I’m on a Windows laptop, using Chrome browser. I am trying to migrate from LastPass to BitWarden. I installed both BitWarden desktop app and Chrome browser extension and logged into them. Imported the vault from LP to BW.
Next, when I try to login into any website, I see BitWarden isn’t showing any login dropdowns like LastPass or Chrome does.
LastPass / Chrome - Dropdown options vs BitWarden - Only context menu:
I can understand there is a bit of an adjustment period so to speak of when moving to how Bitwarden operates, especially when coming from another password manager where things may be done differently.
You are correct that currently Bitwarden does not have support for a drop-down overlay pop-up interface, but there is an active feature request for this and something Bitwarden is currently researching development for as I understand.
If you’d like to support the proposed feature request you can feel free to throw a vote that way
In the help article you provided, it also discusses the functions for keyboard shortcuts, Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + L as well as auto-fill on page load which may be some options that work better for you.
I know I personally utilize the Keyboard Shortcuts far more often than I ever interact with the extension directly.
Hope that helps
However, my impression is that the overlay pop-up interface is not likely to be implemented in the near future, because it opens up significant security vulnerabilities (some of which are illustrated in this blog article), and adversely affects browser performance.
The keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+L) makes this a non-issue. It’s just a different way of working, which you’ll get used to if switching from a different password manager.
Thanks for the detailed reply and link to that feature request. That’s from 2018 though, and already has 800+ upvotes. If it’s not implemented by now, I don’t think its ever going to.
I read the security concerns other comments there mentioned. So, I guess I’ll have to get used to the “click the extension to autofill” technique. Pressing the keyboard shortcut is not that convenient for me. One, it is another key-combination to remember. Two, it’s a two handed operation.