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KeyWallet Overview

KeyWallet is a useful and convenient desktop utility that spares you the trouble of filling in your logins, passwords and other personal data manually. With KeyWallet you can store your data in "keys" and then simply drag-and-drop them anywhere. A key can contain any personal information: logins, passwords, names, addresses etc. A key consists of several fields (usually 2-3 fields, e.g. login and password). Each field contains a text string. One key example is a key named "My e-Mail Account" for the login website of your e-Mail provider with two fields: "Login" and "Password". Another good example is a key named "My Passport" with fields like "Name", "First Name", "Telephone", "Address" etc. You can also associate a website address with the key, so that you can open the website simply by clicking on the globe icon beside the key.

After your key is created you can use it to fill any form: a form on a website (in any browser), a java-form (e.g. Internet banking applet), any standard windows dialog (e.g. Internet Explorer login dialog) etc. Applying a key is as easy as possible: you can simply drag-and-drop it into the first field of the form.

Creating and editing a key is also very simple. You can create a key manually or let KeyWallet record your typing. You can also backup/restore your keys and preferences. This feature can also be used to transport your data to another computer. Multiple user support is also provided.

Another important detail is the KeyWallet skin support. You can make your KeyWallet look completely different every day! Find some skins on our KeyWallet website or create your own skins!

All your private data is encrypted and written to a disk file locally on your computer. It is encrypted by using the Blowfish algorithm and is completely secure (unless you select the security level "none"). For additional information about security see the KeyWallet Security section.

You can find a lot of additional information about all mentioned as well as non-mentioned (random password generation, preferences) features further in this document. You can also take a look at the useful links at the top of this page.

KeyWallet Online Help

Navigation: Menus and Buttons

In the KeyWallet main window you normally see several buttons, either placed on a toolbar or not. However, they do not represent the full KeyWallet functionality! You can obtain additional features through the menu. This menu can be accessed per right mouse button click when the mouse cursor is anywhere in the KeyWallet window.

Another convenient way to manipulate KeyWallet is to use its small icon at the right bottom corner of your desktop (beside the clock). Right mouse click on this icon opens the KeyWallet menu and left mouse click shows/hides KeyWallet. This show/hide function works also if you have any opened dialogs!

Core features: creating, editing and using keys

As already mentioned in the overview, a key can contain any personal information: logins, passwords, names, addresses etc. A key consists of several fields (usually 2-3 fields, e.g. login and password). Each field contains a text string. One key example is a key named "My e-Mail Account" for the login website of your e-Mail provider with two fields: "Login" and "Password". Another good example is a key named "My Passport" with fields like "Name", "First Name", "Telephone", "Address" etc. You can also associate a website address with the key, so that you can open the website simply by clicking on the globe icon beside the key.

A very good way to become familiar with the core features of KeyWallet is to see the KeyWallet Demo.
Additional Information
  • When you create a key automatically, KeyWallet records pressing of keyboard buttons. When you apply a key, KeyWallet immitates pressing of keyboard buttons. The mouse CAN NOT be used. You must use only your keyboard, for example use "TAB" button to jump between fields.


  • A key is a "standard form key" if every two neighbour fields are separated by exactly one TAB and the key finishes with either nothing or TAB or TAB+ENTER. If you want to create a key with other structure, deselect the "Standard form" checkbox in the "edit key dialog"->"Advanced".
Applying (using) a key

If you already have a key, you can apply it as follows:

  1. If the key has an associated www-address, you can click on the globe icon beside the key to automatically open internet browser with the form.
  2. Ensure both the KeyWallet window and the window containing your form are visible. The easiest way to do it is to activate the "Always On Top" mode.
  3. Now you can simply drag-and-drop the key into the first field of your form. Other possibility is to drag-and-drop each field separately.

See also KeyWallet Demo.

Creating a key

See detailed manual for key creation in the KeyWallet Demo.

Creating a key automatically

See "automatic key creation" section in the KeyWallet Demo.

Creating a key manually

See "manual key creation" section in the KeyWallet Demo.

Editing a key

To edit a key doubleclick on the key name. To edit a field doubleclick on the field name. You will get the same dialog as for the manual key creation, so refer to the "manual key creation" section in the KeyWallet Demo.

Skin support

A skin defines the appearance of the KeyWallet. You can find many skins in our Skins section or create your own skins. For more information about creating new skins see the Developer's Corner section.

There are 2 types of skins: "region skins" and "resizable skins". Here are the main differences:
Region skins:

  • Need not to be rectangular, can represent any picture
  • User can not change the KeyWallet window size
Resizable skins:
  • Have to be rectangular. Have to contain elements such as border, caption etc.
  • User can change the KeyWallet window size as usual
Here are some skin examples. The first and the third skins are of type "region", the second is "resizable".

Along with the custom skins KeyWallet has also it's own, embedded standard skin named "Windows skin". This skin looks very similar to a standard Widows application. It is automatically selected if you have a problem with you custom skin.

You can select a skin in the "Preferences"->"Advanced" tab (accessible through the right mouse button menu). You can select a custom skin also using the "Load skin" button, if you can see this button on your current skin. See also the next section about skin downloading.

Simple new skin installation from the web

You can download many skins from our Skins section. If you have KeyWallet installed properly, the downloaded skin will be copied to the KeyWallet skins directory and installed automatically after downloading!

However, if this did not happen, you can still install the skin manually using the "Preferences"-> "Advanced" tab or the "Load skin" button.

Backup/restore your keys and preferences

You can backup/restore you private data easily and secure using the menu item "Export/Import" (right mouse button menu). It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you backup you data regularly.

In the "Export" tab you can select what to export: your keys and/or your preferences. You also have following protection options:

  • "Make it accessible only on this (physical) PC and OS"
    You will be able to import this backup only on this computer and current Windows installation. This option is NOT recommended since after reinstalling Windows your backup becomes unusable.


  • "Make it accessible only when logged as <User Name>"
    You will be able to import this backup only if you log into Windows with the same user name.


  • "Protect with password"
    Strongly recommended! You will be asked to enter a password to protect you data.

You can import your backup anytime using the "Import" tab. ATTENTION: your current keys will be replaced (not appended!) by the keys from the backup.

Generating random passwords (not only for usage with KeyWallet)

You can generate random passwords using:

  • the menu item "Create Random Password..."
    Generated password can be then copied to the Windows clipboard and used anywhere (not only in KeyWallet).


  • the button "Random" when editing a field.
    Generated password will be stored directly in the field.

When generating random password you will be prompted to modify random generation options: password length and allowed charachters. You can also modify the default options in the "Preferences"->"Random Generation" tab.

Multiple user support

KeyWallet supports multiple user profiles. However, users can only be distinguished by their Windows logon names in the current KeyWallet version. This means that you will need to login to Windows with another name to access another profile.

Each user has his or her own keys and preferences. They both are saved in the user's profile directory (both are encrypted). This protected data is only readable on this computer and can not be simply copied to another. You should use backup/restore functionality instead.

Changing you private storage location is not currently supported by the KeyWallet visual interface. However, you can do this manually by editing the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KeyWallet.com\KeyWallet\Profiles\" registry key.

Preferences

You can access KeyWallet preferences through the "Preferences" button or through the menu item "Preferences...". The dialog has 3 pages (tabs).

"General" page.

Always on top
KeyWallet window will always pop up over other windows.

Run minimized
KeyWallet will start minimized. This means that only the KeyWallet icon appears at the right bottom corner of your desktop. You can then open KeyWallet window by a click on this icon.

Run on Windows startup
KeyWallet will start automatically after Windows is started.

Protection Level
See the KeyWallet Security section.

"Advanced" page.

Prompt before deleting key
Everytime you delete a key a warning dialog will appear.

Hide passwords
If this option is checked, all fields marked as "password" will appear masked. Otherwise "password" fields are visible.

Internet Options
You can select preferred Internet browser here.

Skins
Select a skin here. See KeyWallet skin support for details.

"Random Generation" page.

Here you can set default options for the random password generation. For detailes see random password generation.


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