Inline edit is a design pattern that enables the user to edit text directly in the page without requiring going to a separate page or opening a dialog overlay. It makes the interaction more direct and intuitive as the user can edit the text in the same place where it is shown.

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Nested edit states. What to do when edits are save-able at local and global level?

We are making a solution where a user is supposed to evaluate a number of requirements and laws. These evaluations all happen on one page, and the requirement/law is evaluated one at at time - all the ...
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View mode or always in edit mode

I have a table with an accordion expander for viewing additional information. By default the data is presented in view mode with a button to click edit. I have received in-office feedback that it ...
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Save/Cancel action for inline editing

I have some content which is usually displayed, but the user can edit it by clicking an icon. Please see http://jsbin.com/kotesudenu for a demo. How should the user be able save the data and close ...
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Click-to-edit and click-n-drag combined

I'm considering an option to combine two behaviours in a list: Click to edit an item (like in Asana) Click-n-drag an item (like in JIRA) As illustrated in the screenshots, the cursor in both ...
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best ux for users to input multiple strings

I have a web form where in users may input a list of names similar to: Mike, Joe, Ann, Sam The UI should allow for simple edits. This data will be saved and displayed on another page for ...
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Inline Editing for Select Lists?

Our application is very heavy on data entry and must display pertinent data quickly and in an easy to peruse format. We have been moving towards an inline edit functionality wherein forms are by ...
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encourage renaming while displaying original name too?

I'm working on a very simple custom report builder in a web app where about 90% of our users are office workers with limited technical skills. For these low-end users, we want to present a simple set ...
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Integrate lookup and edit functionality

I've looked at a few of the other similar questions, but I don't think they are the same kind of problem. I am trying to design to link a person to an item. The page supports free text entry for the ...
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Add Another Item - best pattern for modals

For this application I am designing, we need to add one or many items to a grid. We have chosen to add the items via a modal dialog due to complexity in certain scenarios that would not be possible ...
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Inline Editing v Section below grid to edit

Is inline edit good UX? Which is a better way to edit a grid, providing an inline edit option or providing a view below the grid, (display additional details and provide editable fields)?
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What is the best approach to show inline-edit without any value?

There is a form which contains inline-edit fields, but some fields don't have any value. Currently I'm displaying just red label with value "Empty field". But some people say, that this isn't clear ...
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Cleanest method for images in form

I have a editable page that acts as a form, and was wondering how to incorporate images into it. Currently, it looks like this: Clicking on the spriteId or name fields that have a darker background ...
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Prompting user for password input with inline editing

I have a page where the user can edit their settings using inline editing. https://jsfiddle.net/ahw97j7r/3/embedded/result/ Useless stuff just updates the database, but Password and Email are a ...
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What is the resistance or usability considerations for new or interactive inline text behaviours?

I cam across one of Bret Victor's interesting musing about inline spellchecker behaviour where he proposed a couple of alternatives to the popup box for spellcheck suggestions. I thought that the ...
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Intuitive Inline editing

I have an edit page with a bunch of select menus, text inputs, and radio buttons, and a save button. Upon clicking the save button, a detail page is displayed with text of the given select menus, ...
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Should an app auto fill information for editing?

I have an app that stores previously saved information, for viewing and editing. When it is edited, the user chooses which piece of info (from a list) and can then currently change the sections. I ...
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Inline-editable list item doubling as link to detail page

I have a relatively simple list of events where all information (name and date) is editable inline: As can be seen in the screenshot, I currently have a "Details" button for heading into a more ...
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Inline table edits: how to make it quick to edit?

I'm dealing with a data table with a large number of columns and rows. Because there are so many columns, I'm thinking of putting in something that scrolls horizontally and vertically while fixing the ...
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Edit and Add sections on the same page [closed]

I am trying up to come up with a good solution to add items and options on the same page. This will be done via Ajax and jQuery. This development is for the Admin back-end system. The reason I am ...
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Represent and edit object graphs with standard OS UI elements

In most cases the data that applications, forms and so on work with is relative flat. It means that the objects representing the data are actually nothing more than a collection of key-value pairs - ...
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How to clearly display inline editable attributes? [duplicate]

What is the best way to display inline editable attributes among non-editable ones. E.g. (image attached) Name and Notes can be edited, while Source and Order no. not.
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Invite users to inline edit not only on hover?

It's very common to indicate to the user that they can "edit in place" by changing the style of the editable content when hovered over (e.g. adding a yellow background, "click to edit" tooltip, pencil ...
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How to handle user removing editable text from image?

I am working on in–browser editor for print products. The (relevant part of) workflow goes as following: User sees image (technically SVG file, loaded into page DOM). User can select certain ...
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Edit button or tap to edit

What is the best way to indicate edit-in-place functionality on a list view in a responsive web application? This is an in-browser application designed for mobile (not a native mobile app), so ...
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Inline editing - does it work on small screens?

I am currently working on an app (phone size, not tablet yet) project that involves an extensive profile editing section. I am generally much in favour of inline editing patterns, as it removes the ...
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UI : How to edit, save and load a list?

I work on a list builder component that the user must be able to build easliy, save and re-open if needed. I precise that only one list can be active. I didn't find any similar component on the web, ...
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Quick way to reach the edit form in a wiki: alternative to double-click?

Many wikis offer a quick way to reach the edit form (either inline for a specific section, or on a separate page for the whole article): double-click on the page. For me, this works really well. When ...
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Inline vs Modal Dialog Editing for complex widgets

I am building an application where user's can create very complex widgets using a browser. The two main approaches I can think of to allow for this is inline editing and modal dialog boxes. Unlike a ...
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Android: Does any app use inline editing?

I have a list with items. I want to know, if I can edit the name of the item inline. Just tap and rename the item. Is this right to make it in android? I don´t see any app that do this... thanks!
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Should I combine our admin and reporting interface?

We are a software company that provides some great products, managed by an outdated admin site. We want to re-design the admin site and create a toolbox for our clients that helps us report the data ...
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Nested titles for grouping inline editable ordered lists

Overview The following image provides background information for this UX problem I've encountered: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The above image shows ...
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Star rating and possibility to remove or change user's vote

I'd like to add star voting into my project but there is the need to allow users to edit their votes. My idea is to add a reset button or just (much more complicated) allow a user to hover over ...
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How to use a modal for associative actions with in place search?

I'm designing an application that presents a list of bus stops to the user in a list (html table). Every bus stop belongs to a city somewhere in the world. Once the user finds the stop he wants, he ...
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Draggable and Edditable - How to solve?

I have elements on a web app im designing. Its sort of a WYSIWYG thing for a CMS. The elements are boxes. There are different types of boxes, or "micro templates" as I call them. One is a heading ...
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Double click to edit, but how to navigate?

We are working on a online dictionary tool, e.g. you have different dictionaries that you can browse. Now we would like the possibility to in-place-edit the settings by double-clicking on the text. ...
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Modal views vs popovers in iPad

I'm transitioning from an iPhone app to iPad, in the iPhone version I have a view hierarchy similar to this: That is, an UITableView, while tapping on a cell the app navigates to another view with ...
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Best way of editing rows and row details of a UITableView in iOS

I have a table view which may have several items (rows), which in turn have more information that I want to be displayed in another view by tapping the row (common scenario). The point is, I'd like to ...
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Resorting items after editing on a paginated page

We show a list of users in a paginated fashion (10 rows per page). There is a column to flip the status of an user to activate or disable. Assuming I am in the 3rd page and I am disabling a user. ...
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What should happen when I add a Row to a paginated, sorted list

A user wants to add an item on a sorted and paginated List. If we keep the list sorted, the item might be on another page than we're viewing and if we just add it to the top of the list it will break ...
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Inline editing controls alignment

I have a list of string items which I want to use inline editing for modification. Before a user can change a string they need to hit an edit button to enter edit mode. There's also an inline delete ...
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Alternatives to failing a form to ask for additional input

I have a simple form that asks the user to enter details about an airplane he or she has flown: The form asks for the model of the aircraft (172, 182), it's registration (N-261GY) and its home ...
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Experience using dropdowns in-line of sentence “mad lib” style

Do you have experience implementing text inputs or drop-downs in-line with other text or forms? Is this approach any better than just creating a separate field/label? In the example below the user ...
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Prompt user to edit an inline-edit field

Background Using an edit-in-place field for users to provide their name. Problem The phrase "Type your name" imperatively indicates that users can (and should!) type their name. However, unless the ...
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Inline editing vs Edit view

I've seen this question asked a few times, but none that relate to my particular scenario. I'm working on a large, complex UI that involves many user types. For this screen, there are 4 types of ...
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Affordance (indication) of an editable grid

Working on a form with multiple small grids for information display and adding a new grid. (Grid is the right display here.) The business unit wants the legacy grids to remain editable with a pop-up ...
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What should the “save” button be called when editing inline?

In our application, users can click "rename" to perform inline editing of the name of the current document. When they're done editing the name, they click a button to save the change. I'm trying to ...
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Shifting a view into inline-edit mode VS. dedicated edit screen?

I'm developing an iOS app, and I'm conflicted on which is the better UX choice to make. The main screen displays a nicely arranged carousel of objects, with just a few core details. The user can edit ...
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Does the use of a WYSIWYG editor by itself improve the UX?

As someone with a lot of background writing low-level software, I've always felt a strong dislike for WYSIWYGs such as CKEditor or TinyMCE in the browser. To me they are mostly problematic, as they ...
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Suitable way of editing table entries

What is the best way to enable editing in a table that only exposes a fraction of the fields? Inlay? Overlay? Separate Page? download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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What is an appropriate UI for a prepopulated textbox that you can overwrite?

Suppose I have an edit box that gets prepopulated with text. For example, in tax prep software, there may be a function that computes a value that is displayed, but then also allows you to change that ...