Suggestions should prioritize logins over generated passwords

Something has changed in the most recent version of the 1password extension — now when I bring up the extension for a web page, the listing of "suggestions" seems to lump together both full-fledged logins for a site as well as generated passwords created for that site. I'm not sure how they're being sorted, but in many cases the generated password is listed first and so is the default item to be filled. This means it takes more keypresses or clicks to get to the right item. I'm not sure when this changed, but in previous versions of the extension it would always select a full login over other items. See attached screenshot.


1Password Version: 7.3
Extension Version: 4.7.4.90
OS Version: 10.14.4
Sync Type: 1Password.com

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  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @ggilder!

    the listing of "suggestions" seems to lump together both full-fledged logins for a site as well as generated passwords created for that site

    Password items can also be filled, much like Logins, so that explains why they are listed there.

    I'm not sure how they're being sorted, but in many cases the generated password is listed first and so is the default item to be filled.

    I have tested this in my 1Password app, and in those cases where I still have both a Login and a Password item, the Login item is always shown first. So I wonder if this has something to do with the URL fields in your items.

    If you look at the first Password item in your screenshot, is it possible perhaps that the URL field there is a perfect match to the current URL you are viewing in your browser?

  • @ag_ana hmm, good catch with the URL match, that does seem to be the case. I edited the login item to add a perfect match for the URL and that now gets selected first in the Suggestions. I guess that workaround is fine although I'm still pretty sure the behavior was different before. :smile:

    Thanks for your help!

  • Regarding the upgrade to Mac 7.3, "Suggested Items", and the mini browser: I used to rely heavily on always having my "Favorites" listed as the default set of choices. Now with Suggested Items the default is to non-useful sites (for me at least). Now it requires an extra click on the pull-down menu to bring back Favorites. Can this be fixed or at least opted out of? Thanks.

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    @ggilder - on behalf of ag_ana, you're quite welcome! Glad she was able to help.

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    @jmn51 - stay tuned. :) We've been listening to feedback from this most-recent set of changes to the 1Password for Mac mini (which were in turn changes made in part by feedback to the previous set of changes), and we've got a few new things in the works for the upcoming update. Nothing to announce on that score in terms of when you'll see it, but if you'd like to join us in the beta channel, that's where new features/fixes/changes appear first. You can enable beta builds by simply clicking Preferences > Updates and checking the box marked "Include beta builds," then clicking to do an update check manually.

  • Thank you. I'll stay tuned...

  • ag_mcarlyleag_mcarlyle

    Team Member
    edited June 13

    Thank you. I'll stay tuned...

    :+1: On behalf of Lars, you're welcome! You can also keep an eye on the release notes for any new beta releases. :smile:

  • My browser will not allow me to 'star' or quote posts on the forum it seems, so I just want to +1 this comment. This is a real annoyance. Thanks!

    Regarding the upgrade to Mac 7.3, "Suggested Items", and the mini browser: I used to rely heavily on always having my "Favorites" listed as the default set of choices. Now with Suggested Items the default is to non-useful sites (for me at least). Now it requires an extra click on the pull-down menu to bring back Favorites. Can this be fixed or at least opted out of? Thanks.

  • ag_mcarlyleag_mcarlyle

    Team Member

    Hey @ryandickey, welcome to the forum! I appreciate the feedback and I'll take it back to the rest of the team. As we gather more feedback after the release of 1Password 7.3 and the new 1Password mini, we're seeing how we can further optimize things for people, and this is a request you're not the first person to ask about. 🙂 Keep an eye on our release notes for more (or for even faster changes, the beta release notes).

  • This is also driving me crazy. Showing generated passwords with Logins results in a lot of noise for website where multiple credentials may be used (ex. the AWS Console where one may be working with different accounts).

    I would prefer there was a way to hide these generated passwords as being suggested in the mini app (or an option not to save every generated password. Is way to downgrade to the previous version of the 1password mini app?

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    Welcome to the forum, @someboredkiddo! Thanks for the feedback. I don't have anything to add beyond what's already been mentioned earlier in this thread, but we appreciate you adding your voice to this, and I'm sorry for the frustration.

    Is way to downgrade to the previous version of the 1password mini app?

    Not the mini, no, since it's part of the main app (and vice-versa). The two are not separate versions/downloads. You can certainly download an older version of 1Password and use that, but as a security company, we can't recommend it: our stance is for all users to keep their mission-critical software up to date, including their OS and browser(s), as well as 1Password.

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