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Edward DeMeulle

Web login page should display username and password at same time

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Since many people use password managers, hiding the password field on the login page requires two fill-in's from the manager software. Showing both username and login would reduce it to one. Just show them both at the beginning. Nothing fancy needed.

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I agree with that - having the very up-front "sign up for free" option on the front page got me (very briefly) a few inadvertent new accounts before I got used to it...

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I don't use a password manager but I preferred the old way as well, showing both the username and password input immediately. Now when I fill in my username and click "continue" (not sure if it's literally this since I'm using the Dutch version) I have to wait until the animation of the password input to slide down has ended. When I type in the password too early and press "Login" it'll say the password isn't correct (I've tried it a 1000 times so I'm pretty sure I'm not mistyping my password every time).

Can anyone tell me, what is the added value of hiding the password input at first? To me it just seems like an extra step for the user, and I can't think of anything that would make it necessary to hide the password input at first.

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I completely agree and came here to make the same suggestion but, fortunately, checked first to see if there was already a request.

It is such a strange thing that I was wondering if the current separation serves some security purpose, although I do not have a theory what that would be.

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I'm guessing the website checks whether you are a registered user from the user name/email address and would default to a sign up page,  or and error message ("that user is not recognised") if the details didn't match.  <Shrug>

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Sure but why not do that from a combined name/e-mail and password page like everyone else -- including Evernote previously?

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? No clue - didn't say I agreed or understood! Some happy coder somewhere probably thought it was a good idea.  Clearly s/he was wrong...

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Totally agree, I use a password manager and it renders it useless on initial login. Even if I didn't use it, I fail to see how adding two clicks is user friendly. 

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We want EFFICIENCY when we take notes. I don't know why Evernote management can't reflect that simple notion in their web product.

Make the login static, allowing password managers to auto-fill both fields simultaneously and preventing multiple 'continue'/superfluous clicks for all users.  

 

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I'm guessing that the two-step action would defeat a bot trying to log in to your account.  It's an alternative to a Captcha step - which would also interrupt the flow.

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