Wouldn’t it be easy to search for the usernames of all known accounts matching on the open page? If only one matches, this is being used for auto-fill.
Hey, I want to bump this as well. I signed up for Bitwarden not so long ago and was very surprised to find this issue (well, ok @danmullen , not ‘issue’, but a hell of an inconvenience).
I just asked around out of curiosity among my friend and all of them have at least two gmail accounts (one personal and one more ‘professional’ or official). Can’t believe this can’t be improved, really?
You say that Bitwarden can’t know which account should be autofilled. But @rogeriodec posted a screen where you can see the email address. Don’t know what do you mean by ‘the email address is just printed on the screen. It’s not a form element’? It’s clearly there in the source file inside of a div.
It’s really annoying to have to manually pick the correct password several times a day each time I want to check my email. Hopefully you can reconsider taking a closer look at this.
I’d love for this to be implemented too
Hey everyone, Bitwarden auto-fill pulls the most recently used credential. The email account you are seeing in the screenshots is being remembered by the web browser itself, not the Bitwarden web extension; Bitwarden is not scanning the screen looking for recognizable mail addresses to choose an auto-fill credential.
Currently on desktop the quickest way to login if have multiple accounts, is to hit the keyboard shortcut a second time:
→Autofill, press again to cycle through matching logins
Ctrl + Shift + L does nothing for me. Nothing happens at all. macOS with Edge browser
You need to use Command-Shift-L on MacOS, Adam.
Sorry, I meant Command + shift + L. Nothing happens
Can you check:
Note: Autofill for Microsoft Edge requires the latest Chromium-based version.
This method only work if you have two Google accounts, then the autofill fills the last one used like you said, so you can run autofill again to just use the other one. Cool.
This however is useless If I have 4 or more google accounts - just like the OP: one personal, one for spam, one for work and one for a startup project. Then I don’t know how many times I should press
autofill, in other words when the correct password is used, because obviously it is obfuscated, but even if it wasn’t, I won’t be able to remember which one is for which account - that’s why I am using Bitwarden.
You say that Bitwarden is not ‘scanning the screen looking for recognizable mail addresses to choose an auto-fill credential’. Well maybe it should as a feature?
But that’s besides the point. The original problem still exist and is VERY incovenient.
P.S. Your method would work in theory if logins wouldn’t be shuffled in the extension when logging in and out .
If they had always been in order, then I could remember it and act accordingly. So for instance if I choose this email now and the last one used was that one, then I should cycle through password say 5 times and I will land on the correct one.
But right now when I enter Google login view, the login order in the extension changes according to what you said: the last login used is being put on the top etc. So after a few logins and logouts I can no longer accurately track this in my head and know how many times I should cycle through passwords. Plus this would still be a chore rather than something that is actually helping with a day to day use.
Cycling through logins will show the email as well, so you can also click back a screen in Gmail and easily see which account to auto-fill.
Or as Dan suggested, just use browser containers and stay logged into both. Most browsers also offer user profile capabilities.
You are more than welcome to create a feature request in the feature request category.
Unless I am seeing it wrong or misunderstanding what you mean, I don’t see how cycling though can also show the corresponding email address.
We have two screen when we try and log in to Google. The first one where you choose an account you would like to log into (sorry, can’t post two images - new account restriction). And the second one:
Where you need to enter a password.
So when I cycle through passwords on the second screen, I don’t see an email showing anywhere to help me realise ‘Oh, thats the one that corresponds with this email address’. We obviously see the e-mail of the account we chose on the previous view, but that doesn’t change with our cycling through passwords with Bitwarden extension.
Using browser containers and browser profiles is not feasible. For one I use different profiles for different project ar work, but secondly: it’s simply not practical at all. Another profile means another opened window + missing all of my history, bookmarks, settings, etc. It’s like installing and configuring a browser on your PC after a disk format.
I clicked the use another account screen on the Google login screen and cycled through credentials there.
Agreed, this is a huge pain. Please find a way to improve this user experience when username and password entry are on different screens. It seems to work OK for the most part with Microsoft 365, which behaves similarly (different username and password entry screens)
Thanks for the feedback, the team is continuing to review and make improvements in this space
I could build this toast notification myself & have submitted my post in Github Contributions. If such a feature would be approved, I’d be glad to work on it.
Thanks @firoze I’ve shared this one with the team
Agree with @firoze. A toast notification would solve this issue on all the sites where you only get the password input field and not the email field
To any others reading this thread, please note that there is a feature request for such a toast notification:
As noted by @firoze above, there was also a Pull Request proposal. In addition, another user (@jaqxues) indicated in a related feature request thread that they would be also willing to work on implementation of such a feature.
Hi all, thanks for your interest too in this feature.
Regarding my offer to code it, sorry that I failed. After I volunteered in Nov’22 i tried out the Github repo & found myself to have overestimated my coding abilities; ashamed to say couldn’t even get the dev env set-up.
If a more estbd dev could guide me a bit, would be very happy to try again.
Just as an fyi for the Bitwarden Inc. folks - 1Password is able to handle this situation correctly.