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KeePass 1.26 released

Screenshot KeePass 1.26 has been released today!

You can get it here: Download KeePass 1.26.

This is a stable release. It is recommended to upgrade from any previous 1.x version to 1.26. KeePass 1.26 is 100% backward compatible with previous versions.

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

For a comparison of the current KeePass 1.26 and 2.22, see: Editions Comparison.

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Changes from 1.25 to 1.26:

New Features:

  • New password quality estimation algorithm.
  • When activating the main window while a dialog is opened, the main window now redirects the activation to the dialog.
  • Added '-preload' command line option.
  • Added database repair mode warning.


  • KeePass does not change the focus anymore when locking while being minimized to tray.
  • When clicking into the empty space of the groups tree view, the currently selected group is not deselected anymore.
  • The 'Special' GUI character set now includes '|' and '~'.
  • The 'High ANSI' character set now consists of the range [U+0080, U+00FF] except control and non-printable characters.
  • Changed auto-type command icon.
  • Shortened product name in window titles.
  • Improved RC-created group time fields.
  • KeePassLibC DLLs are now explicitly marked as DEP- and ASLR-compatible (like the executable file).
  • In the MSI package, the version is now included in the product name.
  • Replaced Boost threads by Windows API threads (because Boost threads can result in crashes on restricted Windows 7 x64 systems).
  • Upgraded to Boost libraries version 1.54.0.
  • Various UI improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.


  • Password generation based on patterns: escaped curly brackets are now parsed correctly.