Basically I am "at odds" with Mac OS on how to properly type my password.
Meaning: when I used Linux (ubuntu with unity to be precise), I really didn't care about the "state" of my Linux box. If the screen saver/lock was up, I just started typing my password and hit enter. And ... I was logged in. Because the Linux screen lock was smart enough to understand that the string I typed + Enter is my password.
With Mac OS, on the other hand, I have to be much more "careful". I often find myself first type a letter, and press enter, and then when the input text field starts reflecting me typing ... I slowly type my password, and carefully press Enter. Because: if I don't do that, Mac OS will try to use maybe 5 out of 8 chars I typed. Or something else. So far too often, it takes me two, three turns before I successfully unlocked my screen.
Long story short: is that me not fitting Mac OS (so I have to change my attitude of just typing pretty fast) - or are there ways to adapt Mac OS to my style of entering the unlock password?
(And yes, when I have the lid open, I use the fingerprint reader, works fine - but within the office, the lid is down.)