Way to keep the Bitwarden browser extension "permanently" open when logging in?

I’m finding it impossible to login to the Bitwarden extension because I cannot find a way to keep it open. I have the email and password to get into Bitwarden stored in a KeePass manager. When I open the Bitwarden browser extension it asks for email address. So I switch windows and go to KeePass and copy the email address, which is a an acronym but not the easiest to remember. When I switch back to the browser window, Bitwarden has closed. Same problem after entering email and needing to switch back to retrieve password.

Is there some way to keep the bitwarden window open across window switches? Once logged in, the bitwarden app allows user to prevent window from closing. But I can’t find a way to keep window open prior to login.

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What browser are you using?

In Chrome, Brave, and Vivaldi, you can bookmark the following link, and login there:


Hi, I’m using Chrome browser.

How did you go about producing that bookmark (I realize I potentially could just copy it, but I would like to understand the process). Thanks!

The comment below by @RyanL explains how to get the URLs. Change /lock to /home to get the login page.

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Thanks for sharing this method, but it doesn’t work on a new installation before any login has occurred. Do you know of a way to keep the browser-extension popup open long enough to obtain first login?

I’m not sure I fully understand the problem you are describing, but if you just need a one-time solution for a new installation, why not just manually type the username (first write it down on a piece of paper, if you have to) and have the password ready in your clipboard for pasting?

I’ve got the clipboard set to clear and by the time I get to password, it’s no longer in clipboard.

Doesn’t sound like there a way to keep popup open on initial login. I’ll have to temporarily disable the clipboard clear to get around it. Thanks for your posts.

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Have a similar issue. I just want the extension window to stay open until I close it. Even if it was an option I could enable it would be grand.

This has happened a dozen times or so in the past 6 months. I create a new account somewhere, generate a password for it but the auto save doesn’t register. So I open Bitwarden, manually create a new item, type out my email, paste the password still in my clipboard, but then go back to the website to copy some other account information, maybe confirm the email is the account login or something and boom my new entry is gone. If I’ve already copied something else, the password I used is also gone meaning I now need to reset it even though I just set it up. If the window would just stay open till I save or close it, this wouldn’t be a problem. Or perhaps, don’t wipe the info of an in progress addition if you click away.

One efficient way to create a new credential in Bitwarden is:

  1. Go to the website registration web page
  2. Open the BW sidebar
  3. Click add
  4. Fill in/generate username, generate password, etc.
  5. Save
  6. Use Bitwarden to fill in the credentials on the registration page

To keep Bitwarden open, you can use the sidebar, or the pop-out windows.

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