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password entry made easy

HI my friend Mark has speech and fine motor control problems. He loves listening to music and I have recently purchased a subscription to spotify for him.
he can control the app on his phone well enough though is unable to type in specific songs. this does not bother him as he uses it more as a random music generator. the issue we are having is that the desktop version of the app requires him to enter a password every few days. unfortunately he is unable to do this through speech recognition or typing, I was wondering if there is a way of creating a keyboard shortcut or similar to enter the password in the application? whether this will solve the issue or not is questionable however it would at least give us the opportunity for him to resolve this issue independently.

Thanks for any help



  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @marksmate and a very warm welcome to the community! Is there anyway of saving the password so it is filled in automatically? 

  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,375 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2019
    Hello @marksmate and welcome to the community.

    It may help to get a better solution if you can provide what operating system and what browser he uses.

    Often there are settings in programs which allow you to change how they behave, as I don't use spotify I cannot help with this.

    If he has a keyboard with spare programmable keys then it should be possible, though you would need to see the manual to know how to set this up.

    Simple solution: I know this will work on windows but not sure on other operating systems.

    Open any program that allows you to store typed information, word for example.
    type in the password save to desktop.

    When mark needs the password he opens the document.
    Ctrl and A selects all
    Ctrl and C copies the password
    go to spotify and click in the password box. Ctrl and V pastes the password in.

    I would not recommend this method if there are others who access Mark's computer as it can obviously compromise the password.

    The above requires two keys to be pressed at the same time, however in windows there are a number of ways to making computers more accessible and if sticky keys has been enabled he should be able to press them in the above order separately.

    You might find the following charity helpful for Mark. https://abilitynet.org.uk/

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,008

    Scope community team

    Thanks for such a detailed and helpful response @Geoark. I hope that's helped @marksmate but if you need more ideas or support with this please let us know. Mark is lucky to have a friend like you. :)
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