KeePassXC 2.6.3 released

Today we are releasing the third 2.6 maintenance update, KeePassXC 2.6.3.

This update includes support for new KeePass2 features that increase the security of your database: XML Key File Version 2 and Argon2id. The new XML Key File makes it easier to print your key file for storage and recovery. This is now the default key file created by KeePass2. KeePassXC continues to generate hashed key files by default for the time being, though an XML key file can be generated by choosing the*.keyx file extension. The benefits of Argon2id are discussed here.

Along with these improvements, this update includes better support for CSV import/export, protection from Windows 10 clipboard history, macOS Big Sur icon styling, and improvements to the user interface and user experience.

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).

2.6.3 Changelog


  • Support Argon2id KDF #5778
  • Support XMLv2 key files #5798


  • Improve CSV Import/Export, include time fields and TOTP #5346
  • Support empty area dragging of the application window #5860
  • Display default Auto-Type sequence in preview pane #5654
  • Remove strict length limit on generated passwords #5748
  • Hide key file path by default when unlocking database #5779
  • Document browser extension use with Edge in managed mode #5692
  • Windows: Prevent clipboard history and cloud sync #5853
  • macOS: Update the application icon to Big Sur styling #5851


  • Re-select previously selected entry on database unlock #5559
  • Properly save special character choice in password generator #5610
  • Fix crash in browser integration with multiple similar entries #5653
  • Remove offset on username field in classic theme #5788
  • Ensure entry history is copied when drag/dropping entries and groups #5817
  • Close modal dialogs when database is locked #5820
  • Prevent crash when KeeShare modifies an entry that is currently being edited #5827
  • Improve preview of entry attributes #5834
  • Always activate/focus database open dialog preventing mistype #5878
  • Reports: fix calculation of average password length #5862
  • Linux: Delay startup on login to correct tray icon issues #5724


Please report any bugs you encounter at our GitHub issue tracker. We are also available on Matrix for real-time feedback and discussions. See our contact page for further options.