I want keyboard shortcuts for Bitwarden Desktop

Please implement keyboard shortcuts for the Bitwarden desktop app (or, if keyboard shortcuts already exist, please point me to the documentation that lists them).

As a workaround/alternative to built-in keyboard shortcuts, is there any straightforward way to drive the desktop app via AutoHotkey?

Yes, they exist. A google search will take less time than your forum post.

What happens when the google search brings you here and the help center doesn’t have any documentation covering the Bitwarden Desktop App shortcuts?

Do they really exists? If yes, could they be documented? Like many, I’m evaluating moving from 1password to Bitwarden and the shortcuts are a deal breaker as they are essential to productivity, both in and out the browser (think CLI tools, native apps, etc…).

This has already been requested.
Check here Add essential keyboard shortcuts & navigation

This request is for the desktop app where as the link provided by vachan appears to be keyboard shortcuts via the web interface.

Having keyboard shortcuts to Auto-Type via the desktop app allows you to log in to non-web based interfaces, such as CLI, RDP, local applications etc. This is possible from Keepass and an extremely useful feature that I use all the time.

In Keepass, the key combination “Ctrl+V” performs an Auto-Type and basically automates the following key strokes:

I believe this is what the original poster was requesting and isn’t covered by the link provided.


Hi, I’m coming from LastPass and yes this feature would definitely be great.
LastPass has a shortcut for quick search that work kind of like the macos spotlight search and I use it a lot (credentials for CLI tools and many other non-browser uses).

Is it planned or anything ?
What’s the validation flow that leads to creating a PR if by any chance I find the time for it ?

Probably not by the core Bitwarden team as upcoming/in-progress features are listed in Bitwarden Roadmap

There is an external contributor who wants to work on User defined global hotkeys and menu item hotkeys which may be related to this.

See: desktop/CONTRIBUTING.md at master · bitwarden/desktop · GitHub


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Working on docs for this, but the desktop app has extensive shortcut options, all listed in the menu bar:shortcut 1 shortcut 2

shortcut 5 shortcut 6

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but what still seems lacking is a way to access bitwarden desktop from a keyboard shortcut assuming it’s currently minimized / hidden on your menu bar (mac os). i miss 1password’s cmd+\ to immediately open the login search UI. it still seems to need a mouse click(s) to open the UI 1st. or am i missing something?

I looked at the shortcuts, but what I’m missing is an easy way to EDIT existing records/items without excessively using the Tab key … there should be a shortcut to enter “edit mode” for the selected record.

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Yes would be nice to have the following shortcuts while editing login or note like:

Save button,
Cancel button,
Delete button,
Edit button,
Clone button

Could we please add those shortcuts ? :slightly_smiling_face:
See picture below:
2022-03-04 13_05_11-

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Hi, I’m really struggling with Bitwarden. Windows 11 pro brave as the browser. I’m not impressed. Control Shift doesn’t work. Other keyboard short cuts such as bringing app settings don’t work. Am I doing something wrong or are the keyboard shortcuts not working? I am coming from 1password. The keyboard shortcuts work well. I would like to use this as my password manager but I use the keyboard. I’m totally blind and use a screen reader so I don’t use a mouse.

Thanks Dennis, I’ve raised this with the team :+1: