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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 2.38:

New Features:

  • The installers (regular and MSI) now create an empty 'Languages' folder in the application directory, and the portable package now also contains such a folder; language files should now be stored in this folder.
  • Added button 'Open Folder' in the language selection dialog, which opens the 'Languages' folder.
  • Added button 'Open Folder' in the plugins dialog, which opens the 'Plugins' folder.
  • Added a runtime activation policy setting (to improve compatibility with Microsoft User Experience Virtualization).
  • Added option 'Icon' and an option for specifying the placeholder behavior (replace or not, or both forms) in the 'Print' / HTML export dialog.
  • Printing / HTML export: the notes of a group are now displayed below the group name.
  • Enhanced the Password Exporter import module to support XML files created by version 1.3.4.
  • Added workaround for Microsoft Office breaking the 'Print' shell verb for HTML files.
  • Added workaround for Mono list view item deletion bug.
  • Added workaround for Mono command line argument encoding bug.
  • KPScript: the 'AddEntry' and 'EditEntry' commands now support the '-setx-Icon' and '-setx-CustomIcon' parameters, which set the icon of the entry.
  • KPScript: the 'ChangeMasterKey' command now supports the '-newpw-enc' parameter (for specifying the new master password in encrypted form, compatible with the {PASSWORD_ENC} placeholder).
  • KPScript: the 'ListEntries' command now supports all '-ref-*' and '-refx-*' parameters.

Improvements:

  • Password quality estimation: improved compatibility with process memory protection.
  • Improved UI scaling when using KeePass on multiple systems with different DPI values.
  • Printing / HTML export: improved embedding of CSS.
  • Printing / HTML export: spaces in passwords are now encoded as non-breaking spaces.
  • Improved UI updating in the 'Print' / HTML export dialog.
  • Enhanced KDE system font detection.
  • Improved fatal error handling.
  • Various improvements in the language selection dialog.
  • KPScript: improved behavior of '-ref-*' parameters when combined with the '-refx-All' option.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed HTML generation bug: when the option 'Use monospace font for passwords' was turned off, a generated HTML file in 'Details' mode could contain invalid end tags.

What's New in version 2.37:

New Features:

  • When creating a new database, KeePass now offers to print a KeePass emergency sheet (which can then be filled out and stored in a secure location, where only the user and possibly a few other people that the user trusts have access to); an emergency sheet can also be created via 'Tools' -> 'Database Tools' -> 'Print Emergency Sheet'.
  • Added database file information dialog that is displayed when creating a new database.
  • Added function to search similar password clusters ('Edit' -> 'Show Entries' -> 'Find Similar Passwords (Clusters)').
  • On Unix-like systems: if the library 'libgcrypt.so.20' is available, KeePass uses it for AES-KDF transformations.
  • Enhanced PrepMonoDev.sh script to upgrade a DTD processing definition.
  • Added workaround for .NET/Windows column header drawing bug when switching to TAN-only entry list mode.
  • Added workaround for Mono tab switching bug.
  • Added workaround for Mono '}' character RTF encoding bug.
  • TrlUtil: added support for .NET 4.*.

Improvements:

  • Improved dialog for changing the master key (key file and user account are now expert options, added more information and links to help page sections).
  • KeePass now directly offers to save the database after changing the master key, and it asks whether to print a new emergency sheet.
  • Various improvements in the translation selection dialog (the selected translation can now be activated by pressing Return, the list view now uses the Explorer style, ...).
  • KeePass now refuses to attach files that are larger than 512 MB (as larger files can result in serialization problems).
  • Increased default number of AES-KDF rounds.
  • On Unix-like systems, KeePass now uses the CSP implementation of the AES algorithm for encrypting data, which is a bit faster.
  • Improved tool strip checkmark rendering on Unix-like systems.
  • Updated links (to the website, help pages, etc.).
  • The MSI file is now built using Visual Studio 2017.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

What's New in version 2.36:

New Features:

  • Added commands 'Find Duplicate Passwords' and 'Find Similar Passwords' (in 'Edit' -> 'Show Entries'), which show entries that are using the same or similar passwords.
  • Added command 'Password Quality Report' (in 'Edit' -> 'Show Entries'), which shows all entries and the estimated quality of their passwords.
  • Added option 'String name' in the 'Edit' -> 'Find' dialog (for searching entries that have a specific custom string field).
  • Added option for using a gray tray icon.
  • Added {CMD:/.../} placeholder, which runs a command line.
  • Added {T-CONV:/.../Raw/} placeholder, which inserts a text without encoding it for the current context.
  • Added optional 'Last Password Modification Time (Based on History)' entry list column.
  • The internal text editor now supports editing PS1 files.
  • The position and size of the internal data viewer is now remembered and restored.
  • For various dialogs, the maximized state is now remembered and restored.
  • Added configuration option for specifying an expiry date for master keys.
  • Added configuration option for specifying disallowed auto-type target windows.
  • Added workaround for Edge throwing away all keyboard input for a short time after its activation.
  • Added workaround for Mono not properly rendering bold and italic text in rich text boxes.
  • TrlUtil now performs a case-sensitive word validation.

Improvements:

  • The password input controls in the IO connection dialog and the proxy dialog now are secure edit controls.
  • The icon of the 'Save' command in the main menu is now grayed out when there are no database changes (like the toolbar button).
  • Auto-Type: improved support for target applications that redirect the focus immediately.
  • Auto-Type: improved compatibility with VMware vSphere client.
  • When an error occurs during auto-type, KeePass is now brought to the foreground before showing an error message box.
  • Entries in groups where searching is disabled (e.g. the recycle bin group) are now ignored by the commands that show expired entries.
  • Improved scrolling when moving entries while grouping in the entry list is on.
  • Improved support for right-to-left writing systems.
  • Improved application and system tray icon handling.
  • Updated low resolution ICO files (for Mono development).
  • Moved single-click tray icon action option from the 'Integration' tab to the 'Interface' tab of the options dialog.
  • Synchronization file path comparisons are case-insensitive now.
  • Improved workaround for Mono clipboard bug (improved performance and window detection; the workaround is now applied only if 'xsel' and 'xdotool' are installed).
  • Enhanced PrepMonoDev.sh script.
  • KPScript: times in group and entry lists now contain a time zone identifier (typically 'Z' for UTC).
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • The drop-down menu commands in the entry editing dialog for setting the expiry date now work as expected.

What's New in version 2.34:

New Features:

  • The version information file (which the optional update check downloads to see if there exists a newer version) is now digitally signed (using RSA-4096 / SHA-512); furthermore, it is downloaded over HTTPS.
  • Added option 'Lock workspace when minimizing main window to tray'.
  • Added option 'Esc minimizes to tray instead of locking the workspace'.
  • Added Ctrl+Q shortcut for closing KeePass (as alternative to Alt+F4).
  • Added UIFlags bit for disabling the 'Check for Updates' menu item.
  • The installers (regular and MSI) now create an empty 'Plugins' folder in the application directory, and the portable package now also contains such a folder.
  • Plugins: added support for digitally signed version information files.

Improvements:

  • Plugins are now loaded only directly from the application directory and from any subdirectory of the 'Plugins' folder in the application directory.
  • Improved startup performance (by filtering plugin candidates).
  • When closing a database, KeePass now searches and deletes any temporary files that may have been created and forgotten by MSHTML when printing failed.
  • CHM help file: improved high DPI support.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

What's New in version 2.33:

New Features:

  • Added commands in the group context menu (under 'Rearrange'): 'Expand Recursively' and 'Collapse Recursively'.
  • Added option 'When selecting an entry, automatically select its parent group, too' (turned on by default).
  • Added placeholders for data of the group that is currently selected in the main window: {GROUP_SEL}, {GROUP_SEL_PATH} and {GROUP_SEL_NOTES}.
  • While importing/synchronizing, indeterminate progress is now displayed on the taskbar button (on Windows 7 and higher).
  • Added optional parameters 'Filter - Group' and 'Filter - Tag' for the 'Export active database' trigger action.
  • Pressing the Escape key in the main window now locks the workspace (independent of the current database locking state, in contrast to Ctrl+L).
  • Added option 'Extra-safe file transactions' in 'Tools' -> 'Options' -> tab 'Advanced'.
  • Added customization option to specify how often the master key dialog appears when entering incorrect master keys.
  • Plugins: added event 'FormLoadPost' for the main window.
  • KPScript: the 'GetEntryString' command now supports the '-Spr' option, which causes KPScript to Spr-compile the field value (i.e. placeholders are replaced, field references are resolved, environment variables are inserted, etc.).

Improvements:

  • Improved database synchronization performance.
  • Improved object reordering during a database synchronization for new and relocated groups/entries.
  • Improved synchronization of deleted objects information.
  • Improved database synchronization to prevent implicit object deletions.
  • HTML export/printing: the notes column now is twice as wide as the other columns.
  • When entering a Spr-variant password in the entry dialog, the quality estimation is now disabled.
  • Group tooltips are now displayed for about 30 seconds.
  • The root group is now always expanded when opening a database.
  • Improved private mode browser detection.
  • Improved DPI awareness declaration (on Windows 10 and higher).
  • Improved regular expression searching performance in usual use cases.
  • Improved natural string comparison performance (on Unix-like systems).
  • Improved mnemonic characters in the 'Rearrange' menus.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

What's New in version 2.32:

New Features:

  • The quick search box (in the toolbar of the main window) now supports searching using a regular expression; in order to indicate that the search text is a regular expression, enclose it in '//'; for example, performing a quick search for '//Michael|Adam//' shows all entries containing 'Michael' or 'Adam'.
  • Added 'Advanced' tab in the 'Open From URL' dialog (easily extensible by plugins); added options: timeout, pre-authenticate, HTTP/HTTPS/WebDAV user agent and 100-Continue behavior, FTP passive mode.
  • Added per-user Start Menu Internet Application detection.
  • When selecting an entry in the main entry list, its parent group is now selected automatically in the group tree view.
  • Auto-Type matching: added option 'Expired entries can match' (turned off by default, i.e. expired entries are ignored).
  • Added option 'Always show global auto-type entry selection dialog' (to show the dialog even when no or one entry is found for the currently active target window; turned off by default).
  • Added {GROUP_NOTES} placeholder.
  • Added support for importing nPassword 1.0.2.41 NPW files.
  • In triggers and KPScript, an import/export module can now be specified both using its display name and its format name.
  • When running under .NET 4.5 or higher, secure connections (e.g. for WebDAV) now support TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 (in addition to SSL 3 and TLS 1.0).
  • Added Mono workaround: when running on the Unity or Pantheon desktop, KeePass now does not try to instantiate a tray icon anymore; if you want a tray icon on Unity/Pantheon, use the application indicator plugin.
  • Added workaround for Mono not implementing the property SystemInformation.SmallIconSize for Mac OS X systems.
  • Added command line parameter '-wa-disable:' for disabling specific Mono workarounds (IDs separated by commas).
  • KPScript: if the value of a '-ref-*:' parameter is enclosed in '//', it is now treated as a regular expression, which must occur in the entry field for an entry to match.
  • KPScript: .NET 4.0/4.5 is now preferred, if installed.
  • KPScript: enhanced high DPI support.

Improvements:

  • Auto-Type: improved compatibility with target windows that handle activation slowly and ignore any input until being ready (like Microsoft Edge).
  • Auto-Type: improved sending of characters that are typically realized with the AltGr key.
  • When editing a custom entry string, the value text box now has the initial focus.
  • Improved image/icon shrinking.
  • Improved icon recoloring on high DPI resolutions.
  • Changed some ICO files such that higher resolution images are used.
  • Changed some PNG files to workaround the image DPI scaling behavior on Windows XP.
  • Improved new-line filtering in the main entry view.
  • When trying to use the Windows user account as part of a composite master key fails, a more detailed error message is displayed now.
  • The 'About' dialog now indicates whether the current build is a development snapshot.
  • Changed code signing certificate.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • After an incomplete drag&drop operation over the group tree view, the previous group selection is now restored.

What's New in version 2.31

New Features:

  • Added menu/toolbar styles, freely selectable in 'Tools' -> 'Options' -> tab 'Interface'; available styles are 'Windows 10', 'Windows 8.1', 'KeePass - Gradient', '.NET/Office - Professional' and 'System - Classic'; by default KeePass uses the style most similar to the one of the current operating system.
  • Refined application icons (thanks to Victor Andreyenkov).
  • Auto-Type: new target window classification method, which improves compatibility with target windows hosted within other windows (e.g. a PuTTY window within SuperPuTTY/MTPuTTY).
  • Auto-Type: added workaround for the default Ctrl+Alt behavior of KiTTY variants (which differs from Windows' behavior).
  • Before clearing the clipboard, KeePass now first copies a non-sensitive text into it; this ensures that no sensitive information remains in the clipboard even when clearing is prevented by the environment (e.g. when running in a virtual machine, when using a clipboard extension utility, ...).
  • Added support for opening entry URLs with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome in private mode via the context menu -> 'URL(s)' -> 'Open with ... (Private)'.
  • Added URL override suggestions for Internet Explorer and Google Chrome in private mode in the URL override suggestions drop-down list in the entry dialog.
  • Added optional built-in global URL overrides for opening HTTP/HTTPS URLs with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome in private mode.
  • Added Ctrl+K shortcut for the 'Duplicate Entry' command.
  • Mozilla Bookmarks HTML import: added support for importing tags.
  • Added support for exporting to Mozilla Bookmarks HTML files.
  • Windows/IE favorites export: entry fields are Spr-compiled now, and entries with cmd:// URLs are now exported as LNK files.
  • HTML export/printing: added support for UUIDs, added horizontal lines between entries in details mode, added background color for group headings, long field names are hyphenated now, and long field data now breaks and wraps onto the next line.
  • Plugins: added possibility to configure file transactions for each URI scheme.
  • Plugins: added possibility to provide custom 'Save As' dialogs more easily.
  • Converted some PNG images as a workaround for a problem in Cairo/LibPNG on Unix-like systems.
  • As a workaround for a weakness in Mono's FileDialog, before showing such a dialog on Unix-like systems KeePass now tries to load the file '~/.recently-used' and deletes it, if it is not a valid XML file.
  • KPScript: added support for specifying the master password in encrypted form using the '-pw-enc:' command line parameter (exactly like in KeePass, compatible with the {PASSWORD_ENC} placeholder).
  • KPScript: the 'Export' command now supports the optional '-GroupPath:' parameter (to export a specific group instead of the whole database).
  • KPScript: the 'GetEntryString' command now supports the '-FailIfNoEntry' option.
  • KPScript: added '-refx-Expires' and '-refx-Expired' entry identification parameters.
  • KPScript: the 'Import' command now prints more specific error messages.
  • All KeePass program binaries are now dual signed using SHA-1 and SHA-256.

Improvements / Changes:

  • Auto-Type: improved keyboard layout handling when the target window changes during an auto-type process.
  • Auto-Type: improved compatibility with Remote Desktop Connection client and VirtualBox.
  • Improved icon recoloring.
  • Improved printing of dates/times and tags.
  • The password generator based on a character set now ensures that the generated password is Spr-invariant.
  • Password generator based on a pattern or a custom algorithm: when a Spr-variant password is generated, a confirmation dialog for accepting this password is displayed.
  • If the 'Save Database' policy prevents saving, the auto-save option is now ignored.
  • Improved .NET Framework version detection.
  • PLGX debugging: when the command line option '-debug' is passed and a PLGX plugin fails to compile, the output of all tried compilers is saved to a temporary file.
  • Improved file transaction creation time handling on Unix-like systems.
  • Improved compatibility with Mono on BSD systems.
  • Enhanced PrepMonoDev.sh script for compatibility with Mono 4.x.
  • Removed KeePassLibSD sub-project (a KeePass library for Pocket PC / Windows Mobile) from the main solution.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

What's New in version 2.30:

New Features:

  • When opening a database via an URL fails, the error message dialog now has a button 'Specify different server credentials' (on Windows Vista and higher).
  • Added support for opening entry URLs with Microsoft Edge via the context menu -> 'URL(s)' -> 'Open with Edge'.
  • Added URL override suggestion for Microsoft Edge in the URL override suggestions drop-down list in the entry dialog.
  • Added optional built-in global URL overrides for opening HTTP/HTTPS URLs with Microsoft Edge.
  • When clicking on a group link in the entry view, KeePass now ensures that the group is visible in the group tree.
  • The main window is now moved onto the primary screen when it is restored outside all screens.
  • KDBX loader: added support for non-empty protected binary value reference elements.
  • Plugins: added two auto-type sequence query events.
  • Added workaround for Mono drawing bug when scrolling a rich text box.
  • When running under Mono, some automatic locking options are now disabled (because Mono doesn't implement the required events).
  • The installer now prevents running the installer while it is already running.
  • KPScript: added '-GroupPath:' parameter (for specifying the full path of a group).
  • KPScript: the 'MoveEntry' command now also supports the '-GroupName:' parameter (as alternative to '-GroupPath:').
  • KPScript: added support for specifying the path of an XSL stylesheet file using the command line parameter '-XslFile:'.
  • KPScript: the 'ListGroups' command now also outputs the parent group UUID for each group.
  • KPScript: the parameters for specifying new field data (for the 'AddEntry' and the 'EditEntry' command) now support escape sequences (e.g. '\n' is replaced by a new-line character).

Improvements / Changes:

  • The 'Synchronize' file dialog now shows only KDBX files by default.
  • In the 'Attachments (Count)' column, only non-zero counts are shown now.
  • Improved MRU item refreshes.
  • The entry string dialog now supports changing the case of a string name.
  • The entry string dialog now does not allow adding a string whose name differs from another existing string name in this entry only by case.
  • The entry view in the main window is now updated immediately after pressing Ctrl+H or Ctrl+J.
  • The KDB import module now tries to round any invalid date/time to the nearest valid date/time.
  • XML serializers are now loaded/created at KeePass startup in order to avoid a problem when shutting down Windows and KeePass.XmlSerializers.dll not being present.
  • Changed tab bar behavior in the options dialog to avoid a tab content cropping issue caused by plugins.
  • Improved workaround for Mono splitter bug.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various performance improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

What's New in version 2.29:

New Features:

  • Added high resolution icons.
  • Added support for high resolution custom icons.
  • Added option in the proxy configuration dialog to use the user's default credentials (provided by the system).
  • {FIREFOX} placeholder: if no regular Firefox is installed, KeePass now looks for Firefox ESR.
  • {PICKCHARS} placeholder: the Conv-Fmt option now supports all combinations of '0', 'A', 'a' and '?'; '?' skips a combobox item.
  • Added {BEEP X Y} auto-type command (where X is the frequency in hertz and Y the duration in milliseconds).
  • Added optional 'Attachments (Count)' entry list column.
  • Added Ctrl+Insert shortcut as alternative for Ctrl+C in the entry list of the main window.
  • Added shortcut keys for 'Copy Entries' (Ctrl+Shift+C) and 'Paste Entries' (Ctrl+Shift+V).
  • Added some access keys in various dialogs.
  • In the field reference dialog, the field in which the reference will be inserted is now selected as source field by default.
  • Added UUID uniqueness check.
  • Added support for importing Passphrase Keeper 2.60 HTML files (in addition to the already supported 2.50 and 2.70 formats).
  • The path of the local configuration file can now be changed using the '-cfg-local:' command line parameter.
  • Plugins can now access the KeePass resources (images, icons, etc.) through the IPluginHost interface.
  • Added a few workarounds for external window manipulations before the main window has been fully constructed.
  • Added workaround for .NET gradient drawing bug; 'Blue Carbon' dialog banners are now drawn correctly on high DPI.
  • Added workaround for Mono file version information block generation bug.
  • KPScript: added 'EstimateQuality' command (to estimate the quality of a specified password).
  • All KeePass program binaries are now digitally signed.

Improvements / Changes:

  • In the master key creation dialog, the 'Create' and 'Browse' buttons are now disabled when a key provider is selected.
  • Changed behavior of the 'Use system proxy settings' option (KeePass now directly gets the system proxy settings, not the .NET default proxy settings).
  • Improved focus restoration after closing the character picking dialog.
  • Removed 'O' and 'C' access keys from 'OK' and 'Cancel' buttons (instead, press Enter for 'OK' and Esc for 'Cancel').
  • Improved remembering of splitter positions.
  • Improved assignments of check mark images to menu items.
  • Improved behavior when synchronizing a local EFS-encrypted database file with a local database file.
  • On Unix-like systems, hot key boxes now show 'External' instead of 'None'.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • AltGr+E (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+E) does not focus the quick search box anymore.

What's New in version 2.28:

New Features:

  • Enhanced high DPI support.
  • Added trigger action 'Show message box' (which can abort the current trigger execution or execute a command line / URL).
  • The 'Database has unsaved changes' trigger condition now supports choosing between the active database and the database that triggered the event.
  • Added parameter for the trigger action 'Activate database (select tab)' that allows activating the database that triggered the event.
  • Auto-Type: added workaround for KiTTY's default Ctrl+Alt behavior (which differs from Windows' behavior).
  • Auto-Type: added workaround for PuTTYjp's default Ctrl+Alt behavior (which differs from Windows' behavior).
  • Added up/down arrow buttons for reordering auto-type associations in the entry editing dialog.
  • While entering the master key on a secure desktop, dimmed screenshots are now also displayed on all non-primary screens.
  • Added support for importing VisKeeper 3.3.0 TXT files.
  • The group tree view is now saved and restored during most group tree updates.
  • In the main entry list, multiple entries can now be moved by one step up/down at once.
  • If Caps Lock is on, a balloon tip indicating this is now also displayed for password text boxes immediately after opening a dialog (where the password text box is the initially focused control).
  • In the cases where Windows would display outdated thumbnail and peek preview images for the main window, KeePass now requests Windows to use a static bitmap instead (showing only the KeePass logo).
  • Added fallback method for parsing dates/times (the default parser fails for some custom formats specified in the Control Panel).
  • Added workaround for .NET ToolStrip height bug.
  • Added own process memory protection for Unix-like systems (as Mono doesn't provide any effective memory protection method).
  • On Unix-like systems, Shift+F10 (and Ctrl+Alt+5 and Ctrl+NumPad5 on Mac OS X) now shows the context menu in most list/tree view controls and rich text boxes (like on Windows).
  • KPScript: for the 'Import' command, a different master key can now be specified using the standard master key command line parameters with the prefix 'imp_' (e.g. -imp_pw:Secret).
  • KPScript: added option '-FailIfNotExists' for the 'GetEntryString' command.
  • KPScript: added '-refx-Group' and '-refx-GroupPath' entry identification parameters.

Improvements / Changes:

  • Improved compatibility with ClearType.
  • Improved support for high contrast themes.
  • When duplicating a group/entry, the creation time and the last access time of the copy are now set to the current time.
  • Character picker dialog: initially the text box is now focused, improved tab order, and picked characters are now inserted at the current insertion point (instead of the end).
  • Ctrl+Tab is now handled only once when the database tab bar has the focus.
  • When exporting to a KeePass 1.x KDB file, a warning/error is now shown if the master key contains/is a Windows User Account.
  • Unknown trigger events/conditions/actions are now ignored by the trigger dialog.
  • Reduced group tree view flickering.
  • Improved default value for the entry history size limit.
  • Improved menu check mark and radio images.
  • Improved list view column resizing.
  • Improved list view scrolling.
  • Secure edit control performance improvements.
  • In some cases, double-clicking the tray icon now brings KeePass to the foreground.
  • Improved concurrent UI behavior during auto-type.
  • Auto-Type: improved compatibility with keyboard layouts with combining apostrophes, quotation marks and tildes.
  • Auto-Type: improved virtual key translation on Unix-like systems.
  • KPScript: the 'EditEntry' command now also updates the time fields of all affected entries.
  • KPScript: the 'DeleteEntry' and 'DeleteAllEntries' commands now create deleted object information (improving synchronization behavior).
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • When auto-typing a sequence containing a {NEWPASSWORD} placeholder, the raw new password is now stored (in the password field of the entry), not its corresponding auto-type sequence.
  • Synchronizing two unrelated databases now always works as expected.

What's New in version 2.27:

New Features:

  • The estimated password quality (in bits) is now displayed on the quality progress bar, and right of the quality progress bar the length of the password is displayed.
  • Auto-Type: before sending a character using a key combination involving at least two modifiers, KeePass now first tests whether this key combination is a registered system-wide hot key, and, if so, tries to send the character as a Unicode packet instead.
  • Auto-Type: added workaround for Cygwin's default Ctrl+Alt behavior (which differs from Windows' behavior).
  • Auto-Type: added {APPACTIVATE ...} command.
  • {HMACOTP} placeholder: added support for specifying the shared secret using the entry strings 'HmacOtp-Secret-Hex' (secret as hex string), 'HmacOtp-Secret-Base32' (secret as Base32 string) and 'HmacOtp-Secret-Base64' (secret as Base64 string).
  • {T-CONV:...} placeholder: added 'Uri-Dec' type (for converting the string to its URI-unescaped representation).
  • Added placeholders: {URL:USERINFO}, {URL:USERNAME} and {URL:PASSWORD}.
  • Added placeholders: {BASE}, {BASE:RMVSCM}, {BASE:SCM}, {BASE:HOST}, {BASE:PORT}, {BASE:PATH}, {BASE:QUERY}, {BASE:USERINFO}, {BASE:USERNAME}, {BASE:PASSWORD} (within an URL override, each of these placeholders is replaced by the specified part of the string that is being overridden).
  • Added {NEWPASSWORD:/Profile/} placeholder, which generates a new password for the current entry using the specified password generator profile.
  • Pattern-based password generator: the '^' character now removes the next character from the current custom character set (for example, [a^y] contains all lower-case alphanumeric characters except 'y').
  • Enhanced syntax highlighting in the sequence field of the 'Edit Auto-Type Item' dialog.
  • Added option 'Do not ask whether to synchronize or overwrite; force synchronization'.
  • Added synchronization support for the group behavior properties 'Auto-Type for entries in this group' and 'Searching entries in this group'.
  • Root group properties are now synchronized based on the last modification time.
  • While saving a database, a shutdown block reason is now specified.
  • Added 'Move to Group' menu in the 'Selected Entries' popup of the main entry list context menu.
  • Items of dynamic menus (tags, strings, attachments, password generator profiles, ...) now have auto-assigned accelerator keys.
  • As alternative to Ctrl+F, pressing F3 in the main window now displays the 'Find' dialog.
  • Added UIFlags bit for hiding password quality progress bars and information labels.
  • Enhanced system font detection on Unix-like systems.
  • When using 'xsel' for clipboard operations on Unix-like systems, text is now copied into both the primary selection and the clipboard.
  • Added '--version' command line option (for Unix-like systems).
  • Plugins can now subscribe to an IPC event that is raised when running KeePass with the '-e:' command line parameter.
  • Added workaround for .NET AutoWordSelection bug.
  • Added workaround for Mono bug 10163; saving files using WebDAV now also works under Mono 2.11 and higher.
  • Added workaround for Mono image tabs bug.
  • Added workaround for Mono NumericUpDown drawing bug.

Improvements / Changes:

  • Merged the URL scheme overrides and the 'Override all URLs' option into a new dialog 'URL Overrides'.
  • Improved autocompletion of IO connection parameters using the MRU list (now treating the user name as filter).
  • Improved interaction of IO connection trigger parameters and the MRU list.
  • The master key prompt dialog now validates key files only when clicking [OK], and invalid ones are not removed automatically from the list anymore.
  • Improved support for managing columns leftover from uninstalled plugins in the 'Configure Columns' dialog.
  • If the 'Unhide Passwords' policy is turned off, the passwords column in the auto-type entry selection dialog is now unavailable.
  • The entry list in the main window is now updated immediately after performing auto-type or copying data to the clipboard.
  • Various list view performance improvements.
  • The 'Searching entries in this group' group behavior properties are now ignored during resolving field references.
  • Improved behavior in case of syntax errors in placeholders with parameters.
  • Two-channel auto-type obfuscation: improved realization of clipboard paste commands.
  • General main window keyboard shortcuts now also work within the quick search box and the database tab bar.
  • Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Tab in the main window now always selects the previous database tab (independent of which control has the focus).
  • Changed shortcut keys for moving entries/groups on Unix-like systems, due to Mono's incorrect handling of Alt (preventing key events) and navigation keys (selection updated at the wrong time).
  • Auto-Type: improved modifier key releasing on Unix-like systems.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • A key-up event to the groups tree in the main window without a corresponding key-down event does not change the entry list anymore.