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AutoComPaste: Auto-completing text as an alternative to copy-paste

Zhao, Shengdong and Chevalier, Fanny and Ooi, Wei Tsang and Lee, Chee Yuan and Agarwal, Arpit (2012) AutoComPaste: Auto-completing text as an alternative to copy-paste. In: Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces.

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Official URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2254556.2254626

Abstract

The copy-paste command is a fundamental and widely used operation in daily computing. It is generally regarded as a simple task but the process can become tedious when frequent window switching is required to copy-paste across different documents. Auto-completion is another popular operation aimed at reducing users' typing effort. It contrasts to copy-paste by allowing for text completion without switching windows. However, the available content for completion is predefined. We introduce AutoComPaste, an enhanced autocompletion technique for cross-document copy-paste. AutoComPaste allows users to copy-paste different granularity of text from all opened documents without window switching. Our theoretical analysis and empirical study show that AutoComPaste nicely complements traditional copy-paste techniques and outperforms the traditional copy-paste techniques when users have knowledge of the content to be copied.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: autocompletion, copy-paste, windows management
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 13:55
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 13:55
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1013

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