#1796 Add support to select a database on startup



I would like to request this feature that when we first start KeePass, it asks for the password of the last active database, instead of just last database name as label it must show recent databases in dropdown so we can select any other database.

Reason: Sometimes I want to open some other and its quite annoying that first I open the last active database by entering my password and then I go to "Open Recent" and then select my required database.

I hope it will be very helpful for all KeePass users.



  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-10-22

    You could just press Escape / click Cancel and go from there.

    cheers, Paul

  • sfnet-e

    sfnet-e - 2013-10-23

    Yeah I know that. But what's bad having a recent databases list at startup to select from?

  • Paul

    Paul - 2013-10-25

    I suspect most users only have one database so this is of limited appeal. Therefore Escape / select is the most effective option - IMHO.

    cheers, Paul

  • David

    David - 2013-12-23


    I work with 10 Keepass Databases, and it is really annoying to stop and start Keepass to switch from one database to another one !

    You may use keeAutoExec Plugin to open multiple databases.

    Step 1 : Do not ask for last active database
    In Keepass :
    Tools - Options === Tab : Advanced
    Uncheck "Remember and automatically open last used database on startup"

    Step 2 : Always open my Primary Keepass Database
    Keepass accept command line parameters, so we will use it ..
    I create a shortcut for keepass :
    "path_to_keepass\keepass.exe "some_path\my_Primary_keepass_Datase.kdbx"

    Step 3 : Automatically open secondary databases
    Install "KeeAutoExec" (check plugins)
    In root directory of your "Primary database", create a sub-directory "AutoOpen"
    In the directory "AutOpen", create one entry for each secondary database (URL=path to secondary database file, password = secondary database password)

    You open your Primary database and other databases are also opened.


    Last edit: David 2013-12-24

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