Don't see autolock time anymore

I don't see the option to change the autolock time. It used to be there.
Mac Air 2019 13"
Mac OS 11.4

Firefox 90
1password in Firefox 2.0.5

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Extension Version: 2.0.5
OS Version: Mac OS 11.4
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  • @senioruserfriendly 1Password in the browser now shares its lock state with the desktop app. So you need to look there for the setting.

  • Hi @senioruserfriendly !

    As @rootzero mentioned, the lock state is now managed inside the desktop app. If you don't use the desktop app, you should disable the setting Integrate with 1Password app in the browser extension, and you should see the setting for auto-lock again.

  • It seems every few months I'm told to have or not have the desktop application. I have the extension on chrome, firefox and safari. I also have it on my iphone. When I reinstalled, I was told to have the desktop. What does the desktop do for me? Would it work with Quicken which is an app? If I don't use it, why shouldn't I just remove it?

  • ag_chantelleag_chantelle

    Team Member


    Using the 1Password desktop app is a personal choice. What you're seeing is a result of a new feature we released earlier this year which allows 1Password in your browser to share its lock state with the 1Password desktop app. When you have both installed, the auto-lock settings will be controlled by the app. If you don't have the app installed, then the auto-lock settings are defined in the extension settings.

    1Password for for Mac is still not able to autofill other apps. However you can make use of the drag and drop feature if you'd like to securely fill your credentials for apps. I'll let you decide which set up works best for you based on your workflow. :)

  • Why would I want to chose it? What does it do that I can't do with the extension? Is there something one does that the other doesn't? I imagine how costly it is to maintain multiple versions of something. You're forced to do that with different browsers, but what's the app needed for?

  • ag_yaronag_yaron

    Team Member

    Hey @senioruserfriendly ,

    The desktop app provides some features that the extension does not. Firstly, it is a lot more comfortable to view and manage your 1Password via the desktop app. It is a big and detailed window where you can see and handle all of your accounts, vaults and list of passwords, which is key when managing your database.

    Secondly, you can perform administrative actions such as mass-move and mass-delete items and passwords. You can't do that via the extension.
    In addition, 1Password in Safari still requires the desktop app to be around in order for it to work.

    I personally find the desktop app quite helpful, but it is definitely understandable if you don't, which is why you can remove it if you choose to. :)

  • Thank you. Those are advantages, though I would think those features could be added to the browser. THere may be technical reasons for needing the app, but it seems extra to me.

  • ag_yaronag_yaron

    Team Member

    Glad I could help :)

    One other feature I forgot to mention - the desktop app can utilize your computer's biometrics to unlock 1Password in the browser. So if you have Touch ID or Windows Hello, that can really improve your experience when unlocking 1Password in your browser. Instead of typing your long Master Password each time you need it, unlocking would be a breeze using TouchID/Windows Hello.

    So that's one other point to consider!

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