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I have tried to load Profile Manager but the icon does not appear on the navigation bar

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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'.

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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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Question owner

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:

Question owner

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.

the-edmeister
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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

Question owner

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

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

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.