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#1729 Autotype interrupt

KeePass
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nobody
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2013-07-06
2013-04-19
MikeM-2468
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In some instances (I haven't been able to pinpoint what I'm doing wrong) autotype starts typing information in the wrong fields. I also notice that if another program steals focus while autotype is executing, the info ends up in the wrong place. I've seen it, for example, send a password via AIM when someone sends a message just as autotype is executing. This is not a frequent occurrence. I use autotype about 20 times per day and it happens about once per week.

Making the process respond to ESC would be helpful to interrupt it if you see it going haywire.

Discussion

  • wellread1
    wellread1
    2013-04-20

    In some instances (I haven't been able to pinpoint what I'm doing wrong) autotype starts typing information in the wrong fields

    The user must ensure that the cursor is in the correct field before initiating an auto-type.

    I also notice that if another program steals focus while autotype is executing, the info ends up in the wrong place.

    Have you tried the setting: "Cancel auto-type when the target window changes"

     
  • MikeM-2468
    MikeM-2468
    2013-04-20

    I will try that, but I've also had the problem when focus was not stolen. It must happen when I think I've clicked the username field but haven't, but I've been pretty careful about it and it still happens.

     
  • wellread1
    wellread1
    2013-04-20

    Site behavior is generally quite reproducible. However, some sites contain javascript or other features which intercept user input and trip up a basic auto-type sequence. Almost all issues can be resolved by manually logging in using only the keyboard without the mouse (except to initially position the cursor), taking note of the keystrokes needed, and reproducing them using a custom auto-type sequence. If you continue to have problems with a particular site, post details in the help forum. Other users can often identify the issues and suggest solutions.

     
  • Dominik Reichl
    Dominik Reichl
    2013-07-06

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Dominik Reichl
    Dominik Reichl
    2013-07-06

    KeePass indirectly already has a function to cancel auto-type. Enable the 'Cancel auto-type when the target window changes' option; when auto-type should be cancelled, simply click into another window.

    Best regards,
    Dominik

     
    • MikeM-2468
      MikeM-2468
      2013-07-06

      "Enable the 'Cancel auto-type when the target window changes' option"

      Even with this option enabled, the cursor is not movable/accessible/clickable until the auto-type is completed. There's no way to kill it once you see it's sending the username or password into the wrong fields. Since I first posted this, I've observed the behavior carefully. Even when I've clicked in the proper input field, it will still infrequently jump to another field when the auto-type starts. Even if this is a result of me being an idiot, an ESC interrupt is not too much to ask to help us idiots when we notice we did something wrong. Using auto-type 20 times per day, the chance that this will occur (especially with AIM stealing focus) is good.