Sometimes, a browser extension comes along that changes everything. Your philosophy on life is forever altered. The way you experience the internet fundamentally shifts. Your dog and cat go apartment hunting together. Nothing is the same.
Our new 1Password browser extension will not do any of those things to your world, valiant Windows users, but it will make a huge improvement to the way you browse the internet with 1Password. We’ve re-imagined our 1Password browser extension to bring you a better, faster experience, and put more of your 1Password data than ever before at your fingertips, right inside your browser.
Today we’re releasing the new version of our 1Password browser extension in beta for Windows users to test, and we’re starting by supporting one of our most requested browsers: Safari for Windows. Of course, support for more browsers will follow soon.
How to get it
To get it, you’ll need to opt into our beta testing process:
- Open 1Password
- Click the Preferences toolbar button (or press Control-P)
- Go to the Updates pane, enable the Beta option, click Check Now, and update to the latest beta (it should be at least version 1.0.9.BETA-237 or higher)
Now, to get the new Safari extension:
- Visit our Windows extension page to download and install our new Safari extension
- Enjoy testing our new Safari extension!
Note: the first time you unlock the extension, the initial sync might take a little longer than usual. That’s normal, and the next time you unlock shouldn’t take nearly as long.
How to use it
So, what’s the big deal about the new extension? The redesign allows it to be much more flexible and make more of your information available, even editable, right in your browser—no need to stop what you’re doing and open the main 1Password app. Here are some quick highlights and tips to help you get the most out of the new extension:
- Control-\ is your one-stop-shop: The new default Logins pane does double-duty, displaying “Logins for the Current Site” at the top, and a list of “All Logins” just below. Just hit Control-\ to open the extension on any webpage (you can configure this shortcut in the 1Password app’s settings)
- Arrow keys are your friend: If you’re a keyboard ninja, you can arrow up and down the list of Logins. If you hit return on a Login in the ‘Submit Login’ section, 1Password will fill it into the current site. If it’s in the ‘All Logins’ section below, 1Password will open a new tab, take you straight to the site, and log you in
- Type to search: If mousing around and arrow keys aren’t your style, you can type in any pane to start filtering on the fly. A search box will appear at the top, and the item list will instantly slim down to just what you’re looking for (note: this is basically a quick way to enable the new search icon in the upper left)
- View, copy item details in your browser: Say you need to copy a password for a Flash site, or you need to paste a 1Password detail into some other app. You can click the right arrow next to any item in the new extension, or hit your keyboard’s right arrow key, to view most of its details right within the extension. Mouse over any detail and click it to quickly copy it to your clipboard for pasting elsewhere
- Click headers to change behavior: Do you need to complete a CAPTCHA on some sites before logging in? Or perhaps you prefer to open new windows instead of new tabs. You can click the headers in the Logins pane to change how they behave. You can chose to just fill a Login instead of fill and submit (in case you need to do other things on the page), and instead of opening Logins in a new tab, you can choose to open them in a new window or even the current tab
- Fill Credit Cards and Identities: Any Credit Cards and Identities you’ve added to the main 1Password app are available in their own panes below Logins. Filling them into websites is just as easy: you can open the 1Password extension, mouse or arrow your way to the Credit Card or Identity you need, and click or hit Return to fill it into the site’s form
- Tab between panes: You can use the Tab key to quickly switch between the Logins, Credit Cards, Identities, Strong Password Generator, and Settings panes
Check out more screenshots in our gallery at the end of this post!
How to get in touch
Since this is a beta, we’re hoping to hear some feedback in our Windows beta forum with your thoughts on how it’s going, and especially when you run into bugs. After all, there’s a reason we’re using the beta badge.
In case you didn’t catch that, yes: it was a wink wink, nudge nudge to please leave feedback in our Windows beta forum.
How to stay tuned
We’ll update 1Password and this new extension based on your feedback, and we’ll have announcements of more Windows browser support soon. Until then, follow us on Twitter @1Password and @AgileBits, like us on Facebook, and subscribe here to stay on top of all our update news!