Character limit on passwords?

Kristina Marusic kristina.marusic at
Thu Jul 17 14:01:53 EDT 2014

 Mine scrolls along a bit, several dots past the viewable input box, but
then stops. The cursor freezes, the scrolling stops, and I'm unable to
enter additional characters. 22 dots is all I get, regardless of how much I
continue typing.

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:

> 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.
> Ethan
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