• Working with passwords
Working with passwords
Passwords in the program
A password is a single password record. In the first place, a password is used for storing a single password record. However, a record of the “password type” can be used for storing different types of information: notes, software serial numbers , various settings, etc. Thanks to custom fields, you can assign any number of fields to a password. For example, if you store the password to your mailbox, you can store your POP and SMTP server data in its custom fields. If it is an Internet account, you can store the settings of different proxy servers.
Password data fields
Besides custom fields, there are the following data fields in a password: Name (shown in the Name column of the list), Login, Password, Email, URL and Comments. You can create any number of custom fields.
Adding a password
To add a password, you should select the File | Create | New password menu item (). The Password Properties dialog box will appear (see Editing password properties). After you enter all the necessary information, click the Save and Close button on the toolbar () or select the corresponding menu item. The changes will be saved and the Password Properties dialog box will be closed. If you want to save the current password and create a new one, click the Save and Create button ().
Deleting a password
To delete a password, select the password you want to delete, then press the hotkey Del or select the Edit | Delete menu item (). The password will not be deleted from the datafile, but will be moved to the Deleted folder (see the Deleted folder). You can also drag the password to the Deleted folder with the mouse.
Editing password properties
To edit the properties of a password, double-click the password or select the password and click the Edit | Open menu item. The Password Properties dialog box will appear. You can edit all the fields. The Comments and Advanced tabs at the bottom of the dialog box are used for switching between the Comments and Custom Fields modes (see Editing custom fields).
Changing the password icon
Any data item can be associated with an individual icon. Open the Password Properties dialog box. In the upper-left corner you can see the current password icon. To change the current icon, click the Change button next to it. The icon selection dialog box will appear. Select a new icon for the password and click OK. The new icon will replace the current one. Click Save and Close to apply the changes.
Note: the icon will be changed for the current item only. Changing the icon will not influence other passwords.
Tip: assign different icons to different passwords. It will help you quickly find the necessary item in the password list.
Adding a password into Favourites
You can make it easier to access frequently used items using Favourites. To add an item to Favourites, select it and either right-click it and select Add To Favourites or select the Edit | Add To Favourites item from the main menu ().
When add an item to Favourites, it is not copied. Only a link to it is added to Favourites. The item itself remains in the folder where it was and can be easily moved to any location in the program. If you edit its properties in Favourites, the changes will influence the original item. And vice versa, if you edit its properties in the folder tree (if you rename it, for instance), the changes will influence its representation in Favourites.
Tip: do not add too many items to Favourites. If there are too many items there, it will be difficult to find those you really need.
Deleting a password from Favourites
To delete an item from Favourites, switch to the Favourites panel, select the item you want to delete, right-click it and select the Remove from This List menu item (). When you delete an item from Favourites, it is not deleted from the datafile.
If you delete such an item from the datafile, it will be automatically deleted from Favourites when you empty the Deleted folder.
Previewing password properties
Use the Preview Panel to view the properties of a password without opening its properties dialog box. It is located under the list in the right part of the main window. Select a password in the list and all its properties will be shown in the Preview Panel. You can show/hide the Preview Panel by selecting the View | Layout menu item.
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