Setting Password Manager Preferences

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In the Advanced options, you can set Password preferences for notifications, hotkeys, and program behavior.

To set Password Manager preferences:

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your Webroot account. See Accessing Password Manager Functions.
  2. Open the Password functions by clicking the Webroot icon in the toolbar.
  3. Do either of the following:
    • From Safari/Chrome, at the bottom right, click the Advanced icon.
    • From Firefox, from the drop-down menu, select Preferences.

    The Preferences page displays.

  4. Access the different types of preferences by clicking any of the following in the left panel:
    • General — Controls how sites open and how the Password Manager populates fields.
    • Notifications — Controls each notification that displays in the toolbar when you perform certain tasks. By default, all of the notifications are enabled.
    • HotKeys — Defines key combinations that you want to use for common Password Manager tasks.
    • Advanced — Provides options for added security.
    See the following tables for further descriptions of preferences.
    Open New Pages in From the drop-down menu, select whether you want the Password Manager to launch websites in new tabs, new windows, or within the tab you are using. By default, Password Manager opens a web page in a new tab.
    Highlight Input boxes Select the checkbox to have Password Manager highlight fields you previously defined in a site profile.
    Automatically Fill Login Information Select the checkbox to have Password Manager populate login fields with your user name and password.
    Default Form Fill Profile To use a Form Fill hotkey, available from HotKeys > Fill in Default Form Fill Profile, select this setting to determine the profile you want to use as the default. If you don't want the Password Manager to overwrite data in fields that are already filled, select the Do not overwrite checkbox.
    Offer to Generate Secure Passwords Password Manager displays a prompt for generating a secure password when you access a site that requires you to define a password.
    Show Form Fill Notifications Password Manager displays a prompt for using a Form Fill profile whenr you access a web page with a form, such as billing information for online shopping.
    Note: If you have enabled the Show certain notifications only after click setting, you may need to click within one of the web fields to open the prompt.
    Show certain notifications only after click This setting restricts how often the Password Manager opens displays. For example, it does not prompt you to fill a web form until you have clicked within one of the fields. This setting reduces the frequency of prompts in the notification bar.
    Show Fill Notification Bar The Password Manager displays a drop-down toolbar when it detects a web form.
    Show Save Site Notification Bar The Password Manager prompts you to save the login data for an unsaved site after you have logged in the first time.
    Show Change Password Notification Bar The Password Manager enables the drop-down toolbar when it detects a password that is different from the password stored in your profile.
    Generate Secure Password Displays the Generate Secure Password dialog window.
    Recheck Page Forces the Password Manager to check the page again, which can be helpful if the web page has changed since you last accessed it.
    Fill in Next Login (When Multiple) Displays a prompt for the next site profile, which is helpful if you have multiple logins stored for the same domain or URL. 
    Fill in Previous Login (When Multiple) Displays a prompt for the previous site profile, which is helpful if you have multiple logins stored for the same domain or URL.
    Submit Form Automatically submits a login or web form.
    Save All Entered Data Automatically captures all login data for the page, which is helpful if the site requires more than a user name and passwor, for example, a PIN number. The Password Manager shows you the captured data in a dialog box, where you can edit the settings for the site before saving the profile.
    Logoff Ends your Password Management session and logs you out of any sites opened with the Password Manager.
    Fill in Default Form Fill Profile Populates web fields with your default Form Fill profile, which you must define in General Preferences.
    Open Popover Displays the Passwords dialog from the toolbar.
    Automatically login to sites if time since last login > (seconds) The Password Manager automatically logs you in to a website after 25 seconds, if you have been logged off. You can set a higher or lower amount of time.
    Warn before filling insecure forms The Password Manager notifies you when it detects a possible security issue with a website. This setting is helpful if you are concerned about entering personal data in web forms.
    Respect AutoComplete=off; allow websites to disable AutoFill Allows websites to disable the Password Manager's Auto-fill feature.
    Clear Clipboard after use (seconds) As a security measure, the Password Manager clears your clipboard after 30 seconds. You can change it to a lower or higher amount of time.
    Open login dialog when start browser When you open a browser, the Password Manager login prompt displays at the same time. This setting saves you from clicking on the Webroot icon in the toolbar to log in to Password Management.
    Clear filled fields on logoff  For an extra security step, this setting removes text from populated fields when you log out of the Password Manager.
    Language You can select a different language to display in dialog boxes, menus, and prompts. You must restart the browser for the change to take effect.
  5. When you’re done, click Save.