New Microsoft Edge got the ability to autofill passwords on websites and has Password Generator built-in to suggest strong passwords when you sign up for new online accounts. Edge also alerts when it finds your passwords are breached, in addition to these, relating to Passwords, Microsoft now offering a new setting in Edge Canary to hide or show the reveal Password button.
Microsoft’s Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer browser let you check or verify the password you’ve entered is correct or not by clicking the eye icon in Password entry text boxes on websites.
The eye icon can be disabled through Group policy editor or registry hack.
Last Year, Chromium Edge got Password revealing button to show what you’ve typed in Password fields.
Due to privacy concerns, if you don’t want the new Edge to display the eye icon in Password entries, you can now disable it.
Hide or Show the “Reveal Password” button on Chromium Edge
- Launch new Edge
- Click on the ellipsis icon and select Settings
- Navigate to Profiles >Passwords
- Disable “Display the “Reveal Password” button when entering passwords”
Worth noting that the eye icon in Password entry textboxes appears only when you manually type Passwords but not for auto-filled Passwords.
The feature is available in the latest Edge Canary 87 and is working.
For instance, disabling the above setting made new Edge not to show eye icon in the Password field on the Facebook login page
Do you have any privacy concerns about new Edge’s reveal Password button? What’s your take on the Setting offered by Micorosft to control it? Let us know in the comments below.