Add/Modify Entries - Additional Tab

The Additional tab is available for various entry types. Here, you can edit various settings concerning, among others, the auto-complete function or browser add-ons.

Window Title

The title of the linked application or browser window will be displayed here.

Command line parameters

Here, you can enter the parameters with which you would like to open a local application or document.

EXAMPLE: If you would like to open an encrypted Word document, select the path to Winword (e.g. C:\Programs\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE) in General/URL/Local Document and indicate the path of the document that is to be opened (e.g. C: \mydocument.doc). 

If the program you would like to open with command line parameters is password-protected and opened via a DOS command line parameter (for example PuTTY or MySQL), you can use the Insert button to the right to add the user name and password to the command.

EXAMPLE: The correct way of indicating a command for PuTTY is as follows: Create a new password entry. Enter your log-in credentials into the "password" and "user name" fields as usual. Select the path to PuTTY: either enter it into the field Default URL/File on the tab URLs, or select it by clicking the icon next to the input field. Switch to the tab Additional. In the field Open local file with command line parameters, you need to enter the following: @ -pw . If you now select the new entry in Password Depot and click F5, PuTTY will open and you will automatically be logged in with your account.

Auto-complete sequence

Select an auto-complete sequence from the list. If a desired auto-complete sequence is not listed, you can create custom sequences by clicking Compose.

Auto-complete method

Select one of the following methods to use for the auto-complete mode:

  • Use global settings: With this method, data will, if possible, be inserted based on global settings.
  • Clipboard I: With this method, data is first copied to the clipboard and then entered into the target field by simulating the key combination SHIFT + INS.
  • Clipboard II: With this method, data is first copied to the clipboard and then entered into the target field by simulating the key combination CTRL +V.
  • Keyboard input simulation: With this method, data is entered into the target field by simulating keyboard typing. 
  • Multi-Channel Obfuscation: This method offers particular protection from keyloggers as the password is not entered all at once but by a random mix of entry methods.
  • Windows Messaging I: This method sends passwords directly to the target input field.

Usually, you will not need to change this option. Each of the methods above works correctly in the majority of the cases. For testing purposes, you can open Notepad.exe and check the auto-completion of a dummy password. There are, however, some exceptions in which one or more of these methods does not work. In this case, we recommend trying each method.

Preferred browser

If you have multiple browsers installed on your computer, you can assign a specific browser to an entry here. This may be helpful if certain websites can only be displayed correctly in a specific browser.

Open URL in private browsing mode

If you allow Password Depot to open URLs, the browser will be opened in private browsing mode.

Use entry with browser add-ons

Here, you can determine whether or not the selected login credentials are automatically filled out by the browser add-ons.

Update web form data

You can manually update the web form data associated with a password here. This can be useful if the auto-completion via the add-ons does not work correctly.

No password policies for this entry

Here, you can define whether or not the password policy compliance of an entry should be assessed. This way, you can avoid warnings regarding the security of the entry. This option is only recommended if a password is weak but you cannot change it.

2FA Secret

Entries can save 2FA keys to generate TOTP codes and make two-factor authentication easier. If, for example, two-factor authentication is necessary for logging in on a website, you can save the secret key on the Additional tab. Password Depot uses it to generate a TOTP code that you can use for logging in on this website.

You can use a button on the top bar to copy TOTP codes. Find out more here.

Click OK to save changes or Cancel to close the window without saving changes.

NOTE: The virtual keyboard can be used on this tab. It can be found in the bottom left.