Easily Reveal Hidden Passwords In Any Browser

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]


    Or upgrade to Windows 8. It adds a small icon to the end of password boxes which, while you are holding your finger down on the mouse button, will show you the masked password.

    Or you could like, just go into the password manager and have a look?

      Or you could like, just do this easier method

    In IE you can copy/paste this Javascript into the address bar, hit enter, and it will display all passwords on the page:

    javascript:(function(){var s,F,j,f,i; s = ""; F = document.forms; for(j=0; j


    In fact, you don't even need to change it to "text", simply deleting any letter from 'password' will to the trick. e.g. type="passwor".

    It's also extrmely useful if you are using a long password (Not a rembered one), that you have just typed in, but are pretty sure you've made a typo. That way you can see what you've typed without having to just delete the whole string and start again.

    I'm been using this for years in my role on various application support teams when users have been unable to remember their web-app and browser based email passwords, but don't have direct access to the keychain/passwordsafe/etc. because they've forgotten that password too.

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