Recover Your Hidden Passwords


Method 1

At website login pages, you can view masked passwords by changing the password input type as text.

By right clicking on the password input box and selecting “inspect” or “inspect element”, you can change the input field type to “text” and your password will appear as normal text instead of asterisks.

Method 2:

If the first method doesn’t work for you or you are not quite sure how to do it, you can also add the following shortcut to your browser.  Then, when on the page that is displaying asterisks as your password, click the shortcut to reveal the password.

Create a new shortcut on your browser shortcut bar. Now right click on the shortcut and select edit.  Change the URL to the following…

javascript:var p=r();function r(){var g=0;var x=false;var x=z(document.forms);g=g+1;var w=window.frames;for(var k=0;k<w.length;k++){var x =((x)||(z(w[k].document.forms)));g=g+1;}if(!x)alert(‘Password not found in ‘+g+’ forms’);}function z(f){var b=false;for(var i=0;i<f.length;i++){var e=f[i].elements;for(var j=0;j<e.length;j++){if(h(e[j])){b=true}}}return b;}function h(ej){var s=”;if(ej.type==’password’){s=ej.value;if(s!=”){ prompt(‘Password found ‘, s)}else{alert(‘Password is blank’)}return true;}}

Then save it.