Fixing LastPass with Safari Binary Install

Speaking of annoying tech problems, LastPass has been thwarting me ever since I received a new MacBook. It was unusable with Safari. LastPass worked fine with Chrome (eats too much battery) and Firefox (leaks too much memory), but no matter how many times I uninstalled and re-installed it, the binary component failed to load.

What is tragic is that the version has not been updated since May 2016, and the problem is a very simple fix, and presumably, a very easy update to the LastPass Installer. Zero help from LastPass tech support, even though we are an Enterprise user. Fortunately, a user figured it out.

The symptoms: In Safari, the LastPass plugin would not display “Copy Password” or “Copy User” and it did not have the icons to do so. Here are some images and fix:

More details can be found here and here.

Once you have it all straightened out, if you go to More Option -> About LastPass, if should show the Binary Component: true (Helper App): 

Doesn’t require too much technical skill, but don’t expect help from LastPass.



Fix Pressing Twice in Safari to Search

This is very annoying. I decided to do a clean install for my new MacBook, so some other tweaks that I apparently had from years before were lost. I guess.

But, one of the things that was very annoying on the new MacBook was that when I searched from the address bar, Safari was requiring me to press Enter twice. I was used to pressing it once.

Here is the fix:

Go to Safari Preferences, Search and disable “Include search engine suggestions”.

Presto, fixo!