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Get to know 1Password for Windows

If you’re new to 1Password, learn how to use the Windows app to manage your passwords, credit cards, secure notes, and more.

1Password for Windows is the simple, beautiful password manager you’ve been looking for. Easily organize your secure information, save and fill passwords in your web browser, and have everything available at your fingertips.

Before you get started, set up 1Password on your Windows PC.

Create and edit items

When you open 1Password, you’ll see a list of all your items, like your passwords and credit cards. Select an item to see its details:

To create an item, click the New Item button (Ctrl + N). Then choose the type of item to create. Enter the details and click Save.

To edit an item, select it and click Edit (Ctrl + E). When you’re done making changes, click Save.

To see only certain types of items, select a category in the sidebar. Select All Items to see everything in the current vault.

Use 1Password in your browser

The 1Password extension lets you fill passwords, credit cards, and addresses directly in Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Learn how to use the 1Password extension.

1Password extension ready to fill a password

Use 1Password mini to fill in apps

1Password mini makes it easy to fill your details in apps. To open 1Password mini, click the 1Password icon in the notification area (Ctrl + Alt + backslash (\)).

Use 1Password mini to sign in to apps

To fill a username or password in an app:

  1. Open an app and select the field you want to fill.
  2. Open 1Password mini and right-click a login item.
  3. Choose username or password and select the app.

Learn more about 1Password mini.

Search 1Password

Searching is the fastest way to find what you need in 1Password.

To search in 1Password, use the search field above the list of items (Ctrl + F).

Learn more about searching 1Password.

Sort items

To change how items are sorted in the list, click “items sorted by” below the search field.

For example, you can sort your items by the date last you last made changes to them.

Organize with favorites and tags

You can organize your items with tags or mark them as favorites to quickly access them when you need them.

To mark an item as a favorite, select it and click below the item’s title.

To create a tag, edit an item, enter the name of the tag in the tag fields, and click Save. To add multiple tags, enter each tag name in a new tag field. You can nest tags using a forward slash (/). Your tags automatically appear in the sidebar.

To apply a tag to an additional item, right-click the item and choose Tags.

To rename a tag, right-click the tag in the sidebar and choose Rename.

Switch vaults

You can use vaults in 1Password to organize your items and share them with others. If you have multiple 1Password accounts, each account has its own vaults.

To switch to a specific vault or view all the vaults in a specific account, select All Vaults (Ctrl + D) and choose a vault or account.

Learn how to use All Vaults to see all your items at once.

Move and copy items

To move or copy items:

  1. Select an item. To select multiple items, hold the Ctrl key while selecting them. To select all the items in a list, press Ctrl + A.
  2. Choose Item > Share > [vault name] > Copy or Move.

Use Watchtower

Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password.

Learn how to use Watchtower.

Enlarge passwords

You can temporarily enlarge a password to make it easier to see while entering it on another device or reading it aloud.

To enlarge a password, hover over it and click AA (Ctrl + L).

Enlarge passwords

Delete items

To move an item to the Trash, right-click it and choose Move to Trash (Ctrl + Del).

To restore an item from the Trash, click Trash in the sidebar, select the item, then click Restore.

To delete the items in the Trash, right-click Trash and choose Empty Trash.

Learn how to restore previous versions of items.

Lock 1Password

When you’re done using 1Password, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, click in the top right corner (Windows logo key   + Shift + L). Unlock 1Password again by entering your Master Password.

Learn how to set 1Password to lock automatically.

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