Manually trying to type the saved password of Firefox can be really tough for auto generated passwords. A small trick can help copy your saved password in Firefox.
Unlike Google Chrome, Passwords Saved in Firefox cannot be copied from the Saved Password Window. So you have to type them manually by looking at the password which can be tough for auto-generated random strings. I always use Firebug to copy those weird passwords but now Firefox has most of those Firebug option built in. So let me share this little secret on how you can copy passwords saved in Firefox.
1. Once the password in the password box is shown as all asterisks, right-click the password field and select “Inspect Element.” option.
2. Now Click the Markup Panel Icon to view the HTML.
3. Change the type=”password” to type=”text”.
It will convert your password field into normal text field. This will not only show you the password but also allow you to copy the password. Select the content of the field and right click to see the Copy Option now Enabled.
Refresh the page and things will be back to normal.
Note: If you are doing in front of somebody, they may be able to read your passwords when the field is converted to text field.
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