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LastPass Support

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:43 pm
by Cary
Because of some limitations with RoboForm supporting anything above and beyond IE & FF based browsers, I am looking to switch to LastPass. It is a fantastic and well thought out application. What's the chance of you working with them to get support included in Avant?

Cheers...

Moved to AB Discussion. -DrDrrae

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:53 pm
by Cary
Well, after posting this I started configuring Avant a bit. And guess what? LastPass showed up in the Plug-ins. After activating them, I have full LastPass functionality inside Avant! One more reason to switch from RoboForm. LastPass works for IE, FF, Avant, Chrome! Going to try Opera now, but at this point I think I am a LastPass convert!!!

Cheers...

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:48 pm
by bigbearmike
I have the same problem - anybody any idea what "configuration" needs to be made to get the LastPass plugin to show?

LastPass Plugin

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:54 pm
by bigbearmike
I've installed LastPass, and imported all my login/password data from RoboForm.

I have both IE8 and Firefox installed (with both of which LastPass works fine) but my preferred browser of choice is Avant.

The plugin icon does not show in Avant - and I just can't seem to find a way to make it do so. I'm mystified.

Help? Advice? Please!

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:06 pm
by kudos
Enable within options: Tools >> Avant Browser Options >> Add-ons >> IE Plug-ins ENABLE LastPass Toolbar
To show the toolbar: View >> Toolbars >> LastPass Toolbar



Merged Similar Posts - kudos

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:02 pm
by bigbearmike
SUCCESS!!

Thank you - I'd seen the items "LastPass" and "LastPass Fill Forms" and I'd checked those - but I didn't notice the item "LastPass Toolbar" further down.

My bad! - May I serve as an example to orhers! LOL

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:30 pm
by bigbearmike
Ooooops!!

I spoke too soon.

Yes, that procedure makes the toolbar appear - but it's unusable since, the instant I change tabs, the LastPass icon disappears, leaving an empty and useless toolbar.

Anyone any advice?

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:52 pm
by kudos
Looks like something is broken in LastPass v1.50. I just tried with v1.40 (available from https://lastpass.com/releases/) and it seems to work fine with multiple tabs, but I haven't done a thorough test...

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:17 pm
by bigbearmike
Unfortunately, I seem to be stuck in the middle of this one. You say LastPass (or at least 1.5) is 'broken' - whereas LastPass say that the previous version didn't work with Avant either, because AVANT is 'broken'!!!

Which sort of leaves me with nowhere to go - I either have to do without LastPass or without Avant.

The latest answer I got from LastPass was ..
"I'm saying Avant is fundamentally broken, and we don't know how to deal with their browser. To sum up LastPass' point of view:

Deleting every addon and then re-adding every add-on with every tab switch is horribly inefficient and we don't know why they'd do something so obviously disadvantageous to their customers. This is the slowest possible way we could possibly think to implement a tab browser, IE for all it's faults is orders of magnitude faster.

If they'd like to work with us to fix it we'd be happy to do so."


Personally I can see no alternative but to put up with RoboForm until I have time to transfer all my bookmarks and links over to Firefox where I CAN use LastPass - but surely there must be a lot of other users out there facing the same problems?

Disappointing.

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:15 pm
by kudos
When I said "broken", I was not implying blame but stating incompatibility. Sorry if I upset anyone!

I found the discussion on the LastPass forum - you (bigbearmike) must be pensbury.

Unfortunately Anderson (Avant's sole developer) is the only one who can comment on the un/loading plugins situation, but I'm sure that he's busy working on Avant v12 for now.

Were you able to test with an older version? My quick test showed that switching tabs in Avant v11.7.26 with LastPass v1.40 worked correctly. If you can confirm it too then maybe both sets of developers could find a common ground for working on a fix.

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:21 pm
by bigbearmike
I'll try. Then report back.

Let's hope. :)

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 12:40 pm
by bigbearmike
OK tried it .. ..

I uninstalled LastPass 1.5 and installed 1.46 - no difference!

I uninstalled LastPass 1.46 and installed 1.40 - success, up to a point. The LastPass toolbar AND icon remain when switching tabs - but logs out so I have to re-login every time I change tabs. Not sure if I'll get used to it, or it'll drive me mad. Let's see.

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:44 am
by kudos
Have you passed the info on to the LastPass developers?

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:24 pm
by bigbearmike
I hadn't (having been away from home for a while) - but, I have now.

Please fix Lastpass.com functionality

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:27 am
by polocanada
I know there is a blame game between Lastpass and Avant about who's fault is it. Both. Lastpass added functionality and rendering it disfunctional completely in Avant (verison 1.4 worked with limitations) and Avant has a strage way of loading and unloading add-ons with every opened tab. So that even I managed to run Lastpass 1.5 in Avant 11.7 (IE 8.0), it works till a new tab is opened. Then both the lastpass page dies as well as the button. That's something Avant needs to fix. Here is a screenshot: http://i44.tinypic.com/wt9mpk.jpg. Thanks.

Merged. Please search before posting. -DrDrrae

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:46 am
by jockgabb
Followed your instructions and looks as though its working, LastPass that is, now I can go on using Avant, Thanks.

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:14 am
by jockgabb
Spoke too soon, like other post as soon as changed Tab it disappeared.

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:29 pm
by kudos
The last version of LastPass that was compatible with Avant is version v1.40 but unfortunately they have removed it from their website - you probably have to request it from them (unless anyone else reading this post has a copy and would share it).

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:42 am
by pkchu520
I updated to the latest build 12 and LastPass plugin icon is missing. I found out the LastPass Toolbar option is not found here:

Tools >> Avant Browser Options >> Add-ons >> IE Plug-ins ENABLE LastPass Toolbar

Please help.

Re: LastPass Support

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:00 pm
by pkchu520
Why am I not getting any support from Avant Staff? I used to get help from Xiaobing but even she doesn't response anymore. Is she still with Avant?