Passwords keep you protected, but sometimes they are easy to forget, especially when you rely on password managing software. This is why we have created this guide that will allow you to show hidden passwords.

Want to see what’s behind those secretive asterisks? There are some ways to bypass them, so stick around and see how it’s done.

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Show hidden passwords by looking at code

Show hidden passwordYou can dig into the code to see what your password manager has typed into a text box. Here’s how.

Show passwords in Chrome:

  1. Open any website and let your manager input a password.
  2. Right-click on the text box with the password.
  3. Select “Inspect element.”
  4. Look for the text “input type=password.”
  5. Replace “Password” with “Text.”
  6. Your password will show up!

Show passwords in Firefox: 

  1. Open any website and let your manager input a password.
  2. Right-click on the text box with the password.
  3. Select “Inspect element.”
  4. When the bar with the highlighted password field appears, press Alt+M or hit the Markup Panel button.
  5. A line of code will appear. Replace “Password” with “Text.”

Keep in mind these changes will not go away. Make sure to switch replace “Text” with “Password” so future users may not see your private information.


Show hidden passwords through manager settings

Most password managers have an option for displaying passwords within their own settings menu. The process for doing this is different in every case, but we will show you how it’s done on Chrome and Firefox so you can get the gist of it.

Show passwords in Chrome:

  1. Hit the 3-dot menu button in the top-right corner of your browser.
  2. Select “Settings.”
  3. Scroll down to the “Autofill” section and select “Passwords.”
  4. There will be an eye icon next to every saved password. Click on it.
  5. You will be asked for your password. Input it.
  6. Password will appear.

Show passwords in Firefox:

  1. Hit the Firefox menu button. Then select Options>Options
  2. Once in the Options, select the “Security” tab and click on “Saved passwords.”
  3. This will show a box with your usernames and hidden passwords. To show hidden passwords simply click on the button that says “Show passwords.”
  4. You will be asked if you are sure you want to do this. Go ahead and click on “Yes.”

Show hidden passwords using third party software

Plenty of third party apps and extensions out there that will show hidden passwords. A couple good ones include the ShowPassword and Show Hidden Password Chrome extensions. A quick search will lead you to plenty of other options, though. 

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