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How do I use the LastPass for Windows desktop application?

The LastPass for Windows desktop application 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-application Vault, you can also use the action menu for managing your items, and delete items.

While this desktop application 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. Please note that the desktop application is not available to LastPass Free account users.

Install and log in

  1. From your desktop, open the Microsoft Store application.
  2. Search for LastPass and click on the desktop application (not the web browser extension application ) 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. If prompted, complete steps for Multifactor Authentication (if it is enabled on your account).
  9. 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 application must remain open to fill login information for other desktop applications.

LastPass desktop app for Windows login

Add a password

  1. Click the Add icon in the lower-right navigation, then select Password.
  2. Fill in all of the information you want to store, including Name, URL, Username, Password, and Notes. 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. If desired, you can generate a secure password by doing the following:
    1. Click the See More icon in the bottom toolbar, then select Generate Password .
    2. Make your desired password strength selections.
    3. Click Save when finished.
  5. Click the Done icon when finished.

Add a secure note

  1. Click the Add icon in the lower-right navigation, then select Secure Note.
  2. Fill in all of the information you want to store, including Name and Notes. 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 item

  1. Click the Add icon in the lower-right navigation, then select your desired form fill item type (e.g., address, payment card, bank account, etc.).
  2. Fill in all of the information you want to store.
  3. In the bottom navigation, you can enable the checkbox(es) to make your form fill item a Favorite and/or 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 applications.

  1. Launch your desired application but do not log in to the application.
  2. Click the Add icon in the lower-right navigation, then click Application.
  3. Fill in the following:
    • Name as you want it to appear listed within the Applications section of your Vault
    • Username for the application you're adding
    • 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 application (e.g., Evernote or Note Manager Evernote will both work, as long as Evernote is in the application's title bar)
    • Application Fill Sequence is where you can specify the sequence of keystrokes if hotkeys are used – see below for details). The default Application Fill Sequence set is: {USERNAME}{TAB}{PASSWORD}{ENTER}
    • Commandline Args are command line arguments, which will vary for every application (optional)
    • Notes about the application (optional)
  4. Next to Application Path, click the Locate icon then select your desired application and click Open.
  5. If desired, you can check the box(es) to enable the Favorite and/or 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 icon to update the Name, Username, Password, and/or additional options
  • Copy Username icon to copy it to your clipboard
  • Copy Password icon 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. Hover over the application, then click Launch.
  4. Click within the username field of your application, 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 application.

    Note: If you have more than one set of credentials for the application, 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/passwords, secure notes, form fill items, and applications.

  • Click All Items or select an item type in the left navigation, then click the Add icon in the lower-right navigation to create a new password, note, form fill item, or application
  • Click the user account drop-down menu in the top toolbar and select Settings to manage the following:
    • Log out 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)
  • Click the user account drop-down menu and select About to view the version of the application, as well as access our Privacy Policy, User Manual, Support Forums, and Acknowledgments
  • Click the user account drop-down menu and select Logout to sign out of your account

Use the item action menu

Hover over your desired item, then you can choose from the following options:

  • Launch to open your site or application
  • Edit icon to make changes to your site, secure note, or form fill item
  • Copy Username icon to copy your site or application's username to your clipboard
  • Copy Password icon to copy your site or application's password to your clipboard

Delete a site, secure note, or form fill item

  1. Hover over your desired item, then click the Edit icon .
  2. Click the See More icon in the bottom toolbar.
  3. Click the Delete icon .
  4. When prompted, click OK to confirm.

Related

Require a Master Password Re-prompt

Set Up Automatic Logins

Disable Autofill for Sites

Manage Your Favorites

Generate Secure Passwords