An element that is not visible to a user, is hidden.

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Forms clutter solution: hide and show panel in forms

I have forms which tend to become always larger in size because of a multitude of fields. In some cases a form relates to a previously created entity and showing the fields of this entity as ...
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Why do websites toggle header visibility on scroll?

Some websites have a (usually rather small) header that hides when the user scroll down. What I never understood is why it is shown again when scrolling up. Sometimes I want to scroll a bit up to ...
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How do I reveal hidden hotkeys?

My application has many actions which can be used without using a hotkey, such as closing a tab. These actions are available in the menu bar where the hotkey for that action (Ctrl+W) is also listed. ...
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Circular context menu on hover

I'm working on a mouse-centric user interface in a desktop application. The target audience are people savvy with computers. The main element of the user interface is a circular button that doubles ...
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How to hide additional rarely used checkboxes?

I'm building a form in which there is one input with checkboxes. The list comprises of 3 or 4 popular options, and about 10 rarely used ones: I think I've seen ways in which websites hide the ...
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How to intentionally make an action difficult to do?

How can I 'hide' ('minimize'? not sure of correct terminology), or otherwise de-emphasize a certain action? I'm working on a desktop app that has code management features and we want to make pushing ...
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How practical is the accessibility requirement to view pages with CSS disabled?

As a practical matter, aside from what Section 508 states about web documents being readable without relying on an external stylesheet, do vision-impaired users really try to browse the web with css ...
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Methods to inform the user that something has changed in the background

We are working on an application that involves analyzing images. The end-user will be looking at those images and might notice something strange... something that he needs to report about. This user ...
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How should I show a field is filled when they are not allowed to view the content?

I am saving Twitter keys in a database. The 4 fields needed are in a place where more than one (at least semi trusted) person is able to add the required keys. However, it is suggested that you should ...
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Is content teasing effective?

so lately I've been wondering, if there's any research on efficiency of content teasers, and by that I mean blurred content (for example: answers to questions) with registration button. My main ...
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People with autism: Sliding divs or show/hide toggle?

I am working on a site where we are designing with an emphasis on accessibility. One of these groups we have in mind is people with autism. We have some forms with radio buttons. Some of the answers ...
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Mobile menu button partially hidden or fully displayed?

rSo what are your thoughts on partially hidden menu buttons? More and more I seem to find this: replacing this: My opinion: PROS: eye-catching hints that menu is hidden on the left CONS: ...
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iOS UICollectionView: How to show there's hidden cells

I have a UICollectionView, which I have set to having a single row and then the user can scroll horizontally to see any cells that aren't visible on the screen (to save space). What is the best way ...
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Why does Gmail hide email options under a '+' sign?

Why does Gmail website hide options like "links", "smileys" etc. under a '+' sign when there is clearly enough room along the footer? Am I missing something, or is google really pushing google+? ...
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Is the absence of a visible scroll bar confusing when asking users to agree with license terms?

This is for a web application, where the user is asked to accept the terms and conditions. Those license terms are displayed in a small window with the Accept button at the bottom. The full text does ...
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Hidden optional fields in form design

On a web-app I'm working on, we have many forms inside dropdown menus. On many of them we have an optional field: Description. This field has been added for the users that want to work on a more ...