Trick To Reveal Password Hidden Behind Asterisks In Web Browsers [Chrome & Firefox]

Almost everyone of us has got a habit of ticking “Remember Me” while signing in to our any of online assets. Usually every modern browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox offer this feature to choose users whether the browser should remember the password and make next sign in process easier for you.

When you tick “Remember Me“, you save yourself from entering password next time in that web browser. But doing this for few weeks or months, you forget the real password as you can see asterisks only in the password field.

And who knows, whats hidden behind asterisks ? So whenever you need to know what is there hidden behind asterisks, you simply click on forget password and reset the password. But let me ask, why to waste time in resetting password when you can reveal password hidden behind asterisks quickly and easily ?

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Trick to Reveal Hidden Password Behind Asterisks in Web Browsers Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox

Sounds interesting ? Yes, I have got a quick and simple tutorial to help you reveal password in web browsers so that you may see what is hidden behind asterisks or dots.

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Reveal Password Behind Asterisks in Google Chrome

First of all, go to website’s sign in page where your password is stored in dots, bullets or asterisks. Now Right click on password field and then click on Inspect elements, as shown below.

Inspect Element to Change CSS HTML to Show Password in Google Chrome

Now, you can see the bottom-part of your browser filled with HTML codes. Among those codes, some parts will be highlighted with blue color. These are the codes for password field. You have to do few changes here.

Just find out type=”password” in those codes and change the type=”password” to type=”text” by double clicking on it. After making the change, just hit ENTER.

Change HTML in Chrome to Reveal Pasword Hidden Behind Asterisks

Now the browser will show text password in the password field instead of asterisks or bullets.

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Show Password Hidden Behind Dots in Mozilla Firefox

As discussed above for Google Chrome, in the same way first go to website’s login page where your password is stored. And then Right Click in password field. Now click on Inspect element, illustration shown below.

How to Reveal Hidden Password in Mozilla Firefox

After clicking on inspect element, again a window filled with HTML codes will open in bottom part of your browser in which the codes for password field will be highlighted with different color. Now do the same changes here also.

Simply, find out type=”password” and double click on it to change it into type=”text”. Finally hit ENTER and you are done !

Reveal Password Hidden Behind Asterisks in Mozilla Firefox

So you have successfully learnt “How to reveal password hidden behind asterisks in Web Browsers ?“. Now the browser will show password like this.

Password Shown in Mozilla Firefox Behind Asterisks

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Though there are many Chrome extensions and Mozilla Adds on which help you to manage your password and let you perform such activities. But I don’t recommend it to reveal password as doing it manually by yourself it far better than trusting and allowing a tool developed by others.

Many websites don’t allow signing in with pre-stored passwords, especially those where you have to enter password to authorize, access or confirm a transaction – it becomes quite important to know the password hidden behind those asterisks or bullets. So use this trick to reveal password easily and never forget password again !

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Do you know any other trick or process ? How do you reveal password stored in your browsers ? Do let me know via comment section below.

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3 comments… add one
  • Milan Makwana (@makwanamilan) May 1, 2015, 3:32 pm

    Great 🙂 came here to get help and it helped

    • Rahul Dubey May 1, 2015, 4:30 pm

      Thanks Milan for the good words. I really appreciate your kind feedback. Do come back for more helpful ideas. 😉

  • William Ng Mar 10, 2016, 1:55 am

    Thank you so much, Rahul, you’ve saved me from all forgotten passwords set a long time ago.
    Thank you again!

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