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Right click behavior on macOS #3898

gyli opened this issue Nov 18, 2019 · 2 comments


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@gyli gyli commented Nov 18, 2019

Expected Behavior

Highlight an entry, right click on a blank area in the list, the options it pops up should be "New entry".

Current Behavior

Currently the menu it pops up is options of selected items.

Possible Solution

If one or more items are selected, I have to left-click on a blank area to de-select them, in order to pop up "New entry" menu.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Highlight an entry
  2. Right click on a non-highlighted area in the list
  3. It will show the options of the selected item(s), while it should probably show "New entry" instead.


I found that my usual way to create a new entry does not work, since in current version, I have to make sure there is no entry highlighted, before creating a new entry through right click. Note that when switching to a group, the first entry is the default entry and it's pre-highlighted. So if you want to create a new entry under a group (without using the toolbar), you need to - choose the group, left-click on a blank area to de-select the default one, right-click on a blank area to pop up "New entry" option.

I am not sure if it's a bug, but I think the previous and better behavior is right-click on blank area always calls "New entry" option. Only when right-click on highlighted items calls the menu for those items, like Copy username, Copy password, etc.

I know there is a similar ticket, #3839, but I don't think these are same issue. This one is more like a designing improvement.

Debug Info

KeePassXC - Version 2.5.1
Revision: 0fd8836

Qt 5.13.1
Debugging mode is disabled.

Operating system: macOS Mojave (10.14)
CPU architecture: x86_64
Kernel: darwin 18.7.0

Enabled extensions:

  • Auto-Type
  • Browser Integration
  • SSH Agent
  • KeeShare (signed and unsigned sharing)
  • YubiKey
  • TouchID

Cryptographic libraries:
libgcrypt 1.8.5

@gyli gyli added the bug label Nov 18, 2019

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@droidmonkey droidmonkey commented Nov 19, 2019

The problem is with Qt not deselecting the chosen row on right click in blank space. This bug also causes the issue seen in the related issue.


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@droidmonkey droidmonkey commented Nov 23, 2019

This is a duplicate of #3839. The same underlying issue in the Qt framework causes both.

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