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KeePass 1.12 released

Screenshot KeePass 1.12 has been released today!

You can get it here: Download KeePass 1.12.

This is a stable release. It is recommended to upgrade from any previous version to 1.12. KeePass 1.12 is 100% backward compatible with previous versions.

This release adds various small, but very useful features. Additionally, field references support has strongly been improved.

Hash sums and OpenPGP signatures for integrity checking are available. New translations and plugin builds are available, too.

For more information and known problems, please read KeePass Knowledge Base: 1.12 Release Notes.

Changes from 1.11 to 1.12:

New Features:

  • Groups in the group list now behave like folders in Windows Explorer when moving groups/folders (i.e. sub-groups are also moved).
  • Added advanced option to drop to the background when copying data to the clipboard.
  • Added auto-type configuration dialog (button 'Auto-Type' in the options dialog, tab page 'Advanced'); this dialog now contains all options related to auto-type.
  • The default auto-type sequence can now be configured in the Auto-Type configuration dialog.
  • Added option to prepend a special auto-type initialization sequence for Internet Explorer and Maxthon windows to fix a focus issue (option enabled by default).
  • Added field reference creation dialog (accessible through the 'Tools' menu in the entry editing dialog).
  • KeePass now follows field references in indirect auto-type sequence paths.
  • Field references are dereferenced when copying data to the clipboard.
  • Secure edit controls in the master key and entry dialogs now accept text drops.
  • Group names in the entry details view are now clickable; click it to jump to the group of the entry (especially useful for jumping from search results to the real group of an entry).
  • Added documentation about how to customize KeePass (networks).
  • KeePass now shows an explicit file corruption warning message when saving to a file fails.
  • KeePass on Windows ≤ XP now mimics the extended combobox behavior seen on Windows Vista: when pressing a character key, the next string starting with this character is selected (for example a file can be selected in the key files list now by pressing the key corresponding to the drive).
  • Entries in the auto-type entry selection window are now sorted.


  • The auto-type sequence and auto-type window definition lines are now removed before copying the contents of the notes field to the clipboard, executing a URL and/or auto-typing.
  • KeePass recreates the temporary system/account directory, if it has accidently been deleted.
  • When using the installation package and Windows Vista, settings are now stored in the user's profile directory (instead of Virtual Store; like on Windows XP and earlier).
  • If the option to remember the last used file is disabled, KeePass now won't remember the last used directory either.
  • Entry details view is now cleared when no entry is selected.
  • All edit combo boxes can now auto-scroll horizontally.
  • When security-critical operations are disabled, the 'unhide' button in the master key dialog is disabled now.
  • The read-only flag is not cleared anymore when closing a file (consequently locking will not clear the read-only flag).
  • When deleting a subgroup tree, backup entries of all deleted entries are now created in the 'Backup' group.
  • Improved status bar updating on WTS notifications.
  • {INSERT} works like {INS} now.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor installer improvements.
  • Minor other improvements.


  • "User Name" is now translated correctly in TXT exports.
  • Referencing passwords of other entries now works correctly.