Character limit on passwords?

Ethan Blanton elb at
Thu Jul 17 13:51:07 EDT 2014

Kristina Marusic spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I'm trying to add a gmail account to my (newly downloaded) Pidgin, but I'm
> unable to enter my full password due to the character limit. Gmail does not
> have a character limit on passwords. Can the limit be removed, or will I
> need to change all of my passwords to use Pidgin? As a sidenote, I'm sure
> my password is longer than most--it's actually more of a pass-phrase...)

There shouldn't be a character limit on passwords.  Why do you think
there is?  The input box will fill with dots, but you should just be
able to keep typing.  It's not really full, you just can't see it
scrolling because all of the characters look the same.


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