I am interested if there is any specific research or user research on dismissing modal or overlay form dialog boxes. The pattern that includes a semi opaque overlay of the application with an input of some kind in the center of the screen. There are 4 ways I know to dismiss the box without completing the form:
- X icon in the corner
- Cancel button in the content
- Esc key to dismiss
- Clicking outside the modal box.
I feel confident on making recommendations on the first three but am challenged by a definitive approach on the clicking outside the box.
Can anyone share any test results or research on this method?
With thanks, Tim