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PasswordSafe was originally designed by Bruce Schneier and released as a free utility application. Since then, it has evolved considerably. The following table has links to pages detailing the release history of PasswordSafe since the project was made open source. This can be useful for seeing what features were added and what bugs were fixed since a given release.

Year Releases
2023 3.62-3.64.1
2022 3.59-3.61
2021 3.55-3.58
2020 3.52-3.54.1
2019 3.49-3.51
2018 3.45-3.48
2017 3.42-3.44
2016 3.38.1-3.41
2015 3.36-3.38
2014 3.33-3.35
2013 3.31-3.32
2012 3.28-3.30
2011 3.25-3.27
2010 3.21-3.24.1
2009 3.16-3.20
2008 3.12-3.15.1
2007 3.06-3.11.1
2006 2.16-3.05.02
2005 2.08-2.15
2004 2.0-2.07
2003 1.91-1.92c
2002 First Open Source release

8 October 2017

PasswordSafe version 3.44 for Windows has been released.

Bugs Fixed in V3.44.0

1438 Double backslash is now correctly parsed in Run Command.
1432 Perform autotype of correct entry when the user changes the selection made by a Find.
1431 The protected entry padlock symbol is now used in all places where a protected entry is listed in any dialog.
1430 If an expired or about to be expired entry is edited at database open (requires warning preference to be enabled), the database will be saved if the 'Save database immediately after any change' preference is enabled. After the open is complete, these changes can be undone/redone if required.
1429 Tree and List views now retain focus when a shortcut entry is created.
1428 Remember Find toolbar state when restoring from minimized.
1420 The virtual keyboard font size setting is now persistent.
1398 Remember if PasswordSafe was maximized when exited.

Changes to Existing Features in V3.44.0

The option that allows you to change the color of the system tray icon displayed when Password Safe is initially started and when there's no open database has been removed. The standard PasswordSafe brown icon will be used.
Use the Add/Edit font in preference to the Tree/List font outside the actual Tree/List views (since the Tree/List fonts may be too large).

New Features for V3.44.0

When exporting a group or the results of a filter, if any additional entries have been exported (e.g. base entries of aliases or shortcuts already exported), they will be noted in the Export report.
844 The default font for the password field is now 12pt Consolas.
843 The default font for Tree/List views, Add/Edit fields and an entry's Notes is now 10pt Segoe UI.
842 A new symbol (paperclip - Unicode U+01F4CE) to indicate that an entry has an attachment (V4 databases only) has been implemented but, if the currently selected Tree/List font does not support it and the user is not running Windows 10, then the old symbol ('+') will be used.
841 Close/exit is now allowed via System Tray icon when the database is open in read-only mode.
839 The list of expired entries now shows protected entries in italics, indicating that they must be unprotected before they can be updated.
828 The main window can now be set to be partially transparent via Manage->Options->Display.

5 July 2017

PasswordSafe version 3.43 for Windows has been released.

Bugs fixed in V3.43.0

1410 Don't forget '-r' flag when database not found, and needs to be searched.
1409 An entry is now correctly re-selected after editing if the preference "Save database immediately after any change" is disabled.
1403 Help has been updated to document that an entry's Notes field has a size limit of 30,000 characters.
1402 Group image is now correct after dragging an empty sub-group to the next higher level.
1401 After deleting an entry, the next visible entry (if present) is selected. If not present, then the previous entry (if present) will be selected.
1400 The Toolbar now correctly disables buttons when a Group is selected.
1399 A disabled image is now shown when no characters to copy are available. This has also been implemented wherever the "Copy Password" button is used outside the Toolbar.

Changes to Existing Features in V3.43.0

809 Maximum configurable idle timeout increased to 10 hours.

New Features for V3.43.0

832 If many databases are open at the same time, after opening a database, the user can specify a database index (1-99) that will be superimposed on the System Tray icon to aid identification. In addition, the System Tray icon tooltip has been enhanced to show more of the database name.
You can now specify additional command line parameters to the external editor used to edit the Notes field from the Add/Edit Basic dialog.
It is now possible to export the currently filtered entries to a new PasswordSafe database.
833 Right-clicking on a base entry now allows you to select any one of its dependants, i.e. alias or shortcut.
834 We've added the option of displaying the safe combination when entering during database creation, opening and change of combination.

1 April 2017

PasswordSafe version 3.42.1 for Windows has been released.

Bugs fixed in V3.42.1

1404 Regression: In read-only mode, Entry popup menu's View Entry item restored (was mistakenly disabled).
1266 Regression: Toolbar elements display correctly on high-resolution monitors under Windows 8.1 and later now supported in 64-bit builds.

31 March 2017

PasswordSafe version 3.42 for Windows has been released.

Bugs fixed in V3.42.0

Fix issue when locking database when not using the System Tray.
Fix empty group validation on DB open.
G288 Changes to default password policy now persistent under V4 databases.
1395 PasswordSafe now correctly duplicates a group containing both a base entry and its dependent i.e. shortcut or alias.
1393 Correctly handle opening a locked database, which is open in R/W by another user.
1392 If the command line parameter '-g' is used to specify a configuration file by its relative path, PasswordSafe will now look for it in the same directory as the executable unless overridden by the PWS_PREFSDIR environment variable.
1391 Fixed slow opening of a database if the default group display is completely collapsed.
1385 The filter active indicator now shows in Windows 7.
1384 Toolbar images and text are now back in sync.
1367 Fixed regression in command line arguments -h and -u support.
1358 When PaswordSafe automatically locks to the TaskBar, the unlock window now gets input focus when clicking on the icon to unlock the database.
1346 The Notes window scroll position in Add/Edit no longer jumps to last selected line when it is reshown after being hidden.
1275 The scroll positions of the Tree and List views are now saved on minimize and used to set the window position when it is restored.

Changes to Existing Features in V3.42.0

Previous commands, e.g. edit or delete an entry, are no longer cleared when the database is locked to enable their undo after the database has been unlocked.
User selected font sizes are now saved in points in the configuration file so that the same size of font is used across different user systems if sharing the configuration file. This helps where the different systems have different resolutions.
819 A duplicated entry's creation time is set to the time of duplication. All other times are copied from the original.
816 Set installed version in uninstall section of Registry for Windows version.

New Features for V3.42.0

A new internal filter has been implemented to show only those entries from last Find. Access via the View menu or Ctrl+K shortcut.
PasswordSafe now supports the "long press" as the equivalent of a right mouse click on Windows systems with touch screens running Windows 7 and later.
822 An open database can now be locked via the File menu or a Toolbar button irrespective of whether the System Tray is used or not.
821 A new symbol for protected entries (locked padlock - Unicode U+01F512) has been implemented but, if the currently selected Tree/List font does not support it and the user is not running Windows 10, then the old symbol ('#') will be used.

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