Coping with LastPass-unfriendly Web sites

For many years I have used LastPass to store login information for web sites, and have been mostly satisfied with it. Most web sites can be logged in to simply by launching the site from its link in the LastPass “vault.” I have found, however, that many sites don’t work using this method. For example, after launching a site in LastPass, it may come up with an error message and/or the username and password fields blank, or the username and password fields don’t show at all. I assume this is due to sites increasing their security measures in this era of massive data breaches and hardcore hacking — which is understandable. Through trial and error, I have found the following procedures usually work for LastPass-unfriendly sites.

Method 1: Try the login button
If, after launching a site from LastPass, the Username and Password fields are not showing, click the site’s login button. If the username and password fields show up, and show as being filled in, try clicking the site’s login or signin button.

Method 2: Auto Fill
If, after launching a site from LastPass, the Username and Password fields are blank, right-click in the username field, select “LastPass”, then “Auto Fill” from the pop up menu, then select the site. This automatically enters the username and password into their respective fields. Click the site’s login button to log in.

Method 3: Go To URL
If the “Auto Fill”method doesn’t work, close the site tab. Go back to the LastPass Vault, right-click the desired site and select “Go To URL.”
If you see the login screen with the username and password already filled in (usually the password will display as a line of dots), click the site’s login button. This will usually work. If not, close the site tab and start over with the Copy/Paste method, below.

Method 4: Copy/Paste
If, when using the “Go To URL” method, the username and password fields show up blank, move your mouse cursor over the username field, and right-click. From the pop up menu, click LastPass, then Copy username , then select the site.
Move your mouse cursor back over the Username field, right-click, and select Paste. You can also press Ctrl-V.
Move your mouse cursor over the Password field, and right-click.
From the pop up menu, click LastPass, then Copy Password, then select the site.
Move your mouse cursor back over the Password field, right-click, and select Paste. You can also press Ctrl-V.
Click the site’s login button, usually labeled something like “Log in”, “Sign in”, etc.

Hopefully one of these methods will work for you.  If you see any mistakes in these steps, or have any other methods to share, hit me up on Twitter.