Issue #1 open

Use a default passwords database

Anonymous created an issue

By default, one has to open / save passwords from and to a file. For the average user, I think it is better to have a default passwords database file, so no interaction with the file chooser will be necessary. For advanced usage, multiple passord db files could still be useful.

Comments (6)

  1. Anonymous

    I agree. I just spent thirty minutes with a new user dealing with just this issue. He double clicked an existing rev db, using Nautilus. Revelation started, but with a empty db. He added a new password entry, then got confused when saving. I know the feature is a feature (not like Microsoft bug being called a feature).

    But it's hard enough to get a 50+ year old person to take security measures at all. Why make it harder?

    Perhaps a 'usage counter' method to remind the user to explicitly open the file via filechooser. Say 20 reminders before the beginner method fails. The reminder window could have helpful tips too.

  2. Anonymous

    I agree with this proposal - there is a workaround: you can add the database file as a command line option, this allows creating a shortcut (at the desktop or a panel) with the right database included. just edit the shortcut properties to change the command to look like e.g. "revelation /home/jdoe/myWebKeys" for opening the database "myWebKeys" in jdoe's home directory.

  3. tarheelcoxn
    • changed status to open

    +1 on this. This tripped me up, especially because I decided to use a .revelation directory, and dot directories are awkward in the file chooser. This was made worse by the fact that revelation did not remember my new password database the next time I opened it.

  4. Anonymous

    I agree on this, too. It save some time when you don't have to look for the .revelation file everytime you open the app.

  5. Anonymous

    There is an option to automatically open a database-file when you start Revelation:

    1) Go to "Edit" -> "Preferences"

    2) Under "General" -> "Files", mark "Open file on startup" and pick the correct file

    From now on:

    1) Open Revelation from your application menu or panel-/desktop-launcher

    2) Type in your password

    3) Do whatever you like

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