Suggestion: offer "edit" button when creating new logins

Some sites prompt me to create a username and a password on two separate web pages. Thus, I enter my email or username on one page, click submit, and it takes me to a page to create a password. In these cases, 1PasswordX generates a password and saves it with a blank username. In order to add the username, I have to open my vault, find the entry, and edit it. It would be nice if there was an "edit" button right there on the save dialog in the first place. It would be even nicer if it offered to autopopulate the username field with my most common usernames (including my email address).

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  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    Hey @TheCat! What I'd do in that situation is save a Login on the first page, then update the Login I just saved on the second page. If you have an example website URL for me, I can explain exactly what I mean. I just can't seem to think of a multi-page registration form off the top of my head at the moment.

    I agree that it'd be nice to have the ability to edit the item before pressing the save button, though. I'll pass that feedback along to the rest of my team. :)

    ref: x/b5x#708

  • Hi. I ran across a site that has this feature - your site! When I tried to post a comment on this forum, I was told by the site that I need to reset my password. I entered my email address and got an email from you to reset my password. I entered the new password on your form, and it created a new entry for agilebits with a blank username.

    Here's the page you sent me to to reset my password - (replace ###### with a six digit code you generated).

  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member
    edited January 9

    @TheCat – I'm glad you brought this thread back up! After reading your response, I'm curious why you wouldn't have chosen the Update Saved Login option instead of creating a brand new one. I guess that would be me assuming that you already had an existing Login item saved for the 1Password support forum, though.

    Here's the screen I see when I fill out the password change form and click the Save in 1Password option below the new password field (granted, it's when I'm already signed in to the support forum).

    In this case, the save Login modal defaulted to Update Saved Login. I'm not sure that would be the case when you're resetting your password without being signed in first. That said, you can always click the dropdown and select Update Saved Login (see below).

    I hope that helps get you the desired outcome of updating an existing Login item rather than create a new Login without the username. In any case, your feedback has been passed along in regards to the ability to edit an item before saving. I'm just not sure it would have helped in this case since you would have been left with two different 1Password support forum Login items (again, assuming you already had one saved from when you created your account).

  • It defaulted to "save new login" and it was not at all obvious to me that "save new login" was part of a drop down menu. I didn't realize you could change that part of the form. The visual cue that you can change that text to something else - i.e. the double arrow to the right - is non-standard. I would have recognized it as a drop down menu if it had a border, as the "saved logins" and "save in" dialogs do.

  • Which raises the question - you have two tools on that page that do the same thing - let you choose from a list. Why do they have different graphic appearances? They do exactly the same thing, so why does one have a border and the other not?

  • kaitlynkaitlyn

    Team Member

    @TheCat – That's good feedback! I'll pass your thoughts along. Thanks again for sharing things from your perspective. It's really great to hear. :)

    ref: dev/core/core#771

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