Hello, Linux-land, and welcome to another Tuesday! I'm in New England, and this last weekend I got to enjoy some glorious spring weather.
One member of the team reminded me of just how far we've come since our first beta release way back in October. So much has changed! Item creation and editing. The password generator. Official support for Arch Linux. A new lock screen. Detecting screensaver activity on Wayland desktops.
We are internally finishing off several different projects and putting a lot of attention on bug fixes. As such, this week's release notes consists almost entirely of improved stability and improved look and feel.
We do have one new feature, though, and that is drag and drop!
If you drag an item onto a vault, 1Password will move the item from its current vault into that destination. Since this takes you through the normal workflow for moving an item, 1Password will warn you before you move an item into a shared vault, and it will allow you to undo moves afterwards.
If you drag an item onto a tag on the sidebar, 1Password will add that tag to the item. You can think of this as adding the item to the list of items within that tag.
Finally, If you drag an item onto the Favorites entry on the sidebar, 1Password will add (or remove) the Favorite tag from the item.
Drag and drop currently works only with one item at a time, but we expect to one day add the ability to grab a group of items and drag them together.
We recently added a connection between the 1Password Extension and the 1Password Desktop, but some of you have had troubles getting it to work. This week we have increased the amount of information that gets logged, both to aid you in fixing the problem, but also to aid us in better understanding the overwhelming variety of Linux configurations.
1Password records logs to
In particular we have added logs to
$HOME/.config/1Password/logs/BrowserSupport and to
$HOME/.config/1Password/logs/BrowserSupport/KeyringHelper, the two programs that we use to safely connect the 1Password Extension, 1Password Desktop, and the Linux kernel keyring. Please start troubleshooting by looking for errors and warnings in those files.
Note that at this time, browser integration does not work with the Snap, AppImage, or Tar distributions.
Go to the getting started guide for instructions on installing or updating 1Password.
I feel very fortunate to be here watching these features go live, and contributing my own, working on a product that I love on a platform that I have been using since the 1.2 kernel days. Thank you so much for taking this journey with us.