Buttons perform an action or activity in a software solution. Use this tag for questions about how buttons should be placed, styled, aligned or used to express their purpose and facilitate their operation.

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Cancel and Back button on same form?

I have a web application where we end up at a screen with a form and we have both a CANCEL and BACK button on that screen. My doubts are : Should we clear out the form on pressing the back button? ...
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Snap-to-increment Ranger Slider vs. Buttons

I am working on an app which requires filtering of distance: < 10km < 25km < 50km < 100km My options are: 1 row with 4 buttons for each distance option, or a range slider that snaps on ...
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alert users that clicking on the button takes the scroll?

i have a big problem for mobile users: i have a google maps that has a width 100% (or less some pixel), if i touch the screen on the map the scroll is inside the map and not scroll of window... So ...
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How to display negative, positive, warning, and neutral colors in website if the theme includes one of those colors?

The following colors, generally, mean the following: Positive: Green. Negative: Red. (though negative and positive are reversed in China) Warning: Yellow. Neutral: Gray. Now, what if I made a ...
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Is it a good idea to show progress indicator inside a button?

Typical examples: http://msurguy.github.io/ladda-bootstrap Crazier examples: http://tympanus.net/Development/ProgressButtonStyles This is for a desktop app if it matters. Consider that the target ...
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Advice on document management controls [closed]

I have screen which includes application for user project. This screen is important for control system which is control all projects, documents, users etc. User have to download draft documents and ...
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Where to place close button

I have a main view with a settings button on the top middle part of the screen as follows (please excuse the bad mockup): After touching this button, The settings shows with animation of it coming ...
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Lots of buttons with user input if none are applicable

I am creating a quiz and one of the questions needs to have a list of options for the user to select one. But also, if the answer is not in the options, I need to allow the user the write the answer ...
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View Blockage vs disable button in mobile app form submission in cases of slow server response time

I am developing a mobile application. In cases where the server takes too long to respond during form submission, what is considered a best/widely acceptable practice to prevent users from trying to ...
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Allow multiple actions for each word of a text

I'm searching for a way to have a quick method of applying two different actions to each word within a text. I currently try do design a UI to help myself learn new vocabulary by reading texts. For ...
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Changing button alpha value v button text colour to indicate current button status

I'm working on an old iOS app which requires updating. This app requires users to make selections from various screens. For example, the user needs to make two choices on the main screen before ...
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How to display additional information in a form

I have a rather complex form that might require some additional information to the user so (s)he might be able to fill in the form correctly. Just above the form, there is a piece of brief ...
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How to make specific “Take action” buttons or blocks?

Let me explain what I need... I have a dashboard for transportation companies. In that dashboard, we have info about the user and all the invoices that he made: the ones that he has to correct ...
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Is the 'Sell It' button annoying? [closed]

I am developing an android application that is about buying or selling second hand stuff around your area. The screenshot is from the list of the app and i wonder if this button will be annoying for ...
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Which element to emphasis in a list

On the site I'm working on, we have a list of buttons which make donations. We would like to promote a specific donation button so it will convey more traffic. We tends to prefer less big donations ...
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Improving button state by only changing colours

Background In short, the above 'Object list' increases in content when the different buttons at the top (A, B, C, D & E) are selected. These buttons look like tabs, but since several can be ...
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Order of buttons when on the right of the page

I've been going through various posts on this board to clarify my doubts but I haven't found anything yet. As I understand, there are 3 methods of positioning buttons, by importance of the action. ...
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Do I really need a button?

I have a slider - it's actually 2 jquery slider bars where the user can select 2 values, then press a button to go to the next page. The question is do I really need a button or is it just taking up ...
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How to communicate visually the ability to change columns in a table

Often websites may include functionality that allows a user to select what columns appear in a table. When this occurs, what is the best way to visually communicate this action, so the user both ...
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UI button labeling in touch/mobile web and native apps

The concerns are based on my own end-user experience with touch applications (both native and web SPA). Even slim and clean UIs may be prone to the same problem - the learning curve is gradual than ...
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Standard behaviour of dropdown buttons and its styling

I have been reviewing some UI design patterns where the use of dropdown buttons as both a selection and call-to-action has been ambiguous, and I am thinking of how it relates to various design ...
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What's the best practice for button alignment in responsive email templates?

I was looking for case studies or UX research to figure out what is the best practice for button alignment especially in email templates, but couldn't find anything relevant. Our practice: We tend ...
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Is a plus symbol without button text sufficient to denote adding of an item?

Let's say I'm using Bootstrap panels and I have these two choices: Option A) Option B) Which option is better from a UX perspective? Is a plus symbol without button text sufficient to denote ...
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Icon size inside a button [closed]

Is there a correct size, or relative size, to use on an icon within a button with/without text? I've seen this being used a lot of times but didn't found any source about choosing the proper icon ...
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What is the practical consideration and impact on user experience when the designer makes the logout link/button difficult to access?

It seems like many websites go to great lengths to make the logout link/button very difficult to find or click on. For returning users hiding the logout link/button doesn't make sense because they ...
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Do we really require a reset button for form fields?

I am questioning the use, in web form design, of reset buttons placed along with "Submit" or "Finish" buttons. What happens if a user accidentally clicks on "Reset" button after filling up all ...
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Best way to place table specific functions [closed]

I am looking for the most intuitive location for table specific functions. In our webapplication, which is available on all devices, we display large amount of data in tables. The columns of these ...
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Grid action button selection

Problem statement: 1. Need to select individual row and Copy. 2. Need to select multiple rows and Copy. 3. Need to select items from different page (Pagination) and Copy. 4. Need to select all items ...
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Save untested connection when testing is possible?

I have an admin console where I can add configure different data sources for my web application. The page looks like this : Some of my queries are : What is the ideal scenario for test and save ...
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Focusing users on specific option/fragment creating the opposite reaction

i've made a research about my app today, and i've found some unexpected results. The default/opening screen of my app(iOS) is : The user can create a live photo from video or a photo. The "Video | ...
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More clicks while using “Noun” or “Verb” for actions?

“Sign up” or “Membership”? “Donate Now” or “Donations”? You can create an action button with verb or a noun. Is there any recommendation for increasing the click-rates? Which one is better than the ...
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Giving positive/negative connotation to two textual options/buttons

I'm developing an "photo editor'ish" mobile application. After the user has finished processing their photo (such as choosing filters, shape, etc), the user should save the outcome to their camera ...
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How to Address Unclickable Tags That Look like Buttons?

On a portfolio site, after a project's title & description of things done on the project, there is a "skills used" section at the very bottom. Each skill is styled as a tag. They are not clickable,...
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Single click versus double to cancel something

My dilemma is pretty simple, I'm making a web game and for the object inventory if you press one of them it will pop a modal where you can see the object info and some options on the bottom, one of ...
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Best practice: <a> or <button> tag? [closed]

I have a section of content that contains the following HTML elements: h4, p, img. Currently, I have that content enclosed in <button> to apply semantic meaning and focus for keyboard only ((...
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Save/Cancel buttons position above or below table?

I am building a software which has a lot of tablets fill out. There are situations where a table row has a lot of settings. A consistency throughout the software is that there is an action menu on ...
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Button style type naming

I'm going to offer a text based dropdown chooser for users to select a button type/style to use in a UI builder app. There will be no preview of what the button type looks like. The names should be ...
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Should I write a title next to a button icon?

Is it necessary to write what a button is if you have a picture? This is a very general question, and I think the answer to that would be: It depends how clear the image is. So my question is if the ...
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Columns in a table - settings buttons position

I am building a screen for a rather big platform and I am trying to figure the best position for settings buttons for a column in a table. The table holds information about players and their ...
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Are there any established patterns for triggering an overpanel on mobile (iOS and Android)?

By default, I'm showing a screen with a particular country selected. To change the country, when the user taps on the text I trigger an overpanel listing the available countries to choose, but it isn'...
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Counter in a corner of a button

I'm creating a user control which is essentially a wide tile-like button (think Windows 8 "wide" start menu tiles), but in the upper-right corner there's a darkened area which contains a counter. This ...
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Looking for skeuomorphic UI framework to simulate physical knobs / sliders / switches [closed]

I'm looking for a UI framework suitable for simulating a physical interface consisting of many knobs, sliders, switches, buttons, and various types of indicator LEDs. My project is built with ...
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How do I encourage users to click on a button without making it too distracting? [closed]

I'm a back-end programmer with very little knowledge about UI/UX. I'm implementing a button on a website. Clicking on it will show something like an Easter egg. There will also be other buttons and ...
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A list of buttons seem to appear as a group on mobile device

I was providing some feedback on a peers design. And what kept jumping out at me was the fact that these buttons seem to blend together and appear sort of as a block of text to me. This is a native ...
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Volume control and Pause/Play toggles are inconsistent, why?

I'm facing a UX struggle that I've never noticed before, and even though the behaviour is what everyone expects, feels right, and is fine, in the end, it's just not consistent. Let me explain. You ...
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checkbox that is not positive or negative

I am looking for a multiple choice checkbox that is not positive or negative just a mark. where have you seen examples for such buttons? I am building a process that allows to approve or reject ...
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Does anyone here know who's in charge of UX for Google Apps marketplace? [closed]

I have a suggestion that will increase the number of installs in the Google Apps. Does anyone know who in Google UX team I need to reach out to with this suggestion - see below? In the old ...
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What is the best approach for showing the user instructions?

Our app has a fairly involved process of pairing with an adhesive patch via Bluetooth. This process is illustrated on a series of screens connected via Next/Back buttons. For users of this app, this ...
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Seperating buttons

I have a tab control in a c# application with a number of tabs along the top. One of the tab is named services (As you can see in the screenshot below). .. For services the user should be able to ...
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Button text based on previous button's context

There's a table with a list of files that need to be tagged before uploading. The table might get longer than the page height, so it's scrollable, and above it there are buttons that work on selected ...