CLEARFIELD problem

2007-07-09
2014-02-17
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Hi,

    I am having a problem with CLEARFIELD in Auto-Type.  In some applications when I use CLEARFIELD it has the same effect as hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del.  Has anyone seen this before and do you now how to work around it.  I Tried {HOME}(+{END}){DEL} but it does the same thing.

    Thanks

     
    • Paul

      Paul - 2007-07-10

      Do you have keyboard software loaded? Does it do it on another machine?
      Try this key combination: ^a{DEL}

      cheers, Paul

       
      • Nobody/Anonymous

        Hi pail459,

        Thanks for the help, I tried this on another machine also running xp and same problem.  Then I tried using ^a{DEL} and still get the same issue.  I'm not running any specific keyboard software, that I know of :o)  Any other ideas.

        Thanks

         
    • Paul

      Paul - 2007-07-12

      Try ^a{BACKSPACE}.

      cheers, Paul

       
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Hi Paul,

      That did the trick, thanks for that :o)

      Cheers

       
    • Paul

      Paul - 2007-07-12

      The alternative is to use ^a and then just type the characters, no need for the backspace.

      cheers, Paul

       
  • totya7

    totya7 - 2011-10-22

    Hi!

    This is old problem is stay in 2.17 version. Example, I use autotype on FileZilla FTP Server connect dialog, and I get same as ctrl-alt-del pressed. ^a works, CLEARFIELD not :)

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2011-10-24

    Clearfield isn't broken, just doesn't work everywhere.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • totya7

    totya7 - 2011-10-25

    pail459: your answer is bad joke :) This is simple bug, that's all.

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2011-10-25

    If it were simple it would have been fixed? Maybe it's not as simple as you think.

    cheers, Paul

     
  • glxyz

    glxyz - 2012-01-05

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your tip.

    By replacing {CLEARFIELD}{USERNAME} in my auto-type sequences with ^a{USERNAME}, the auto-type hot-key is now working reliably without bringing up the Ctrl-Alt-Delete window.

    KeePass is now working great for me.

    Thanks again.

     
  • RoBo

    RoBo - 2014-02-10

    I just wanted to let you know that using KeePass 2.25 I also experience the {CLEARFIELD} seems to add CTRL-ALT-DEL keypress.
    Thanks to this discussion i've replaced the {CLEARFIELD} with ^a

     
  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2014-02-16

    I wasn't able to reproduce this earlier, but today I tried it again on Windows 7 and was able to reproduce the issue now, with both KeePass 1.x and 2.x. It is caused by sending the Del key in combination with Ctrl+Alt being part of the global auto-type hot key. KeePass simulates key-up events for the Ctrl and Alt keys at the beginning, which in general works well, but for the Del key it doesn't work. Apparently Windows is handling Ctrl+Alt+Del in a special way; I don't see any solution to this issue.

    As a workaround for {CLEARFIELD}, I've now replaced the Del key simulation by a Bksp key simulation.

    Latest development snapshots for testing:
    1.x: http://keepass.info/filepool/KeePass_140216a.zip
    2.x: http://keepass.info/filepool/KeePass_140216b.zip

    Thanks and best regards,
    Dominik

     
  • Paul

    Paul - 2014-02-17

    Does TCATO use the Del key at any point?

    cheers, Paul

     
  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2014-02-17

    If the sequence does not contain any Del keypress: no.

    TCATO additionally uses Ctrl+V and Left and Right Arrow keypresses. Details on
    http://keepass.info/help/v2/autotype_obfuscation.html

    Best regards,
    Dominik

     

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