How to View Saved Passwords Hidden Under Asterisks on Chrome

With Chromesync enabled to save all your passwords, chances are that you do not remember many of your passwords anymore. That’s what happened with me.

You can always go to the settings menu of Chrome to view all saved passwords. But what if you could let Chrome show you the actual password insead of those asterisks on the page itself?

Yes, that’s possible.

Note: This is not Chrome specific. 

Here is how you do it. Right-click the password field and then choose “Inspect Element.” This will open the document inspector window and all you have to do is replace the word “password” with “text” as shown in the video.

In some pages that I tried this, I couldn’t use right click. The keyboard shortcut for the Chrome Inspector helped me out there. Pressed F12 and I was good to go!

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • Mig 26/09/2012, 7:11 pm

    Idiots, all password we can see in options.

    • Dinu 26/09/2012, 7:13 pm

      Yes, I think I mentioned that in the post too..

  • Maldar 27/09/2012, 1:03 am

    This is not very nice, now can anyone knowing this look on your computer and find out your password.

    Yes I know this can be seen in the options, but really, that should be protected by your google account password.

    This is the one thing that really could be improved in google chrome.

    • Dinu 27/09/2012, 9:19 am

      this is not Chrome specific .. you can see password on any browser

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