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Google Chrome Extra Characters Added When Pasting Passwords

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#1 nikki605


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:39 AM

I am running 2 Win 7 Pro PCs and have been using IE11 on both.  I have been finding more and more websites that no longer work properly under IE11, so I installed Chrome V65.0.3325.146 to try it.

I ran into a problem almost immediately trying to paste passwords from my password manager, Password Prompter, into various websites on both PCs.  In IE11, I would copy/paste the password (CTRL+c/CTRL+v) with no problem.  In Chrome, when I paste the password into the field, extra, random characters are added which causes the login to fail.  In the attached screen shot (NOT a real password I use - for illustration purposes only), the first 10 characters are the correct sample password but everything after the "3" are added when I paste into Chrome.  IE11 and Firefox do not have this problem.  It also pastes correctly into Notepad.  I installed the ShowPassword extension in Chrome in order to see what was happening which is how I got the screen shot.  I have tried pasting with both CTRL+v and CRTL+Shift+v but get the same results.



I have installed 2 extensions which did not help - Allow Copy and Don't F**k With Paste.

I know that Chrome has an internal password manager but I choose not to use it.

Any idea what is causing this password paste problem and how to fix it?

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