A brand new model of the password supervisor KeePass was released on September 10, 2019. KeePass Password Safe 2.43 is an replace for the two.x model of the password supervisor that introduces new options and enhancements.
KeePass ought to notify customers that the brand new model is accessible if replace checks haven’t been disabled. Users may download the brand new model from the official repository and set up it over the present set up.
The utility is accessible for Windows formally; ports can be found to make use of the password database on different platforms, e.g. with Strongbox or KeePasssium on iOS, or the cross-platform client KeePassXC.
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KeePass 2.43 doesn’t introduce main new options to the applying however some should still be of curiosity to customers.
One of these adjustments improves the password generator. KeePass gives choices to create customized passwords by specifying character units. Some of those units record solely among the characters that KeePass could choose when the set is chosen. While that isn’t an issue for letters or digits, it might be an issue for particular characters.
You could now hover over these units to have all supported characters displayed in a popup.
A brand new intermediate step has been added to the password high quality bar; simply open any entry in KeePass and you will note the brand new high quality bar. The bar is an estimation of the energy of the password primarily based on sure patterns.
KeePass users may change the default password options to guarantee that sure guidelines associated to dimension and character units are all the time adopted.
The password supervisor is about as much as exclude itself from Windows Error Reporting in that new model.
Auto-Type acquired some love within the new model. The characteristic sends an automatic sequence of keypresses to any open program window. KeePass 2.43 improves the sending of modifier keys, characters that use Ctrl-Alt or AltGr, and improves compatibility with VMware Remote Console and Dameware Mini Remote Control.
Another key-related change is assist for establishing perform keys with out modifiers as system-wide scorching keys.
Other than these already talked about, there’s a new possibility to make use of Esc to deselect principal menu gadgets, the linking of username recommendations to the show of usernames in the principle window, and enhancements to the automated scrolling efficiency.
You can try the entire KeePass 2.43 changelog here.