Einar Egilsson

About me

Developer Information
Name Einar Egilsson
Homepage http://tech.einaregilsson.com
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 2 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Redirector

Automatically redirects to user-defined urls on certain pages

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (111)
7,692 users

Scroll Search Engines

Changes the selected search engine in the search bar by scrolling the mouse over the searchbar or search context menu. Also supports keyboard shortcuts ctrl+k and ctrl+shift+k to change the search engine with the keyboard.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (50)
2,545 users

My Reviews

XQuery USE ME (XqUSEme)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I tested this extension with Firefox 3 beta 4 on Ubuntu Linux 7.10

Using the Saxon B xquery implementation worked without any problems and was quite useful to query information from large documents. I was unable to download the Berkely DB to test that because oracle's site just hung forever when trying to download it.

I noticed no errors or warning in the error console while using the extension. All in all, a useful extension if you want to query information from documents on the web and are familiar with XQuery.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.8). 

XSL Results

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I tested version 1.5.7 of this extension with Firefox 2.0.0.15 on Ubuntu Linux 7.10.

The transformation works well and fast with both the built in xslt and the Saxon one, although be aware that you'll need to have the java plugin installed for saxon to work. This should be made more clear in the documentation.

The extension is intuitive and easy to use and does exactly what it says it will do. I did not notice any errors or warnings in the error console.

Minor usability annoyances: Red color in menu item and button texts that end with a question mark.

All in all, a solid and useful extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.7). 

Unicode Input Tool/Converter

Very useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a very useful extension if you use languages other than English. I'm icelandic myself and it worked flawlessly on all icelandic characters I tried, both with character references and html entities.

Pros:
* Works as advertised, found no obvious bugs
* Intuitive and easy to use for the most part
* The 'Notes' section on unicode is great, documentation is often lacking in these addons.

Cons:
* Unbelievably terrible background color for headings. The author may or may not be completely colorblind.
* Some UI elements are kind of non-standard, e.g. using + and - buttons for increasing columns in a textbox which also increases the window size. Not really a con, but kinda strange.

All in all I would definitely recommend this extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.05). 

Extension Tracker

Excellent Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really good! I was actually going to write one very similar to this myself, but when I was about halfway done I found this one and it did everything I needed. Good job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.0).