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How do I use the LastPass for Windows desktop app?

The LastPass for Windows desktop app can be used to store and access the contents of your LastPass Vault. Once installed, you can add sites, secure notes, form fills, and applications. In your in-app Vault, you can also use the action menu for managing your items.

While this desktop app has a maximum capacity of 5,000 items that can be added, you can expect to see performance degradation when 2,500 items or more are stored.

Note: This feature is not available to LastPass Free account users.

Install and log in

  1. From your desktop, open the Microsoft Store app.
  2. Search for LastPass and click on the desktop app (not the web browser extension app) or go directly to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/lastpass/9wzdncrfj3qk.
  3. Click Get, then sign in to your Microsoft Live account, or click No, thanks to skip that process.
  4. Once installed, click Launch.
  5. When prompted with the login window, choose from the following options:
    • Click Create Account if you do not currently have a LastPass account. Fill in the Email, Master Password, Confirm Password, Password Reminder (Optional) fields, and use the drop-down menu to select a Time Zone then click Create Account.
    • Click No Thanks if you have a LastPass account, then enter your username and Master Password.
  6.  If desired, check the box(es) to enable the Remember Email, Remember Password, and/or Use lastpass.eu option(s).
  7. Click Log in.
  8. Once logged in, an active LastPass icon appears in your system tray. If you close the LastPass for Windows desktop application, it will continue to run in the background and fill login information for websites, however the desktop app must remain open to fill login information for other desktop applications.

LastPass desktop app for Windows login

Add a site

  1. Click the See More icon in the bottom toolbar, then click Add Site.
  2. Fill in all of the information you want to store. If desired, select a folder where it will be stored in your Vault.
  3. In the bottom navigation, you can enable checkbox(es) to make your site a Favorite, AutoLogin, Never AutoFill, and/or Require Password Reprompt.
  4. Click the Done icon when finished.

Add a secure note

  1. Click the See More icon in the bottom toolbar, then click Add Note.
  2. Fill in all of the information you want to store. If desired, select a folder where it will be stored in your Vault.
  3. In the bottom navigation, you can enable checkbox(es) to make your note a Favorite and/or Require Password Reprompt.
  4. Click the Done icon when finished.

Add a form fill

  1. Click the See More icon in the bottom toolbar, then click Add Form Fill.
  2. Fill in all of the information you want to store.
  3. Below the Profile Name field, you can enable the checkbox to Require Password Reprompt.
  4. Click the Done icon when finished.

Add an application

You can add applications to LastPass so you can store login data that can be used to fill credentials automatically and log in to these apps.

  1. Launch your desired application but do not log in to the app.
  2. Click the See More icon in the bottom toolbar, then click Add Application.
  3. Fill in the following:
    • Name as you want it to appear listed within the Applications section of your Vault
    • Username
    • Password for the application you're adding
    • Folder where it will be stored in your Vault (optional)
    • Application Title is not case-sensitive, but must include the name of the application that appears anywhere within the title bar at the top of the app (e.g., Evernote or Note Manager Evernote will both work, as long as Evernote is in the app's title bar).
    • Application Fill Sequence (specifying the sequence of keystrokes if hotkeys are used – see below for details). The default Application Fill Sequence set is: {USERNAME}{TAB}{PASSWORD}{ENTER}
    • Application Commandline Arguments (will vary for every app – optional)
    • Notes (optional)
  4. Next to Application Path, click the Locate icon then select your desired app and click Open.
  5. If desired, you can check the box(es) to enable the Favorite and Require Password Reprompt options.
  6. When finished, click the Done icon to add your application.

Once the application has been added, you can select Applications in the left navigation and select your application to access the following options:

  • Launch to open your application
  • Edit to update the Name, Username, Password, and/or additional options
  • Delete to remove the application from LastPass
  • Copy Username to copy it to your clipboard
  • Copy Password to copy it to your clipboard

Configure Application Fill Sequence

The following table outlines the keys accepted by the Application Fill Sequence:

Special Key Code
Username {USERNAME}
Password {PASSWORD}
Delays X milliseconds {DELAY X}
Tab {TAB}
Enter {ENTER} or ~
Arrow Up {UP}
Down {DOWN}
Arrow Left {LEFT}
Arrow Right {RIGHT}
Insert {INSERT} or {INS}
Delete {DELETE} or {DEL}
Home {HOME}
End {END}
Page Up {PGUP}
Page Down {PGDN}
Space {SPACE}
Backspace {BACKSPACE}, {BS} or {BKSP}
Break {BREAK}
Caps-Lock {CAPSLOCK}
Escape {ESC}
Windows Key {WIN} (equal to {LWIN})
Windows Key: left, right {LWIN}, {RWIN}
Apps / Menu {APPS}
Help {HELP}
Numlock {NUMLOCK}
Print Screen {PRTSC}
Scroll Lock {SCROLLLOCK}
F1- F16 {F1} - {F16}
Numeric Keypad + {ADD}
Numeric Keypad - {SUBTRACT}
Numeric Keypad * {MULTIPLY}
Numeric Keypad / {DIVIDE}
Numeric Keypad 0 to 9 {NUMPAD0} to {NUMPAD9}
Shift +
Ctrl ^
Alt %

Use Application Autofill

Once you have added your application, you can use Application Autofill by doing the following:

  1. Open the LastPass desktop application and log in with your LastPass username and Master Password.
  2. Select Applications in the left navigation
  3. Click on the application, then click Launch.
  4. Click within the username field of your app, then hold CTRLALT + F on your keyboard.
  5. Your username and password will be automatically filled in (as well as any other fields and parameters you configured) and log you in to the app.

    Note: If you have more than one set of credentials for the app, a drop-down menu will display so you can select the credentials you want to use.

Use the Vault

You can use various features and tools within the Vault, including a Search field to filter sites, secure notes, form fills, and applications.

Click the See More icon in the bottom toolbar, then choose from the following options:

  • Browser will open the URL associated with a selected item in a new web browser window
  • Add Site to create a new entry
  • Add Note to create a new entry
  • Add Form Fill to create a new entry
  • Add Application to create a new entry
  • Settings to manage the following:
    • Launch when clicked
    • Launch in browser when snapped
    • Logout after idle and time selection (enabled for 15 minutes by default)
    • Set pin code to require a 4-digit pin code to access
    • Save a disabled One Time Password locally for Account Recovery (enabled by default)
  • About to view the version of the app, as well as access our Privacy Policy, User Manual, Support Forums, and Acknowledgments
  • Logoff to sign out of your account

Use the item action menu

Select your desired item, then you can choose from the following options in the menu in the bottom toolbar:

  • Browser will open the URL associated with the item in a new web browser window
  • Edit to update the entry
  • Delete to remove the entry from your Vault
  • Copy Username to copy to your clipboard
  • Copy Password to copy to your clipboard

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