We've all seen something like this:
But you have no idea what the password is. How to get the human-readable version of *******?
Method 1: use the browser's developer tools
Provided you have a reasonably recent browser, just open the Developer tools by right-clicking the input field with the password and then select "Inspect Element".
Then find the Console tab (or hit ESC) and type:
$0 means "active element" so if the above doesn't work it means you've clicked somewhere else and the password field is no longer the active element being inspected. So right-click and inspect it again.
Method 2: a bookmarklet
If you don't want to type every time or your browser (looking at you iOS Safari) doesn't offer an easy web dev console, a bookmarket is to the rescue. Here it is:
Try it: show password
Now install this bookmarklet by right-clicking and bookmarking this link: show password
Note that iOS Safari doesn't like to bookmark bookmarklets, so you need to:
1. bookmark anything else, e.g. this page
2. then go edit the bookmark and paste the code above (the one that starts with