See your passwords in Chrome

If you’re using the Google Chrome web browser (highly recommended), then typing in complex passwords can be a bit of a struggle. Here’s how to see what you’re typing.

For improved security, Chrome now replaces the password characters with black dots, but that means you can’t see if you’re making a mistake. Luckily, there is a workaround to unmask the password. Unmasking means that when you type in a password, instead of seeing round dots, you’ll see the actual password.

In the Chrome browser window, right-click in the password text entry box and then click ‘Inspect’ or ‘Inspect Element’ from the drop-down menu. A new window should open that contains a bunch of code and tech babble. Ignore this, and look for a section of code that’s highlighted in blue.

In the blue highlighted section, look for the words Type=Password. Doubleclick Password, replace it with the word Text. Press Enter and close the window. Now, instead of the round dots, when you type in a password, you’ll see the proper text, so you can correct your typing.

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