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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Redundant to have “add” and “save” button when adding choices from a list?

On StackExchange, when you want to add a community to your account, you go into the upper left corner, click on the pull down, and click "edit" next to the "Your Communities" text. Then you start ...
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Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?

In the MD specifications are listed two types of buttons: flat buttons raised buttons the flat buttons are usually with black text, making them look like simple not clickable text (for someone). ...
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Why the hardware button of mobile devices is not placed at the front?

The button at the bottom front of iPod/iPhone/iPad/Samsung is great UX. Why other mobile manufacturers don't offer such a button at the front as well? Most smartphones have a hardware button on the ...
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What is the most easily understood message for “View More” for a table cell?

I have a cell in a table that is holding some data that can be exceptionally long. I have to crop the data and only display the first ~40 or so characters, and I'd like to add a link or button below ...
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web design function / navigation / action

I joined a project in which a web application product (SaaS) is maintained. It manages repeat payments to payees. Now there are a set of actions: request an off-cycle payment, show payment history, ...
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On an application that does heavy calculations, with underterminate progress indicator, should we have a cancel button?

The application I'm working on performs very heavy calculations. Right now we're using an undeterminate spinner. I go nuts from this and can imagine our users get even more annoyed with it. I thought ...
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What is the best location for the “Add New Button”?

I have a list of records. A new record will be added on a regular basis, but only one record at a time. Having trouble deciding on the best location for the "Add New Button". Clicking on the button ...
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Can you start your button CTA with “A” or “The?”

The site that I am working on, a design guideline is already set that we don't use radio buttons as a selection tool, but always use buttons for such a choice. For example, "Are you a member of this ...
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Confirmation Yes/No button pattern [duplicate]

I have 2 questions. Can we ask the user in a confirmation dialog, "Do you really want to discard changes?" Is this the right way to ask? Also, can the YES/NO options be replaced by Yes, I want to/No, ...
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Table with actions per row

One of the pages in our web app includes a table that typically has a few dozen rows for each user, and it takes most of the page's width (5-8 columns). For each row, users can perform 3 possible ...
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What's the best way to show multiple options for opening a codebase?

I'd like to give users of a desktop app I'm working on the option of accessing their local code either through the Windows Explorer/Mac Finder or through the command-line, what's the best way to do ...
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Is it good practice to have more than two buttons on a mobile form?

We need to use more than 3 button in a form. So we would provide something that contained Authorize, Reject, and Cancel. All are placed at the bottom of the form. Is it good practice to have more ...
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Does the position of icons in buttons affect the user?

I sometimes get in a bit of a muddle around which is the best position for an icon within a button i.e. left of the text or right of it. I was wondering if there is an easy way to determine the best ...
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What's the point of a “Read full story” button?

I've noticed a lot of news websites, particularly on mobile, sometimes will cut off their story with a button you have to click to see the rest of it. I can understand why they'd do this if they ...
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Create new record and add (lengthy) details in one step? (Accordion Forms)

I was hoping to solve this data entry problem with an accordion form, but now I'm not so sure if this is the right way to do it. I am concerned that information might get lost if I place the save ...
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Alternative to many buttons for adding new member to group

I think my current solution for this looks ugly and feel like it's too many buttons. Do you have any better solution without taking away from the quickness by having many buttons. What are the ...
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How to Best Lay-out This Inventory Program

I am a beginning programer and am working on creating a program that will allow people to keep track of inventory in their house. The program accepts barcodes scanned over a TCP/IP connection to add ...
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Is OK button with access key acceptable?

I am trying to maintain compliance with the Windows 7 User Experience Interaction Guidelines and I am having trouble in some dialog boxes with the rule that OK buttons should not have an access key ...
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Can username be omitted if profile picture is present for an “account options” button?

I'm creating an account system for my website and the account controls will be in the top right corner, as shown in the samples below. The more stuff I add to the top bar, however, the more cluttered ...
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Radio buttons or Toggle switch for one out of two options?

I am a bit confused on what should be used when you have to select one option out of the two possible options. Working on a touch screen interface For ex 1- Selecting a Tax type in a retail store, ...
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A calculator's modulo and percentage labels

I'm designing a UI for my calculator. I've got a modulo function and a percentage of function. I started with a "%" button for the modulo, but now I need something different that clearly says "This ...
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Reset button for calculator forms

it's usually bad practice including a reset button in your forms. Some reasons for this are outlined in various other questions: Submit and Reset button, what's the best order? Is a cancel ...
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Guide/instruction buttons

Can someone tell me the professional name of the buttons that you see when you are in a new page or when it's a new feature? Those buttons usually open to pop-ups that will guide you in the new ...
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How do you best explain the fixed functionality and uses of well known UI components

People often ask questions about if it's okay to mix up UI components with clearly specified functionality e.g. radio buttons and checkboxes. Sometimes I feel that it's treading well worn ground and ...
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Is it best for users to put the delete action/button/link on the edit record page on the web?

It seems that a lot of interfaces put the delete action on the record edit page/screen and sometimes the view page/screen vs putting them right in the record list. I'm wondering if this is considered ...
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What is a good flow for selecting an item from a list and populating some fields in a pane with the item info

I have a tree of items in a left nav and a main content pane to the right. Users should be able to select an item from the tree and populate fields on the right with complicated info (long paths, ...
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How can I pictorially show an option is unavailable for a time?

I have an option (a single button) in the settings, that won't be avaliable for the user for about 2 weeks. I have considered a number of options: Leave it out - make it suddenly appear Keep it ...
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Help on placing controls

I need some help on placing usercontrols for a financial app I'm working on (It's WPF but it's not relevant) I've created this wireframe I thinks this approach is an old style... and I need some ...
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Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?

Very related to this question: Accessible Disabled State but that is about how to style disabled buttons to make them accessibility compliant, but my question is slightly different. Is it actually an ...
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Clickable button in a clickable box?

There are multiple boxes on one page. And it's not for touch-based environment. Currently, both the button and the box are clickable, and they are performing the same function. Both have drop-shadow ...
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Which button form is better from a user experience perspective? Rounded or Boxed?

Could either be confused as labels? Any other criteria to consider?
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Multiple Buttons or Links in a cell?

I am trying to find out what the best approach in term of UX that a cell can have two buttons that associate with Sessions or Calls in each Date columns? The value of Links/Buttons are the total of ...
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How to properly phrase the buttons to handover video session and asking to have the video session

We are building a web application that allows people to host a video session, and only one person at a time can host it. So whoever is watching the video session, they can click a button to ask the ...
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Sprites/Icon Representation

I have an application and I'm currently working on the design at the minute. As I have been working I've been thinking about little things to enhance the application. One idea I thought about were ...
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Best practices for a map on a contact page

A lot of contact pages have a Google map on it with the map centered and a marker on the company HQ. I would consider this a good thing but I have several doubts regarding UX. What is considered a ...
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Is the purpose of these buttons conflicting?

My users are to pick out a view of data for tables and graphs through a button panel, but I suspect this one button might be too confusing. Now, actually using the control panel feels very easy, ...
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Should button positions ever rearrange depending on available functionality?

In this example I have 4 product types. (Left hand tabs). There are some option buttons within those products (colour, fabric, Fingers and 'on sale') which, on selection will trigger additional option ...
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Placement of “done” checkbox button

My team is having trouble deciding where to place a done checkbox. We have a website containing a collection of pages in a row from first page to last page. Each page can be a text or assignment. ...
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Where to put a search button with auto-complete suggestions (usually at the top of the screen) to a more suitable location for mobile platforms

I am implementing a search bar on a mobile device (smartphone) in which I start with only a search icon button, but when the user presses it a text field becomes notice-able next to this icon and a ...
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Showing legal disclaimers on submit

I've been asked to remove a legal disclaimer and "by clicking yes you accept...", from the bottom of a competition form. The suggestion has been to put all this information into a pop-up when ...
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What is the best way to show my users that buttons in the same line have different functionality?

I have four buttons on my interface that all look the same but don't all act the same. They are laid out like the example below. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Is it better practice to put a negative button on the left and positive button on the right? [duplicate]

I have a newsletter that includes a question at the end. I created two buttons. One is YES (the one I want people to click) and the other one is NO. I put the two buttons side to side and I'm not ...
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What's best way to show multiple related buttons?

I am making a webapp that enable users to borrow/lend books with their neighbors. Design needs various options like 'borrow', 'can-lend', 'add to wish-list' and 'read' for every book. The issues is: ...
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Extended command button order

As far as I can tell from looking at a large number of Windows forms and dialogues, Microsoft uses the following pattern to dictate the order that their buttons appear: [Val- / Prev] [Val+ / Next] ...
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Print icon placement on a webpage

I am producing a site that generates financial information based on user inputs. Users input their expected financial contributions and are provided with a visual representation, graph and table of ...
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Where to put “Favorite” and “Buy” buttons in a shopping list app?

I'm creating a perfume shopping application and i want to know where is the right place to put "add to cart" and "toggle favorite" button. i placed them in both perfume list and detailed page of a ...
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Should I use two different icons?

In an application I am working on, we have some application-wide settings that are available via a cogwheel button in the title bar. We also have part of the application, a kind of analysis, that have ...
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Do these button appearances give mixed messages about what will happen if you click the buttons?

There's a current discussion on meta StackExchange about extending a change being trialled on the Android Enthusiasts site to other StackExchange sites. This would bring changes to the voting buttons, ...
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Should I use Drop downs instead of radio buttons?

This is for a University Information Repository. The user must choose only one collection to submit a report item into. Each collection is gathered into a community. So the hierarchy from top to ...
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Should a 'delete image' button be on the top-left or top-right?

I am working on an application that allows status updates related to the application. It is very similar to posting a Facebook status so I have been using a similar layout to their posting screen. ...