Why does open and fill always open in default browser

On my Mac, Safari is (still) my default browser. But as a web developer I also do a lot of work and testing in Chrome and Firefox.
When in Chrome or Firefox and using the 'Open and Fill' option these links are always opened in Safari (the default browser).
It would be very nice if Open and Fill uses the browser that is open and active at that time.

1Password Version: 6.5.1
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: OSX 10.10.5
Sync Type: Dropbox


  • ag_TJLuomaag_TJLuoma 1Password Alumni
    edited March 2017

    Hi @Toon61

    You're the second person to mention that this week, and I think it's a reasonable point that if you are in one browser and choose "Open and Fill" you'd expect it to open in that browser.

    I'll mention this to the Mac developers.

    Thanks for using 1Password!


    ref: OPM-1413

  • Hi TJ,

    Thanks, hoping to see it 'fixed' in a following update.

  • ag_TJLuomaag_TJLuoma 1Password Alumni

    Hey @Toon61

    That seems like a reasonable request. Of course i can't promise if/when it will be fixed, but I'll definitely pass it on!


  • +1 for this. Was very surprised when I discovered this behaviour

  • Nice to see this is already being addressed. Very frustrating, especially when there are multiple URLs in a single login. Thanks!

  • rickfillionrickfillion Junior Member

    Team Member

    I agree that our behavior here doesn't seem right.


  • It's been two months since the last update, and five months since you've been aware of this. We've just begun using your product. My default browser on Mac OS is FireFox, which I use for normal browsing activities. But for all my secure logins, I use Chrome. I've installed the 1Password Chrome extension, and would have expected the extension to open links in new Chrome tabs. However, they open new tabs in the default browser. This is not ideal and would even consider this a security risk. What's the status on this?

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @newuser2017: This isn't new behaviour. It's simply that it never came up until recently. When clicking a URL in 1Password, this works the same as it does for anything else on your Mac — for example, opening a .webloc, or clicking a link in a document; the system URL handler opens it in the browser you've set as the default for hyperlinks. It may be something we change in the future by trying to handle the URL ourselves, but in the mean time you'll find that selecting the login instead of the URL will open it in the current browser, since this is a 1Password action. Cheers! :)

  • The problem with this is that if there is more than 1 URL, if you hover over the login entry in the extension (let's say inside chrome), then choose the second URL on the list, it still opens in Safari. This should be fixed, if opening from inside the extension, always stay in the same browser. Thank you.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited September 2017

    I understand what you mean, but if you're clicking a URL that's handled by the OS, and will open in your default browser (which is not necessarily the browser you're using at the time). It may be that we can add a feature to have 1Password handle URLs itself in the future, but that isn't something that 1Password is capable of doing today. Thanks for your feedback on this!

    ref: OPM-1413

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