Your LastPass Icon
Your LastPass Icon
Once you have installed LastPass, an icon will appear in a corner of your browser menu. The LastPass icon makes your web browsing experience faster and easier by giving you immediate access to all major features of LastPass.
After logging in to the LastPass browser extension, clicking on the icon will drop down a toolbar menu where you can use the following features:
My LastPass Vault
The ‘Sites’ menu allows you to view all of your sites stored in LastPass according to their Groups.
From the Fill Forms menu, you can either access a saved profile to fill out a web form or you can add a new Fill Form Profile. Read our extended discussion of the Form Fill function to learn how to best use this feature.
Here you can manually generate a secure password. Read more about this feature here.
Access your stored data by clicking on a specific note in the ‘Secure Notes‘ submenu, which launches a View/Edit dialog box. You can also ‘Add a Secure Note’ using the option at the bottom of the Secure Note menu.
Show Matching Sites
Click here to view a list of all matching logins saved in your LastPass Vault that match the current page (URL ) that you are on. Clicking on the login will show the submenu options to Autofill, Edit, Copy, and Delete.
View the ten most recent sites that you visited (or edited) while using LastPass. If you would like to change the number of sites that you view in the Recently Used list, go to your Icon, launch Preferences, select the Advanced tab from the left-hand menu, and adjust the Recently Used list size.
Clicking on a site in the Recently Used submenu will cause it to open in a new tab or window, where LastPass will autolog you in.
Right-clicking on a site in the Recently Used submenu presents you with another submenu, where you can choose to Edit, Copy Username, Copy Password, Go to URL, or Delete the entry:
Selecting ‘Clear Recent’ at the bottom clears all entries in the Recently Used submenu.
The Tools submenu contains many useful options and applications for controlling LastPass.
After clicking on your LastPass Icon and selecting the ‘Tools’ menu you will see this submenu:
Launch the LastPass Security Challenge to see how secure your login data is! The Security Challenge analyzes the information stored in your LastPass Vault, ranks your security on a scale of 0 to 100, and compares you to other LastPass users who have taken the challenge. LastPass will also suggest ways you can improve your security.
You can toggle between Identities here, or add a new one.
This quick link option will open all ‘Favorites’ entries in separate tabs in your browser.
Gives you information about the plugin you are currently logged into, including the version and build date.
A submenu of advanced tools, that includes:
Looking for a specific site or Secure Note? ‘Site Search’ lets you search among all of your saved entries.
If you have edited site information or otherwise notice that LastPass is delaying in processing a change, click ‘Refresh Sites’ to force LastPass to process any changes. If your favicons have defaulted to a blank page image, or if your Group names appear as random characters, the ‘Refresh Sites’ function may resolve these issues.
Clear Local Cache
If you are using the plugin to access your LastPass account, encrypted data is stored on that computer. Select ‘Clear Local Cache’ to remove any files that have been stored during your session. We recommend this when you’re using a public or friend’s computer.
Check for Updates
Select ‘Check for Updates’ to see if a new version is available for your LastPass plugin.
Brings you to https://lastpass.com/my.php, gives details on your account and support requests.
Allows you to view all devices and IP addresses where you accessed your LastPass account. If you happened to leave an account open on another device or are unsure whether you did so, you can go to ‘Other Sessions’ and select ‘Kill Checked Sessions’ or ‘Kill All But Current Session’ to log yourself out.
We want you to feel that you have control over your data at all times, so we have created several options for backing up and storing your data. However, you will always have access to the data stored in your local LastPass Vault, even in offline mode.
There are currently several ways to export your data, although your options will vary between browsers.
In Firefox, for example, you have three export options from the ‘Export To’ submenu:
1. LastPass can export into a CSV (comma separated values) file, which will send your stored data into an Excel-like spreadsheet. It is not recommended that you use this to backup your data since it is not encrypted (and LastPass keeps external backups of your encrypted data).
2. If you are a Firefox user, you can export your sites back into the built-in browser password manager.
3. One final option is to export to a ‘LastPass Encrypted File’. You can then import this data into LastPass Pocket to view your data. This file can be saved locally or on a USB Drive with the Pocket executable.
Check your browser’s ‘Export To’ submenu in the Tools menu to see available options.
4. Exporting from your Online Vault at https://lastpass.com/ will cause your browser to open a tab and display your data in plain text. This information is not stored in your browser’s cache. Copy and paste this data to a plain text document and save the document.
**Please note that exporting attachments is not supported. Please back up any Secure Note attachments separately.
If you were using a password manager prior to using LastPass, you can use the ‘Import‘ function to transfer the data to LastPass.
LastPass provides you several ways for you to back up or store your data, one of which is printing.
Only the accounts in the current Identity will be printed, so you must be in the ‘All’ Identity to print all stored data.
To begin, click on the LastPass Icon and then the Tools submenu, where you can select ‘Print':
Under the Print menu, you can choose to print either your Sites or your Secure Notes.
After selecting either Sites or Secure Notes, LastPass will launch the Print window, where you can sort by column in ascending and descending order by clicking the column header:
Although we recommend that you add a site by logging in as usual and saving the entry when prompted by LastPass, the ‘Add Site’ function in the Tools menu also allows you to manually store login data for a site.
Save All Entered Data
For sites that LastPass is having difficulty saving, use this function to force-save the data on the fields.
Add Secure Note
A Secure Note can be added from the Tools menu, in addition to adding a Secure Note by clicking on the LastPass Icon, selecting ‘Secure Notes’, and clicking ‘Add Secure Note’.
Click ‘Help’ to launch the LastPass User Guide and find the answers to your questions about LastPass features.
If you use LastPass Enterprise and are an Administrator in your system, you can access the Administrator Console via this icon.
Selecting ‘Logoff’ will end your LastPass session and will automatically log you out of any open Vault pages, as well as log off of the LastPass plugin on other browsers that share their login state.