KeePass Password Safe 2.40 Released with New Features

Last updated on January 10th, 2021

KeePass Password Safe 2.40 was released a few days ago with some new features and various improvements.

KeePass 2.4.0 release highlights:

  • Added automatic completion support for the user name box and the auto-type sequence boxes in the entry editing dialogs
  • Added automatic completion support for the URL and user name boxes in the ‘Open From URL’ dialog
  • Added option ‘Group path’ in the ‘Find’ dialog
  • Added read-only mode for the entry string dialog
  • The internal data viewer now supports zooming images via Ctrl+Add, Ctrl+Subtract, and the mouse wheel with Ctrl.
  • Added option ‘Remember master password (in encrypted form) of a database while it is open’
  • Enhanced compatibility check for DLL plugins.
  • Added URL opening event for plugins.
  • On Unix-like systems: added support for opening the local help file with KChmViewer.
  • Added workaround for initial input focus problem in the master key prompt dialog.
  • Added workaround for Mono not always raising the FormClosed event properly.
  • TrlUtil now remembers the last translation file directory.
  • There are also various bug-fixes and code optimizations.

How to Install the Latest KeePass in Ubuntu:

The software package has been made into an Ubuntu PPA available for all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run following commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/keepass2

Type user password (no visual feedback due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade KeePass password safe via Software Updater if you have a previous version installed:

Or run commands to install / upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install keepass2


The PPA repository can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab. To remove KeePass password safe, simply run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove keepass2