LastPass Extension For Opera Released - gHacks Tech News

LastPass Extension For Opera Released

LastPass has just been published as an Opera extension. That's big news for the Opera browser, considering that LastPass is one of the most popular password managers out there. And on a personal note, it brings me one step closer to switching to Opera as my main web browser.

Extensions have been integrated in Opera 11, which is currently available as a beta version. Users who have a version of Opera 11 installed can head over to the Opera Extensions site to install LastPass in Opera.

LastPass offers free online password management and form filling, among other features. The extension adds an icon to the Opera address bar after installation. The icon is black if the user is currently not logged in, and turns red once the connection to LastPass has been established.

last pass opera

Users can opt to save the login email and password to make it easier to log into the service on future sessions. Existing LastPass users have automatic access to all their stored passwords and information, so that login information, notes and other data becomes available that has been stored using LastPass in other web browsers.

LastPass for Opera fills out the login information automatically, leaving the user with nothing else to do than to click on the login button.

A notification is displayed if there is more than one login for a website available. This function is similar to LastPass notifications in other supported browsers. Users can select auto login, autofill or to block the password manager from filling out information for the current site. Each identity can be selected for auto login or auto fill.


A click on the icon after log in displays a menu with several interesting options. It offers to log off the current user, open the LastPass Vault, display the recently used sites, all sites, secure notes, preferences and the login information stored for the site loaded in the active tab.

lastpass options

Best thing is, everything is handled directly in the menu with options to navigate back and forth in it.

The preferences are very extensive. It is possible to force LastPass to logoff automatically when the browser is closed, configure notifications and hotkeys, as well as advanced options.

Generate Secure Password: Alt-G
Recheck Page: Alt+I
Site Search: Alt-W
Fill In Next Login (When Multiple):Alt-Page Up
Fill In Previous Login (When Multiple): Alt-Page Down
Submit Form
Open My LastPass Vault:Ctrl-Alt-H
Save All Entered Data
Fill In Default Form Fill Profile

Available tools include generating a secure password which is handy during registrations on websites, export options and adding secure notes that are stored alongside the passwords in the encrypted vault.

The hotkey to generate a secure password did not work when I tried it. Everything else appears to be working just fine.

LastPass is a free password manager and form filler.

LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure.

You can import from most major password storage vendors (such as RoboForm, 1Password, KeePass, Password Safe, MyPasswordSafe, Sxipper, TurboPasswords, and Passpack) and export too.

LastPass captures passwords that other managers won't including many AJAX forms, and allows you to make strong passwords easily. If you're having issues saving a site please watch our screencast on complex logins:

Your sensitive data is encrypted _locally_ before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it. Please see for more details on our Host Proof Hosting methods that make this safer than you thought possible.

One Time Passwords, Screen Keyboard, and Grid multi-factor help protect your account.

LastPass for Opera does a lot of things right. The developers need to work out the non-working hotkeys, as it is much easier to display the password generator with a hotkey than having to select it from the tools menu.

Still, LastPass is an excellent password manager for the Opera web browser. Especially the ability to access all features with a click on the toolbar button comes in very handy. Did you try the extension already? What's your take on it? (thanks SA1 for the tip)

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  1. sa1 said on November 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Firefox will always be more comfortable because of the native controls, but it seems to have implemented all the Chrome extension features. Import passwords didn’t work for me. It showed the following message:
    “Making sure you’re logged in…
    This can only be run if you’re logged in to LastPass in the add-on or if you’re on the website and using https”

    1. Eric said on November 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

      You need to make sure that extension is allowed to run in https. This can be done via extension manager.

      1. sa1 said on November 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm

        Thanks, but that was already enabled. I had set privacy settings for each of extensions manually. Besides, I think that setting became the default in the last few builds.

    2. sa1 said on November 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      I meant the Firefox lastpass extension is more comfortable than either the opera or chrome one because of the native controls. I am an Opera user otherwise.

  2. bf said on November 25, 2010 at 12:13 am

    LastPass is very comfortable for sure. But the problem with LastPass: it is huge. I have 75 extensions that take 49Mb in Firefox profile directory. Of that LastPass takes 3.5Mb. It is way to big for what I need: fill password fields. When Firefox comes with its own secure password manager that is easy to use, I am switching.

    1. bf said on November 25, 2010 at 12:16 am

      18Mb for extensions folders, 49Mb for the whole Profile folder. Even more glaring how big LastPass is.

  3. Marc said on November 25, 2010 at 1:35 am

    @bf you could try passpack. it works with a bookmarklet and fixes the problem that you said. lastpass is a great extension, but passpack is fully web based and I think that it is a valid alternative. I happily use it from two years

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