You know that sick feeling you get in the pit of your stomach, the one that means either you forgot your mother’s birthday or even worse – your password for your favorite web site. Thankfully if Firefox has been remembering these passwords for you, recovering them in an easy task.
Recover Passwords in Firefox Options
For the “long way around” fix – go to:
Tools > Options > Security
Once you find yourself there in that popup options box, go down to where it says “Show Passwords…”. Click that button and a new popup box should appear listing all your web sites and login names. To show your passwords click on the “Show Passwords” button and click “Yes” through the warning it tosses at you.
Forgotten Password User Scripts
For the Greasemonkey fans – there are a few more options to try:
Show Passwords – Yes, an Extension Too!
Unhide Passwords – Sure there is a time and place for security – but if you really need to see what is behind the asterisks, this extension shows the contents of password fields in clear text (instead of the asterisks), to make that process a bit easier. Have any other fixes?