Howto decrypt a text

NOTE: You can only decrypt files, if you have one private key, the file is encrypted for. You can identify the private keys by the "bunch of keys"-image in front of the name in the keylist (in this case Bobby):

private key hint

There are five steps for encrypting a text. We assume, that Bobby wants to decrypt a text, which is encrypted with his public key.

STEP 1: Copy the text to the textedit-field

First Bobby copies the text to the textedit-field.

copy to textedit-field

STEP 2: Choose key(s)

Secondly he chooses his own key.

choose key

STEP 3: Decrypt message

Now Bobby hits the decrypt button to decrypt the text. Alternatively he could use the shortcut Ctrl+D or use the menu crypto->decrypt.
NOTE: You can only decrypt texts, for which you have the private key. The private keys are those, with the key-icon in front of the Name in the keylist.

decrypt message

STEP 4: Enter passphrase

Now Bobby enters the passphrase of his key.

enter passphrase

STEP 5: Read the text

Now Bobby can read the encrypted text.

read encrypted text