How to reveal passwords (asterisks) on web pages using Google Chrome Inspect Element tool

  • Posted on: 25 July 2013
  • By: Michał Turecki

A quick howto:

  1. Right click on a password box with password entered into it by a password manager or another user and select "Inspect element". If right mouse button is disabled - press F12 and try again.
  2. Make a note of id="xxx" property on the input tag
  3. In the address bar type (case sensitive):

    Where xxx is the name identified in step 2.

You should see the alert window displaying the hidden password.