Holding down option (⌥) / alt to reveal passwords

heyphiheyphi
edited October 1 in Early Access

Hello!

In 1Password 7 for Mac (and earlier versions I believe), there was the option (haha) to hold down the option key (⌥) to reveal passwords and secrets briefly.

I understand that in the current preferences, there is a toggle to always have passwords/secrets visible. I also know I can click the small chevron on the side of the password or secret to reveal an item. But this is a regression, IMHO. Holding option is much faster than having to click an item in a sub-menu.

I hope this is something you can consider reimplementing (and I would be happy to see it on my PC as well!)


1Password Version: 8.2.0-44.BETA
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: macOS 11.3.1

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  • No keyboard shortcut to reveal a password?

  • SystemSystem

    Team Member
    This discussion was created from comments split from: How do collections work?.
  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    @XIII

    Not yet, no. This is something we're looking into. :)

    Ben

    ref: dev/core/core#7709

  • Pressing the ALT key no longer reveals passwords with the latest Early Access 1Password 8 for me. I normally keep the passwords hidden, in case 1Pw accidentally opens during a telco, but I do like to get instant keyboard access and visibility into what the passwords are, for instance to verify that I've saved the latest password into 1Pw. Will this feature come back before the official version 8 release?


    1Password Version: Not Provided
    Extension Version: Not Provided
    OS Version: Not Provided
    Referrer: forum-search:reveal password

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member
    edited August 12

    Hey @umbrealla17

    I actually raised this issue myself. It's been one of my favorites for years now. I hope to see it return soon.

    ref: dev/core/core#7709

  • Gilles9Gilles9 Senior Member

    agreed

  • yes. required.

  • austinaustin Junior Member

    One feature that I used infrequently, but was extremely valuable when used, was the ability to turn off secrets concealment (Command-Shift-P). This would toggle the state for the full application, which may not be desirable, but it should be at least possible to turn off the concealment of all secrets on a given item.


    1Password Version: 8.2.0-44.BETA
    Extension Version: Not Provided
    OS Version: Big Sur

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member

    @austin

    Thanks for the report. I hope to see it make a return.

  • roustemroustem AgileBits Founder

    Team Member

    The option for individual items is there but it certainly would be nice to have a keyboard shortcut:

  • austinaustin Junior Member

    Ya. I know the option is still there as part of the dropdown, and I found the preference, but not having a keyboard shortcut is a regression from 1P 7 and earlier. I do think that having the keyboard operate only on the currently shown item may be a “better” option.

  • In 1P 7 you're able to hold ALT to quickly reveal a password, I can't seem to make it work in the new version though


    1Password Version: 1P 8
    Extension Version: Newest one from app store
    OS Version: macOS Monterey

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member
    edited August 15

    @RobSjaras

    Hopefully it or something like it comes to life. I miss it in my use too.

  • @ag_tommy

    Thanks for the quick response :) Also crossing my fingers for soon.

    Do you happen to know anything about rebinding shortcuts? Currently 1P 8 and Safari share the same shortcut, it's the one for tab overview (Cmd + Shift + Backslash).

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member
    edited August 15

    The last I saw (Thursday, maybe Friday?) was one of the developers was undertaking the task for customizing shortcuts. I have no idea what that involves. I am not a developer. I have a few I need to fix so that my muscle memory quits getting me into trouble. :lol:

  • roustemroustem AgileBits Founder

    Team Member

    @heyphi Thank you for the feedback! I mentioned this somewhere else, I love the hold-Option-to-Reveal-password but it is very problematic.

    For example, a lot of screen sharing is done these days and it is possible to accidentally reveal the secrets while you might be trying to use a different shortcut, like ⌥⇧C, etc. Someone in the forum even mentioned that it happed to them recently.

    We are thinking about adding a different shortcut, something like ⌘R to toggle the hidden fields.

  • @roustem Understandable, that's a fair point. Thank you for the quick response.

    An alternative shortcut like ⌘R would be great; count this post as a +1 vote! Hope you can consider this soon. :)

  • roustemroustem AgileBits Founder

    Team Member

    Thank you so much, @heyphi ! We had a lot of requests about improving the keyboard shortcuts and hope to have it done soon ❤️

  • +1

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi all.

    In an effort to centralize the information about some of the more common discussion points I've merged a bunch of the feedback about using ⌥ (option/alt) to reveal passwords into this thread. Roustem posted a good summary of the current situation here: https://1password.community/discussion/comment/608306/#Comment_608306

    Thanks!

    Ben

  • I've submitted that feedback on day 1 to: @roustem

  • roustemroustem AgileBits Founder

    Team Member

    I asked the dev team to bump the priority on this issue.

  • cortigcortig Senior Member

    In 1Password 7, Could select an item in 1Password and press the option key to reveal the password.
    This doesn’t seem to work at all in 1Password 8. I really liked that feature… I hope wasn’t killed :-\

    Corentin


    1Password Version: 1Password for Mac 8.2.2-27.NIGHTLY
    Extension Version: 2.0.3
    OS Version: macOS 11

  • I've been searching for that feature for a while now but I don't believe it exists anymore. Big sad. I feel like it was one of my most used 1pw 7 features!


    1Password Version: 8
    Extension Version: 2
    OS Version: macOS 12

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hey @yspreen

    We found opt / alt to be problematic, but are investigating an alternative. Additional explanation is available here.

    Ben

  • Penelope PitstopPenelope Pitstop Junior Member

    +1

  • GGlickGGlick Junior Member

    I'm glad to see the return of similar functionality in the 80202080 build, but I don't care for how the new ⌘R shortcut for revealing passwords conflicts with the default browser shortcut for reloading pages. On my system (Big Sur 11.6, if that matters), pressing ⌘R while using the 1Password browser extension results in the page being reloaded, and doesn't have any effect on the extension window. While I'd personally prefer to just be able to down the Option key to reveal passwords again, if that's no longer going to be a, well, option, I would like to be able to either customize the reveal shortcut so it doesn't conflict with other browser shortcuts I frequently use, or for the extension to capture the shortcut rather than the browser.

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