "Password" field at Special:CreateAccount and Special:UserLogin. Once pressed, it will show you the characters already entered by you in this field.
  • Who would benefit: Registered users
  • More comments: This is very useful if you use a longer password.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: --NGC 54 (talk / contribs) 11:12, 11 January 2022 (UTC)


  • Agree. No explanation needed. Jmaxx37 (talk) 16:44, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    One could argue that a) the "Confirm password" field already alleviates the need for such a button, but more importantly, b) this is a client-side thing the browser should provide, not some kind of JavaScript messing with the field type in the form. Making it a non-hidden text could, for example, cause mobile keyboards to remember the typed word and suggest it the next time you're typing a WhatsApp message. It would also prevent the browser from offering you to save the password for you. ToBeFree (talk) 20:26, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    I usually remain logged in (no shared devices), but because I had to recover my WikiMedia password and set a new one today, I got logged out on all devices/browsers I use. As I went on to all of my devices and browsers, I noticed while using Edge on my Windows 10 computer, I did get the eye icon. It happened to be the last log in that I did, so I didn't have a chance to glance at this on my other browsers and devices. Maybe this is something that only happens in Edge, which I use a lot less often than Chrome on this computer. RSLitman (talk) 23:08, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    I agree with this idea because some strong passwords are hard to remember and to fill the correct one is challenging. Sometimes, I can fill it wrong and don't know why. The eye feature would help you with this, but remember to not click this when at the public. Thingofme (talk) 03:30, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Agree completely. I've struggled many times while writing my password because of this. BetweenCupsOfTea (talk)
  • For security reasons (to prevent others from unknowingly discovering your password), clicking on the "eye" icon should ask you to enter your Windows or Mac credentials if you are using a laptop or desktop. If you are using an iOS or iPadOS device, then it should ask for your Apple ID credentials. If you are using an Android device, then it should ask for your Google account credentials. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 04:14, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
    That's not reasonable at all and not how modern websites work either. Izno (talk) 22:28, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
  • 'Agree. It is standard behavior. --Frettie (talk) 09:03, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Although this should be a standard browser feature in an ideal world (so far it is supported as -ms-reveal in MS family of browsers from IE to Edge / EdgeChromium), it is currently not standard. Yet it is very useful e.g. for accessibility purposes (some people have to use very cumbersome input methods). --SSneg (talk) 21:02, 29 January 2022 (UTC)


  •   Support USI2020 (talk) 20:26, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 21:31, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sea Cow (talk) 22:57, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Izno (talk) 23:33, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Daud Iffa (talk) 00:16, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 08:18, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Meiræ 12:35, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aca (talk) 13:15, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Viticulum (talk) 18:16, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --SSneg (talk) 21:02, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose: Use a browser that offers this feature if you need it; request it to be added to a browser if that's not an option. This is not something for a specific website to fix through JavaScript. Any time spent on developing this workaround is lost in the moment it becomes a browser feature. ToBeFree (talk) 22:57, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Tgr (talk) 00:04, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Agus Damanik (talk) 02:15, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --g (talk) 21:33, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose as ToBeFree said, implement a specific solution to this problem only for MediaWiki is a workaround. in this case is better wait for browser support of the feature, then change the login page. --valepert (talk) 22:33, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ok, as sometimes strong passwords are hard to remember. Thingofme (talk) 01:52, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support HugoHelp (talk) 04:03, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Trizek from FR 12:17, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose per ToBeFree; this is (or should be) a browser feature. Silver hr (talk) 21:50, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Agree that it's better as a browser feature, but it's becoming so common that I don't think we can/should wait until it's ubiquitous that way. But better to make it something users can opt in to, rather than a default option. Daniel Case (talk) 22:56, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Hampcky (talk) 15:43, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Rotavdrag (talk) 11:37, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support β16 - (talk) 10:38, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportThanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 21:43, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support--Vulp❯❯❯here! 04:23, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 06:51, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose As ToBeFree said — DaxServer (t · c) 21:24, 6 February 2022 (UTC)