Safari settings reset to default after clearing Safari History

gdgtpantaloonsgdgtpantaloons
Community Member
edited August 1 in 1Password in the Browser

Like many others, I miss the older version of 1password, and am pretty bummed out about the direction of the app. However, it still is better than most password apps I've tried.

One thing that is becoming a real pain in the butt tho. The safari plugin settings restore to the default settings every time I clear Safari's history. This surely can't be as intended right? Clearing my browsing history = restoring 1password settings in safari to defaults?

If I'm doing something wrong please advise.


1Password Version: 8.8.0
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  • Jack.P_1PJack.P_1P

    Team Member

    Hi @gdgtpantaloons:

    Safari considers "history" to be more than just the list of pages you've visited in chronological order. Safari Web Extensions (which 1Password for Safari is one of) store certain configuration data in that "history" data storage. Clearing your history will result in 1Password for Safari's preferences resetting.

    Jack

  • gdgtpantaloonsgdgtpantaloons
    Community Member

    So it is intended that every time I clear my safari browsing history, I will have to redo my extension settings? Or any time I close a private browser?

    This is how it is intended to work? Or is there a fix for this coming? This is a pretty big deal, and a deal breaker for me.

  • Jack.P_1PJack.P_1P

    Team Member

    Hi @gdgtpantaloons:

    To answer the immediate question of is this working as intended, the answer is kind of. Right now with how Safari handles Safari Web Extensions and their data, it is working as we expect, however we realize that this isn't ideal for every person and their use case. We have some feature requests filed internally looking at alternatives, but I can't promise if those alternatives will work or be released. We'd love to improve the experience here if we can though.

    Jack

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