Two different chrome extensions

jcmetz21jcmetz21
edited March 22 in 1Password in the Browser

I have two different 1Password chrome browser extensions installed:
1. 1Password extension (desktop app required)
2. 1Password – Password Manager

Is there a difference between the two? Should I use both? If not, which one should I use?

The first extension doesn't even show up when you search for it in the chrome web store. Perhaps it's deprecated and we should just use the second one?

I like the first one because it allows me to use the "Fill Login" keyboard shortcut (CMD + \ ). Is there a way to do that using the second extension?


1Password Version: 7.8
Extension Version: 1.23.1
OS Version: 10.15.7
Sync Type: Not Provided

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  • ag_yaronag_yaron

    Team Member

    Hey @jcmetz21 ,

    Indeed, we currently offer two different extensions, and while their functionality is similar (autofilling in websites), their interface and operations are quite different.

    The 1Password manager extension is our newer 1Password in the browser: https://support.1password.com/getting-started-browser/
    It is a standalone extension that does not connect to the desktop app (yet) and shows up automatically inside usernames/password fields when you visit a website, making it super easy to autofill and save new logins or even generate passwords.
    We recommend using this extension because of the enhanced autofilling it provides. It does not have a keyboard shortcut to autofill because it will show up inside the fields automatically, making it unnecessary to press a keyboard shortcut.

    The "1Passowrd extension (desktop app required) is our good old 1Password Classic extension. It connects to the desktop app and allows it to interact with your browser and autofill in websites. It also allows you to unlock 1Password with Touch ID and remain unlocked when you close the browser, as well as utilizing the desktop app's keyboard shortcut (CMD + / ) to autofill.
    However, this extension does not show up inside usernames/passwords and every time you need it you will have to call it manually by using the shortcut or by clicking its icon on the top right corner of your browser.
    This extension will probably not get updated anymore but it is still a valid option that you can download from our website.

    We recommend having only one of these extensions enabled at a time. Having both can result in multiple saving/updating prompts which may cause user error and overwriting of important data.

  • I have a related question. I use a stand alone license on a Windows laptop. My laptop broke and I am setting up a brand new laptop. I have the 1P Windows app working fine on my standalone license. I installed what I believe is the new Chrome extension and it is forcing me to sign into my account with email, secret key and master password. Since I have a standalone license I do not have a secret key. How can I get this new Chrome extension to work?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @gusbus:

    The new extension only works with 1Password Membership accounts. If you don't have an account, you need to download the classic extension from here:

    Get the 1Password classic extension

    The classic extension does not require a 1Password Membership and a Secret Key to be used ;)

  • Awesome thank you!

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    You are welcome @gusbus! :)

  • The new extension only works with 1Password Membership accounts.

    When desktop integration returns, will the new 1Password browser extension work for those without a membership? @ag_ana

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @digitpass:

    The new 1Password browser extension always only supported vaults on 1Password.com, so far it has never supported standalone vaults (this was the case even before desktop integration was temporarily removed).

  • Hey @ag_yaron, thanks for the detailed response. Been using the new Password Manager chrome extension for a few days and I like it a lot. However there are two points of frustration:

    1. I can't unlock 1Password in Chrome using Mac's Touch ID
    2. I'm still required to unlock the chrome extension even if the desktop app is already unlocked

    Based on this thread here, it appears Touch ID integration is in the works. And point #2 is explained in your response when you say the chrome extension "is a standalone extension that does not connect to the desktop app (yet)".

    So it looks like these points are being addressed but I just wanted to provide some feedback. Thanks again for all the hard work! I love the 1Password ecosystem.

  • ag_yaronag_yaron

    Team Member

    Thank you kindly for the feedback @jcmetz21 .

    We're all eagerly waiting for the integration feature, which would resolve both of the points you've mentioned :+1:

  • The new 1Password browser extension always only supported vaults on 1Password.com, so far it has never supported standalone vaults (this was the case even before desktop integration was temporarily removed).

    @ag_ana

    Yes, I understand that it wasn't supported when desktop integration was being tested before, but thought that there may be plans to merge the classic extension with the new extension, as the desktop app and new extension will soon be able to communicate directly with each other.

    Thanks for confirming that both extensions will coexist going forward. :smile:

  • ag_yaronag_yaron

    Team Member

    :chuffed::+1:

  • I like the new extension in general but I'm also missing a couple of use cases:

    • Integration with Launchbar is nicer with the older extension. Previously, it would open the website and fill in the password in one operation straight from Launchbar. Now it will open the website but I need to do a couple of extra clicks and keystrokes to complete the sign in process
    • Related to that, with the new extension, when I launch a website, I need to click in the login box first before I can down arrow to the 1Password entry. It's a minor thing and many websites are nice enough to give focus to the relevant field when you load it but for those that don't, the keyboard extension was nice enough to fill in the information regardless of what had focus on the page.

    I admit the second point is nitpicky and there's an element of "who moved my cheese". It's not the end of the world for me to click into the field first and I use Vimium, so I can still do it with the keyboard regardless.

  • Thank you for creating this thread. Helped me resolve my issue with having the 1Password X extension instead the one which works in tandem with the desktop app.

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member

    I am happy you found the answer you were looking for @Farfalho Let us know if you run into any further difficulties, and we'll do our best to help.

  • FogCityNativeFogCityNative Junior Member

    I am still confused. You guys say I must choose between 1Password (in the browser) and the 1Password Classic Extension. You guys say don't use both, but if I only use the new In The Browser 1Password, I no long have 1Password in my system menu bar and I NEED THAT FOR ACCESSING 1PASSWORD WHEN NOT ACTUALLY LOGGING IN OR CREATING A LOG IN.

    How can I have both?? If I launch the desktop app, I'll get 1Password in the system menu bar, but it doesn't persist. If I go to 1Password in the menu bar I get an unwanted nag to remove 1Password and install 1Password classic.

    I WANT THE FUNCTIONALITY OF BOTH. How can I get what I want easily without nags??

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @FogCityNative:

    You guys say don't use both, but if I only use the new In The Browser 1Password, I no long have 1Password in my system menu bar and I NEED THAT FOR ACCESSING 1PASSWORD WHEN NOT ACTUALLY LOGGING IN OR CREATING A LOG IN.

    I have this configuration on my device (1Password in the browser and the desktop app), and I can still use 1Password in the system menu bar. The extension you use does not matter for that, you just need to have the 1Password desktop app installed (since 1Password mini is coming from the desktop app, not from the extension).

  • Thanks for the clarification about the difference between both extensions!

    My concern with the new extension (using 1passowrd.com) is about security, more specifically keyloggers. I need to digit my password constantly, and if I clean up cache/cookies, I need to fill all login data again constantly.

    For this reason, I feel more secure filling my login on the standalone software than a browser.

    Is it makes sense?
    Will we have a connection with the software soon?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    @caebrasil:

    Will we have a connection with the software soon?

    Yes, our developers are working on this :) You can read some more details here, if you are curious:

    Temporarily removing Desktop App Integration

  • Thanks, @ag_ana. Good to know.
    I will have a look at the link.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    You are welcome @caebrasil! If you have any questions, please let us know :)

  • edited June 9

    Dear 1Password Support Team,

    After you introduced the new 1Password browser extension for Chrome, the classic extension stopped working for me.

    Now when I click on the classic extension, I get an error message instead of a user interface: “1Password extension (desktop app required).” This issue happens even though I’m running the latest versions of the 1Password desktop app and Google Chrome, and I’ve tried reinstalling the classic extension several times.

    What should I do to get the classic extension working again? Thank you for your help.

    Sincerely,
    Frodo

  • ag_chantelleag_chantelle

    Team Member

    @FrodoBaggins

    It sounds like you may need to re-establish communication between 1Password and your browser:

    1. Quit 1Password by holding down the Control and Option keys on your keyboard and choose 1Password > Quit 1Password Completely from the menu bar beside the  logo.
    2. Quit Chrome.
    3. Open and unlock 1Password.
    4. Open Chrome and make sure 1Password is working there.

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