Autofill shortcut should open login window when vault is locked

As Title says. I usually navigate to a site and try to auto-fill, realize I haven’t unlocked the vault, then have to click on the browser icon to enter master password.

I think this would be a small quality of life improvement.

Unfortunately the browser APIs don’t allow for this.

Would it be possible to open a tab with the login prompt instead?

@kspearrin that is unfortunate, maybe it’s possible to display some kind of notification popup instead, or animate the login form similarly to when it’s filled? (i.e. wiggle sideways to indicate a “no”)

I hate it when I expect something to happen but something else happens instead. It might be more convenient for some, but it jars my brain.

@kspearrin I noticed the 1Password X extension has exactly this behaviour (open popup when pressing shortcut), so it’s definitely technically possible. Unfortunately the source doesn’t seem to be available.

I came from 1Password, which had this functionality for as long as I can remember. The keyboard shortcut should open the password prompt and then autofill once the correct password is put in.

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Just created an account to give this :+1:

I often browse using my keyboard only and it’s really annoying to switch to the mouse to unlock the vault. If some users find the shortcut opening the login disturbing, it could be configurable.