How To: Install and update the browser extensions
Thanks for using 1Password! We have recently introduced an all-new extension with some great new features. As a result, you may need to perform a one-time installation of our new extension to continue using 1Password with the latest version of your browser. After that, your browser will update the 1Password extension automatically!
On this page are instructions for installing and updating our browser extension for the browsers we support, including Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.
How To: Install the Safari extension
Click this link in Safari to open our extension page, which should automatically trigger the Safari extension download and installation process. When it's finished, you should see a new 1P button in Safari's toolbar.
If that button does not appear, please check to make sure your Safari extensions are enabled:
- Enable Extensions: If the 1Password icon does not appear on the left side of Safari's toolbar, go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions and verify that Extensions are enabled
- Enabled Automatic Updates: On that same Safari Extensions preference pane, click "Updates" in the bottom left corner and ensure that "Install Updates Automatically" is enabled
- Restart the 1Password Helper: If you are still
having trouble, open 1Password and select Help >
Troubleshooting > Restart Helper form the menu bar and
then Restart Safari:
- Snow Leopard users: press Command-Q
- Lion users: press Option-Command-Q (this completely clears its cache) but note that you will lose all your open windows and tabs so bookmark any as necessary
How to update the Safari extension
By default Safari will update the 1Password extension automatically, but performing a manual update is simple:
- Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions and compare the latest version of your 1Password extension to our extension changelog
- If automatic updates are enabled (which we recommend) but you know a newer version is available, temporarily disable the automatic option which should display any update available
- Click the Install button, then reenable automatic updates to let Safari continue to update you automatically
- Restart the 1Password Helper: Open 1Password and go to Help > Troubleshooting > Restart Helper
- Restart Safari:
- Snow Leopard users: press Command-Q
- Lion users: press Command-Option-Q (this completely clears its cache) but note that you will lose all your open windows and tabs so bookmark any as necessary (Note: If you disabled "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps' in System Preferences > General then please use Command-Q to quit Safari under Lion)
How to install the Firefox extension
Before installing the extension, please check for the latest version of 1Password as detailed in the process above.
Then click this link in Firefox to download the the Firefox extension and follow the instructions on that page.
How to update the Firefox extension
By default Firefox will update the 1Password extension automatically, but performing a manual update is simple:
- Open Firefox
- Select Tools > Add-ons from the menu bar
- Click the "gear" button to the left of the search field
- Select "Check for Updates"
If you have disabled automatic extension updates in Firefox, you can enable them again by ensuring that "Update Add-ons Automatically" is checked in that same menu.
How to install the Google Chrome extension
Please see our separate support article for installing the Chrome extension.
How to update the Google Chrome extension
Google Chrome will update the 1Password extension automatically, but performing a manual update is still possible:
- Open Chrome
- Select Window > Extensions from the menu bar
- Click on "Developer mode" in the upper right corner
- Click the "Update extensions now" button
How to opt into 1Password betas
We often issue 1Password "beta" releases, which are optional downloads for customers who want to help us test our latest features and fixes. Here is how to opt into our 1Password beta process:
- Open 1Password
- Select 1Password > Preferences from the menu bar
- On the Updates pane, check the box to "Include Beta versions"
- Click the "Check Now" button
You can also opt in to individual browser extension betas from our extension download page.
- In 1Password, go to 1Password > Install Browser Extensions
- On the resulting page, check the box to "Allow beta extensions"
- Click the download link for the browser you are using
- Repeat these steps in each browser where you wish to use beta extensions
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