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    Default Can't get the hang of KWallet

    When I open KMail, then KWallet opens. I type the KWallet password and KMail then starts receiving email. OK, fine.

    I was hoping to use KWallet to store other passwords (for example to log in to this forum)

    The KWallet Manager icon on my desktop. If I click it, nothing happens.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Quote Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
    When I open KMail, then KWallet opens. I type the KWallet password and KMail then starts receiving email. OK, fine.

    I was hoping to use KWallet to store other passwords (for example to log in to this forum)

    The KWallet Manager icon on my desktop. If I click it, nothing happens.

    Thanks for any help.
    I use KWallet for KDE applications, but not for anything else. For browser use, you may need to install a extension first. Which browser are you using?

    For example, for firefox there is the following

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...rd-integratio/

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Thanks for the link, Deano.

    I've downloaded the extension but still cannot open KWallet.

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Quote Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
    Thanks for the link, Deano.

    I've downloaded the extension but still cannot open KWallet.
    Did you restart firefox after installing?

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Did you restart firefox after installing?
    Yes, I restarted Firefox.
    What should i be expecting? If I click in a password field in Firefox, should KWallet open?
    I tried uninstalling KWallet and then reinstalling. But in Yast all i could find was Kwallet Manager. Is that the same thing as KWallet? Anyway, I uninstalled and reinstalled. Still can't open it.

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Did not think that FF addon uses kwallet

    It just keeps your passwords. But then basic FF keeps your passwords

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Well, here is what the author has to say:

    "Firefox stores its passwords internaly, optionally protected by a master password. KDE has its own password manager called KWallet. KWallet stores every password in the KDE system, and protects access by a master password. With this extension you are able to use KWallet instead of the default Firefox password manager. It allows tighter integration of Firefox inside KDE."

    PS. Like I say, this doesn't work for me. What do folks here use to store their passwords?
    Last edited by Epictetus; 28-Mar-2014 at 07:18. Reason: Added PS.

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Quote Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
    Yes, I restarted Firefox.
    What should i be expecting? If I click in a password field in Firefox, should KWallet open?
    I tried uninstalling KWallet and then reinstalling. But in Yast all i could find was Kwallet Manager. Is that the same thing as KWallet? Anyway, I uninstalled and reinstalled. Still can't open it.
    KWallet runs in the background. You cannot "open" it.
    You can configure it and inspect its content with the kwalletmanager though. And that is the icon you have in the system tray.
    If you cannot open that by clicking on it, try to click with the _right_ mouse button.

    And please check that the KDE Wallet subsystem is _enabled_ in its settings (also reachable in Systemsettings/"Configure Desktop"->"Account Details".

    I can't say anything about that Firefox Addon though, as I never tried it.
    I'm mainly using Konqueror anyway, which of course does support/use KWallet out of the box.

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Thanks for the info, wolfi.

    The KDE Wallet subsystem is enabled.

    I have the kwalletmanager on my desktop. Left or right clicking on the icon does nothing.

    Are you saying Konqueror can store passwords? If so, would you say it is 100% secure.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Can't get the hang of KWallet

    Quote Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
    Are you saying Konqueror can store passwords? If so, would you say it is 100% secure.

    Thanks!
    As a native KDE application it is designed to integrate with kwallet.

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