With the new Launchbar version you can now login faster on your favorite websites than before. We’ve written before about 1-click 1Password bookmarks in your browser, but this is even better: logging in with help of Launchbar.
1Password bookmarks are now indexed by Launchbar and you can now securely login on your websites through the app without filling in a username or password. Just imagine no more opening your browser, typing the address and clicking on that 1Password icon in your browser. None of that. Just a couple keyboard strokes and you’ll be logged in. Too good to be true? You better get used to it! Here’s how you set it up.
Setting it up
You will have to first set up Launchbar for this to work. The best way is to ensure 1Password bookmarks are enabled. Invoke Launchbar and go to the Indexes. If you have Launchbar in your dock, you can use the menubar and go to Index > Show Index. The alternative is to invoke Launchbar and type in OPTION+COMMAND+I to show all indexes.
On the bottom left corner, press the plus icon and add Applications > 1Password bookmarks.
Give it a minute and Launchbar will have all your 1Password bookmarks ready for login.
How to use
Using it is just as simple as any other command you use in Lauchbar. It can recognize the name/label, tag or folder (smart folders don’t get recognized) in 1Password. So if one of your entries is called “gmail”, just type in “gmail” and it will show you your 1Password bookmark. Press Return and you will login right away. That’s it. Quick and easy.
The fun doesn’t stop here. Another way to access your 1Password bookmarks is to type in “1p” and then press spacebar. You will see all your bookmarks and you can type in one character to jump within the list. So if you type in “p” you’ll jump to your bookmarks that start with that letter.
NOTE: For this to work, you will to turn off the calculator keyboard shortcut. Normally when you type a digit Launchbar will automatically launch the calculator but this needs to be turned off. Go to Launchbar’s preferences and untick “switch to calculator when typing a digit (0–9)”. If you like using the calculator, you can assign a shortcut. I like to use `, the character where the ~ sign is (makes it a universal shortcut so it invokes the Launchbar calculator from anywhere), or tick the box “switch to calculator when typing "=".
Another method is to type in a couple characters and Launchbar will try to match it with whatever it can find – you don’t necessarily have to search for the first couple of characters of the bookmark, tag or folder. If your bookmark is called “asian efficiency blog” you can type in “blog” and Launchbar will find it.
Is this secure?
This is all safe and secure because you can’t see the password or change anything in 1Password. No one on your computer can actually see your password. This is just useful for logging in on your websites.
Of course, if someone else is on your computer while you are in the bathroom it’s fair game. They can login anywhere but that would be the case too if you had 1-click bookmarks.
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