Password managers are designed to offer you a secure method to store your passwords. One benefit of using them is that you can significantly increase the length and complexity of your passwords. This is because you don’t have to remember a unique password for every account you have anymore. Making use of your password manager’s browser extension, if one is offered, can also provide further benefits. For example, it can tell when you sign in to an account that is not currently saved in your vault. It can also offer the ability to automatically fill your credentials into login forms, which can be incredibly convenient.
Another thing the Bitwarden browser extension offers are additional context menu options. These options allow you to select an entry to auto-fill, copy a username, copy a password, or generate and copy a random password.
The context menu options, allow you to access data for vault entries with matching URLs without having to open the extension pane. “Auto-fill” allows you to select an entry to auto-fill. “Copy username” and “Copy password” respectively allow you to copy the username and password of the selected account to the clipboard, from which they will need to be pasted manually. “Generate password (copied)” generates a password using your password generation preferences from the extension and copies it to your clipboard, again so you can paste it manually.
Not everyone will want to use these context menu entries, however, and they make the context menu longer. Thankfully, for those users that don’t want to use the context menu options, you can disable them.
How to disable the context menu options
To configure your extension settings, you first need to open the browser extension pane. To do so, click on the Bitwarden extension icon. Next, switch to the “Settings” tab, then scroll to the bottom and click on “Options”.
On the options page, scroll down, then tick the checkbox labelled “Disable context menu options”.
The context menu options offered by the Bitwarden browser extension allow you to sign into or up to websites without ever having to open the extension pane. By following the steps in this guide, you can disable the context menu options if you don’t want to use them.