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I have created a profile in Profile Manager but when I click on 'Start Firefox' there is no icon shown. I Firefox is closed and I click on the icon on my desktop to open it, before it opens I get the 'Firefox - Choose User Profile'.

I have created a profile in Profile Manager but when I click on 'Start Firefox' there is no icon shown. I Firefox is closed and I click on the icon on my desktop to open it, before it opens I get the 'Firefox - Choose User Profile'.

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The context menu opens if you right-click.
In this case you are in a field where you enter text and right-click while the cursor is visible in such an input field.
Then you would see an Autofill entry in the context menu if this extension is installed and enabled.

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See: *https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Command_Line_Options ---- * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_new_Firefox_profile_on_Windows * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Shortcut_to_a_specific_profile * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Using_multiple_profiles_-_Firefox * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bypassing_the_Profile_Manager

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I have now got rid of the profile manager window opening before Firefox opens but that is not the problem. Perhaps I am confused. On an older version of Firefox I had an icon on the navigation bat and if I clicked it I was able to enter my details into any kind of form. It is this icon which I want to get back.

I have now got rid of the profile manager window opening before Firefox opens but that is not the problem. Perhaps I am confused. On an older version of Firefox I had an icon on the navigation bat and if I clicked it I was able to enter my details into any kind of form. It is this icon which I want to get back.
cor-el
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You can look at one of this extensions: *Autofill: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/autofill-262804/ *Autofill Forms: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/autofill-forms/

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I loaded Autofill 3.6 but can't see how to access it. Does it work with Firefox 23.0?

I loaded Autofill 3.6 but can't see how to access it. Does it work with Firefox 23.0?
cor-el
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You can find Autofill in the right-click context menu of an input field.
You can also open the Options/Preferences of the extension via the about:addons page.

You can find Autofill in the right-click context menu of an input field.<br /> You can also open the Options/Preferences of the extension via the about:addons page.
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See this screenshot from the Autofill download page. https://addons.cdn.mozilla.net/img/uploads/previews/full/56/56132.png?modified=1361446344

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sorry to appear thick but where do I find the context menu of an input field?

sorry to appear thick but where do I find the context menu of an input field?
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The context menu opens if you right-click.
In this case you are in a field where you enter text and right-click while the cursor is visible in such an input field.
Then you would see an Autofill entry in the context menu if this extension is installed and enabled.

The context menu opens if you right-click.<br /> In this case you are in a field where you enter text and right-click while the cursor is visible in such an input field.<br /> Then you would see an Autofill entry in the context menu if this extension is installed and enabled.