Password Safe 3.11.2 Release Notes - December 2007
This note describe the new features, fixed bugs and known problems
with Password Safe version 3.11.2. For a short description of Password
Safe, please see the accompanying README.txt file. For more
information on the product and the project, please visit
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net. Details about changes to previous
releases may be found in the file ChangeLog.txt.
Bugs fixed in 3.11.2
 "Browse to Icon" now correctly shown using new Toolbar.
 Increasing the number of passwords saved no longer deletes the
existing Password History.
 Pressing a character in the List view will now jump to the next entry
with text beginning with that character in the second column. This
is a change from previous behaviour which only looked in the first column,
now occupied by the icon.
 Allow Expand/Collapse for R/O databases via toolbar.
 Set focus to new view on switching between Tree <-> List views.
 Update toolbar when view changes (List <-> Tree)
 Set PWS title when opening a database at startup
 Allow List view to process all characters e.g. Page Up/Down, Home, End,
Changes to Existing Features in 3.11.2
 Icon column now eligible for Column Picker. Can be displayed at user's
 If user has icon column in List view, the Recent Entries popup menu will
show them too.
New Features for 3.11.2
 Implement standard F3 for repeat Find shortcut.
Bugs fixed in 3.11.1
 No longer crashes when pulling down Edit menu in List view with no
 Autotype handles tab correctly when typing to Internet
 Copy Username and Copy Password new toolbar icons swapped back.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.11.1
 You can now check for newer version via Help->About
 List view displays an icon in each row showing the type of entry
New Features for 3.11
 Add "Clear clipboard" item to tray icon context menu.
 Copy URL to clipboard added to menus (Ctrl+Alt+L).
 Add more shortcut keys to add/edit dialog.
 Give user access to Reports from View menu (only in the same directory
as current open database), since more information is being written there.
 Give user access to the Compare report from the Compare results dialog.
 New email action allowed in URL field. To be treated as email, the
data must be prefixed by the characters "mailto:". The data following
this corresponds to the '[mailto:]' standard RFC2368.
For example: "email@example.com?subject=PasswordSafe".
 Main toolbar can be customized via MS's standard dialog via right
click on this toolbar.
 Several entries may be "aliased" to a single entry, sharing its
password. See online help for details.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.11
 The Find function has been re-implemented as a toolbar at
bottom of application.
Button shortcuts: Ctrl+Alt+A = Advanced find,
Ctrl+Alt+S = toggle case Sensitivity, Ctrl+Alt+C = Clear find text
 Replaced additional key shortcuts for ExpandAll and CollapseAll
[introduced in rev. 1678] by toolbar buttons. Now there is only one set
(the original) of key shortcuts + toolbar buttons.
 The color of the application's system tray icon (when the
application is started and when there's no open database) is now user
configurable, fixing a visibility problem under Vista.
 Saved string preferences within the database header will not be delimited by
a doublequote if this character is part of the string variable. An arbitrary
symbol type character will be used in this case. If one cannot be found, the
string preference will not be saved in the database.
Bugs fixed in 3.11
 Non-unique uuids in database now handled correctly.
 Fix PWS taking a long time saving after XML Import into new DB by
using an extremely large number of hash iterations. Users who have imported
XML into a new database should export again and re-import after deleting the
<NumberHashIterations>...</NumberHashIterations> entry from the XML file.
 Users can now change an entry's password with passwords hidden.
 Copy for expired passwords no longer causes PWS crashes.
 All preferences stored within the database are now exported/imported
 All String preferences stored within the database are now
correctly read during database open.
 List View now correct after Group removed.
 Save of a new database is no longer required to export entries.
 Autotype now works correctly with '@' in German keyboards,
and non-English keyboards in general.
 Can new add/edit entries with long group names.
 Prevent mixed Unicode/ASCII report files and ensure Unicode reports
have BOM as some text editors insist!
 Disable Rename menu item in List View (only appropriate in Tree View).
 Disable Tray Minimize/Restore menu items if already Minimized/Visible.
 Ignore mouse right click not in Tree/List view area.
 Use the Confirm Delete message even when there is only one child.
New Features for 3.10
 Add ability to edit an entry's notes field using user's default
text editor via right click on Notes field.
 Errors detected while merging or importing a text file are
now described in detail in a log file.
 Drag&Drop between databases now supported.
 PasswordSafe can now be installed as an msi package (Windows
installer). This allows site administrators to 'push' PasswordSafe to
client machines with group policy. Thanks to xenophonf.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.10
Bugs fixed in 3.10
 Read-only status maintained after unlocking a database.
 Export to text file now includes "title", if selected.
[1774428, 1757298, 1609474] Merge no longer loses data.
 Timeout timer now reset in all dialog boxes - PasswordSafe
will no longer minimize in the middle of work with an open dialog box.
 Manage->Options->Password History 'apply' works again.
[1759364, 1758025] '-s' option now works correctly.
 Toolbar now correctly disables images according to type of entry
selected and if URL is populated.
[1754611, 1754054, 1740704] Items are now fully sorted when "put groups first
in display tree" selected.
 State of tree view is now persistent across minimize, lock &
 Fields containing only whitespace or whitespace between double quotes
are now treated as empty during plain text import.
 XML Export line of Notes fields containing CRLF now works correctly.
The default delimeter has been made the same as for Export to a Text file.
 Compare no longer changes database settings when the databases are
 Window's position and size now updated correctly.
 Lock timeout after manual lock no longer saves empty database.
 Ensure group/title/user combination is unique during text import.
 During Add/Edit, fields containing only whitespace characters (space,
horzontal tab, vertical tab, carriage return, new line and form feed) are
considered empty fields.
New Features for 3.09
 Add extra warning when deleting entire group, including the
number of entries that will be deleted.
 Add URL column to flattened list.
 It's now possible to override the username and hostname used
to load and store preferences, as well as specify an alternate
preferences file, via new command line options.
 Implement "Advanced" option for Find.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.09
 Date/time displayed throughout in the users "Short Date" format.
Bugs fixed in 3.09
[1754189, 1620423] Focus on search text in Find Dialog - thank to zcecil for
the fix for this one.
 Fixed duplicate/mislabeled columns problem in list view.
 Number of passwords to remember (password history) can now
be set to more than 99 by typing rather than only by spinbox.
 Fix random showing of user and passwords if started in
[1741787, 1728945] Version 2.x databases now read correctly.
 Window location issue fixed.
[1738477, 1630400] A version for Windows98 is now installed by the
installer on machines running Windows98. This version is NOT part of
the binaries in the zip file.
 File mode encryption/decryption (-d/-e) works again.
 '-s' option no longer causes sporadic display of passwords
in tree view.
 Configuration file works with non-ASCII user and host names.
 Importing a subset of text data now fixed.
 Column sort arrows, in Flattened List mode, correctly removed.
 Found items remain highlighted if another entry selected -
note that found items now ddisplayed in bold font rather than
 A note on possible problems with the autotype functionality and
some 3rd party popup-blockers. Thanks to mrttoo for the heads-up.
 Protect user from losing entries in case of non-unique uuids in
 Compare fixed so that 'X' indicating differences are in the correct
columns and data copied to clipboard ends in CRLF not just LF.
 The installer will detect and notify the user if attempts to
install on an unsupported version of Windows (95 & ME).
 Fix Edit and View in main menu not being reset after open after close.
New Features for 3.08
 "Show username in display tree" display option.
 "Advanced" option now available to improve Merge operation.
 It's possible to specify command line parameters for
Alternate Browser; e.g. "-new-tab" for Firefox. This allows fine
control of whether or not to open a new browser or not.
 Implement "Advanced" option for Exporting in XML format (as per
Export in Text format) and for when comparing databases.
 Maintain unknown fields in the database header and records when
saving database, for compatability with future versions as well as clones.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.08
Bugs fixed in 3.08
 Expiry date format is now in the user's Short Date format.
 Notes field with lots of text now stays in position when focus lost.
 Can now Import into a new database after closing previous database.
[1709992, 1692662, 1678711, 1651392, 1626671, 1604806] Non-English
text in databases fully supported.
 Cancel after Lock Safe from system tray now does Right Thing.
 Default saved username, now shows in new entry.
 Compare now shows correct filenames.
 Entry times no longer written out if not set.
 File type Compare now has .bak & .ibak suffixes.
 Now Minimize takes precedence over "Always on Top" during Autotype.
 Import text file with blank lines or missing fields will no
longer crash application.
 Although rename is not possible in read-only mode, this change
prevents F2 giving the user the feel that they can.
 Line delimiter now works during import of plain text.
[Open Discussion] Allow Notes field to be Imported from text file even if
it is not enclosed in double quotes.
[Open Discussion] Fix issue if PWS is maximized/minimized/then restored.
 Fix problem with remembering Tree state on restore after minimize.
 More stringent checking during tree "edit in-place" to prevent DB corruption.
New Features for 3.07
 - PWS may configured not to minimize during Autotype
(Manage->Options->Misc). 'Always on Top' takes precedence.
 Default Autotype string can be specified per database.
 - Password expiration notice can now be given a few days prior to
 - Exported/imported text format is now documented in online help.
 If the PWS_PREFSDIR environment variable is defined, that's where
the pwsafe.cfg file will be read from, instead of the same directory
as the executable.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.07
 List view columns now selectable, entries sortable by any column,
settings are persistent.
 List view may be configured to show Grid lines.
 Tree view may be configured to show all groups first, instead of
strict alphabetic order.
Bugs fixed in 3.07
[1684827, 1668493] No longer crashes after you specify to remember 0 databases.
 Autotype now works again for all entries.
 Menu display no longer trashed if accelerator pressed with
an open menu.
 Now stays on top during autotype.
 CapsLock temporarily turned off in Autotype.
 Right-click->unlock on system tray icon now same as
double-clicking on locked system tray icon.
[1679461, 1612567] Text in Password field no longer truncated with large
 <ESC> to close application now works.
 Merge operation now fixed.
 Similar problem in Compare operation fixed.
 Autotype menu & shortcut no longer disabled if field is empty.
New Features for 3.06
Support for U3 (disk-on-key).
Changes to Existing Features in 3.06
 Password expiration date can now be specified relatively,
e.g., "45 days from now".
 Opening dialog now shows recently opened databases in dropdown list.
 File opened in initial dialog now added to recent files list.
 All dates and times are now displayed in the local format.
Bugs fixed in 3.06
 No longer crashes upon Find with an empty group.
 No longer crashes when invoking help after using Hot-Key.
 Configuration handled correctly with non-English user or host
 No longer crashes when password history policy changes records.
 Non-English data issues resolved.
New Features for 3.05.02
Changes to Existing Features in 3.05.02
File opened in initial dialog now added to recent files list.
Bugs fixed in 3.05.02
[1612881, 1577505] Notes now appear consistently.
 "Show Password in display list & tree" setting now
persistent across application exit.
[1609291, 1606265] No longer terminates after edit when username
and/or hostname starts with a digit.
 Tree view's state is now preserved across timed lock and
when starting with '-s' flag.
New Features for 3.05
 Ability to specify alternate browser for URLs - useful if
Firefox is your default browser, but you need to access a site that
only works with IE, for example.
[1600626, 1504327] Portable (e.g., USB stick) installation supported
(configuration information stored in .cfg file instead of registry).
[1452303, 1303548, 912724] Option to start Password Safe minimized at login.
 Support multiple automatic backups.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.05
 The undocumented backup to .psafe3~ has been replaced by the
multiple automatic backup mechanism.
Bugs fixed in 3.05
[1606237*, 1606232*] View preferences now work correctly.
[1606026*] Missing manifest files added, application no longer requires
[1605389*] Read-only flag now updated correctly.
 Hotkey works again if window just obscured.
[1521684,1504527] Old (V1) databases now read correctly - thanks to
Karel Van der Gucht.
New Features for 3.04
Changes to Existing Features in 3.04
Bugs fixed in 3.04
 Hidden notes no longer lost after edit.
 Weak master password allowed on password change as well as
 Database now marked as "changed" after performing PWHistory operations.
New Features for 3.03
[1536006, 1527058] password history - Ability to set the default
number to be saved. Can be overridden on an entry by entry
basis. Changing the default number has no effect if history is already
saved for a particular entry.
 Better formatting of plain text export files. Only the order of
entries during export has been implemented. Both export to "Plain Text"
and export in "XML Format" will export the database entries in the order
as displayed in the "Nested Tree Mode".
 Enable Maximize/Window button.
[1249433, 1114473] Startup state for Nested Tree mode - User can now
select startup as a) All groups collapsed (previous behaviour); b) All
groups expanded; or c) Same state as when the database was last saved
(could be either all collapsed, all expanded or a mixture of some
groups expanded and others collapsed).
 Change Find processing in Tree view so that entries are shown in Tree
order rather than List order.
 Change Find to stop on the last found item and ask whether to continue
from the beginning of the database or the user may select this previous
behavour via a Misc. option.
 New File->Properties shows some information about the database.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.03
 Maximum number of passwords stored in history is now 255.
 Weak master passphrases are accepted, if the user insists.
 Field with focus has a different color.
 More info in status bar: read-only and modified status.
Bugs fixed in 3.03
[1557838, 1557559, 1525344, 1523689] Problem with suspend/lock when
edit dialog open resolved.
 Show/Unhide password no longer loses changes to password.
 Entries can no longer be changed in read-only mode.
 Fixed incorrect link to Twofish web page.
 Crash in Password History resolved.
 Cancel on "Restore from Backup" no longer corrupts database.
 No more multiple combination dialogs when restoring window
from system tray.
 Select after deletion no longer surprises.
 Password count now displays correctly in status bar.
[1561335, 1373138, 1182406] HotKey now works with SystemTray icon.
 View Menu item "Collapse All" now works correctly.
 DoubleClick works on entries with expired passwords.
New Features for 3.02
 Ability to hide password during Add & Edit entry. If hidden,
password needs to be entered twice to verify.
 Count of passwords stored in DB on status bar. Also indication
of read/only status.
[1487001, 1120236, 705515] Password history can now be saved for selected
 Export/import to/from XML supported.
 Selective text export.
 Compare of two databases supported.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.02
 Minimum master passphrase length is now 8 characters, and user is
not offered the option of accepting weak passphrases.
 "Save on minimize" option removed.
Bugs fixed in 3.02
 Tab order more friendly in Edit dialog box.
 Single entry is now displayed in Nested Tree Mode.
[1520110, 1503075] No longer crashes when number of last databases is
set to zero.
 Double-click on group entry in tree did not expand/collapse
 Password expires date was set wrong.
 User is now prompted to save database on system shutdown.
 Preferences now saved in the .psafe3 file.
 Merge databases now merges all the record's fields, thanks
 No longer saves cleared database.
 Exits cleanly from lock with open dialog box.
 Tree is now refreshed if user decides not to open another DB.
New Features for 3.01
 View Passwords in Nested Tree Mode
 Toolbar additions (Autotype, Browse URL, Copy Notes to clipboard)
 User can configure an expiration date for entries and be
 Modification and access times now recorded.
 Copy Notes to Clipboard.
 Ability to clear "Recent Database List".
 Browse to URL now starts a new instance of the user's default browser
rather than taking over an existing instance.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.01
Bugs fixed in 3.01
 Find now searches new URL and Autotype fields.
 Restore after minimize now works when system-tray not used.
[1490985, 1423020, 1398936] Microsoft redistributable dlls now
included in installation and zip file. Should fix all "MS*.dll not
 Generated password no longer trashed if > 127 bytes.
 Read-only command line argument bug.
 Can now close application after minimize w/o system tray.
 Help file now reflects 3.0 new features.