Your explanation helps me to understand why KM is not able to turn the secure input mode off. I can see why there is no work around for that.
I wanted the group to know that textexpander figures out which application is the culprit, and that this ability is incredibly valuable. It also has helped me to figure out when the culprit application causes the problem. I hope that KM adds that feature to the product.
For those who are searching for answers in this forum, in my case, the culprit application was Outlook. Outlook as part of Office365, has an annoying bug on the Mac which causes it to frequently forget that it has been registered on the system through a login with Microsoft Office. The login registration has a bug as well which on two of my Macs, causes it to frequently fail registration. Whenever I have to re-register the Mac, the Outlook/Office365 web page puts the system into secure input mode. If the registration fails, it will leave the system in secure input mode. If it succeeds, it can also leave the system in secure input mode. Textexpander helped me figure this out. Now, when my system is stuck, I know which application to go and beat up to fix the system.
As the KM help message indicates that 1Password or LastPass are usually the culprit applications, I spent a lot of time trying to beat up 1Password to no avail. As I use 1Password, only after some serious reflection did I look beyond 1Password for the solution. So, the help message would be more helpful if it pointed to a list, perhaps on the web, of all applications that have been found to potentially create this problem, and the suggestion that installing Textexpander will lead to the culprit application. It should be noted that Textexpander does not always come up with the right culprit. In their forums, people mention that when Textexpander cannot figure out who the rogue application is, that Textexpander will state that the application is the “Login” application. If that is the named rogue, then you will probably not get to the bottom of the problem immediately.
Let me know if KM adds this feature! I love KM and do not want to have to install two products.