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Issues with wifi password entry

So I don't know if this is an issue with new builds of Windows Holographic, but the wifi password entry is awful to the point where it's literally preventing me from logging in. I am at a workspace which has a username and password. The entry for this has two text boxes and clicking on one will bring up the on screen keyboard.

First of all, for some reason the username at this place is case sensitive and the on screen keyboard will captalize the first letter and the first letter after the at sign. Even if you lowercase the letter, once you hit a period or at sign, it will go back and recapitalize the word.

Secondly, the keyboard has an enter key which is a trap. If you press this, it will try to sign in with no password, fail, and clear both fields. The correct way to switch fields is to click past the keyboard on the settings window on the password.

Thirdly, in the newer build, there seems to be a time related thing where it will refresh the available wifi. This will clear both fields. So you've basically got a timer of how fast you have to go to put in a username, which in my case is a long-ish email address, then a password which has numbers in it so you have to flip the keyboard to the other modes.

Sorry for the rant on this, but I feel like it needs to be reported because it is incredibly frustrating.


  • @pnolen,
    Thank you for your feedback. I will route it to the appropriate folks.

    As a workaround, have you tried using a Bluetooth keyboard? I find that having a physical keyboard really helps with entering credentials.


  • I have not. I was able to succeed yesterday by long tapping and copying my username (email) so that the next time it reset I could get through the entire entry. I'll have to look into getting a BT keyboard for it. In fact, I think I have one I got at build :)

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