Password Safe 3.10.01 Release Notes - ?????? 2007
This note describe the new features, fixed bugs and known problems
with Password Safe version 3.10. For a short description of Password
Safe, please see the accompanying README.txt file. For more
information on the product and the project, please visit
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net. Details about changes to previous
releases may be found in the file ChangeLog.txt.
Bugs fixed in 3.10.01
 All String preferences stored within the database are now
correctly read during database open
 All preferences stored within the database are now exported/imported
 Copy for expired passwords no longer causes PWS crashes
 List View now correct after Group removed
New Features for 3.10.01
 Add "Clear clipboard" item to tray icon context menu
Changes to Existing Features in 3.10.01
 Saved string preferences within the database header will not be delimited by
a doublequote if this character is part of the string variable. An arbitrary
symbol type character will be used in this case. If one cannot be found, the
string preference will not be saved in the database.
Bugs fixed in 3.10
 Toolbar now correctly disables images according to type of entry
selected and if URL is populated
[1758025, 1759364] '-s' option now works correctly
 Window's position and size now updated correctly
 Manage->Options->Password History 'apply' works again.
 Lock timeout after manual lock no longer saves empty database.
 State of tree view is now persistent across minimize, lock &
 Timeout timer now reset in all dialog boxes - PasswordSafe
will no longer minimize in the middle of work with an open dialog box.
[1754054, 1754611, 1740704] Items are now fully sorted when "put groups first
in display tree" selected.
[1757298, 1774428, 1609474] Merge no longer loses data
 Ensure group/title/user combination is unique during text import.
 During Add/Edit, fields containing only whitespace characters (space,
horzontal tab, vertical tab, carriage return, new line and form feed) are
considered empty fields.
 Fields containing only whitespace or whitespace between double quotes
are now treated as empty during plain text import.
 Read-only status maintained after unlocking a database.
 Export to text file now includes "title", if selected.
 XML Export line of Notes fields containing CRLF now works correctly.
The default delimeter has been made the same as for Export to a Text file
 Compare no longer changes database settings when the databases are
New Features for 3.10
 Add ability to edit an entry's notes field using user's default
text editor via right click on Notes field.
 Drag&Drop between databases now supported.
 PasswordSafe can now be installed as an msi package (Windows
installer). This allows site administrators to 'push' PasswordSafe to
client machines with group policy. Thanks to xenophonf.
 Errors detected while merging or importing a text file are
now described in detail in a log file.
Bugs fixed in 3.09
 Number of passwords to remember (password history) can now
be set to more than 99 by typing rather than only by spinbox.
 A note on possible problems with the autotype functionality and
some 3rd party popup-blockers. Thanks to mrttoo for the heads-up.
 Protect user from losing entries in case of non-unique uuids in
 Compare fixed so that 'X' indicating differences are
in the correct columns and data copied to clipboard ends in CRLF not just LF
 Window location issue fixed
[1620423, 1754189] Focus on search text in Find Dialog - thank to zcecil for
the fix for this one.
[1738477, 1630400] A version for Windows98 is now installed by the
installer on machines running Windows98. This version is NOT part of
the binaries in the zip file.
 The installer will detect and notify the user if attempts to
install on an unsupported version of Windows (95 & ME).
 Configuration file works with non-ASCII user and host
 File mode encryption/decryption (-d/-e) works again
 Fix random showing of user and passwords if started in
 Fix Edit and View in main menu not being reset after open after close
 Found items remain highlighted if another entry selected -
note that found items now ddisplayed in bold font rather than
 Column sort arrows, in Flattened List mode, correctly removed
 Importing a subset of text data now fixed
[1728945, 1741787] Version 2.x databases now read correctly
 '-s' option no longer causes sporadic display of passwords
in tree view.
 Fixed duplicate/mislabeled columns problem in list view
New Features for 3.09
 Add URL column to flattened list
 It's now possible to override the username and hostname used
to load and store preferences, as well as specify an alternate
preferences file, via new command line options.
 Implement "Advanced" option for Find
 Add extra warning when deleting entire group, including the
number of entries that will be deleted.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.09
 Date/time displayed throughout in the users "Short Date" format.
Bugs fixed in 3.08
[1709992, 1692662, 1678711, 1651392, 1626671, 1604806] Non-English
text in databases fully supported.
 Import text file with blank lines or missing fields will no
longer crash application.
 Although rename is not possible in read-only mode, this change
prevents F2 giving the user the feel that they can.
 Now Minimize takes precedence over "Always on Top" during Autotype
 File type Compare now has .bak & .ibak suffixes
[Open Discussion] Fix issue if PWS is maximized/minimized/then restored
 Entry times no longer written out if not set
 Compare now shows correct filenames
 Fix problem with remembering Tree state on restore after minimize
 Line delimiter now works during import of plain text
 Default saved username, now shows in new entry
 Cancel after Lock Safe from system tray now does Right Thing
 More stringent checking during tree "edit in-place" to prevent DB corruption
 Notes field with lots of text now stays in position when focus lost
[Open Discussion] Allow Notes field to be Imported from text file even if
it is not enclosed in double quotes
 Can now Import into a new database after closing previous database
 Expiry date format is now in the user's Short Date format
New Features for 3.08
 It's possible to specify command line parameters for
Alternate Browser; e.g. "-new-tab" for Firefox. This allows fine
control of whether or not to open a new browser or not.
 Implement "Advanced" option for Exporting in XML format (as per
Export in Text format) and for when comparing databases.
 "Advanced" option now available to improve Merge operation
 "Show username in display tree" display option
 Maintain unknown fields in the database header and records when
saving database, for compatability with future versions as well as clones.
Bugs fixed in 3.07
[1684827, 1668493] No longer crashes after you specify to remember 0 databases
 <ESC> to close application now works
 Merge operation now fixed
 Similar problem in Compare operation fixed
 Autotype menu & shortcut no longer disabled if field is
[1679461, 1612567] Text in Password field no longer truncated with large
 Menu display no longer trashed if accelerator pressed with
an open menu.
 Autotype now works again for all entries
 CapsLock temporarily turned off in Autotype
 Now stays on top during autotype
 Right-click->unlock on system tray icon now same as
double-clicking on locked system tray icon
New Features for 3.07
 - Password expiration notice can now be given a few days prior to
 - Exported/imported text format is now documented in online help
 Default Autotype string can be specified per database
 - PWS may configured not to minimize during
Autotype (Manage->Options->Misc). 'Always on Top' takes precedence.
 If the PWS_PREFSDIR environment variable is defined, that's where
the pwsafe.cfg file will be read from, instead of the same directory
as the executable
Changes to Existing Features in 3.07
 List view columns now selectable, entries sortable by any column,
settings are persistent.
 List view may be configured to show Grid lines.
 Tree view may be configured to show all groups first, instead of
strict alphabetic order.
New Features for 3.06
Support for U3 (disk-on-key).
Changes to Existing Features in 3.06
 Opening dialog now shows recently opened databases in dropdown list.
 File opened in initial dialog now added to recent files list.
 Password expiration date can now be specified relatively,
e.g., "45 days from now".
 All dates and times are now displayed in the local format.
Bugs fixed in 3.06
 No longer crashes when invoking help after using Hot-Key.
 No longer crashes upon Find with an empty group.
 Configuration handled correctly with non-English user or host
 No longer crashes when password history policy changes records.
 Non-English data issues resolved.
New Features for 3.05.02
Changes to Existing Features in 3.05.02
File opened in initial dialog now added to recent files list.
Bugs fixed in 3.05.02
[1606265, 1609291] No longer terminates after edit when username
and/or hostname starts with a digit.
 "Show Password in display list & tree" setting now
persistent across application exit.
 Tree view's state is now preserved across timed lock and
when starting with '-s' flag.
[1612881, 1577505] Notes now appear consistently.
New Features for 3.05
 Support multiple automatic backups
[1504327, 1600626] Portable (e.g., USB stick) installation supported
(configuration information stored in .cfg file instead of registry).
[1452303, 1303548, 912724] Option to start Password Safe minimized at login
 Ability to specify alternate browser for URLs - useful if
Firefox is your default browser, but you need to access a site that
only works with IE, for example.
Changes to Existing Features in 3.05
 The undocumented backup to .psafe3~ has been replaced by the
multiple automatic backup mechanism.
Bugs fixed in 3.05
[1606026*] Missing manifest files added, application no longer requires
[1606237*, 1606232*] View preferences now work correctly
[1605389*] Read-only flag now updated correctly
 Hotkey works again if window just obscured
[1521684,1504527] Old (V1) databases now read correctly - thanks to
Karel Van der Gucht.
New Features for 3.04
Changes to Existing Features in 3.04
Bugs fixed in 3.04
 Hidden notes no longer lost after edit
 Database now marked as "changed" after performing PWHistory operations
 Weak master password allowed on password change as well as
New Features for 3.03
 Enable Maximize/Window button
 Better formatting of plain text export files. Only the order of
entries during export has been implemented. Both export to "Plain Text"
and export in "XML Format" will export the database entries in the order
as displayed in the "Nested Tree Mode".
[1249433, 1114473] Startup state for Nested Tree mode - User can now
select startup as a) All groups collapsed (previous behaviour); b) All
groups expanded; or c) Same state as when the database was last saved
(could be either all collapsed, all expanded or a mixture of some
groups expanded and others collapsed).
[1527058, 1536006] password history - Ability to set the default
number to be saved. Can be overridden on an entry by entry
basis. Changing the default number has no effect if history is already
saved for a particular entry.
 Change Find processing in Tree view so that entries are shown in Tree
order rather than List order.
 Change Find to stop on the last found item and ask whether to continue
from the beginning of the database or the user may select this previous
behavour via a Misc. option.
 New File->Properties shows some interesting (?) information
Changes to Existing Features in 3.03
 Maximum number of passwords stored in history is now 255.
 Weak master passphrases are accepted, if the user insists.
 Field with focus has a different color.
 More info in status bar: read-only and modified status.
Bugs fixed in 3.03
 Password count now displays correctly in status bar.
[1557838, 1557559, 1525344, 1523689] Problem with suspend/lock when
edit dialog open resolved
 Crash in Password History resolved
 Cancel on "Restore from Backup" no longer corrupts database
 Entries can no longer be changed in read-only mode
 View Menu item "Collapse All" now works correctly
 DoubleClick works on entries with expired passwords
 Fixed incorrect link to Twofish web page
 Show/Unhide password no longer loses changes to password
 No more multiple combination dialogs when restoring window
from system tray
[1561335, 1373138, 1182406] HotKey now works with SystemTray icon
 Select after deletion no longer surprises
New Features for 3.02
 Export/import to/from XML supported.
 Selective text export.
[705515,1120236,1487001] Password history can now be saved for selected
 Ability to hide password during Add & Edit entry. If hidden,
password needs to be entered twice to verify.
 Count of passwords stored in DB on status bar. Also indication
of read/only status.
 Compare of two databases supported
Changes to Existing Features in 3.02
 Minimum master passphrase length is now 8 characters, and user is
not offered the option of accepting weak passphrases.
 "Save on minimize" option removed
Bugs fixed in 3.02
 Exits cleanly from lock with open dialog box.
[1503075,1520110] No longer crashes when number of last databases is
set to zero.
 Merge databases now merges all the record's fields, thanks
 Preferences now saved in the .psafe3 file
 No longer saves cleared database
 User is now prompted to save database on system shutdown
 Password expires date was set wrong
 Double-click on group entry in tree did not expand/collapse
 Single entry is now displayed in Nested Tree Mode
 Tree is now refreshed if user decides not to open another DB
 Tab order more friendly in Edit dialog box.
New Features for 3.01
 User can configure an expiration date for entries and be
 Modification and access times now recorded.
 Copy Notes to Clipboard
 Toolbar additions (Autotype, Browse URL, Copy Notes to clipboard)
 View Passwords in Nested Tree Mode
 Ability to clear "Recent Database List"
 Browse to URL now starts a new instance of the user's default browser
rather than taking over an existing instance
Bugs fixed in 3.01
 Generated password no longer trashed if > 127 bytes
 Find now searches new URL and Autotype fields
 Restore after minimize now works when system-tray not used.
 Read-only command line argument bug
 Help file now reflects 3.0 new features.
[1490985, 1423020, 1398936] Microsoft redistributable dlls now
included in installation and zip file. Should fix all "MS*.dll not
 Can now close application after minimize w/o system tray.