I'm probably not doing something properly that creates this problem...hence I'm posting here regarding my rising frustration level.
I'm in the process of changing all of my passwords, as it seems a new data breach exposing passwords is happening every week somewhere. I know that 1Password is the key to attaining a higher degree of security, but I'm getting a bit frustrated as I work towards changing my password on all of the sites I have saved in the application.
My biggest frustration is not knowing when 1Password will offer to create a new login or update an existing login. Here's what happens way too often for me:
I go to a website and navigate to the page where I can change my password. I'll use the 1Password browser extension (Safari) to fill in my current password (doesn't always work...sometimes it puts the password where the username goes...sometimes nothing happens). Then I'll change the focus in Safari to the new password field and go back to the 1Password browser extension to generate a new password. If I choose Fill, sometimes it fills in the fields (typically most sites want you to enter the new password twice) properly...sometimes it doesn't. At first, I wasn't concerned, as it was my understanding that it not only fills in the fields, but saves the newly generated password to the clipboard.
So, given the above sequence, I'll click Save on the web page to save this new password. And here's where it gets dicey. Sometimes I don't get a 1Password prompt to create a new login or update the existing login. At this point I'll go into the 1Password application (not the browser extension) and select the password I need to change...then click Edit. I'll erase the old password and paste the newly generated password into this field. But all too often, after I erase the old password and try to paste the new one in, there's no paste option available...meaning, it didn't save the newly generated password to the clipboard.
At this point, I've no choice but to go back to that website and go thru the steps of resetting my password. This time, I'll still have 1Password generate a new password for me, but instead of selecting Fill, I choose Copy. Then I manually copy this new password into the web site fields and, before leaving this site, I go back into the 1Password app (again..not the browser extension) and edit the the item, pasting this new password in. Then I go back to the website and click Save to save this new password.
How can I streamline this process to ensure that every time I generate a new password, 1Password updates it in the app?
1Password Version: 7.2.4
Extension Version: 7.2.4
OS Version: OS X 10.14.2
Sync Type: iPassword