Auto-type feature in new Windows app [coming in a future update]



  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    I don't think anyone is claiming Type in Window is the same as auto-type, @benjamint. Mike even specifically laid out the very fundamental differences between the two in an early reply to this thread. That said, it is the closest thing available right now and with auto-type itself wearing some fairly varied hats for different people, there certainly could be some scenarios where it fits the bill. I even found myself finally using it on my Surface recently to work around my utter lack of familiarity with Windows' implementation of a touch interface, much to my surprise (I never even used auto-type all that much). Anyway, it does fill in some gaps and is worth knowing about, but definitely not something I'd personally cite as a full replacement. We do want to implement true auto-type when we're able to take the time to do it right. I don't know when that will be, but I certainly have my fingers crossed that's sooner rather than later. :chuffed:

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @benjamint: My comment to someone else last year, regarding 1Password 7, was this:

    This Windows app did not even exist in 2014. The one we had at that time did have an Auto-Type feature.

    That's a true statement, but I apologize that it cause (future-)you some confusion more than a year later. That wasn't my intention. Have a good weekend. :)

  • phdoephdoe
    edited August 2019

    Still no news about the implementation date?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Not yet @phdoe, but it will come in a future update, so keep an eye on the release notes ;)

  • Still no news on this one?

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    No news on auto-type specifically, but the latest beta did introduce drag and drop which is a fair bit closer to auto-type than type in window, in my opinion. Still misses the mark in that it can't be triggered by a keyboard shortcut, but it's a significant step forward in requiring fewer steps and being a bit more reliable in what it's able to fill vs. type in window. I'd certainly suggest giving it a go if you're up for installing the beta. Otherwise, hang tight and we'll share news just as soon as we have any, @phdoe. :+1:

  • @bundtkate I do not want to be rude or something, but I am sure, you know, that drag and drop is not what this thread is about. I would prefer clear and fair communication about this one. Instead of "No, BUT have a look at this feature".

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    @metrickstar: We do not have any news about Auto-Type, we would post them, if we had them.

    There are other higher priority tasks that we have on our plate at the moment and they are taking longer than expected. If you are interested in what they are, you can see the list of changes for the 7.4.738-BETA (available now) here.

    We are working really hard to make 1Password for Windows better and Auto-Type is still on our list.

    Let us know if you have other questions, we are here for you.


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