Choose a new password
The first time that you open LazLock, you'll be prompted to enter a new password.
This password will be used to protect all of your login details so it should be a strong password but also easy to remember. If you forget this password, there will be no way to recover your data. On the other hand, it will be the ONLY password that you'll have to remember from now on.
A window will be displayed, asking if you want to view the online help before you begin.
Clicking [Yes] will take you to this very page, so for now just click [No] to get started.
You can view the online help at any time by click on Help on the menu bar.
Getting used to the interface
The new LazLock window looks pretty bare.
On the left hand side of the window is the Category list. This allows you to quickly find your passwords and becomes more useful as your list grows.
The blank window on the top right is where your list of Logins will appear (Facebook, YouTube etc).
Below this window are three text boxes. When you select a website from the list above, the Login details wil appear in these fields.
Each field has a button next to it, clicking this button copies the field to your clipboard. So that you don't have to manually type in your login details for every website that you visit.
There is an extra button next to the URL field, clicking this will open the selected website in your default web browser.
All of these functions can also be performed by right-clicking on an entry.
Add a new entry
To begin adding entries to your password vault, click the green + icon in the menu bar (or select Add Entry from the right-click menu).
From here you can enter login details for a website. There is a field for the name of the site (Twitter for example), the web address, username and password.
Finally, you select which Category this site fits into (Social Media, Email etc) and choose an icon. There are icons for most popular websites available as well as more generic icons.
One of the benefits of using a Password Manager is that you can start changing your passwords to longer, harder to crack ones. LazLock will remember them all for you so you don't have to.
There are also links to a Password generator on this page (a tab at the top and a blue link next to the Password field).
This screen allows you to create a random password (using the Mersenne Twister algorithm if you're interested...)
You can select the type of characters used and the length of the password. LazLock will remember this password for you so it's a good idea to create longer passwords for your logins.
Edit an entry
When you've filled up LazLock with your website logins, you may decide to update all of your passwords to stronger ones. Or you may just decide that you prefer a different icon for that entry.
Selecting Edit Entry, either from the toolbar at the top of the window or by using the right-click menu, will allow you to edit the details.
Save changes when you're done or click Cancel to keep the details as they are.
Change LazLock password
If you want to change the password used to encrypt and save your LazLock vault, there is an option to do this under the File menu.
Create a backup
Although LazLock is a stable release, it's a good idea to create a backup of your data somewhere. Under the File menu, you'll see an option to Create Backup > Export as plain text
This saves an unencrypted text file containing all of your login details to your computer. It's good practice to save these somewhere like a USB stick that's kept locked in a drawer, away from your computer... or sealed in a safety-deposit box, encased in lead and buried 12 feet underground. Depending on your level of paranoia.
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