KeePassXC 2.6.4 Released with Apple Silicon M1 Support

February 3, 2021 — Leave a comment

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The fourth maintenance update for KeePassXC 2.6 was released with various minor bug-fixes, and some new features.

KeePassXC 2.6.4 now provides native ARM64 builds for the new Apple Silicon M1 Macs. For the time being, it comes without support for signed KeeShare containers due to dependency incompatibilities.

In the new release, you can now switch between light and dark mode without restart the application. For Windows and Mac OS, it also responds automatically to light/dark theme changes in the system.

With an updated libgcrypt library, a buffer overflow vulnerability now is fixed in Windows and Mac OS. Users are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

Other changes in KeePassXC 2.6.4 include:

  • Show window title as tooltip on system tray
  • Compress Snap release as LZO for faster initial startup
  • Set maximum selectable password length to 999 for password generator.
  • Fix crash on app close when using SSH agent
  • Fix KDF selection showing wrong item when using Argon2id
  • Automatically close About dialog on database lock if it is still open
  • Fix click-to-move on empty area activating when using menus in Linux.

How to Install KeePassXC 2.6.4 in Ubuntu:

The Latest KeePassXC is available in Ubuntu Software via Snap package. The official download page also offers the non-install single executable Appimage package.

For those prefer the classic apt method, the official upstream PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10.

1.) Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application launcher.

When terminal opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phoerious/keepassxc

Type your password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then either update the software package using Software Updater

or run command to install the software:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install keepassxc

Uninstall:

You can run the PPA repository simply by running command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:phoerious/keepassxc

And if you want, remove keepassxc password manger via command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove keepassxc

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