Beginner Mode

In Password Depot , you can choose between three different modes. The mode you choose determines the functions that will be available to you.

To change the mode, click on View → Mode.

In the Beginner Mode , only the most important and most basic functions of the program are available. Any advanced functions (like Synchronize databases, Clean-Up, TANs etc.) are disabled and only available in the Expert Mode and Custom Mode (if set accordingly). Due to its restricted functions, the Beginner Mode is especially appropriate for users who do not (yet) know the program very well and/or who would like to only work with the program's basic functions.

To use all functions offered by the program, switch to the Expert Mode. To determine yourself which functions you would like to use, choose the Custom Mode.

NOTE: The freeware version after the trial period can be used only in the Beginner Mode. To switch to the Expert Mode with additional functions and settings, Password Depot must be unlocked.


The following (Edit →) Options (F10) are available in the Beginner Mode:

User interface

  • Language: Here, you can select the language of the user interface.
  • Icons: Here, you can select one of two options for changing the colors of the design.

Internet browsers

  • Default browser: Select a browser here which you want to use by default. It will be opened via F5 and is preset if you click Open URL/File. You can either choose a browser from the list of browsers which Password Depot has found on your system or define a custom browser by clicking on the Custom browsers... button.

Browsers add-ons

  • Auto-fill web forms using add-ons: Check this option if you want the browser add-ons to fill out web forms fully automatically. If you prefer drag & drop or the auto-completion via the lightning symbol, uncheck this option.
  • Automatically select passwords in top bar: If the program is set to the top bar mode and you manually enter an URL into the browser, the program automatically selects the corresponding password (assuming there is an entry with a password for the current URL). For this function to work, the browser add-ons must be activated.
  • Add new passwords from web browsers: If you want Password Depot to suggest to add new passwords while you are surfing the Internet, check this option.
  • Warn about identical passwords for different URLs: Here, you can set Password Depot to warn you in case of identical passwords on different URLs. This will increase your security.
  • Close the Select Password dialog box automatically in: Here, you can set the dialog field for selecting passwords to close automatically, after an interval measured by seconds. The default value is 10 seconds.
  • WebSockets port: Here, you can set or change the port for WebSockets of Password Depot. The default port for Password Depot is 25109.

NOTE: All options regarding the browser add-ons only refer to the three browsers Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox, as only these three browsers offer add-ons at the moment.


Here, you can select the fields that will be displayed in the main window. Simply check all of the elements you would like to be displayed. You can choose between the following:

  • Importance
  • Description
  • URL
  • User name
  • Password
  • Type
  • Last modified
  • Expiry date