Revealing the copy and paste habits of end users

  title={Revealing the copy and paste habits of end users},
  author={Kathryn T. Stolee and Sebastian G. Elbaum and Gregg Rothermel},
  journal={2009 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)},
Transferring data across applications is a common end user task, and copying and pasting via the clipboard lets users do so relatively easily. Using the clipboard, however, can also introduce inefficiencies and errors in user tasks. To help researchers and tool developers understand and address these problems, we studied how end users interact with the clipboard through cut, copy, and paste actions. This study was performed by logging clipboard interactions while end users performed everyday… CONTINUE READING


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