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Free Password Manager KeePass - a feature rich, free, very secure, and easy-to-use


Inside This Article
1Introduce Free Password Manager - KeePass
2Beef up your security with a key file
3How to back up KeePass
4Use KeeForm to log into a secure website automatically
   
5Use Auto-Type to log in a web page automatically
6Use On-Screen Keyboard with KeePass
7. Open URLs in different web browsers
8How to use KeePass in a more secure way

Open URLs in different web browsers



Probably the three most often used features in KeePass are:
  1. Open URL(s)
  2. Copy User Name to Clipboard
  3. Copy Password to Clipboard

If you have saved a URL in a password entry, you can open that URL in any web browser you wish by double clicking on the URL column of that entry.

KeePass allows you to configure what web browser you'd like to use to open the URL. There are two ways to set up its URL behavior.

Method #1: open URL in your default web browser. By default, all URLs are opened in your default web browser. Below are steps on setting the Default Browser to Internet Explorer (IE) and Mozilla Firefox.

Set up Internet Explorer (IE) as your default browser.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. On the menu bar across the top, click Tools > Internet Options...
  3. When the Internet Options window opens up, click on the Programs tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, check the box titled: Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser.

    Check Internet Explorer for default browser

  5. Close all Internet Explorer windows and open it again.

    The following message window should open up. If you don't see the message window opens up, close all Windows related applications on your computer, especially Windows Explorer and Office applications. Then you try opening IE again.

    Set up Internet Explorer as your default browser

Set up Firefox as your default browser.

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. On the menu bar across the top, click Tools > Options...
  3. When the Options window opens up, click on the Main tab. It should be on the Main tab by default.
  4. At the bottom of the Options window, check the box titled: Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup. Or click the Check Now button on the right.

    Check Mozilla Firefox for default browser

After you set up your default web browser for your computer, the URL in a KeePass entry will be opened (by double click the URL) in the default web browser when there is no URL Override specified for this entry. See below on how to set up URL Override for a password entry.

Method #2: open URL in a specific web browser. For a particular password entry, you may want to open it in a specific web browser which is different to your default web browser. You can do so by adding URL Override command in the Notes field when you create or edit a password entry.

Open URL from KeePass in Internet Explorer.

  1. URL Override command for Internet Explorer:
    Url-Override: cmd://{INTERNETEXPLORER} "{URL}"

  2. URL Override command for Firefox:
    Url-Override: cmd://{FIREFOX} "{URL}"

  3. URL Override command for Opera:
    Url-Override: cmd://{OPERA} "{URL}"

Actuall, you can set up any browsers to use for the URL if you use the full path to the EXE file of the browser. This gives you great flexibility. See below.

Open URL from KeePass in browser.

  1. URL Override command for Internet Explorer:
    Url-Override: cmd://"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" "{URL}"

  2. URL Override command for Firefox:
    Url-Override: cmd://"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" "{URL}"

  3. URL Override command for Opera:
    Url-Override: cmd://"C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe"

One last note. The open URL methods shown above will only open the URL but not log into the site for you. To log into a secure site automatically, use KeeForm extension. If you use KeeForm, the only web browser to be opened is Internet Explorer as KeeForm does not support other browsers at this stage.


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Inside This Article
1Introduce Free Password Manager - KeePass
2Beef up your security with a key file
3How to back up KeePass
4Use KeeForm to log into a secure website automatically
   
5Use Auto-Type to log in a web page automatically
6Use On-Screen Keyboard with KeePass
7. Open URLs in different web browsers
8How to use KeePass in a more secure way
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