Is this possible?
I would like the ability to lock the database but allow the ability to auto type without having to provide my master password.
Of course not.
This would allow anyone with access to your keyboard to login into sensitive data.
How would you avoid that big security problem in this case ?
Decryption is required to open or unlock a database, therefore it is not possible to avoid entering the Master Key when auto-typing from a locked database.
Note: Locking is the same as closing a database (everything is removed from memory and stored, encrypted in the password file) except that when a database is locked, KeePass remembers which database to open when the user types the global auto-type key.
+1 for this capability
Allowing auto-type whilst locked does trade security for convenience, but it's a trade-off I'd welcome over leaving the database wide open all the time. Such an option would be very welcome.
EDIT: FWIW, this has been asked before ( https://sourceforge.net/p/keepass/discussion/329221/thread/5f50ab5f ). And I'd agree with the point that the current locked mode serves little practical purpose for me.