You’re cutting out, do you copy?

October 11, 2010

I overheard two people working at a computer, one an apparently skilled user and the other a less-skilled observer. I believe the user was highlighting and either cutting or copying text, pasting it somewhere else in the document they were both working on.

Observer: “How are you making it highlight that?”

User: “I’m clicking it like this.”

Observer: “Oh! Really?”

User: “Uh huh.”

Observer: “But how do you keep doing that without going up to the top?” (I assume the observer was referring to the menu bar, probably the Cut option.)

User: “I’m using the keyboard.”

Observer: “Oh! I wondered how you were making it disappear without going up to the top.” Read the rest of this entry »