Auto-Type is not yet implemented for 1Password 7, planned for the future.

edited April 2018 in Windows Beta

I am coming from 1P4 and love the Ctrl + \ to fill Windows dialogs/prompts. Is this a feature in 1P7? I found the Ctrl + Alt + \ for the mini dialog but it doesn't find the right value/doesn't seem to associated that login one in the vault to populate the app. I also don't see a way to pull in the hidden dialog box name into the 1P7 URL as you could on 1P4.


1Password Version: 7.0.532
Extension Version: n/a
OS Version: Windows 10
Sync Type: DropBox

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  • I am used to just click the Auto Type button and my username and password would appear on the application or software that I am logging in. In 1P7 this Auto Type button is missing and each time I have to click copy then paste. Am I missing something here?

    Also when I click the 'Settings' button, a sub-dialogue page appears for me to change the setting. After that I couldn't find the 'X' icon to close this sub-dialogue page. Clicking the 'X' at the top right corner closes the 1P7 app instead. I know you can just click F9 to close it but isn't the 'X' the conventional way of closing dialogue boxes/pages?


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  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    Hi @Thenollyon,

    Auto-Type feature that would allow you to fill your credentials in Windows apps and prompts is not implemented in 1Password 7 for Windows yet. It is definitely on our todo list, but we have a lot of catching up to do, so it takes time. Thanks for letting us know it's important to you!

    I also don't see a way to pull in the hidden dialog box name into the 1P7 URL as you could on 1P4.

    I am not sure I understood you here. Could you please elaborate on this question? Thank you very much!

    Cheers,
    Greg

  • Auto-Type is important to me as well. Please do put it back into 1P7 eventually. Thanks.

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member
    edited April 2018

    Hi @danielogc,

    Thanks for writing in.

    We will implement Auto-Type in a future update. We didn't remove it from 1Password 6/7, it is not based on 1Password 4 codebase, it is a separate codebase and it will take time to re-implement everything from scratch.

    While Auto-Type is planned for the future, there is a basic Type in Window version that you could use if you need to type/paste something long in a third party app:

    1. Open the app, focus the username field
    2. Bring up 1Password mini via Control + Alt + \, search for the item you want and right-click on it to expand the copy menu for username.
    3. You'll see a list of running windows that 1Password can type in, select that and 1Password will fill the username.
    4. Focus the password field in the app and bring up 1Password mini, you should see the last used item selected in the item list (it may be at the bottom) and repeat the process for password.

    This will evolve into Auto-Type as we continue to improve 1Password.

    ref: OPW-1991

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    Hi @danielogc,

    I hope you don't mind, I've merged your other related thread into this one.

  • Please put some more effort into autotype. Right now it is ridiculous to store credentials for windows servers that force entering password in that login screen within rdp session and do not allow pasting anything in there (especially when having to do this via citrix). Right now I have the options of trying to type everything manually which can be a pain when you choose complex passwords, choosing easy passwords or using keepass for such credentials which is stupid as well

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    Hi @sysiphos,

    Thanks for writing in. Auto-Type as mentioned here is on our list to implement in the future but we don't have an ETA. There are other higher priorities we have to deal with first before we can get to this.

    I'm assuming your RDP client does not allow the basic Type In Window feature to type your data in?

  • Nope, unfortunately it doesn‘t which is a pain especially when getting forced to change passwords :(

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    That is unfortunate. We'll get Auto-Type implemented as soon as we can.

  • We have a similar need, our users needing to connect to remote systems via RDP, FTP, Telnet, Citrix, etc. sessions. Will this feature be available soon?

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    We can't reliably comment one when features no yet implemented will be available, @stephen_f_day. Auto-Type is definitely one often requested and thus likely to be a higher priority once we polish off some larger projects currently underway, but the typical adage still applies – nothing is real until it's shipped. Of course, I'll be sure to let the team know you're interested in seeing this feature as soon as possible. :+1:

  • I've been wanting to use 1password for my family, but the lack of this feature means that it would be a serious downgrade for my everyday experience compared to Keepass.. I would very much like to give you my money, but the autotype experience for everything except the browser is absolutely terrible.

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    There's not much more I can share on this topic at the moment, @almost1pass. This isn't a lack of desire – I've personally been whining about filling in apps for a while – but a question of timing. As I feel like I've been mentioning forever, we've been working on a huge project that needs finishing before anything else and it's going to continue keeping us from working on things like autotype for a bit longer yet. Now, with that said, this is mostly under the hood stuff (boring!) so we have been trying to pepper in a few more interesting changes along the way. All of these depend on what happens in testing (both internal and in beta) and if any of them cause problems with those under the hood changes they're gonna go as those changes are important, so there's no guarantee all or any of these will make it to production, but my hope is that there will be some little improvements that will help here and with some other long requested things that come with the next version. Again, no guarantees, but in our perfect universe the next update should be a bit more exciting than a bunch of techy changes y'all don't necessarily notice.

    Most importantly, though, once that update is out the door, we should be able to get back to a more frequent release schedule that better focuses on the stuff we prefer working on – things that make using 1Password easier and more fun. We're still not at a point where I can give any solid ETA, but we're getting closer every day and I sincerely hope I'll have more to share with y'all before too long. :chuffed:

  • 0x49D10x49D1
    edited March 30

    I'm in the process of migrating from KeePass and the thing I really miss is their implementation of autotype with only hotkey. For now 1Password slows me down in my day-to-day work as a developer. Really hope to see some better implementation then the one which is available now: open the main app, find the right entry, right click, navigate, find the right window title, click! oooh! 1Password is more secure option for me: all the applications are maintained by 1 commercially interested company, who has not been compromised in it's entire existence. Just it's the app that lacks some important automation options right now.

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    Hi @0x49D1,

    Thanks for writing in.

    I do agree that the current implementation isn't very optimal at all in terms of using a single hotkey for filling in other apps. We're working as fast as humanly possible to get the app ready for this but there are other priorities in the way that we need to resolve before we can get here.

    We did add field drag and drop support in the last major update, that could be faster for you as it may work in more apps than Type in Windows can (because of limitations of finding all windows on Windows like UWP being hidden to us).

  • 0x49D10x49D1
    edited March 31

    @MikeT drag&drop seems nice, it also seems like a more secure version then copy/paste, because it's clearing the clipboard buffer right after the action is completed, but is very hard to use on laptop without mouse. Still OK, thank you for mentioning it, I'm new user and the feature was unknown to me.

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    @0x49D1: Drag&Drop is new to 1Password for Windows as well, so no worries. On behalf of Mike you are very welcome! :)

    Please let us know if you have other questions, we are always ready to help.

    Cheers,
    Greg

  • @Greg by the way I've small feedback on the drag&drop feature: can you HIDE the 1Password app during dragging action? For now I have to first open the 1Password app, then move it a bit on a screen so that I can see the place where I need to drop the dragged result. It will be better to work like the "screenshot" app: when drag activates - hide the 1Password window and allow the user to see the whole screen.

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    Hi @0x49D1,

    It sounds like an interesting idea, but it is not easy to hide the main 1Password window and then bring it back (there is a lot of technical pitfalls). I will forward your feedback to our team, but I would recommend you to use 1Password mini instead. When you press CTRL + ALT + \, 1Password mini appears next to your cursor and it is really convenient to drag your credentials from there.

    Please give it a spin and let me know how it works for you. Thanks! :+1:

    Stay safe,
    Greg

  • @Greg there is no drag'n'drop in 1Password mini for Windows. Only click->open browser tab. And I need the functionality to work with other desktop apps like ssh terminals..

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    @0x49D1: Could you please specify the version of 1Password you are using?

    Drag and Drop is available in both 1Password 7 and 1Password mini on Windows starting with 1Password 7.4.750 (see the release notes here).

    All you need to do is right-click the item you need in 1Password mini and then drag the username or password menu item to the app you want to fill your credentials in. Doesn't it work for you?

    Thanks!

    ++
    Greg

  • 0x49D10x49D1
    edited April 3

    @Greg oh, now I see! This was not intuitive at all, until you mentioned how the action must be completed.. So I need to go into submenu of copy and then look for the label I want -> drag the menu item itself.
    Got it, thanks!
    PS: and can you tell if this method is more secure then copy/paste or basically the same thing?

  • SergeyTheAgileSergeyTheAgile

    Team Member

    @0x49D1 it's a bit more secure, because when you release mouse 1Password will emulate mouse click at that location and it will make system believe you are pressing keys on your keyboard. That way your data does not have to go through clipboard and it actually works with some apps like Steam.

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