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Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation help

  • Nobody/Anonymous


    I don´t fully understand the example of "Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation" in th FAQ.
    For example my Password would be 1a2b3c I split it to

    1 2 3
    a b c

    how exacly do I write this into my Notes?

    ^v{LEFT 3}{RIGHT}a{RIGHT}b{RIGHT}c
    Auto-Type-Window: something*

    Is that correct?

    thx J0Sch

    • Paul

      Paul - 2008-02-10

      TCAO does this for you, you just enter the password normally in KeePass and let it do the work.

      cheers, Paul

    • Dominik Reichl

      Dominik Reichl - 2008-02-10

      Paul is right, KeePass will do all that stuff for you.

      I've added a section "How to enable / configure Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation" in the help:

      Thanks and best regards

      • Piotr

        Piotr - 2008-02-10

        Just a suggestion:

        Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation gives improved security and for some groups of password it might be safe to turn it on. So a suggestion for each entry:
        3 states: default (inherit from superior), on, off
        And a global switch.


    • Nobody/Anonymous

      thx, last question :) can I somehow see how KeePass is splitting my Username and Password?

      cheers, JoSch

    • Dominik Reichl

      Dominik Reichl - 2008-02-10

      Sure, yes. Get Visual Studio 2005, set a breakpoint in the auto-type string splitting routine (KeePass.Util.SendInputEx.SendObfuscated) and run it in the debugger.

      Best regards

  • Storm

    Storm - 2013-06-12

    Hi, is there an option to set TCAO "ALWAYS ON" and then disable it manually only for pages it doesn't work? Until now I didn't find a page it didn't work, but you'll never know.
    That would be great.

    Thx 4 F1.


  • wellread1

    wellread1 - 2013-06-12

    There is no "Always On" option for TCATO.

    Some discussion around implementing the feature as a default is found in feature request 1148.

  • Dayn

    Dayn - 2013-06-12


    Last edit: Dayn 2013-06-13

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