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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard Web Browsers
Leopard only hintTo anybody that's running Safari 5 on Leopard or earlier and still wants to use 1Password 2.x, you should be aware that recently upgraded browsers are no longer being supported in version 2 of 1Password. For those of you who can't or won't update to Snow Leopard or 1Password 3 or both, here's how to enable 1Password 2.x support in Safari 5 (Thanks to Greg Kumparakat at CrunchGear for the original inspirational hint about using 1Password with Safari 4 beta).

How to enable 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard:
  • Close Safari
  • Go to the /Applications/ folder
  • Right click on 1Password.app and select 'Show Package Contents'
  • Navigate to /Contents/Resources/
  • Double click on SupportedBrowsers.plist. If you have Apple's development tools installed, it'll open in the Plist editor. If not, it'll open in TextEdit.
  • If you're using the Plist editor, expand the 'Safari' drop-down (Just click the little arrow beside Safari).
  • Look for the MaxBundleVersion key change it to 6534.0. Save the change.
  • Launch Safari 5.
The 1Password contextual menu will now be usable in Safari 5. You will need to add the 1Password button to your toolbar again using View > Customize Toolbar.

As always, it is a good idea to make a backup of SupportedBrowsers.plist before messing with it.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. If you run Snow Leopard you should upgrade to 1Password 3.2.1, which works with Safari 5.]
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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: solefald on Jun 08, '10 08:22:05AM

1Password has been updated yesterday to work with Safari 5. There is no need to do this.



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: willdaddy on Jun 08, '10 08:42:38AM

The tip is for those that are using version 2 and or 10.5. The update only addresses version 3.

Thanks to the tipster, this helped me out.



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: jimothy on Jun 08, '10 11:33:23AM

Only version 3.x has been updated.



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: aubreyapple on Jun 08, '10 09:02:25AM

Typically, changing the contents of an app violates the EULA... so, this is a little like posting the license key and I would think would be against the macosxhints poilicy, unless crarko checked it out first with the developer.



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: robg on Jun 08, '10 11:47:26AM

Giving someone instructions on how to do something is not against the law (certain DMCA rules excepted). The vast majority of "modify" hints here all deal with changing application bundles to make them work the way you want them to do so. There's nothing illegal about that.

You may -- or may not -- be violating an EULA, but that's not breaking "the law." That's breaking a license agreement with the company, and it's up to them to determine what steps they want to take. But first they need to prove that you did it, and then they'll need to be willing to take their EULA into a court, where it would be subject to gross scrutiny. So far, I've never heard of anyone being taken to court for a EULA violation.

What you *can't* do is distribute a modified version of an app, or even of its resources. That's copyright infringement.

-rob.



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: jonel on Jun 08, '10 11:41:49AM

A great alternative is LastPass (https://lastpass.com/). Not only Safari 5 compliant but FREE



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: rpaege on Jun 08, '10 03:34:35PM

1P v2 works just fine in Snow Leopard by the way. There should also be no reason, given this hint, that it shouldn't also work in Safari 5 in Snow Leopard.



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: albyrw on Jun 08, '10 06:47:25PM

That's true, with certain caveats: the 1Password 2 application will run just fine in Snow Leopard, and version 3 runs in Leopard. But for Safari integration in 10.6, you have to run Safari in 32-bit mode. The Agile guys are a great bunch of guys and the most diligent of app updaters, but they made the decision not to continue to support both 32 and 64-bit versions of the browser add on - fair enough. If you go looking for an update to 1Password 2.x today to update for Safari 5 support, you won't find it.

Those of you who need this hint, e.g. those with PowerPC Macs, you know who you are. If you've paid for your license and your hardware or some other reason precludes you from upgrading, I don't think Agile are going to begrudge you altering a file so you can continue to use Apple's latest browser.

Note that syncing still works between 1Pwd 2.x and 1Pwd 3.x if you use the Agile keychain.



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: thegreatstate on Jun 10, '10 03:08:57PM

I can't seem to find SupportedBrowsers.plist in the resources folder.



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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: gummihansl on Jun 20, '10 01:05:53AM
The original hint worked, but only as long as I didn't start 1Password. On starting the application, the change was reverted and the 1Password button didn't show up in Safari 5 anymore. To make the file SupportedBrowsers.plist really immutable, change to the directory where it is located in a terminal and run the following command:
chflags uchg SupportedBrowsers.plist


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10.5: Use 1Password 2.x in Safari 5 for Leopard
Authored by: bajn on Nov 20, '10 01:09:33AM

Thanks a million for that. After the new firefox update, my browser has been intolerably slow and DESPERATELY needed to switch to Safari. A savior really!



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