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LastPass For Google Chrome Arrives

There are two Firefox extensions that I cannot live without currently: NoScript and LastPass. The former is a security add-on that blocks script from being executed on web pages automatically (and more), the latter an online password manager.

I'd consider switching to another web browser if that web browser would support these two extensions. This option has come a step closer with the announcement that LastPass has developed an extension for the Google Chrome web browser.

LastPass is an excellent password manager and form filler that comes with an incredible feature set that includes one click logins to websites, a secure password generator, form profiles that make it easier to fill out web forms and options to access and use the password manager on other computer systems as long as the master password is available.

LastPass for Chrome

The developer's of the password manager LastPass have now created a first version of LastPass for Google Chrome dev builds.

Note: The instructions below are not required anymore. All you need to do now is visit the LastPass page on Google's Chrome Web Store and install it directly from there. Please note that you do need to create an account with the service before you can start using it in Chrome.

Chrome users who want to install and use the password manager need to do the following:

  • Install a Google Chrome dev build. Skip this step if you already do
  • Install the LastPass extension by opening in the Google browser.
  • If Chrome refuses to allow you to install it (it tries to save in a loop) go to Wrench -> Options and disable choosing where to download files (this will be fixed in next dev build).
  • Finally, it is recommended that you disable the built-in password manager by clicking on the Options (under the customize and control 'wrench' button). Then choose the 'Personal Stuff' tab and select 'Never save passwords' and 'Never save text from forms'

The Windows version of the LastPass extension seems to be very solid right now while Linux and Mac users report problems with the extension. This will be addressed in the next version of the extension according to the developers.

LastPass For Google Chrome Arrives
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LastPass For Google Chrome Arrives
The LastPass password manager has been released for Google's Chrome web browser.

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  1. kazounet said on October 1, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the info.
    LastPass is also vital for me !
    However I have Adblock Plus but I don’t use NoScript. Worth the try?

  2. Doc said on October 1, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I can’t live without Adblock Plus, Stylish, and DownThemAll…if all 3 worked in Chrome I might just give it a try.

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