If you use autofill for your passwords in your browser, there’s no reason to remember them, so we forget about them altogether. As it turns out, tech blog Digital Inspiration shows us how to easily reveal these passwords using the developer tools.
Whether you use a password manager like LastPass or you just let your browser store your passwords, your browser will always use asterisks to block the password box from being seen by passersby behind you. To remove the mask and reveal your password, you just need to do a few things.
Right-click the password box and select “Inspect Element”. This brings up the developer console. On the line that starts with “input type=password” change the word “password” to “text”. This will reveal your password. While you can always pop into your browser’s menu screen to look up saved passwords (or into your LastPass profile), this is a quicker way that may be better-suited to your needs.
A Simple Way to See your Passwords Hidden Under Asterisks [Digital Inspiration]