Add/Modify entry - Tab Additional

Command line parameters

Specify here the parameters to be used when opening a local executable file or  saved document.

Example: If you would like to open an encrypted Winword document, then 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 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 data 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: <USER>@12.345.678.123 -pw <PASS> (Replace "12.345.678.123" with your IP address.)
> 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. (This is not needed for the browser add-ons.) If none of the existing sequences matches your wishes, click the Compose button to open the Auto-complete sequences dialog box. Here you can define your own auto complete sequence or Delete sequences that are no longer needed.

Auto-complete method

Select here one of the following methods to use in auto-complete mode (lightning symbol) for forms:

Usually, you will not need to change this option. In most cases, each of the above methods functions correctly. You can open Notepad.exe for testing purposes and attempt the automatic completion of a dummy password entry to ensure that these methods are the same or yield the same result. However, there are some exceptions where one or several of these methods do not work. Besides, there is not a single universal method that would work anytime, anywhere. For example, there are cross-platform applications that do not know Windows key messages; there are applications that, for security reasons, have no copy/paste function in the password entry field; there are cases where Ctrl+V but not Shift+Ins works, or vice versa. The most universal method is, in most cases, the "keyboard input simulation". This method is currently used as the default standard, but can also still be unusable in some cases - for example, if the Password Depot client and the target window run on different computers with different keyboard layouts and you attempt to transfer a password via remote connection. In such a case, it may be that the Windows Messaging I method yields better results.

Preferred browser

If several browsers are installed on your computer (e.g. Firefox, Opera etc.), you can connect your password entry with the desired browser of your choice. This can be helpful if specific websites are only shown correctly with a special browser and if you have not set this browser as your default 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 a second password

You can use a second password to secure a password entry. Check the box and open Change second password. This is only useful when using the enterprise server, as you can additionally secure important passwords this way. Other users can only use this entry if they enter the second password correctly.

Use entry with browser add-ons

Here you can determine whether the chosen log-in data should be filled in automatically via the browser add-ons or not.

Change second password

Here you can change or set the second password. If a second password already exists, you must enter the old password first before changing it.

Update web form data

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


No password policies for this entry

If this box is checked, no password policy checks will be performed for this entry. This way, you can avoid security warnings concerning your entry. Activating this option only makes sense if you are aware of a weak password, but unable to change it.

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

NOTE: In this dialog box, you may use the virtual keyboard. This function is situated in the lower left-hand corner of the dialog box.


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