Chrome Tip: Quickly Reveal Saved AutoFilled Password without Going To Settings

To simplify the login process without remembering too many different passwords on different websites, Google Chrome has a feature built-in that saves, manages, and auto-fills the passwords when needed. But the auto-filled password is hidden under a mask with a series of asterisks, such as below:

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If you would like to reveal the secret under this series asterisks without going to Password Managers in Chrome’s Setting page, here is a quick trick you can use.

Right-click the Password field and choose Inspect Element,

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That¬†opens Chrome’s Develop Tools with the Password field automatically highlighted. Now all you need is double-click the element called Type=”password”, and type in Text instead.

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After hit Enter, you will see your Password in clear plain text format in the Password field right in front of your eyes.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 07/21/2014

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