Today we have released the long awaited KeePassXC 2.6.0. This release is the culmination of a year’s worth of effort from across our development team and dedicated contributors. With 2.6.0 comes a complete overhaul of the user interface with custom themes (both light and dark), icons, and exciting features. We now have comprehensive password reports, including Have I Been Pwned password checks to find breached passwords. In addition, the YubiKey and OnlyKey integration is vastly improved with support for up to four keys plugged in simultaneously. Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here are some screenshots! Check out the rest over here.

2.6.0 Theme Comparison

2.6.0 Database View

2.6.0 Entry Icons

The new release can be downloaded from our downloads page, our Ubuntu PPA, and Snapcraft.

Please report any bugs you encounter at our GitHub issue tracker. We are also available on Matrix and IRC in case you have any other issues with the new release (see Contact).

2.6.0 Changelog

Added
  • Custom Light and Dark themes [#4110, #4769, #4791, #4892, #4915]
  • Compact mode to use classic Group and Entry line height [#4910]
  • New monochrome tray icons [#4796, #4803]
  • View menu to quickly switch themes, compact mode, and toggle UI elements [#4910]
  • Search for groups and scope search to matched groups [#4705]
  • Save Database Backup feature [#4550]
  • Sort entries by “natural order” and move lines up/down [#4357]
  • Option to launch KeePassXC on system startup/login [#4675]
  • Caps Lock warning on password input fields [#3646]
  • Add “Size” column to entry view [#4588]
  • Browser-like tab experience using Ctrl+[Num] (Alt+[Num] on Linux) [#4063, #4305]
  • Password Generator: Define additional characters to choose from [#3876]
  • Reports: Database password health check (offline) [#3993]
  • Reports: HIBP online service to check for breached passwords [#4438]
  • Auto-Type: DateTime placeholders [#4409]
  • Browser: Show group name in results sent to browser extension [#4111]
  • Browser: Ability to define a custom browser location (macOS and Linux only) [#4148]
  • Browser: Ability to change root group UUID and inline edit connection ID [#4315, #4591]
  • CLI: db-info command [#4231]
  • CLI: Use wl-clipboard if xclip is not available (Linux) [#4323]
  • CLI: Incorporate xclip into snap builds [#4697]
  • SSH Agent: Key file path env substitution, SSH_AUTH_SOCK override, and connection test [#3769, #3801, #4545]
  • SSH Agent: Context menu actions to add/remove keys [#4290]
Changed
  • Complete replacement of default database icons [#4699]
  • Complete replacement of application icons [#4066, #4161, #4203, #4411]
  • Complete rewrite of documentation and manpages using Asciidoctor [#4937]
  • Complete refactor of config files; separate between local and roaming [#4665]
  • Complete refactor of browser integration and proxy code [#4680]
  • Complete refactor of hardware key integration (YubiKey and OnlyKey) [#4584, #4843]
  • Significantly improve performance when saving and opening databases [#4309, #4833]
  • Remove read-only detection for database files [#4508]
  • Overhaul of password fields and password generator [#4367]
  • Replace instances of “Master Key” with “Database Credentials” [#4929]
  • Change settings checkboxes to positive phrasing for consistency [#4715]
  • Improve UX of using entry actions (focus fix) [#3893]
  • Set expiration time to Now when enabling entry expiration [#4406]
  • Always show “New Entry” in context menu [#4617]
  • Issue warning before adding large attachments [#4651]
  • Improve importing OPVault [#4630]
  • Improve AutoOpen capability [#3901, #4752]
  • Check for updates every 7 days even while still running [#4752]
  • Improve Windows installer UI/UX [#4675]
  • Improve config file handling of portable distribution [#4131, #4752]
  • macOS: Hide dock icon when application is hidden to tray [#4782]
  • Browser: Use unlock dialog to improve UX of opening a locked database [#3698]
  • Browser: Improve database and entry settings experience [#4392, #4591]
  • Browser: Improve confirm access dialog [#2143, #4660]
  • KeeShare: Improve monitoring file changes of shares [#4720]
  • CLI: Rename create command to db-create [#4231]
  • CLI: Cleanup db-create options (--set-key-file and --set-password) [#4313]
  • CLI: Use stderr for help text and password prompts [#4086, #4623]
  • FdoSecrets: Display existing secret service process [#4128]
Fixed
  • Fix changing focus around the main window using tab key [#4641]
  • Fix search field clearing while still using the application [#4368]
  • Improve search help widget displaying on macOS and Linux [#4236]
  • Return keyboard focus after editing an entry [#4287]
  • Reset database path after failed “Save As” [#4526]
  • Make builds reproducible [#4411]
  • Improve handling of ccache when building [#4104, #4335]
  • Windows: Use correct UI font and size [#4769]
  • macOS: Properly re-hide application window after browser integration and Auto-Type usage [#4909]
  • Linux: Fix version number not embedded in AppImage [#4842]
  • Auto-Type: Fix crash when performing on new entry [#4132]
  • Browser: Send legacy HTTP settings to recycle bin [#4589]
  • Browser: Fix merging browser keys [#4685]
  • CLI: Fix encoding when exporting database [#3921]
  • SSH Agent: Improve reliability and underlying code [#3833, #4256, #4549, #4595]
  • FdoSecrets: Fix crash when editing settings before service is enabled [#4332]