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Password manager

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Hi, my name is Vincenzo and I am writing to you from Italy. I have been using the Pro version for a few years on both PC and Android. Reading the features of the Pro version on your site I read that it is possible to automatically type passwords in Web forms with a single click, that is that you could use Essentialpim as if it were a password manager. I tried to search the Help and FAQ but I could not understand how it is done. Can you help me?
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That's the "Auto Type" button located on the toolbar in the passwords module.
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admin wrote: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:07 am That's the "Auto Type" button located on the toolbar in the passwords module.
Dear admin, how does it work?
For years I could not figure it out.
Currently, if I click auto type, it just uses the active tab to use it and fill in.
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If there's a browser window with login form opened in the background, click on the Auto Type button should bring that browser window foreground with filled in login and password fields.
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Re: Password manager

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@admin Thank you.
Just the idea:
there is a field URL in a Password record.
What if Auto Type button would work that way:
in the URL one puts the link to the forementioned website with the login form,
once one clicks Auto Type, it immediately opens a chart/new tab in a browser with the given website.
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Re: Password manager

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...or better yet, some default options for Auto Type somewhere in the setting and individual settings that can change them for each password entry separately (to check-uncheck opening the URL, typing login and the keys between/after).

I saw websites that expect not the default
<your login><Tab><your password><Enter>
but
<your login><Enter><your password><Enter>
They first open a page for the login name, have a button under it to continue, than open a new page for the password. So to autotype, it should be <your login><Enter><waiting several secs for the new page to load><your password><Enter>

Also, sometimes there is just the password (i.e. an achieve file). I don't fill-in the login field in the password entry in EPIM and put the cursor not into the password field but above (correction: I put it into the field and hit Shit+Tab before switching to EPIM) so the TAB will put the cursor there. It'll be much more convenient to uncheck login and the <Tab> for such cases and have EPIM type <password><Enter>
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@Keldi, yes, that would be much better.
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Re: Password manager

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Trinitylab, Keldi these are both nice suggestions, thanks, will add them into the to do list for implementation.
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Re: Password manager

Post by grv87 »

I believe configuring <Tab>, <Enter> and <waiting several secs> would be too complicated and it would not work correctly most of the time.
For example, the browser window could freeze for a while - this happens to me all the time, because I have about 25 opened windows and 500+ tabs.
And this could become even a security problem - if a password is typed in in the wrong window or field.
Browser addon would be much easier. Especially since there is EPIM Cloud.

Currently I use LastPass for web passwords.
EssentialPIM is comfortable for offline passwords only.
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