Show my password – Revel asterisk (*) password


When you type your password on a website, all you see are asterisk (*) signs. That is probably a security measure in web browser to prevent people, sitting next to you, from finding your password.

A simple solution to prevent password typo errors is the show my password bookmarklet – just drag the link into your browser bookmarks.

javascript:(function(){var s,F,j,f,i; s = “”; F = document.forms; for(j=0; j<F.length; ++j) { f = F[j]; for (i=0; i<f.length; ++i) { if (f[i].type.toLowerCase() == “password”) s += f[i].value + “\n”; } } if (s) alert(“Passwords in forms on this page:\n\n” + s); else alert(“There are no passwords in forms on this page.”);})();

Now the next time when you login into some website, just type the password and click the “show my password” bookmarklet before hitting the Submit button – this will reveal the actual password characters, not the asterisk signs. (see screenshot)


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