Brett Zamir

About me

Developer Information
Name Brett Zamir
Homepage http://brett-zamir.me/
User since April 1, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 16 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

filebrowser-enhanced No Restart

Overlays Firefox's built-in desktop browser with additional functionality

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (2)
80 users

Append to Clipboard No Restart

Simple add-on to append to, rather than replace, current contents of the clipboard

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (2)
160 users

french-press No Restart

Convert your original CoffeeScript grounds in place to expanded JavaScript code (automatically or via context menu).

Not yet rated
64 users

Color Source

Add syntax highlighting of code in various languages to email messages via context menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (2)
62 users

Open Wiki Edit Page No Restart

Right-click a Mediawiki-style link (as used at Wikipedia) to be able to go directly to its edit page.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars (1)
79 users

My Reviews

HeadingsMap

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very useful tool--my only suggestions are 1) Give an option not to show the numbers--while useful for debugging a site, they are a bit distracting for just looking around a site; 2) Turn off showing errors by default (or allow customization of the color)--for a regular user browsing a page, when I didn't see any way to change that color, it made me initially think that that was the regular color. Anyhow, a critical extension to have, especially when using the icon in the toolbar

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.05.3). 

Document Map

Replacement Rated 5 out of 5 stars

HeadingsMap works as an updated substitute: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7203

URN Support

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great idea and should be, imo, part of Firefox built-in.

Since this effectively takes over URN handling (and other extensions could not really compete with it), I request having a customizable and expandable chart list of urns and redirects (and always make the same "%urn%", etc. wildcards available to each of these).

For example, if one wanted to add urn:foo and redirect it to example.com/%urn%, while adding urn:bar and redirecting to example2.com/%urn%, one could do it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.2008050101). 

FiltaQuilla

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Woohoo! I can hold my head higher now as a Thunderbird user now that FiltaQuilla has added the highly flexibile customizability Mozilla is known for to Thunderbird to be able to launch any file (and more) upon a new message as some other other mail clients were already able to do. Now I can record and have automatically play a specific message indicating important callers by name. Might even be used with home automation! The extension did the job as advertised.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.20081218). 

Inline Code Finder

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great idea and a practical and attractive implementation. A few somewhat related ideas: Optionally indicating deprecated tags and putting the data also in source view.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.87). 

Bahai Calendar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works well. Like another user recommended, it'd be nice to have one of the date formats just be kept in the status bar as text.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

ThreadVis

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Where were you all this time?? :) Sure wish I had known about this extension earlier--I can finally bury my regrets from moving away from Entourage 2004! (Request: It'd be nice to be able to see forwarded email "threads" in addition to replies (and in a different manner))

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.562). 

QuickRestart

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This should be a standard part of Firefox, or at least turn-onable via preferences...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4). 

Showcase

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow is this something else... I love the sidebar. PLEASE make the option (or default) to put the cursor in the find area of the sidebar so that one can quickly use the key commands to search through one's tabs. You might also consider taking some ideas from Tree Style tab extension to be able to make collapsible trees out of the views or collapsing them into just tabs (so that one can take advantage of filtering tabs without having one's view blocked with screenshots if there are a lot of tabs). Really nice work!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4.9). 

/Find Bar/

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Though the extension has problems with not grabbing textarea data, FAYT does not offer regular expressions. Despite this problem (and despite my earlier having given a rating), I am hoping to counter-balance the irrational 1-start rating the commenter before me added. (I hope moderators might cancel out such ratings in the future)

CyberSearch

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension should be called The Really Awesome Bar. Not often an extension can dramatically increase productivity for just about anyone. Wonder if it will cause Google to reconsider its funding agreements with Mozilla if you remove the ads from the equation (in the process of removing the need to visit the site) though!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0). 

Tree Style Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a must-have for power users. Would love to have a way to save a tree or even have different virtual tab-bars to switch between...Anyhow, great, great work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2008062001). 

Sneak Peek

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Tested on WinXP, FF3.

I guess this should be under a category of "Feeds, News, Blogging" as well as "Other" (It only looks like its under "Other").

This extension provides nice customized control in specifying the conditions under which links appear and how they are displayed in previewing another site before viewing it. Very useful potentially for news, forums or other wiki pages (or even this addons site!). Nice power control via regexp.

A few suggestions (though I'm not attached to any except the first):
1) Put the close button on the far right with maybe a splitter apart from the others so it is clear and quick to get out of the window.
2) Maybe allow some kind of importing or page-at-a-time means of pasting in a script. Having to tab through each field to enter text could be troublesome if you are pasting the data from somewhere.
3) Maybe some means of specifying the style of the link display (since you've already given a lot of control)
4) Possibly allowing XPath for the peek pattern
5) Make it more accessible to the average user by allowing a simple "*" wildcard in addition to the existing regular expressions option.
6) Allow searching and importing of user patterns directly through the interface--if there's a disconnect in needing to go to the site, I might be less likely to take advantage of it.

Overall a potentially useful tool.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

MultiSearch

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tested with Win. XP, FF3.0.

I wasn't clear from the description on whether there was another delimiter possible besides a comma, and if so, how it could be changed.

Works well as advertised. A nice power trip seeing all of the tabs opening at one's whim. :)

I'll have to see how often the urge to do this comes up for me, but this extension does make it possible.

DOM Inspector

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

You can get the one for Firefox at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6622

(Giving a rating of 5 to balance out the comments about it not working in FF since it is for Thunderbird, but it is confusing)

Document Map

FF 3? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, This is a great extension, and it even works when I update install.rdf (though with some error messages in Console). This is such a basic navigation tool, it's hard to do without it! :)

Developer Assistant

Hooray! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yay! Extended for FF3!

This should be included in a build for developers. This is such a vital tool for making Firefox extensions and even handy for other web developers (live HTML preview, JavaScript environment, and regular expressions--the immediate feedback without needing to open a new window, save a test file to a folder, etc., is invaluable in speeding development). The extension builder got me into building extensions in the first place.

Be aware of the toolbar icons (View->Toolbars->Customize) as they are a must.

Small note: with the XUL editor, if you open it in a new window, it seems to have fewer privs (had problems testing a controller).

One request: please allow customization of default text in windows, at least the HTML editor. If not, please at least make the default HTML text include a fully well-formed document and an empty script tag to try out JavaScript so we can play with JavaScript/HTML/CSS interaction without needing to type the script tags in each time...

An XHTML 1.1 editor might be nice too to get immediate well-formedness errors, though one can kind of use the XUL editor for that (though not with real HTML styling).

Small bug (with FF3?): Might not be ext's fault, but reloading chrome (with a lot of windows open at least) caused FF to crash, and I had problems in FF2 with reload chrome causing multiple windows to be opened when reopening Firefox later.

Again, awesome work, thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0.20080526). 

Override Mozilla Firefox Guidance

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great...

Requests:
1) allow user to write own
2) How about a joke re: censors? (not a joke for a lot of us)

/Find Bar/

Thank goodness Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A long time comin', thanks for bringing it to FF! Feature idea...allow highlighting of all matches at once and copy-to-clipboard from there (as is possible in Word)...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Calculator

Nifty Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice to find such a tool...
While I see that the shorthands is convenient to type as you have it now, for those who just use the mouse, it might be nice to allow the option to display the Unicode for symbols like the square root or pi. RPN would also be cool...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.10).