Browser Passwords

If you get frustrated by having to search your browsers password settings database, or better still if your typing skills are about as accurate as my “hunt and peck” or “hammer and nail” techniques, you might find this Javascript useful.

To use it, create a browser favorite, then just paste it in the URL filed, at least thats all thats required in Chrome, Edge and other chromium variants.

If the password field is completed, click the favorite it will be changed to clear text. If you want to check as you type, click the favorite and type and it should display each character.

javascript:(function(){var IN = document.getElementsByTagName("input");for(var i=0; i<IN.length; ++i){F = IN[i];if (F.type.toLowerCase() == "password"){if(document.all){var n = document.createElement("input");for(var k in F.attributes) if(k.toLowerCase() != 'type'){try{n[k] = F[k]}catch(err){}};F.parentNode.replaceChild(n,F);}else{F.type="text"}}}})()

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I'm Mark Cathcart, formally a Senior Distinguished Engineer, in Dells Software Group; before that Director of Systems Engineering in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell. Prior to that, I was IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society ( I'm an information technology optimist.

I was a member of the Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative Steering committee. Read more about it here.

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