1Password for Windows Beta

by Dave
Updated to 8.5.0-103 on
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Welcome! 👋 To discuss the beta, report issues, and talk with our development team, please join us in our Windows beta forum.

As always, thank you so much for being part of our beta family and helping us to improve 1Password. 🙏🏻🤗


What's new

1Password for Windows 8.5.0-17

You can now search for untagged items using =untagged to quickly find items you haven’t organized yet. This joins our =vault:$name, =tag:$name, =category:$name, and =favorite advanced search scope options.

Screenshot of the untagged advanced search scope in action

There’s a new Developers section under preferences. It’s a bit sparse at the moment 😂 and yes it is a little bit mean of me to tease you like this, but it’s something I’m incredibly excited about and couldn’t wait to share. Something cool is coming soon and I think you’re going to love it. 🤘

Screenshot of the new Developer section under Settings

Other notable callouts include some huge improvements to export (you can select a specific account and the export now includes all files) along with improvements to the biometric unlock experience when opening the app.

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • We’ve added an option to temporarily display hidden fields with a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt). !10077
  • We’ve added a new search scope (=untagged) to locate items without tags applied. #10134
  • We’ve added a Developers section to Preferences. !10016
  • Document items and attachments are now included when performing an export. #10956
  • We’ve improved the experience when showing item suggestions in Quick Access. #10807
  • We now label keyboard shortcuts using Ctrl instead of Control in Quick Access and preferences. !9831
  • We’ve improved the experience of enabling biometric unlock when launching the app for the first time. !10050
  • We’ve added the ability to choose a specific account when exporting. #11113
  • We’ve improved the biometric unlock experience when opening the app. !9977,!9880,!9991
  • Searching within a vault no longer displays the scope syntax outside the search bar. !9739
  • We’ve updated the alert dialog that’s shown when exporting to match our current design specifications. #11118
  • We’ve made improvements to how the item list renders when searching. !9957
  • We’ve improved localization for several of our supported languages. !10018
  • The Tab key can now be used to navigate through existing accounts when signing in. #10339
  • We’ve improved the experience when using a keyboard to navigate between articles in the item catalog. #10942
  • We’ve reduced CPU usage when the app is locked or idle. #11353
  • Using Secure Desktop when unlocking the app now works reliably. !9840
  • Search results are now scoped to the selected account and collection !9961
  • When using search, entering a scope without a query won’t display suggestions. #11035
  • We’ve resolved an issue where locking the app could result in lost changes when editing an item. #10876,#7918
  • We’ve fixed an issue where choosing a field suggestion when creating a new item could close the modal. #11292
  • The hint bar in Quick Access no longer displays two options for “Copy Password” when viewing a Password item. !9895,#10983
  • Tags are now shown when viewing recently deleted items. #11326
  • We’ve fixed an issue where using the Return or Enter key when adding a tag wouldn’t apply it to the item. #11331
  • We’ve fixed an issue where scrolling wasn’t possible when creating a new item. !10001
  • We’ve fixed an issue where the Save button could become hidden when creating an item. !10032
  • We’ve fixed an issue where the Save button was incorrectly enabled for Document Items that didn’t yet have a file. #11027
  • We’ve fixed a visual issue related to creating a new item from the item catalog. #11415
  • It’s now possible to scroll in alert dialogs if they exceed the height of the app window. #4608
  • Icons in the sidebar have been properly aligned. #10959
  • We’ve fixed the width of dropdown menus throughout the app. #11300
  • We’ve fixed an issue where viewing an item field in Large Type could result in overlapping characters. !9869
  • We’ve fixed an issue where the left arrow button didn’t work properly when using the item catalog. #11147
  • We’ve fixed an issue with false positive results in our diagnostics report related to address exceptions for proxy servers. #11070
1Password for Windows 8.5.0-31

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • Entering your account password is now required when exporting data. !10040
  • Quick Access now supports changing vault collections independently from the main 1Password window. !10092
  • Installing 1Password will now display a progress bar during installation. #11330,#11106
  • We’ve improved the design when viewing deleted Document items to clarify the file itself cannot be accessed. #11311
  • We’ve improved localization for several of our supported languages. #11159
  • We’ve adjusted the link provided to learn about what’s new when using a beta release. #11033
  • We’ve fixed an issue where clicking on a tag from the drop-down list would not apply the tag to the item. #11571
  • Using Quick Access to view an item in 1Password will now bring the app to the foreground if already open. #9455
  • It’s now possible to toggle hardware acceleration on and off in Advanced preferences. #3764,#6066
  • We’ve fixed an issue where information copied to the clipboard wouldn’t be cleared after 90 seconds. #11557
  • We’ve fixed an issue with editing labels that offer suggestions, such as with security questions. !10199
  • Creating a new Document item now specifies how a file can be uploaded. #11061
  • The keyboard shortcut to Open & Fill an item in a browser now works properly within the app. #11064
  • We’ve resolved an issue where locking the app while editing an item could result in losing changes. #11473,#11465
  • The app’s main window will not jump to the foreground if it automatically locks while open in the background. !10182
1Password for Windows 8.5.0-34

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • Exports can now be canceled after being started. #11116,#10945
  • Archived items are now included when performing an export. #10954
  • Partially exported files are now automatically deleted if an export halts. #10955
  • Quick Access now sorts suggested items for running apps in alphabetical order. #11573
  • We’ve improved the localization of the app in German. #11159
  • We’ve fixed an issue where downloaded files wouldn’t be included in exports. !10251
1Password for Windows 8.5.0-46

Earlier this month we added support for changing vault collections within Quick Access. With today’s release you can now switch between them using the Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+9 keyboard shortcuts.

1Password Quick Access window with a custom collection selected using the new keyboard shortcuts

We also improved our network stack to support custom corporate network setups that use various security protections. This was the top reported issue with 1Password 8 on Windows so we’d love to hear from you if it solved the connection issues for your setup.

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • We’ve improved our network stack to support custom corporate network setups that uses various security protections. (Let us know if this resolves any connection issues you were experiencing before!) !7382
  • Quick Access now supports using keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+1 - Ctrl+9) to switch among accounts and collections. #11036
  • Quick Access now detects more running apps for displaying suggested items. #11516
  • The typography and spacing for text within the main app window has been adjusted. !10270
  • Search now includes results for section and field titles within items. #7775
  • Diagnostic information and logs no longer record the username associated with a user’s computer. #10833
  • We’ve improved the message displayed when preparing to export data. #11569
  • Users are now informed if an export fails, along with why it may have happened. #11119
  • Additional metadata is now included when exporting items containing Masked Email addresses. #9463
  • We’ve improved the accessibility experience of signing into the app with a new account and when existing accounts are found. #10511,#11452
  • We’ve updated the design of the onboarding screen when launching the app for the first time. #10462
  • The search field is now given focus when opening the app. #7945
  • The experience of using Windows Hello with 1Password has been improved when switching to another application without completing the unlock. #11226,#11332
  • Using Windows Hello to unlock 1Password now has additional text to explain why the prompt is shown. !10322
  • We’ve fixed an issue with the spacing of placeholder text in text fields. !10289
1Password for Windows 8.5.0-57

Welcome to our last beta of the year! 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ 🙌

This release wraps up 2021 and bookends a big year for 1Password clients on desktop. We launched our very first Linux app in May, 1Password 8 for Windows last month, and set ourselves up for an amazing Mac launch in the New Year.

Looking at the history here on releases.1password.com, we published 123 releases this year across Linux, Windows, Mac, and 1Password in your browser. One Hundred Twenty Three! 😮

Search results within VSCode showing 123 updates on releases.1password.com in 2021

As for the changes themselves, the changelogs for these 123 releases contained 1,917 improvements and updates. 😮😮😮 And both of these counts greatly undercount things as each official release requires several betas before publication[1].

It truly was an incredible year and in so many ways it feels like we’re just getting started. I can’t share everything we’re working on with you just yet but I can share that there’s some huge updates to the 1Password CLI coming soon, as well as something truly special for those who work with SSH keys.

There’s a big hint of what’s to come hiding in the Preferences > Developers pane:

1Password Developers preferences window showing integration features for the upcoming CLI beta

You can just imagine the huge opportunities this unlocks for the CLI and SSH keys. 😉 If you’d like to be among the first to try these be sure to sign up to be contacted and granted access to a private forum here once we’re ready.

Sign up for 1Password Developer betas

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • The app’s main window now temporarily fades into the background when dragging and dropping fields from items. !10360
  • The app won’t automatically lock when performing an export now. #10947
  • The option to export login and password items to a CSV file has now been added. #11825
  • We’ve improved the speed at which potential network issues are reported when downloading larger files. !10442
  • Exported data files now contain a prefix of “1PasswordExport” to indicate what they contain. #2223
  • We’ve improved the accessibility experience related to the custom icon button when editing an item. #11790
  • Users with accounts that have Duo enabled can now sign into the app. #11393
  • The back button in the app now works properly when creating a new item started from 1Password in your browser. #11885
  • We’ve fixed an issue where revealing a concealed field would open the main app window when viewing an item in its own window. #11412
  • We’ve fixed an issue where a revealed field would stay visible after editing and saving an item. #11477
  • When in a collection, new items now save to the first vault in the selected collection by default. #7756
  • Items with long, single-line titles and fields now wrap and truncate properly when viewed. #8482
  • When using the app with multiple accounts, “Vaults” is now always shown as the label in the sidebar when only one account is unlocked. #11891
  • We now use http as the default scheme when proxy settings without a defined scheme are detected. #11866
  • We’ve fixed an issue with the warning icon not displaying properly in a banner while in light mode. #9407
  • We’ve fixed the contrast of the text in the About section in Settings.

[1]: The changelog for the betas themselves get rolled up into the official launch so they won’t appear directly on releases.1password.com. To find the true total number of releases in 2021 would require digging through git. It’s a fun challenge I might tackle once I catch up on my Advent of Code puzzles. 😊

1Password for Windows 8.5.0-79

By popular demand you can now add your 2FA secrets to an item by scanning QR codes from within the main app, in addition to saving QRCodes in your browser. Add a one-time password and then click the QR code icon to scan an image anywhere on your screen or from your clipboard.

An item being edited with a QRCode scanner icon shown on a one-time password field

While scrolling through item lists you’ll now find the number of entries being shown included at the end of the list.

An item list scrolled to the very end, revealing the number of items in the list

And Quick Access now always remembers your selected account or collection, including across application restarts.

Quick Access with the account and collection selection open

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • QR codes for two-factor authentication can now be scanned from your screen or clipboard when editing an item. #5963,!10486
  • The number of items in a list can now be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of the list. #10673
  • Quick Access now remembers the account or collection selection after restarting the app. #11667
  • We’ve improved the way we handle exporting items that include one-time passwords. #11953
  • We’ve made a several improvements to ensure the fields and selections in the app remain in focus, such as when dragging the window by the toolbar or switching to another window then back to 1Password. !10411
  • The keyboard shortcuts window now correctly reflects any user-made changes to the default keyboard shortcuts. #11386
  • We’ve improved the visual experience when authenticating an account with two-factor authentication enabled. #11873
  • CSV exports now contains an Archived column to highlight if an item was archived or not. !10512
  • In Quick Access, we’ve improved how we present the text that indicates where an item is located. #11789
  • We’ve fixed an issue that could prevent text from being copied from certain fields. #11974
  • We’ve fixed an issue that could prevent text from being pasted into one-time password fields. !10559
  • Tags are now properly applied when editing an item after entering a comma. #11821
  • We’e added proper padding to the tabs in the dialog box for setting up another device. !10521
1Password for Windows 8.5.0-83

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You can now view the history of items shared using our password secure sharing tool, Psst!. After you’ve shared an item you’ll now find a View history button in the sharing window.

The sharing window for an item showing who it is being shared with along with the new View history button

The history enables you to see when you shared an item, who you shared it with, and how many times they have viewed it. You can also delete entries to expire the share link immediately. Here’s how my pie recipe looked after I shared it during Thanksgiving.

The sharing history for my pie recipe after I shared it with my newsletter subscribers

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • You can now view the history of items shared using Psst! as well as delete actively shared links.
  • Quick Access now preserves search terms when switching collections. #11969
  • The button to reveal the password on the lock screen will remain visible once toggled on, even if the password field is empty. !10555
  • Tooltips in the app are now fully opaque. !10556
  • We’ve updated the reveal all characters button when viewing an item in large type to support localization. !10567
  • We’ve updated a few links for the libraries we use listed in our credits and acknowledgements. #12016
  • We’ve fixed an issue with where the option to unlock with biometrics was shown even after entering an incorrect password multiple times. !8824
  • Creating a new item when viewing a collection now suggests the first vault you have the permission to create items in for saving. #7756
  • We’ve fixed an issue where using keyboard shortcuts to switch collections wouldn’t work in Quick Access. #12090
  • The release channel selections no longer use all capital letters. #7169
  • We’ve fixed a visual issue with selecting the button to back out of search results via keyboard navigation. #11966
  • We’ve fixed a visual issue with the field to add a tag being longer than necessary. #11200
1Password for Windows 8.5.0-103

Watchtower banners for items with a compromised, vulnerable, or weak password now include a button to take you to the website to change that password.

A Watchtower banner pointing out that an item has a weak or vulnerable password, along with a Change Password button

A new Appearance section has been added to Preferences, allowing you to choose between light and dark themes as well as zoom levels. And it gives us plenty of room to add some customizations for the sidebar in a future beta. 🙂

Preferences window with new Appearance tab selected

Tags can also be deleted directly from the sidebar. This is super convenient and will automatically update all items that have this tag.

A screenshot of the sidebar with a tag selected along with a context menu with the Delete menu item highlighted

And a special call out to everyone who reported 1Password wouldn’t remember your last used collection when quitting and reopening the app. That is now fixed. 🙏

Here’s the full list of changes in this release:

  • You can now right-click on a tag in the sidebar to delete it. !10434
  • An Appearance section has been added to Settings. !10674
  • There are now limits on how far you can zoom in and out in the app. !10674
  • Expanding the Watchtower banner on an item with a compromised, vulnerable, or weak password now presents a button to take you to the website to change that password. #12154,#12153
  • Quick Access and the main 1Password app now show collections in the same order. #11048,#12099
  • We’ve improved the way focus in fields is handled when manually signing into an account after opening the app for the first time. !10682
  • We’ve made a number of improvements surrounding focus for both the 1Password app and other apps while using Quick Access. !10573
  • We’ve improved the experience and accessibility when adjusting the length of a password using the password generator. #11933
  • We’ve improved the experience for configuring keyboard shortcuts for non-US keyboard layouts. !10310
  • We’ve updated the design of the window shown when you sign in by importing an Emergency Kit. !10659
  • We’ve made some visual tweaks when moving items across vaults or accounts. !10754
  • We’ve slightly increased the spacing between lines in the sidebar. !10761
  • Extra whitespace is no longer shown at the bottom of the window when changing a vault’s icon. #12128,#8056
  • We’ve adjusted the shade of red shown in a few places throughout the app, such as in the countdown indicator for one-time passwords. !10706
  • The last used collection is now restored after quitting and reopening the app. #12068
  • The total number of items is now shown at the bottom of lists in all Watchtower categories. #12064
  • In Quick Access, a keyboard shortcut is no longer displayed to show Quick Access if one is not defined in Settings. #11976
  • Using Quick Access to open an item in the app will now bring the main app window to the foreground if already open. #12095
  • We’ve fixed a crash for restricted user setups by changing how we open process with certain rights. #12306
  • The 1Password icon in the notification area now shows its unlocked state when enabled while the app is unlocked. #6007
  • We’ve fixed an issue where changing the language in the app wouldn’t update the sidebar options in Preferences. !10639
  • Date fields copied from items in Quick Access are now displayed correctly when pasted. #11964
  • We’ve fixed an issue where selecting a country in an address field wouldn’t always adjust the available fields for the address. #12060
  • Clicking the back button after adding your first account no longer results in a blank screen. #11510