a dialog box is a type of window used to enable a "dialog" between a computer and its user.

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Examples of dialog UX concepts? [on hold]

I want to design an easy-to-use set of dialogs for my users to get notified of anything & possibly interact with my app via those dialog boxes. A "Dialog box" is also known as "Popup", ...
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Should I create my own Windows Dialogs to match my application's style [on hold]

It's a pretty simple question I guess. I'm fairly new to UI design. I'm generally a programmer, but I've been putting a lot of thought into my most recent project and I think I've managed to make a ...
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Best way to handle when typology used by tech is different than typology presented to users?

This question is a follow-up to this one on Meta.SE about the flag dialog used on SE sites. In the dialog, the first two ("spam" and "rude/abusive") are considered the same type of flag, and the ...
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Is a close call to action icon desired for a calender dialog?

I am using a modified version of the jQueryUI datepicker (http://jqueryui.com/datepicker/#buttonbar). My actual implementation can be viewed at http://jsfiddle.net/mmw834ms/12/embedded/result/. Per ...
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Is it okay to provide a signature in a confirmation box?

I'm providing counseling on an enterprise IT solution that delivers Windows security updates the way they want, and the message they want to use feels off. The system delivers a dialog box once ...
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Select template or provide filename - which comes first

Let's say I have a dialog used to create new files. I have to choose a template (Article, Task, Story) and provide a title and a filename (which can be automatically computed from the title). My ...
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What should Cancel button do with edits made across multiple dialogs?

We have a Windows desktop program where from the Main screen users open a settings dialog (Dialog A). On this dialog they can edit various settings and once finished, they can click OK and changes are ...
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Dialog box button behavior based on state

I have a dialog that upon opening performs some data validation (none of the data visible). The dialog is determining whether an action can be taken or not. The dialog has only two buttons - OK and ...
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Confirmation dialog button wording

I have an iOS app sign-up process that is very, very lengthy. I implemented a button to cancel the process (there are reason why this might be necessary, for example to go back to the login screen). ...
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Where should keyboard focus be after activating a button that brings up a non-modal dialog?

I have a button that shows a non-modal dialog, like this: The "Show Symbol Picker" button brings up the symbol picker non-modal dialog. If the button is pressed again, the dialog stays open, and ...
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Should a web-based non-modal dialog prevent users from leaving it via keyboard access?

Say that a dialog is non-modal, meaning that a user can use the mouse to interact with elements outside of the dialog without closing it. Does this also mean that the user should also be able to ...
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A dialog for registering

I have list of lessons. Users tap a lesson to open a dialog box. In every (Android) dialog I want the user to be able to register for the lesson, and see the duration, in hours, of that lesson. If ...
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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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When is an “always on top” dialog or window a good idea?

Today I upgraded an application, and the application showed the progress in an always-on-top dialog that I couldn't minimize and which stayed on-screen for over a minute, interfering with my work. ...
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Best way to display errors to users who encounter an internal server error

(User Flow: user try to submit a form request) Should I display the "Internal Server Error" message? Is there any message that understandable to user rather than saying "Internal Server Error"?
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Is it bad UX to switch between galleries in a dialog window?

I'm a novice to UX and I'm looking for ways to prevent my game design portfolio from being bogged down by poor design choices. On one of my pages, there is going to be a table of several projects ...
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How do you give your user options without overloading them?

I was using WinSCP the other day for transferring files, when I came across this.. umm.. I'll call it a set of options, but it was more like an interview. Oh boy. I just want to move a file. Now I ...
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What is stupid about the Find Setup Wizard of Windows?

From: http://ux.stackexchange.com/a/19842 Giving users choices is a good principle, but it's not if they don't understand the choice. Have a look at one stupid dialog The link there leads to: ...
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Alert dialog to confirm a Cancel action

I have an application from which you can run different step by step wizards. It has a Cancel button at the top, which allows the user to quit the current wizard. I have a dialog that appears on ...
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Best way to remind a user to do a certain action

I've been asked to implement a "reminder" which should indicate to users of a web application that they have not provided a phone number yet. I see two ways of doing this: When the user logs on to ...
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Allow push notifications dialog in android

We are creating an alert to the user asking for permissions on sending push notifications. We need this in ios and android. The thing is that even though I found an example in ios (find attached) I ...
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Are mathematical symbols easier to understand than text?

I'm creating a dialog and presenting a list of mathematical comparison options to choose from. e.g. [attribute] [>] [value] I'm wondering if there's any research as to whether it's more intuitive to ...
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How to show validation messages on a modal/dialog form

We have a dialog as HTML/CSS based desktop window (Sciter based UI if that matters ) and there is a requirement to provide validation messages on it: Questions that we have: Is it in principle ...
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Placement of components in a “Confirmation with a textarea” pop-up dialog box

I really have an aim to get better at UX-design. As a part of a new feature I have come up with the following dialog box which prompts the user if he/she is sure that they want to delete followed by a ...
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Dialog box on top of wizard

I have a wizard which has two tabs and in first tab I have drop down box. There are two options in the drop down. If the user selects the first option in the drop down then he can navigate to second ...
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Are there any studies of users getting jaded of dialog requests?

There are permission request boxes such as this one, or requests from other users as per online social networking sites. Are there any studies that show people becoming jaded of dialogue boxes of any ...
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Do users like/read changelogs(“What's new” dialogs)?

When I update my app(with bug fixes, new features, removed features etc), I present the user with a dialog like this: Does the user actually read it? Will they find the dialog annoying? Will the ...
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Microsoft Windows Dialog: No Close Button Scenario(s)

Windows Dev Center states: "Dialog boxes always have a Close button...Don't disable the Close button. Having a Close button helps users stay in control by allowing them to close windows they don't ...
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What is the usability benefit of “drag files/images here”?

I often see upload dialogs asking the user to drag a file into a highlighted area: This is an alternative to the classic file chooser dialog. How does the drag-and-drop-option improve the ...
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Alternative to dialog windows

We are designing web based app that consists of forms. These forms have two main parts: big datagrid (table) and a panel that shows details about record selected in a table. There is a largely used ...
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Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?

I'm creating a dialog box template for my website (which is more like an application and may have multiple dialogs open at a time) and I was thinking about putting the title text and the bar that ...
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Best way of making a credits transfer dialog

I am designing a dialog which would allow user to transfer credits from his account to "an object's account". Transfer is only in one direction -- after you confirm transfering credits to an object's ...
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iOS alert-dialog, where to place “yes” and “no”?

I've read alot of threads here about where to place "Yes" and "No" in a alert-prompt-popup. Alot of the arguments made sense about place the "positive" callback first (Yes / No). But what I've notices ...
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Settings dialog with multiple tabs: same options on two different tabs?

I am designing a settings dialog with multiple tabs for our desktop application. There is a particular (small) group of options that is applicable to two separate tabs in the settings dialog. I ...
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When downloading multiple files, should you give many options

I'm showing every owner of spots at a radio station, a list of all commercials he has available to download. Spots can be downloaded one at a time by clicking on a spot's code, where the browser's ...
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Foundation has the “ok” button of their modal-dialog on the left, why? [closed]

Foundation 5 has their "ok" button on the left side of the modal-dialog. jQuery ui, windows & Mac (maybe more) has it on the right. Do they know something that everybody else doesn't? Or is this ...
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Should system prompt user to save though no changes were made

Recently i opened a microsoft excel file by accident and tried closing it immediately but this pop up box appeared I was asked if i wanted to save the changes although i made no changes , this ...
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When to use spin boxes, and when to use numbers-only edit boxes?

When should we use numbers-only edit boxes, and when should we use spin boxes? Is there a rule of thumb to decide which to use? Or should we always use spin boxes if we'll be inputting only numbers? ...
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The logic behind having an OK button and Apply button

Moving back to desktop land after being drunk with mobile interfaces, desktop dialogs almost always have these three buttons: OK Apply Cancel A close button. This pattern seems to occur on both ...
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What's the purpose of the bottom bar in popups / modal windows?

There seems to be a common pattern where the bottom of a modal window contains an area that looks slightly separated from its content. I'm trying to find out where this habit comes from, and what ...
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Color picker in touch devices

I'd like to know about design templates for color pickers that would work well on touch devices, more precisely on tablets. It should be intuitive, it's for non-experienced people and specially for ...
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Wording for the perfect verb-based “Cancel Edits” dialog?

As a subscriber to the verb-based confirmation dialogs school of thought (i.e. "Do Something", "Do Something Else" button labels being better than Yes/No), what do you think the wording of the perfect ...
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My checkin dialog for members is too complex (membership web app)

I'm trying to improve my checkin dialog, because it think it's too cluttered. I think that all of this information is required, but it isn't shown in a simple way that isn't confusing the user. So ...
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How do I present lots of options, few of which are required?

I have a flow in an iPad app that takes the user through the process of creating a fairly complex object. For the sake of simplicity, lets say they are scheduling a meeting. There are actually a lot ...
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What is the best way to handle close buttons in dialogs in a mobile app?

I have a small dialog where a user can add an email to subscribe. I am torn between changing the subscribe button to take 50% of the place and adding cancel or simply make the x bigger. Any other ...
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Does asking for confirmation create stronger engagement

I noticed in some game apps, a modal dialog is shown asking, "John Doe has sent you an invitation to play. [Accept] [Decline]". In other games, the game just pops up in your list of games, and you ...
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Meaning of Capitalization in Y/N Prompts

This issue came while running a script that requires a yes or no response before proceeding. Does the capitalization of the y and n usually matter? In this example... $copy_package some_package File ...
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Alternative actions: nested submenu or interactive question?

I have a user interface that provides two alternatives for one action. The alternatives describe how the chosen action should be performed by the computer (different goal functions or heuristics of an ...
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How patient are users at wait dialogs?

What is the length of time the average user will wait at a wait indicator (i.e. a spinning circle, beach-ball-of-death, egg-timer) before they think something has gone wrong? If anybody can point to ...
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How do I best describe a “confirm a download” in a dialog box?

We have a feature that offers subscription-based downloads. There are limitations to the counter back-end so to make sure a customer does not get charged by mistake, we have implemented a pop up box ...