Some banks and financial websites request say 3 characters from your password like the 3rd, 8th

edited August 2015 in Lounge

It would be helpful if 1Password would reveal the password in numbered boxes instead of just a line of gobbledeegook text, so that when a website asks you for say the 1st, 6th and 10th character of your 14 digit password you can easily see the numbered characters,
Thanks Richard.

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Referrer: forum-search:Some banks and financial websites request say 3 characters form your password like the 3rd, 8th & 11th character. Would it be possible to 'reveal' your password in numbered boxes, so that it is easier to see which is the 5th, 7th & 3rd character?


  • Many users, when faced with that annoying approach to security, copy their password into the notes field and then put a line of numbers under them. Others group their password in notes in groups of five characters, separated by a space, to help in finding the needed characters for a particular session. I realize that isn't a direct response to your request. Others are also interested in the same thing. Maybe these ideas will help you for now.

  • MrCMrC Community Moderator
    edited August 2015

    And the new beta version of 1Passwor for Mac includes the Large Type reveal option, and it shows the character positions:

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Indeed! While it isn't the magical solution that one might hope for, it's certainly helpful in these situations. Ideally, websites will start using actually secure practices in the future, but unless and until that happens 1Password is in your corner! :)

  • Thank you for these helpful ideas. I'm encouraged to see the beta version's Large Type reveal option. This is precisely what I'm looking for.

  • Drew_AGDrew_AG 1Password Alumni

    On behalf of the others here, you're very welcome! The large type feature should be quite helpful in those situations, so I hope you'll like it. That feature is in the latest beta version, so barring any unforeseen circumstances, it should be included in the next regular update.

    If you need anything else, just let us know! :)

  • tonydowtonydow
    edited August 2015

    But why on 1Password for Mac only? If you feel a feature is worth adding, it should be added on all platforms.

  • sjksjk oversoul

    Team Member

    Hi @tonydow,

    While not all features necessarily make sense to add to all platforms, when it's even possible, this one could eventually make the cut. :)

    Thanks for your feedback!

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited August 2015

    But why on 1Password for Mac only? If you feel a feature is worth adding, it should be added on all platforms.

    @tonydow: Indeed, it may be something we add to other versions (and 1Password for iOS does have a Large Type option itself), but the 1Password Fairy won't just leave it under our pillows one day; it will require some work, and therefore time, if we implement it. ;)

  • Drooling for next release :)
    I don't run Beta software for my most critical apps, and 1password is an app I would struggle to live without!

  • MeganMegan

    Team Member

    Hi @stephend,

    We can't wait to get this release out to you either! I completely understand not wanting to run beta software (I'm rather picky with which betas I install on my system - right now I think 1Password might be my only one, for obvious reasons.)

    Stay tuned to our blog for details on the release just as soon as it is available. :)

  • @Megan,

    Will stay tuned,

    Thank you.

  • sjksjk oversoul

    Team Member

    On behalf of Megan, you're welcome. :+1:

  • danand725danand725 Junior Member

    I'm struggling with several sites that ask for partial passwords. As a feature request, can't we have a way of marking such sites and have a number grid displayed under a password? I too have some passwords in the notes field with a row of numbers above, split into blocks of four, but there must me a more elegant (cross platform) arrangement?

  • hawkmothhawkmoth
    edited January 2016

    @danand725 - Take a look at the large type feature, as illustrated in the post by MrC, eleven posts above yours. When you display the password that way, it indeed has the characters numbered. Isn't that what you were hoping for? I'm not certain whether this feature is available yet in the release version for Mac, but it is at least in the current beta (which I am using), so it should arrive soon.

    Edit: The Large Type option came with the release of version 5.4, so you can use it now. Click the down arrow next to your password to get the drop down menu offering the option.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @danand725: In case you have trouble finding it (I rarely use that dropdown menu myself), here's a screenshot:

    I hope this helps. Cheers! :)

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