For example, we have implemented a popover-style menu that significantly improves the usability and user interface of LastPass compared to previous versions. We have added a search input box on the main menu, which many users requested to improve searchability of logins. The password generator is also accessible from the main menu, giving easier access to new, secure passwords.
Once you've upgraded your system to Mac OSX Lion or your browser to Safari 5.1, you can install the new version of LastPass. First uninstall all traces of LastPass that you may have installed in your new Safari - copy-paste https://lastpass.com/lpsafari.dmg to Safari or another browser on your Mac, press "Enter" to start the download link and choose the "uninstall" package option.
Once complete, copy-paste https://lastpass.com/lastpass.safariextz to Safari and press "Enter" to run the installer. Ensure that extensions are enabled in the Safari Gear menu - Preferences - Extensions tab if the LastPass asterisk button doesn't appear after you complete installation.
Known compatibility issues with Safari 5.1:
- Basic authentication logins are no longer supported - we are investigating possible workarounds.
- The login state of the browser extension cannot be shared with the LastPass extension on other browsers.
- Copy username and copy password do not work.
We believe our new Safari extension is a big step forward in our browser integration with Safari, and with the LastPass user experience as a whole. Our intent is not only to give LastPass a makeover, but to simplify access to your data and reduce the number of clicks you need to make to get the job done.
We know it's a big change for our users, and we welcome your reactions or suggestions via comments below or in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LastPass Team