If you forget your site password, rather than going through the reset password hassle here’s how to show hidden passwords with a simple HTML browser tip.
Almost all browsers hide the password field with asterisks for security purposes. Having your browser save them saves you the hassle of remembering them all. But if your password wasn’t saved for some reason, and you have a complex passcode, it’s nice to be able to see what’s behind the curtain.
See Passwords Behind Asterisk in Google Chrome
Open any website where you have your password saved, right-click on the password field and go to Inspect Element.
When the HTML Editor opens, look for input type = “password” field and change “password” to “text” and press Enter to save.
An easy way to find that line of code is hit Ctrl + F and type: password in the search field and arrow to it.
There you have it!
Show Passwords in Firefox
The process is virtually the same. Right-click the password field and click Inspect Element.
A gray bar will appear with the password field highlighted. Press Alt+M or click on the icon shown below to open the Markup Panel.
It will show you the code for the password field. Just look at the highlighted line and change type=”password” to “text.”
Do remember to change the type back to password, especially if you have multiple users on your computer.