Don't separate username and password input fields

As more people use password management apps like 1Password, it's super annoying to not have a way to input both username (email) and password at the same time using the quick login button since you guys separate each field by a mouse click.

I guess I understand the reasoning behind this (makes the user think at first that they don't have to put in as much info), but it really ends up being more clunky in practice.

Would it be the end of the world to just pop up both fields at the same time?

  • Jake Spirek
  • Sep 22 2015
  • Likely to implement
Release time frame
  • Jan 16, 2016

    Admin Response

    This is designed in this way to allow for a login or sign up through the same action. By asking for the email address first, this allows a lookup to see whether the account exists and whether the user should be asked for their password or for details to create a new account.

    This makes it easy for either action to occur, without the need for separate login/sign up pages and actions.

    While we can understand the benefit of an easier login through password management apps, at this stage, we are unlikely to make changes in this area. We hope you can understand.

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    Chris Waters commented
    September 22, 2015 20:57

    Can you expand on the problem you are seeing? The login page for Aha! at https://secure.aha.io doesn't require that there is a click between entering your email address and your password.

  • Jake Spirek commented
    September 23, 2015 14:24

    I'm talking about the front-end experience for users. I don't have a problem with the backend login screen because it has both fields right there.

    Just trying to post this comment, I had to use the auto-fill twice to login.