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If you haven’t used the LastPass browser extension yet, then you aren’t getting the full value of LastPass on your laptop or desktop. This helpful tool makes it so easy to save all your favorite sites to your vault automatically and log you in to those sites as you visit them.

Think of the browser extension as a tool that follows you from site to site helping you save and fill passwords. If you create a new account, the browser extension will detect it and ask if you want to save it to your LastPass vault. If you login to a site you’ve never visited before, it will do the same. Also, if you change a password on a certain site, the LastPass extension will detect that as well and ask you if you’d like to update the information in your vault and do it for you. The extension is also what allows LastPass to fill in your username and password automatically.

LastPass for Chrome is an easy and secure way to manage passwords, and we wish we'd had it a long time ago. LastPass has a lot of features, and it took us a little while to get acquainted with. If you have set your computer as a trusted device but still encounter the prompt for Multifactor Authentication, locate the LastPass data folder on your, orsystem and delete all the files found within that folder. Once deleted, you can set your devi. I thought it was my code, but nothing has changed. After looking around for a LONG time, I disabled the LastPass chrome extension, and the site was back to normal. Turn on LastPass, and it's back to lagging on load. Checking in debug in chrome, I noticed there are TONS of “Timer Fired: onloadwff.js:310” events in the logs.

So how do I install the browser extension?

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First, you need to have a LastPass account. If you haven’t already, you can create one here. Once that is complete, download the browser extension here. Simply pick which browser you use, hit “download” and then follow the install instructions. Extensions are available for Chrome, Safari, Firefox and more. You will then need to login to your LastPass account from the browser extension, and you’ll be all set.

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Now what?

Now just go about your browsing as usual and the LastPass extension will fill in your credentials for you as you go and save the ones that aren’t in your vault yet.

As a new LastPass user, this makes it so easy to get your vault set up. You don’t have to worry about manually adding sites to your vault. By simply logging into sites as you are browsing, LastPass will save them to your vault automatically.

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One other step that is important to take is disabling your browser’s default password manager. Your browser may already save passwords for you, so it’s important to disable this feature so it doesn’t interfere with LastPass functionality. There’s lots of reasons why using a dedicated password manager is better than using your browser. For example, you can access your information anywhere you need it because LastPass syncs across devices.

Below, see how to disable the Chrome password manager.

What else can the browser extension do?

In addition to saving and filling, the browser extension also can generate passwords for you– which is handy when creating new accounts.

You can adjust the complexity and characteristics of the password here as well.

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You can also access any secure notes or form fills (like credit card information or addresses) from the browser extension as well.

Overall, it’s just a great tool that really brings out the power of LastPass. So please download the extension if you haven’t already. If you need more help getting started watch the video below or visit our support page.

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How do I install the binary component for LastPass?

The binary component (i.e., Native Messaging) is included in the LastPass Universal Installer for Mac and Windows, and is supported on the Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera desktop web browsers.

To check if you already have the LastPass binary component installed (and install it if it isn't already), do the following:
  1. Click the active LastPass icon in your web browser toolbar.
  2. Go to Account Options > About LastPass.
  3. In the Binary Component section, one of the following will be listed:
    • True = installed
    • False = not installed
  4. If you wish to install the binary component, click Enable Native Messaging to install it. Once installed, you will need to restart your web browser in order for changes to take effect.
    Tip: You can also install the binary component by using the LastPass Universal Installer for all supported web browsers.
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