PassPack‘s auto-login button can only log you into websites that it’s “learned” already. Teaching a new website is optional, but it’s also fairly easy. Here’s how to do it.
Sometimes PassPack will ask you to teach it a new website. When this happens you will see an alert box with instructions.
These instructions should be fairly straight forward – read them, press OK to make the alert box go away, then click on the username field, the password field and the login button (in that order).
A dotted red border lets you know your click has been recorded.
Once you do this, you’ll see another alert box that will ask you if you think it worked or not:
If so, press OK, the page will refresh and you can press your PassPack It! button again to login in. It should work right away.
If not, or you’re not sure, just press cancel and no harm done. You won’t be able to use the auto-login until someone else decides to train PassPack on that site. If it’s a popular site, that could be soon. If not, it could be never… why not try again?
Click slowly. Give PassPack some time between clicks to register what is happening. Wait for the red border to appear. Usually a deep breath between clicks will work… and you’ll be more relaxed too [wink]. If there is no red border after a deep breath, then try clicking it again (just once, don’t go wild).
Use the Escape Key. If, when you click the field, the browser shows you a bunch of autofill options, then just press the ESC key on your keyboard and it’ll go away. This won’t interfere with training and you can proceed.
When Training Doesn’t Work
The internet is a varied an complex place. The PassPack It! button does its absolute best to learn new websites, but it can’t always manage. If you’ve repeatedly tried to teach it a new site but just can’t get it to work, then it’s best that you tell us here with a link to the site that isn’t working, a short description of what went wrong, and the type of browser you are using (Explorer? Firefox?).
There is no need to send us any login information – so please don’t.