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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How to make a close button “X” stand out from a image

I have an image looks like satellite map where I want to put a close button at the top right corner. What I have now is just a span with "X". It's an 100% overlay on a popup so clicking outside ...
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Placement of buttons

I am designing a pop up which will come up after the user has set of a chain of commands. We have a group of 10 items and the first one that can be picked by the client gets processed automatically ...
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Where to place my button to open a full screen gallery in my design on iOS?

I need advice to placing a button or an icon on my design. The button/icon should open a full screen gallery. I have a few ideas mock already like press the image or press a button. The problem with ...
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In a survey, will the size of buttons for choices bias the responses?

I'm working on a survey platform, and I am wondering, with a design such as would the differing button size for different answers introduce a bias into the responses? Note that the survey platform ...
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Why do most car radios have 6 preset buttons?

When looking at modern car radios, it's obvious that the vast majority of these has 6 buttons for pre-set radio stations. Why? Why not less, why not more? It was very tempting to add radio-...
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What is the best way to design layout a screen on a tablet that's supposed to only show two button?

I know that the simple answer will be just add two buttons on the screen and I'm good to go. But I just feel that it's awkward to just put two button on the center of a big screen, especially because ...
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When to hide, disable or gray out a button that shouldn't be clicked on until a field is filled?

I've heard two conflicting principles for UI design. disable or hide functions that are not applicable to the current state of the program (maybe this is more for large forms such as in surveys) ...
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Choose between single or double buttons for two actions

I'm trying to find what is the best approach for the following scenario. I'm building Music Player App(iOS). For each played song we have two options : Add the song to My Music Library Add the song ...
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Minimum size of buttons for mobile APP [duplicate]

I am quite new to UXD and UXSE; I have checked previous answers but could not find what I am looking for, so here we go. I am designing a mobile-application and I was wondering if there is any ...
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Toggle List with Button

Let me explain what i need. In a "add new person" form, the user has the option to select the kinds of person that this new person applies... Like, this company is a customer, and is also a ...
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Position of the Cancel and Save Buttons on a iPhone

I'm skeptical where to put the Cancel and the Save Buttons in an iOS-app: Cancel on the left side and Save on right side or vice versa? I think the iOS Human Interface GuidelinesBeta of Apple ...
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What could be a possible reason for the cancel button to be bold when changing an iPhone's language?

When I change my iPhone's language, this confirmation thingy (Action Sheet) pops up. As you can see, the cancel button's text is in bold. It seems like that it actually wants you to tap on the ...
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Negative Action Highlighted Instead Of Positive Action On Google Chrome App Installation

While Adding an app to google chrome browser from the google chrome app store, the display notification highlights on the "Cancel" button with bold text and blue outline. The display notification ...
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What's the symbol for the “locate me” button?

Is there a universally accepted symbol for the button that shows you where you currently are on a map? The google maps app for smartphone has it.
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iOS: the difference between “Done” & “Save” when affirmatively completing a modal task

In a modal view in iOS, the Apple provided (and localized) button titles to affirmatively complete the task and close the modal are "Add," "Done," and "Save." The difference between "Add" and "Done" &...
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Should I provide a button in case users don't think to press enter?

On my site I have a search bar like this: The user types something in and presses enter. There is nothing they can click on to submit the search. I could make the icon on the right clickable but it ...
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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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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 ((...