#272 Launch any app, not just URLs


Password Safe would be more general purpose if you could launch any application rather than just a URL. There are many desktop applicaitons, particularly in business, that require a password (e.g. Quicken, etc.). If I could launch that application and keep (a more secure) password in pwsafe, it would improve security overall.

This would require, IMHO:

1) A "launch" field which could be a URL or a program name with relative or absolute path

2) An "auto-type" field to clearly indicate what should be typed and in what order.


  • James


  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2006-01-16

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    Hi James,

    Makes sense - thanks! This will be implemented in 3.0.



  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I just discovered and started using this great program. I
    was just wondering if it would be best to add a
    new "launch" field separate from the "URL" field. That
    way you could specify what browser you wanted to use with
    a particular URL instead of the program automatically
    launching the default browser. In my case, I always try
    to avoid using Internet Explorer, but sometimes you just
    have to use it.


  • Coldburn

    Coldburn - 2006-08-16

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    It would be extremely nice to have a way to call an external
    program and actually pass variables from PS to it. I suppose
    you could still use the clipboard but with more than just
    the password. You could write it in the same manner as an
    INI file, like this;

    []</span><br> username='<username>'<br> password='<password>'<br> url='<someplace>'</p> <p>I think it would be very easy for any external program to<br> pick this up out of the clipboard and create an array out of it!</p> <p>For example; We use VB scripts (www.autoitscript.com) to<br> automate tasks such as logging into a website and performing<br> some task. Obviously :) we'd like to use PS to save the<br> login credentials.</p> <p>Thank you,<br> Jason</p>

  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2009-04-07

    (1) Will be implemented in 3.17

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