URL Tracer: URL Tracing Software for Internet Explorer

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* Kaasten, S. and Greenberg, S. and Edwards, C. (2002) [[http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/2002/02-ThumbnailStudy.BHCI/abstract.html | How People Recognize Previously Seen WWW Pages from Titles, URLs and Thumbnails.]] In X. Faulkner, J. Finlay, F. Detienne (Eds) People and Computers XVI (Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction 2002), BCS Conference Series, 247-265, Springer Verlag.
* Kaasten, S. (2001) [[http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/2001/01-Kaasten.MSc/abstract.html|Integrating Back, History and Bookmarks in Web Browsers.]] MSc Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
* Kaasten, S. and Greenberg, S. (2001) [[http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/2001/01-IntegratedHistory.CHI/abstract.html |Integrating Back, History and Bookmarks in Web Browsers.]] In Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference of Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'01), 379-380, ACM Press.
* Cockburn, A., Greenberg, S., McKenzie, B., Smith, M. and Kaasten, S. (1999)[[http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/1999/99-WebView.Ozchi/abstract.html| WebView: A Graphical Aid for Revisiting Web Pages.]] Proceedings of the OZCHI'99 Australian Conference on Human Computer Interaction, (November 28-30, Wagga Wagga Australia).
* Also search for Kaasten at http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/ to find a few other related papers.
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(:title URL Tracer: URL Tracing Software for Internet Explorer)
This program, useful for research experiments, allows a person to track a single session. It produces a text file containing all of the URL navigations that were made in the session, including the date, time, URL, and Window (main or newly spawned).

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'''[[Attach:UrlTracer.msi| Install]]''' or '''[[Attach:UrlTracer.zip| Source]]'''
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'''To Use'''
* Launch the program and specify the user and session numbers. These numbers will be used to name the data file produced. For example, if user 1 and session 2 are specified, the file name produced will be "User_1_Session_2.txt". The file is saved in the applications directory "Program Files\Grouplab Url Tracer".
* Press ''Begin'' and the Internet Explorer browser should appear. From then on, all navigations are recorded.
* When the last Internet Explorer window is closed, the data file can be safely opened and imported into a data analysis program such as Microsoft Excel.
* Each line has the format number, date, time, url, window. For example, two lines from the data file would look something like:
** 1,"1/24/2006","12:27:09 AM","http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~saul/pmwiki/pmwiki.php","Window_Main"
** 2,"1/24/2006","12:27:12 AM","http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/cookbook/index.php","Window_Main"

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* Kaasten, S. and Greenberg, S. and Edwards, C. (2002) [[http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/2002/02-ThumbnailStudy.BHCI/abstract.html | How People Recognize Previously Seen WWW Pages from Titles, URLs and Thumbnails.]] In X. Faulkner, J. Finlay, F. Detienne (Eds) People and Computers XVI (Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction 2002), BCS Conference Series, 247-265, Springer Verlag.
* Kaasten, S. (2001) [[http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/2001/01-Kaasten.MSc/abstract.html|Integrating Back, History and Bookmarks in Web Browsers.]] MSc Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
* Kaasten, S. and Greenberg, S. (2001) [[http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/2001/01-IntegratedHistory.CHI/abstract.html |Integrating Back, History and Bookmarks in Web Browsers.]] In Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference of Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'01), 379-380, ACM Press.
* Cockburn, A., Greenberg, S., McKenzie, B., Smith, M. and Kaasten, S. (1999)[[http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/1999/99-WebView.Ozchi/abstract.html| WebView: A Graphical Aid for Revisiting Web Pages.]] Proceedings of the OZCHI'99 Australian Conference on Human Computer Interaction, (November 28-30, Wagga Wagga Australia).
* Also search for Kaasten at http://grouplab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/papers/ to find a few other related papers.

[--Developed by Shaun Kaasten as part of his MSc work, supervised by Saul Greenberg--]
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