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    Ubuntu spells out each of my keystrokes at login

    Hello!

    I'm running 12.04 and when I login, ubuntu spells out every key that I type. It happens only when I key in the password. Once I login and try a word processor it doesn't spell out the keystrokes. Is my system compromised? I'm sorry if I sound stupid, I'm a beginner to Ubuntu!

    Thanks in advance! Cheers.

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    Re: Ubuntu spells out each of my keystrokes at login

    I don't understand what you mean by spell out, it seems to be the opposite of what it should be

    When you type the password, you should not see the characters typed: instead either nothing or stars or dots.

    When you type in a word processor , you should see what you type (at least letters, and you can set the word processor to show special signs also for whitespace characters).

    These things should act similar as in other operating systems and desktop environments.

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    Re: Ubuntu spells out each of my keystrokes at login

    Do you mean it speaks what you type?

    If that is the problem then check if the Screen Reader is turned on: at the login screen click on the icon in top bar that shows a man in a circle, then make sure the Screen Reader option in the menu that shows up is not checked. Or you can simply pres CTRL+S to togle it on/off.

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    Re: Ubuntu spells out each of my keystrokes at login

    Thanks laobi. It works now.. It was the screen reader, and thanks sodukos, I should've been more clear!

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    Re: Ubuntu spells out each of my keystrokes at login

    If your issue is "SOLVED" then don't forget to mark your thread as such.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."


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