Prompt for Master Password when using auto-fill keyboard shortcut if logged out

Feature name

  • Prompt for Master Password when using auto-fill keyboard shortcut if logged out

Feature function

  • What will this feature do differently?
    If you are logged out of Bitwarden and use the keyboard shortcut to auto-fill a username and password, currently nothing happens. Ideally, it would open the Chrome extension and allow you to fill out the Master Password by putting that field into focus. Then it fills out the website username / password as normal.
  • What benefits will this feature bring?
    Removes friction from using the product when you are logged out.
  • Remember to add a tag for each client application that will be affected

Related topics + references

  • Are there any related topics that may help explain the need and function of this feature?
  • Are there any references to this feature or function on other platforms that may be helpful?

You can use Ctrl+shift+Y to open the extension instead of Ctrl+shift+L

Thank you - I’m aware of that shortcut but would still argue the average user shouldn’t need to learn another one in this one case. The most common one is to auto-fill, so if logged out, prompt the user to enter their pass word.

Strongly voting for this as well! Whilst I’m not “afraid” of learning another shortcut, I’d argue that the pwd manager should make my life easier which it doesn’t if I have to press 2 shortcuts where one could do the same thing.

Also, in reality it’s not just 1 shortcut more, as typical scenario looks like this (at least for me):

  • Enter website
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+L
  • Wonder why nothing happens, realize that the extension is locked
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Y & enter pwd
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+L

Meaning: It’s actually 2 shortcuts more (1 failed Ctrl+Shift+L + 1 Ctrl+Shift+Y) which can get quite frustrating over time…

To be honest, coming from KeePass, I’m a little surprised that this isn’t already the default ATM…

With the latest release we have implemented this request.

Using the autfill shortcut or the right click menu to trigger autofill will prompt to login if the vault is locked.