Entering normal text in short text-boxes gives a visual feedback as
- You can actually see the letter you pressed
- The letters shift.
However, with password fields masked by dots/asterisks, there is no visual feedback if you pressed a key or pressed it down too long(sticky keyboards[sic]) as there is no visual change in the text-box.
Are there any solutions to giving users this feedback?
PS: I know the *nix command line password entry method which doesn't even show asterisks but IMO even that gives some feedback as the cursor blinks a bit when you press a key(It's a bit hard to describe.)
EDIT: I meant visual feedback when the password gets too long for the text-box. Once the password gets too long, the asterisks/dots do shift but since all are identical, it is not noticeable to the user.