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KeePass 2.13 released

Screenshot KeePass 2.13 has been released today!

You can get it here: Download KeePass 2.13.

This is a stable release. It is recommended to upgrade from any previous 2.x version to 2.13.

Hash sums and OpenPGP signatures for integrity checking are available. The .NET assemblies are signed, public keys for verifying are available.

For a comparison of the current KeePass 1.18 and 2.13, see: Editions Comparison.

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Changes from 2.12 to 2.13:

New Features:

  • Password quality estimation algorithm: added check for about 1500 most common passwords (these are rated down to 1/8th of their statistical rating; Bloom filter-based implementation).
  • Global auto-type (using a system-wide hot key) is now possible on Unix-like systems (see the documentation for setup instructions, section 'Installation / Portability' in the 'KeePass 2.x' group; thanks to Jordan Sissel for enhancing 'xdotool').
  • Added IPC functionality for Unix-like systems.
  • Added possibility to write export plugins that don't require an output file.
  • Tag lists are sorted alphabetically now.
  • Password text boxes now use a monospace font by default.
  • Added option to select a different font for password text boxes (menu 'Tools' -> 'Options' -> tab 'Interface').
  • Added support for importing Password Prompter 1.2 DAT files.
  • Added ability to export to Windows/IE favorites.
  • Added ability to specify I/O credentials in the 'Synchronize' trigger action.
  • Added ability to specify I/O credentials and a master key in the 'Open database file' trigger action.
  • If I/O credentials are stored, they are now obfuscated.
  • Custom colors in the Windows color selection dialog are now remembered.
  • Added high resolution version of the KeePass application icon.
  • Improved lock overlay icon (higher resolution).
  • PLGX loader: added support for unversioned KeePass assembly references.

Improvements / Changes:

  • Added workaround to avoid alpha transparency corruption when adding images to an image list.
  • Improved image list generation performance.
  • Added workaround to display the lock overlay icon when having enabled the option to start minimized and locked.
  • Improved group and entries deletion confirmation dialogs (with preview; only Windows Vista and higher).
  • The password character picking dialog now offers the raw password characters instead of an auto-type encoded sequence.
  • PINs importer: improved importing of expiry dates.
  • Some button icons are now resized to 16x15 when the 16x16 icon is too large.
  • Renamed character repetition option in the password generator for improved clarity.
  • Improved workspace locking.
  • Locking timer is now thread-safe.
  • Added code to prevent loading libraries from the current working directory (to avoid binary planting attacks).
  • Removed Tomboy references (on Unix-like systems).
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.


  • {NEWPASSWORD} placeholder: special characters in generated passwords are now transformed correctly based on context (auto-type, command line, etc.).