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 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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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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Regarding spacing on tabs and making them similar to buttons

I was checking out some apps on how they handle tabs and the spacing between them. Myfitnesspal has three tabs right next to each other with the right and left side having rounded corners. The app I ...
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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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Best position and labels for buttons on an order creation page

I have a "create order" interface which already includes several buttons. Please have a look at the screenshot below: ![enter image description here][1] My Question: I need to add a new button ("...
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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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Best way to display long word on button with fixed size

We are translating our application to Spanish. This has caused some text to auto hyphenate on one of the buttons. I know the current implementation isn't ideal,but i'm not sure what the best solution ...
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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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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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Using Image as button in Windows Form

I am making an application using Windows Form and it will be used on a tablet that mainly use touch/tap for input. Is it okay if I am using Image for buttons? Like using image for add, save, delete, ...
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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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Showing Bootstrap Buttons on mobile device [closed]

I am interested in learning about designing for mobile websites. Right now, I have a webpage with a bunch of bootstrap buttons ---------- Header --------- --------...
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Button naming conventions

I need a common button to upload text and image under a section. Any suggestions please? Note: On click of the button, a modal window opens and then text and image can be uploaded!!
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Smallest button size and spacing for a touchscreen

For a touch screen, such as the iPhone, what is the smallest size for a button you could get away with? And how closely could they be shoved together? I've got an app thats going to have a lot of ...
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Material design's colors: primary/accent vs green/red

We have a big enterprise app to manage a lot of business data. We were using bootstrap and now are changing the design according to Google's Material Design guidelines. The guidelines offer to use ...
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Should form 'Continue' button be disabled if validation is incomplete?

In forms we often see the 'continue' button inactive until all the required fields are complete: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Is this actually a help ...
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What is the best approach for showing a button hierarchy when there are multiple buttons?

I am working on the UX/UI for a large web application. My question is regarding the button hierarchy. I have done a bunch of research but can't find any good UI examples that deal with this issue. ...
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Is there any way to ask for a like when user shares an article on facebook?

Say a user shares an article in facebook, is there any way we can include our page name and ask for a like in the same post?
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Which is better to disable, the confirm e-mail field or the sign up button?

Background I'm working on an application where users have to use a specific email domain to sign up (Either @a.com or @b.com. Anything else gets rejected). In order to prevent my users from going ...
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In what order to place sort up/down buttons in a table?

This is a simple question: In what order should I place the move down and move up button in a sortable table? This may be "opinion based", but I hope it's not and there is a definite preference. Out ...
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Button to the Left or Right of Text

If I have list and each item has an expand button, should the expand button be on the right or left of the text? If it's to the left of the text, then all the buttons will align, but if it's to the ...
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Product links to multiple stores

The product in this case is an Album, and I am trying to decide from a few different layouts/interactions. The challenge comes from providing the options allowing user preference : itunes, amazon, ...
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Auto Follow Video Mode on a Video Mixer

Many live video mixers have a so called AFV mode. This means that the audio for a specific source follows its video, meaning it is turned up as soon as the source is live and turned down when it is ...
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Too many decision points?

I would love some advice on how to make this window as clean as possible. There are a lot of buttons and I'm trying to figure out how to display everything elegantly, keep it simple for the user, and ...
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Is it preferable to have a plain “Save” button vs. “Save ___” (noun) button?

I know that it is preferable to have buttons labeled with verbs, but I'm wondering if there is a benefit of also having a noun following the verb. The specific case I'm looking for is a Save button. ...
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case study for CTA text for blog

I have a tech blog , and above the fold there will be a hero layout , with some title and tag lines which are important to the blog. Below these I have a CTA button , that will scroll to the second ...
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When a text field should have Clear button?

I'm talking about little cross appearing inside text field after typing a text, espessially for search fields in desktop interfaces. But any considerations about general text fields on any platforms ...
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Why should “cancel” and “confirm” button have the same size?

A lot of UI Framework provide 2 different types of buttons: 1) The first one: a sort of confirmation button 2) The secondo one: used as a "cancel" button The UI of the two buttons could be different: ...
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common buttons across tabs

I am designing an Webapp in which there are four tabs. I also have 4 buttons which are common across and should be accessible from any of these tabs. The scenario is user may be in any tab and they ...
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Where to place a delete button in a modal

Currently in our application we have tables of information that give you some of the most important data and them we have a view more link that pops open a modal dialog and gives the user all of the ...
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Material design - buttons raise, not depress

There is some discussion of this here but I haven't found a more comprehensive discussion of it. With Material Design, objects that wish to convey being pressed appear to rise up towards the user, ...
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Proper way to describe saving canvas to server?

Problem I have an app where the user draws to an HTML5 canvas, and then is presented an option to save it to the server. Currently a button that says "Save" is shown, which instructs the server to ...
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Interface to add content and multiple files

I have a modal to add Activities,so the user can add all content by typing it and/or select files to attach. See below: My problem is: Maybe the user just wanna type a very long description and the ...
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What do you think is the best option for Previous/Next icon buttons alongside product carousel in mobile?

I have the following ideas of how to solve this problem: What do you think is the best option to present a product image carousel alongside previous/next buttons for nearby category products?
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How can I convey the mean of a button with an icon on a html page on a mobile device?

I have an application which uses buttons with text when working on a large screen. Buttons such as "Start", "Continue". To make it clear to the user what these mean I also use a title such as "Start ...
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Button for “Play, but from beginning” for a scrubber UX

I have a typical video-editing like timeline, there's the usual Play and Pause buttons: right arrow, and two-bars. -----------------|----------- > || However, I want to have a "Play, but from ...
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Icon same color as Buttons

This is a simple website demo, with 2 buttons, a icon, and a main display with text information. I like the uniform look of this, color wise. But, I am concerned I am breaking a rule or causing ...
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Why are “previous” and “next” buttons so often “switched?”

In many UIs, there is a list of items that each have a time stamp, for example a list of news stories or e-mails. When there are many items or only one item is displayed at a time, it could be a ...
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While editing fields in a modal, does it really need to have the Save or Update button appear already?

I am not sure if i need to let user see it already eventhough he has not change in the fields. Why on some modal or forms, they already appear? whats the reason behind it? What to save when user has ...
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What is the max limit of acceptable characters/words in a confirmation box button?

For example, if I ask a user Would you like to send an email instead of print to save paper? Yes, send email and save paper No, take a print
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When is sync appropriate while reading a book in ebook reader?

We have ebook readers in mac, window, iOS, Android, etc. Recently, I'm working for the ebook reader for mac, window. Now, when user goes to a bookshelf, or goes into pages of a book, synchronizing ...
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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 ...