Can we stop 1Password from searching through Previously Used Passwords?

As above, previously used password on an entry had resemblance to another which causes both entries to show up on search results.
Possible to turn off this feature since being able to search into password fields isn't really good security.

Issue happens on iOS as well.


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  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    Hi @alantcy,

    By default search in 1Password 7 for Windows includes all fields. I wonder why you think that this is a bad security? I mean, if someone is able to unlock 1Password with the Master Password (that is known only to you) and do a search within your vault, the security has been breached anyway.

    Moreover, I would not recommend you to create incremental passwords for your items. It is a bad practice. 1Password allows you to generate unique passwords, so you could have totally different passwords every time. This way, the issues with search that you bumped into will not affect you.

    Could you please give it a try and let me know how it works for you? Thanks!

    ++
    Greg

  • Hi Greg,

    This actually stemmed from the fact that I had created the new entry via Duplicate and then changed passwords subsequently.
    But because Duplicate also captured the Previously Used Passwords from the original entry (and so happens that I had the site's name as part of the password), now searching for the new entry also shows the original entry in the results.

    Is it possible to erase Previously Used Passwords in the record?

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    Hi @alantcy,

    When you duplicate an item in 1Password, the previously used passwords are removed. For example, here is a Nord VPN item that I have in my Test vault (I can access a previously used password there):

    However, when I duplicate that item, this previously used password is removed:

    Could you please specify how did you duplicate your item? Did you duplicate your item and then updated your password? Please clarify. Thanks!

    ++
    Greg

  • Sorry, maybe it was the other way round!
    But anyways, is it possible to remove the Previously Used Passwords in an entry?

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    Hi @alantcy,

    Please try to duplicate an item. This will remove the previously used password in a copy and you will be able to delete the original item.

    Let me know how it works.

    Cheers,
    Greg

  • Thanks Greg, duplicating the entry worked. :)

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    @alantcy: I am glad to hear that it worked! :+1::)

    We are always here for you, so do not hesitate to reach out to us anytime.

    Stay safe,
    Greg

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