Some web browsers intelligently hide passwords using stars(asterisks or dots) and provide no way in which a user can recover his password by simply looking at what the browser shows. Here are some tips and tricks that you can use in such a situation to reveal your password for a website when you have forgotten it but your browser remembers it.
|Enter your Password!|
Use Developer Options to show passwordsOpen the website for which your browser has the saved password, then right click on the password box and click Inspect element.
A code like this would be displayed:-
<input type="password" class="inputtext" name="pass" id="pass">
Change the type from password to text so that the code looks like:-
<input type="text" class="inputtext" name="pass" id="pass">
Your password would be immediately visible.
Show password bookmarkletAlternatively, you can use this Show Password Bookmarklet by dragging it to your Bookmarks bar to instantly view hidden passwords at the click of a button. This bookmarklet works on most browsers including Mozilla Firefox.
|Password Recovery Popup in Google Chrome|
Google Chrome ExtensionShow Password is a Google Chrome extension which automatically converts scrambled hidden passwords into readable form. To use this nifty extension, just open the webpage with the hidden password and take your mouse cursor over the field containing the hidden password. The add-on will automatically reveal the password to you.
Note: These tips can also be used by others to hack your passwords. To avoid such situations, I would advise you to stay alert when others use your computer.