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Copy and Paste is a technique for replicating content (text or data) from one location to another, leaving the original untouched.

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Where should an item on a 2d grid be pasted to be not overlapping

I have a grid on which boxes can be placed like in the image below. The main constraint is that two boxes must not overlap. Box X is not allowed to be on top of box E. Now given each box should be ...
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Keyboard shortcut for clone (copy+paste operation)

We are developing a scientific software which performs a list of measurements called batch. Usually, some group of measurements are similar. So to make it easier for the user to create its batch, we ...
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Has there been research into user behaviour on clipboard hijacking in browsers?

There is a number of questions on the likes of super user asking to disable clipboard hijacking such as this question. Personally I hate when sites do this and have a feeling it's partly because ...
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Should “Cut” still copy to the clipboard if the selection is read-only?

If the user selects something that is read only, and it is "copyable", should the application still copy to the clipboard if the users attempts to cut, or should it do nothing? My instinct is that it ...
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Choosing between image or video input

I have to do a back-office for an application where the user can add carousels. In the carousel there are both images and videos (from YouTube or Vimeo) slides. The fields are added dynamically via ...
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Supporting Copy/Paste on the web

Do you have a recommendation on how it would be possible to help people to copy and paste data to their clipboard from a website? Would love to allow users to copy a coupon code from the web, but ...
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What could be alternative to text selection?

Say you are using some conferencing application, and are in an active session. Another person is online on Skype and is asking for the meeting info so they can join the session too. Time is critical ...
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Should pressing Ctrl+C with nothing selected really clear your clipboard / copy the whole line?

It seems a bit counter-intuitive to me that in many text editors / IDEs, pressing Ctrl+C with nothing selected, clears your clipboard, or replaces it with whatever is on the same line as the caret. ...
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Is it acceptable to paste text automatically?

I have a mobile app with a new-data-object form where you enter an URL and some other (non-textual) settings. The most common way to enter the URL is to paste it from the address bar of the browser. ...
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What is the best way to confirm something has been copied?

I have a 'Copy' button that copies generated output to the system clipboard. What is the best way to confirm that it has been copied? I was thinking of those possibilities: A dialog "Copied." A ...
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Will a Paste button increase usability?

There comes cases where it's quite obvious that users are most likely to copy and paste a value into a given text-box. One of those cases is a URL fields. This made me thinking of adding a paste ...
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How could you indicate that data is 'copy and paste-able' but not editable?

I'm currently working on a data-rich desktop interface. We have a situation where we're displaying a long list of attributes. Unfortunately I can't go into specifics but ultimately the user can copy ...
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Tooltip with copy to clipboard action

I would like to show a path of the data source of an object (diagram with csv-data) and to give the user the option to copy the path to clipboard. I made different approaches. One idea was if I ...
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Copy/pasting something that's clickable

I have a use case where an element on the page is the most obvious place to link from the list view to the instance view, but users also sometimes need to copy/paste the element text. Because the ...
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Should users be allowed to copy and paste rich text into text?

I have a wiki-style application where users can create articles. Recently, some users have been complaining that our editor does not support copying rich text and formatting from applications like ...