Auto-fill doesn't work on my computer

Dashlane isn't automatically filling in the password on one of your online accounts, or isn't filling in in forms on the web?

If you are experiencing issues with the auto-fill on Android or iOS, please refer to the articles Auto-fill doesn’t work on my Android device and Auto-fill doesn't work on my iOS device.

There are several reasons this might occur. To solve the problem, please verify the following, in this order:

1. Is the Dashlane extension installed and working?

Extension installation and status

The Dashlane browser extension is available on Windows, macOS, Chromebook and Linux. It is officially compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer. It can also be installed in some other Chromium-based and Firefox-based browsers such as Opera, despite the fact that they are not officially supported.

Below is what an installed and working extension should look like in most browsers. It should be outlined in teal color and not grayed-out except in Safari where it is either dark or light gray. If it isn't outlined in tealplease click here.

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For Linux and Chromebook, please click here.

If it is installed in Firefox (shows in the extension management section of the browser) but does not appear in the toolbar, please click here.

Extension mode (option)

Our solution for Linux and Chromebook, an extension that works on its own without having to install our separate desktop application, is also available on Windows and macOS through the extension options.

Our extension has two "modes": Desktop for an extension that communicates with a desktop app and Standalone for an extension that works on its own (Standalone is the default and only mode for Edge as well as for Chrome and Firefox on Linux and Chromebook). This mode can be changed by clicking the "Options" button next to Dashlane in the extension management section of your browser.

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Therefore, if your extension is gray, it may be due to the mode in which it is currently set. Indeed, in Standalone mode, the extension will be gray until you click it and log in to your Dashlane account in your browser. If you would like the extension to connect with the desktop application, please make sure that it's set to the Desktop mode using the "Options" button as explained above.

If your extension stays grayed-out even in Desktop mode, please click here.

2. Is the website or webpage disabled in the extension?

The Dashlane browser extension allows you to partially or fully disable the analysis of form fields on a specific web page or an entire website. Therefore, we need to make sure that Dashlane was not disabled by mistake on the page where you are trying to have it auto-fill forms.

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For more information on how to disable or re-enable Dashlane auto-fill on a specific web page or website, please click here.

3. Are there impalas in the detected fields?

After making sure that the Dashlane extension is installed, properly working, and that the form fields analysis is not disabled, we need to verify that Dashlane successfully identified the fields on the page.

The first step is checking the presence of impalas (our mascot), teal or gray, in the fields that you're trying to auto-fill. More information on the different impala colors can be found here.

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If all the fields have teal impalas but the wrong information is auto-filled or if one of the fields is missing an impala, you will need to report the website using the method described in the article How to fix issues with Dashlane on a specific site, and in that case you can likely ignore the rest of this page.

4. Is the correct information stored in Dashlane?

Even if Dashlane is installed, working, and even if Dashlane successfully detected the fields on the page, the auto-fill will not work properly if the right information is not stored in Dashlane.

The first thing to check, in the case of a login form, is the website URL. If the URL of the page you want auto-filled does not match the URL of your credential in Dashlane, the auto-fill will not trigger. The best way to make sure that it is correct is to manually go to the login page, copy the URL and paste it in the credential saved in Dashlane.

The email address, login and password stored in Dashlane for the online account must be correct as well. Otherwise, it will not prevent the auto-fill from working but will cause the authentication to fail.

We also recommend to add as many pieces of information as possible into Dashlane to get the best auto-fill experience. Postal address, email address, phone number, name, IDs, payment methods and more can be saved in Dashlane and then auto-filled on the web.

5. Other issues with workarounds

Subdomains

If the website on which you are trying to have Dashlane auto-fill has a URL that looks like www.subdomain.website.com instead of the usual www.website.com, you might need to use our feature for subdomains in order to get it working.

For more information on how to manage subdomains in Dashlane, please click here.

Special cases (tax, social security, etc...)

In some cases, auto-filling a login form will be more complex than expected.

Indeed, Dashlane usually fulls the information to use for auto-fill from the Passwords section of the app but sometimes the information required to log in to the online account is stored in a different section.

For example, when logging in to your social security account, the social security number stored in the IDs section will be needed. In this case, both creating the credential in the Passwords section (with the social security number as a login) and creating the social security card in the IDs section will be required to have the proper auto-fill experience on the website.

Getting rid of obsolete duplicate credentials

If the auto-fill issue you are facing is the inability to get into one of your online accounts because you have multiple (duplicate) credentials for the same website and you don't know which one is correct, we recommend removing the duplicate passwords using the method described in How to clean duplicate passwords.

Virtual keyboards

Virtual keyboards, mostly used on banking or other financial websites, are actually not supported by Dashlane and cannot be auto-filled. However, most of the time, the virtual keyboard is used for the password but the login field is a regular one that can be auto-filled by Dashlane.

Therefore, you can manually create a credential in Dashlane with the correct URL and at least the login. You will then be able to have Dashlane auto-fill your login on these websites and use the virtual keyboard to manually confirm the password.

HTTP Basic and Digest

HTTP authentication is a specific type of login experience which goes through a pop-up that seems to be generated by the browser itself instead of the website.

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For more information on HTTP authentication, please click here.

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