KeeVault Autostart

#1

Is there a way to have KeeVault start automatically when the web browser opens?

#2

Yeah you can Pin the tab (right-click to find that feature in the context menu of Firefox or Chrome).

Possibly requires changing other settings but for me that causes it to auto-load, along with a handful of other Pinned tabs.

#3

I already pin the tab (in Chrome). This seems to work OK when:

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Open keevault.pm
  3. Pin tab
  4. Close Chrome
  5. Open Chrome and keevault.pm is opened automatically as a pinned tab

However this is what happens at least 50% of the time:

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Open keevault.pm
  3. Pin tab
  4. Close Chrome main browser window, leaving Chrome running in the background/tray - Or - Leave Chrome main browser window open and just do an OS shutdown.
  5. Open Chrome and Chrome reports not having been closed down properly and therefore asks to restore the previous session, to which I 99% of the time don’t want to.
  6. Keevault.pm is not automatically opened (pinned or otherwise)
    (Note: The above is also the case when working on multiple systems - home laptop, work laptop etc …)

This is another reason why I think KeeVault should be opened as an add-on/extension rather than just a browser tab/website. As it is right now its not reliable and more than half of the time I have to manually open it.

#4

Thanks for the information. I’m sure we’ll be able to find a way to cut down how often you have to manually open it.

I’m not sure what you mean about this also being the case when working on multiple systems. Can you clarify please?

From what I understand, you want to change the way that Chrome treats Pinned tabs (I was not aware of this session recovery detail before, probably because 99.9% of the time I would want it to recover itself after it crashes).

Maybe look into https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/forever-pinned/nigigpmchbpkjjgncmpiggfnikllldlh?hl=en-GB ?

If that works nicely, we could look into whether we can develop a similar technique within the Kee browser extension so that the option can be configured within Kee. There’s a good chance this approach would work on Firefox too, if there are ways in which that can be configured or crash in order to cause this same problem.

If that’s no good, there are a couple of other suggestions in this ChromeOS topic, which will probably apply to Chrome on any platform: https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeos/comments/ap77h9/is_there_a_way_to_permanently_pin_tabs_or/

Or there’s some instructions to change the way Chrome loads by using the command line: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7264/make-google-chrome-open-with-pinned-tabs/

#5

I’m not sure what you mean about this also being the case when working on multiple systems. Can you clarify please?

After further testing it seems to be this:

  1. Home laptop using Chrome with KeeVault open and pinned
  2. Home laptop lid closed (goes into suspend)
  3. Work laptop started up and open Chrome
  4. Chrome reports not having been closed correctly and requests to restore previous session
  5. Request denied (by myself)
  6. No KeeVault - have to open it manually.

Maybe look into https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/forever-pinned/nigigpmchbpkjjgncmpiggfnikllldlh?hl=en-GB ?

When installing the extension I am informed that this extension will be able to read my browsing history. Uhm … no!

Automatic opening of such a vital tool, without added configs and/or extensions, is a must imo. In promoting it to other people is immediately cause for hassle.