Better UI for Mac Toolbar menu (Show 4 more categories)


1Password is one of my most used tools. I love it.

That being said, it would be just a bit better if you fixed the UI for the Mac Toolbar menu. Specifically, why have you truncated the menu? That is: why do I have to click to "Show 4 more categories"? What's the rationale? Can't be screen resolution. Is it to simplify the display? If so, I for one would be ok with showing all of the items without an extra click.

The downside is that extra click, made many times through out the day. I access the items not shown by default many times a day and it's annoying to have that extra click.

At a minimum could you allow your users to the option either 1) show all items without the click of "Show 4 more categories" or at least 2) allow us to determine what's above the "fold".

Thanks for the consideration

1Password Version: 1Password Version 6.7 (670008) Mac App Store
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: 10.12.4
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • rudyrudy

    Team Member
    edited May 2017


    We've been thinking about this. I have contacted you by Message with instructions.


  • Yes, resolved. Thanks

  • Drew_AGDrew_AG 1Password Alumni

    On behalf of Rudy, you're very welcome. Have a great weekend! :)

  • MrCMrC Community Moderator

    @rudy - Instructions? Do send, please. I too find this UI aspect a time waster.

  • rudyrudy

    Team Member




  • ktwebktweb Junior Member

    I would also like to receive these.

  • Drew_AGDrew_AG 1Password Alumni

    Hi @ktweb,

    I'll send you a message shortly. :)

  • rwakefordrwakeford Member

    Sorry to add to your workload but I'd like that ability too please ;-)

  • Drew_AGDrew_AG 1Password Alumni

    No problem at all, @rwakeford! I just sent you a message with the instructions. Enjoy your new ability! ;)

  • Hi, could I have the instructions too please?

    I'm currently using 13 of the available categories (9 regularly), so having to click on the 'Show more categories' option is something that I have to do probably 20-30 times a day.

    By default, I only see 5 categories even though there's space on my tiny 11" MacBook Air screen to view all of them at the same time.


  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member
    edited September 2017

    No worries, @gjb -- I've just sent you an email to the address you signed up to this forum from, with instructions on how to accomplish this.

    ref: NAX-21162-522

  • Why are two categories hidden on 1Password Mini? It is highly irritating. The categories in question are Email Accounts and Software Licences. The latter of these I use very often and it bugs me to have to click on the show line before I can access it. It seems to me to be a somewhat strange decision to hide them, as they are built in categories and they only extend the dropdown by a very small amount.

    1Password Version: 6.8.1
    Extension Version: 4.6.9
    OS Version: MacOS 10.12.6
    Sync Type: 1 Password for Families

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    Hi @xiamenese -- I've merged your thread with an existing one on the same topic; I hope that's OK. If you'd like the instructions for changing this default behavior, I'd be happy to send them. Just let us know.

  • sjksjk oversoul

    Team Member

    @xiamenese, and other interested future readers. :)

    If you'd rather not send email for instructions, Kevin posted them in:

    another discussion comment


  • Thanks for your comments people. SJK, the instructions in that thread you give seem to refer to 1Password 4, whereas I'm running version 6.8. Perhaps Lars would send me the equivalent terminal command for my version—I originally bought it from you several years ago but I'm now running a 1Password for Families account, so it's on subscription—or one of you would be kind enough to post it here.


  • sjksjk oversoul

    Team Member

    The instructions will only work with version 6; ignore the '4' that's a naming convention carryover from version 4 times. :smile:

  • Thanks. That 4 was most confusing! However, all is now well.


  • Hi,

    When using the browser extension to find a password/website to go to and fill in, many times when I type a keyword, it will show one item and then show something like "show 6 more items"). {{ Please see attached image for an example ... }} So, if I have 7 items that match a search (e.g. "USAA) then it shows one item and an option to "show 6 more items." To see other items, I have to click the "show 6 more items" for them to be displayed.

    This extra step is both annoying and unnecessary since I have many passwords that have matching keywords. Is there a way to turn this off?

    • If so, please tell me how to do so.
    • If not, please consider this a feature request (either to make it an option that can be turned on/off or removing that feature alltogether).

    Tech Specs of My System...

    • Using Macbook Pro, Sierra 10.12.6
    • Using 1Password 6, Version 6.8.1 (681006) (AgileBits Store)
    • Using Chrome Version 61.0.3163.79 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    • Chrome Extension Version

    1Password Version: 6.8.1
    Extension Version:
    OS Version: OSX Sierra 10.12.6
    Sync Type: Dropbox

  • By the way, thank you for your support. Love 1Password - huge fan!

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    Hi @gbarton985 - I've sent you the instructions via email to the address you used to register here at the forum. Check your Spam or Bulk email folders if you don't see it soon. Cheers!

    ref: VYR-41132-785

  • Lars, thank you! Your solution worked perfectly! Thanks and have an amazing week!

  • rudyrudy

    Team Member


    Thanks for the update!


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