Can’t copy password when using iClip clipboard manager

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rvmeush
rvmeush
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When I am using 1Password and attempt to use the copy to clipboard function, it does not show up in the list of iClip items.

If I quit iClip and do the same 1Password copy to clipboard function, I am able to paste the password that I just copied.

Would you have any idea why iClip is not working with 1Password?


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  • danco
    danco
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    I don't know iClip, but some clipboard managers have options in their preferences to exclude passwords from the clipboard, and these options may be pre-chosen for you.

  • rvmeush
    rvmeush
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    You are exactly right. It turns out that there was an excluded app setting in iClip. I appreciate your help.

  • danco
    danco
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    Perhaps I should add that the reason passwords are excluded from many clipboard managers is that these usually store a history of clipboard items. That means that anyone having access to your computer could easily find such passwords.

    Of course, if someone has access to your machine for more than a very short time, they could install malware. But just reading off a password is even easier than installing malware, and a curious person might just do it.

  • AGAlumB
    AGAlumB
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    Great point, and a big thank you for helping to solve the mystery, danco! :)

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