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Reveal the password hidden behind asterisks on login pages

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Version: 1.2 (Last updated: 2017-01-04)
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Web browsers hide the passwords on login pages behind asterisks for security reason. Whether you are logging into Facebook, Gmail, PayPal or Twitter, all secure websites offer an option to save passwords in the browser but none would reveal the passwords in plain text.

Microsoft Edge browser adds an eye icon to the password field to let you quickly mask and unmask the characters. This Google Chrome extension uses a similar approach. It shows the passwords when you focus the password field and replaces the characters with dots as soon as you move the cursor out of the password field.

Some websites, for example PayPal, do not offer the option to save your password in the browser. 

This Google Chrome extension overrides the default behavior and lets you save the password so you can quickly login to your favorite websites without having to enter the password each time. It does so by adding the autocomplete=on property to the input password fields but, unfortunately, in the newer releases on Google Chrome, the property is ignored.

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