[Pidgin] #9205: Pidgin steals focus while typing passwords

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Wed Feb 27 03:21:56 EST 2019

#9205: Pidgin steals focus while typing passwords
 Reporter:  yohell                         |       Owner:
     Type:  defect                         |      Status:  new
Milestone:                                 |   Component:  pidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.5.2                          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  focus steal password security  |

Comment (by hajma):

 On pidgin startup, when typing password for an XMPP account, when I'm
 halfway through a new pidgin window is opened and gets focus. The new
 window is for my IRC account, the window name is 'Cannot join channel' and
 content is "Cannot join #channelname: Registration is required.
 Cannot join channel (+r) - you need to be identified with services - see

 This is with pidgin 2.13 in KDE 5 with 'Focus stealing prevention' set to
 100% reproducible.

 I also observed this on Debian 9 with MATE, but don't have that system at
 the moment.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/9205#comment:9>
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