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Switching between windows on a computer is a frequent activity, but current switching mechanisms make it difficult to find items. We carried out a longitudinal study that recorded actual window switching behaviour. We found that window revisitation is very common, and that people spend most time working with a small set of windows and applications. We identify two design principles from these observations. First, spatial constancy in the layout of items in a switching interface can aiddoi:10.1145/1753846.1753884 dblp:conf/chi/TakC10 fatcat:he22ipjkajcttgf2erdzgk7wea