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Easily copy passwords to clipboard in Keychain Access
Authored by: jms1 on Dec 15, '08 12:49:55PM

This sounds like a bug in 10.4's keychain manager program. I remember the first time it bit me- I was using the password generator, and chose one of the "other" passwords from the drop list. It showed a line of stars or circles in the item itself, so I closed the generator, copied the new password, and then pasted it into the field for the web site I was registering for.

After that I couldn't log into the web site- turns out the password it actually used was the first one on the list, rather than the fourth or fifth (which I had chosen.) I did a bit of digging, and discovered that, under 10.4, when you close the password generator window, it copied the first item (rather than the selected item) on the drop-list back to the password field of the item you were creating or editing. I was able to see it happen by turning on the "show typing" checkbox.

I'm pretty sure I sent Apple a bug report through their "feedback" web site, although I don't know for sure... I do know it's been fixed in 10.5.

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