Safari 9 on OS X introduced a key indicator to allow you to select a password from the Keychain. However, the "Forgot" link inside of the text box makes it unusable. Attempting to click the key always results in the forgot link getting clicked.

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It is occasionally useful to be able to use the key to select a password.

  • Or is this a Safari bug? Doesn't adding that stuff to the UI technically make it non-compliant with the HTML spec?
    – Anko
    Jan 14, 2016 at 19:02
  • @Anko other browsers do that. IE10 does something similar for clearing fields and unmasking the password.
    – vcsjones
    Jan 14, 2016 at 19:14
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    Oh yeah, I need to move that link anyway. I keep forgetting to.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jan 14, 2016 at 19:14
  • @vcsjones Do you mean to imply that because it's popular it must be good, or that Internet Explorer just has the same bug? :)
    – Anko
    Jan 14, 2016 at 19:19

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Look at the upper field, i.e. email. Once you click it, you get the keychain popup allowing you to select the email/password pair.

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    Yeah, I managed to work around the issue, however it's still something that should probably be fixed. It doesn't look clean and it breaks the users expectations with the browser.
    – vcsjones
    Jan 14, 2016 at 18:42
  • @vcs "It is occasionally useful to be able to use the key to select a password" - your question is answered. Doesn't it appear an issue related to Safari? It doesn't bother me to much...
    – nicael
    Jan 14, 2016 at 18:50

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