Is it possible to stop auto-locking when browser closes?

I open and close my Firefox browser a few times a day.
And my Master Password is a doozy.

Having to retype that password all the time is tiring and seemingly unnecessary. Is there a way of disabling this function?

If I can turn off Auto-Lock and turn off Lock When Device Sleeps, it seems this should be allowed too.
My recollection is that browser extension for 1Pv6 didn't require this (could be wrong).

Any ideas?

1Password Version: 7.6.785
Extension Version: 1.22.2
OS Version: Win10 10.0
Sync Type: 1Password
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  • nhat_1Pnhat_1P

    Team Member
    edited October 19

    Since 1Password X lives and works exclusively on your browser, there is nothing to keep it unlocked after closing the browser. However, we have a plan to bring that feature to 1Password X with the app integration feature. I can't tell you the exact date, but you can go here for more information and updates

    In the meantime, if you want to unlock 1Password using touchID, please use 1Password 7. You can go here for more information about 1Password 7

  • Thanks! That's promising news! If you're looking for a tester, look no further. ;-)

    (unfortunately I'm on a PC so TouchID isn't a solution)

  • nhat_1Pnhat_1P

    Team Member

    @carbon14 Thank you for getting back. Please be patient and stay up to date with the latest version of 1Password. That is the best way to get all the fixes and features we offer.

    If you are using Windows, you can also use PIN to unlock 1Password instead of fingerprints. It should not take much longer than scanning your fingers.

  • That's a great idea! Thanks again. And I'll stay on top of all the builds. Much appreciated.

  • nhat_1Pnhat_1P

    Team Member

    @Carbon14 You are very welcome. Please feel free to let me know if you need anything.

  • Thanks again, nhat! ;-) I've always LOVED 1Password.

    But at about 30 hours since upgrading from v6, I have to say I miss the Desktop/Browser synchronization of v6 ... so much so that I am thinking of cancelling v7 sub and going back to my standalone v6.

    It's disruptive to my workflow, it's become a front-and-centre issue (no utility software should), with multiple use-case variants that also invoke the browser lock.

    PLEASE tell me a 'fix' is imminent!!!!

  • ag_yaronag_yaron

    Team Member

    Hey @Carbon14 ,

    I'll clarify Nhat's original suggestion - you can use our old companion extension instead of the 1Password X extension you're currently using. The companion extension connects to the 1Password 7 desktop app and will remain unlocked for as long as the desktop app is unlocked, even if you close the browser completely:

    Granted, the old companion extension doesn't show up inside usernames and password fields so it takes an extra click or two to autofill, but unlocking it might be a lot simpler for you if you use Windows Hello:

    Hopefully the new 1Password X integration will be released in the near future and you'll be able to enjoy both worlds :)

  • I'll give that a try @ag-yaron. Thank you!

  • I must be doing something wrong. 1Password desktop is running and unlocked. I installed the old companion extension but it remains greyed out and non-functional in the browser. :-\

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member
    edited October 20


    Try quitting the browser and then completely quitting 1Password. Look for our helper in the menu bar near the WiFi indicator and the clock. Right-click on the helper and select quit 1Password completely. Wait a few seconds and then open 1Password from the Dock or the Applications folder. Then open your browser.

    Also, please make sure that you only have a single version of 1Password within your browser, enabled at any time.

  • Thanks Tommy. I did all that - plus a reboot. Still greyed and non-functional. The right-click sub-menu is also non-functional.

    Rather than wasting everyone's time, I'm going to reinstall 1PasswordX extension and try not to close my browser so much. I'll be patient until the desktop/browser sync gets re-enabled.

  • nhat_1Pnhat_1P

    Team Member

    Hello @Carbon14,

    I am sorry to hear that the standard version of the 1Password extension is not functional. If you still want to try it, could you please send us a diagnostics report from your Mac to our support site?

    Please add the following code (including the square brackets) to the subject of your diagnostics email before sending it:


    This will link your diagnostics to our current discussion. I'll take a look and let you know what I find out.

  • Hey @nhat_1P --- I feel like we're trying to solve a problem that will eventually not be a problem when you guys re-introduce the sync between desktop and extension.

    I spent the day with the browser open (and minimized) and that worked ok.

    Also I am on a PC ... Windows 10 10.0 ...

    If you really want to spend time on this problem, I am willing to do more testing, but if I am the only one complaining, I can suck it up and wait :-D

    (I very much appreciate how much everyone is trying to help, BTW)

  • nhat_1Pnhat_1P

    Team Member


    You are always welcome, and you are right. Our issue would be fixed with the app integration feature. As I briefly mentioned, we do have a plan to bring it back, and this time, it will work on both Mac and Windows. If things go smoothly, we might see it within this year.

    Please be patient and stay up to date with the latest version of 1Password. That is the best way to get all the fixes and features we offer.

    Best regards,

  • Just a little note here - I recently bought 1Password for families and this is the one thing that is keeping me from getting my spouse set up on 1Password.

    I love 1Password X, but I know that the burden of typing in her password when she opens the browser for the first time each day will get will frustrate her, because she's already logged into a computer with a password. So she'll wnat to stick with the built in chrome password manager for now.

    Just an additional piece of feedback expressing my specific usecase, if that's helpful. :)

  • ag_michaelcag_michaelc

    Team Member

    Hey @asefoiashefou. I'm looking forward to integration with the desktop apps as much as the rest of the community — I'm with you! For the time being, perhaps your wife could use the older but trusty companion app extension, instead, since that ties in with the lock settings of the desktop apps today?

  • As a workaround, I am using my Yubikey's second authentication feature (long push) to store and enter master password. Other than that I couldn't find any other solutions. I wish 1Password had ability to keep it unlocked or ability to unlock it with PIN like Bitwarden.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    Thank you for your feedback as well :+1: Perhaps what you are suggesting is something we can consider in the future.

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