#1070 Drag item leads to UI misbehaviour

Mark G.

Love the drag item function in order to paste a password into another app.

On Win7 x64, with version 3.29, this consistently leads me to a UI annoyance where it is not possible to highlight a new item and have visual feedback of the active item.

Here is a simple way to reproduce the problem:
.Select an item
.Start dragging that item out of PasswordSafe
.Before releasing the mouse button, press the ESC key to abort the drag
.Return to PasswordSafe app and click to select a different item - I lose the highlight (text dark background) and no entry appears selected

The items clicked ARE active despite the lack of visual feedback as editing the entry (from the app menu) pops up the details of the last entry that was clicked-but-never-highlighted.

Minimizing and restoring PasswordSafe clears the problem.

Otherwise, still love the app.



  • DrK

    DrK - 2012-11-09

    Workaround - don't press ESC when holding the mouse button down. Instead, continue to drag mouse to an area that won't accept it (normally cursor is a 'No Entry' type symbol). Release mouse there and then go and re-select the entry you wanted.

  • Mark G.

    Mark G. - 2012-11-09

    This workaround does not apply for the actual use of the drag function into a web form (example) where the UI shows the same symptoms. The ESC method was simply meant to be a simpler way to reproduce the problem for troubleshooting purposes.

    The problem appears on a "regular drag and drop" as well, if you return to PasswordSafe immediately after the operation. This is annoyance when trying to open multiple tabs for, say, checking a few webmail/social services at the same time.

    Last edit: Mark G. 2012-11-09
  • Andrey Kuznetsov

    Should be fixed in the next release (after r5254). As temporary workaround you can press F5 (View->Refresh) to restore focus bar.

  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2015-10-14
    • status: open --> closed

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