Reveal Hidden Passwords under Asterisks in any Web Browser

Reveal Hidden Passwords
By Tapas Pal Updated

I love to save my passwords and use the browser’s autofill feature. That’s because I am no good at remembering things, especially passwords. If you are using the browser autofill, then its very easy to forget the password. In this easy tutorial, we will show you how to reveal hidden passwords under asterisks in any web browser.

All web browsers mask the password field using the asterisk. This makes sense. You don’t want everyone to see your password do you?

The passwords are masked using simple HTML. So in case, you really want to take a look behind the curtain to see what your password is, you only need to do a few things.

We will show you how it’s done in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. First visit any site for which you have a saved password.

Reveal Hidden Passwords in Google Chrome

Right-click on the password field select “Inspect”

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Find type=”password” and double click on it. Input types are by default “text” fields so you can either set the type to empty or set it to text. Choose anyone that you like. Your password will be visible.

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Reveal Hidden Passwords in Firefox

Right-click on the password field and select “Inspect Element”

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Again look for same type=”password” field.

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Change it just like you did for Chrome. Your password will be revealed.

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This trick also works on modern versions of IE. On an older version (IE 9) press F12 and then press Ctrl+B. Select your password field. Rest of the steps are same.

This is the fastest way to look up your password in times when you forget it. Hope you found it useful.