Streamline Repetition

Streamline Repetition gives the user an easy way to repeat things that need to be repeated. Examples include the find and replace box in many editors, the ability to record sequences of events as macros that can be repeated with a single command, shell scripting, and user-defined shortcuts.

The Streamline Repetition pattern is from Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition, by Jenifer Tidwell (O'Reilly). The book talks about all aspects of design for user interfaces, but this pattern applies to most any user interface problem.

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