Surely you have forgotten a password but your browser remembers it. It is a saved password an you can see it an recovery your pass. Even if it is hidden with a few points or asterisks and in the end you end up changing it. Well there are several methods to see this password, I know two, go to our browser preferences to see where you save the password and the second is the method that we will teach very very simple and more powerful because it allows us to see passwords saved in fields , that is, although we have not saved them and of course, it is not in our browser we can see them.
This is very useful if, for example, you work in a team and someone put in a form, such as in WordPress an API, this way you can quickly retrieve it to reuse it in another site.
It is useful too for recover passwords from Facebook, Hotmail, Gmail, and all webs you sign in your browser.
I leave the video with teaching how it is done and below I explain in traditional writen format the two methods (browser inspector and password manager)
See saved passwords (Input property method)
I do the tutorial with Firefox and Chrome. Although then I explain how to see the passwords saved by browsers, this method is more complete because it allows us to see hidden passwords in forms. I explain myself, when using wordpress or other scripts there are fields with apis, etc. that are protected so that the password is not visible. And with this method you can see what is stored there even if you have not inserted it or done it on another computer.
Here step by step
We go to where our password is and click with the right button above the points.
We will get a menu and click on Inspect element. Then the Inspector will open to us.
We will click 2 times on word Password of type=password
and change it for text. You get type=text
And it is at this very moment you will see the password that was hidden
Show Password on Firefox
In Firefox you will find it in about:preferences#privacy you’ll see this
Click on the Saved Accounts box and a window will not appear with the site, user and date when the pass was saved.
Finally we give Show passwords and see the password of each site. Very simple, with the field above Search we can easily find the site we want.
Show password on Chrome
In Chrome is very similar. Go to a chrome://settings/passwords
This method solves the problem of the passwords that we have saved, but unlike the one we have explained in the video, it cannot show us passwords or APIS that others have put in common services and are hidden by the type of field and its property.