A menu is a list of commands presented to an operator by a computer system

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How to make a long menu item look presentable?

We have long names for our menu items which cannot be changed so we have to break them into two lines. The visual below is a sample (not the actual names but just to demonstrate the long names): ...
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App with optional modules - main settings menu naming?

Our app has multiple products that you can opt into, let's pretend it's named "Xanadont". Each product (or module) has configurable settings plus the main app has settings. There's a settings view ...
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Are there any usability issues with putting a file menu in an application's chrome?

Currently my team and I are creating standards for our software and we're running into a disagreement around the file menu location. We're trying to be modern in our software by trying to emulate some ...
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What is the best layout for a hierarchical menu with multiple actions?

I am working on a project that uses a root/leaf node hierarchy menu to search, view, select and open content on a desktop platform. The user will need to have the option to do one, 2 or all of these ...
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Sticky header: div utility stiky (put under the header) or covers the entire page?

Hello i'm workinking on menu for mobile and i'm sure that to have a sticky header is a good idea... In my header there are 3 icons (menu; search bar; utility) When i click on menu icon, appear a ...
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What to display in area where event-driven content should appear later

I asked a question here looking for design ideas for an alternative to the nested drop-down menus scheme I had come up with. User mikryz helpfully provided an alternative idea with this mockup: I'...
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Should we use the 3x3 9-dots icon as an apps menu?

As the web continues to evolve and more complex applications emerge, there is a need to let the user quickly navigate between applications. This action is different from the navigation menu we see ...
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Activate item for visibility in menu

My application has quite a long menu. It's divided in 7 big sections with +5 items inside each one. Some of this sections have items that may never be used by the user (p.e. there is a Rubric ...
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What is this Google Apps popout menu called?

What is this menu called in UX/UI parlance? I want to implement this type of menu in my UI (ASP.NET MVC 5). My default styling is done with Bootstrap 3+.
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Should a popup close automatically after a user selects an option from a tree menu?

For a popup window that requires the user to select one option only from a tree menu, should the selection of this option automatically close the popup? I think this would break the fundamental rule ...
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What's the best way to view a deep hierarchy?

I've been pondering the best way to show a deep hierarchy for a desktop application I'm working on. Here are some alternative designs I'm considering... Mac OSX Finder: If you understand what you'...
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Closing a drop-down menu

I've read a lot that for a frequent-use app it's better to use click-activated (as opposed to hover-activated) drop-down menus. In my case, a drop-down menu is a good solution as it's not used for ...
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What is the origin of “File/Edit/View/…/Help” menu

A lot of software has a menu bar that starts with File, Edit, View, etc. Who did this first? Is there any evolution behind this?
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Primary Navigation Dropdown [duplicate]

Is changing the traditional horizontal text navigation to a dropdown menu as the main navigation point a good thing to do? Someone in my team is suggesting this change but I'm concerned about ...
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What's an alternative to the hamburger menu icon for a college newspaper's mobile website?

I am designing a weekly college newspaper's mobile website interface. The newspaper is comprised of a number of subsections: creative, commentary, on campus, etc. The design is based on a block ...
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Are button wheels around cursors ineffective?

Because of Fitts' law, it seems that positioning commands at the immediate proximity of the cursor makes it possible to access them relatively fast: probably not as fast as elements in the corners of ...
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When to use ellipses with ToolStripMenuItem Navigation

I have been tasked with standardising the menu systems on our product. At the moment some of the menu items have ellipses some do not. When would it be appropriate to display ellipses at the end of ...
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Where Is there a “best place” to put navigation/menu bar in an app

I am doing User Experience research and I would like to know where Is there a “best place” to put navigation/menu bar in an app to give the best user experience and why is this? By navigation I mean ...
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It is correct if the submenu will appear on click, and disappears if I click again on the same item or another item?

I have three possibilities: A) submenu appears all'hover (and then disappears if you move the mouse) B) the menu appears to the click, but disappears when you move the mouse from the item clicked or ...
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Hamburger sidemenu [closed]

Not sure what this menu icon is commonly referred to as I cant find any example of where this is used but this is in a current projects side menu that expands horizontally on several levels. How ...
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How to create a good filtering and sorting system when there are 30+ options to choose from

I have ~30 categories grouped into 3 groups. Each group contains about 10-15 categories. Group A Category 01 Category 02 … Group B Category 11 Category 12 … Group C Category 21 Category ...
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Should all on screen buttons be included in the “File” menu? [duplicate]

If I have a "File" menu on my software (for example 3d modelling SW like 3Ds max), should all of the possible actions that has an on screen interface be in the "File" menu? For example: the viewcube ...
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Which category “dropdown” is optimal for mobile/desktop for >10-15 items?

I have a menu, on the top, with a category dropdown. This is the only menu, which has a subitems. The main menu consists 4-5 item. Under categories will be 10-15 items aprox. Categories may have ...
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Putting the same item multiple times in a hierarchical menu

When designing interfaces I will often go with a user intention oriented approach where the same action can be found in different places. Let me give two artificial examples: Grocery store site When ...
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Avoiding cursor jump when coming out of a hover state? [closed]

I'm wondering how you would get around a cursor jump when coming out of a hover state on a menu. Here's an example of what I mean. See how when you come out of a hover on item one is skips you to ...
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Adding restaurant menu item serving hour

Currently, I'm working on a location-based service app specialized for food. A restaurant owner can add the restaurant's opening hours in a convenient way. Also, the owner can add the restaurant's ...
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Where to put “quests” in a material design

I don't know if there's a common term for it, but I call them "quests" - goals that the system gives a user to help guide them through the interface the first time. How should they be prioritized in ...
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Two possible list designs: How to depict per-item actions?

I am working on designing an inventory management system. I feel one design is closer to optimal but I need a sanity check on this. I won't say which is mine and which is not. The debate is whether ...
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Icons only vs list with icons

I'm wondering what's the UX point of view of using only icons or a list with text + icons. Only icons List with icons The only icons options provides a faster way to access to the action, as ...
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Adding new service (with navigation) to existing layout

I have two navigations in layout (img1): 1. Top navigation with main categories 2. Sidebar navigation for categories subpages - sidebar navigation has max 2 indents I need to put new "service" in ...
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Delay in loading dropdown menu

I am currently using Amazon and I noticed that when you mouse over a dropdown menu (e.g. "Shop by department" or "Your Account"), there is a slight delay before it brings up the menu. Most other ...
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Should user login and registration be separated from the principal menu items?

My current layout looks like this: LOGO Sign up | Sign In Item1 | Item2 | Item3 | Item4 | Item5 | Item6 | Item7 Once user is logged, the user name appears with a drop-down option for ...
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Vertical Icon Side Menu

I am planning to have a vertical Icon Menu in my website containing about 12 icons. I am planning to have the icon either like http://codepen.io/nikhil/pen/sicrK or http://codepen.io/EduardL/pen/...
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What is the best way to indicate a “Sub Menu” on a non-traditional screen?

Currently my team and I are working on an interface where the user interacts with navigation buttons on the side of the screen. After conducting several usability tests, we are running into the ...
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Make multiple menus work sequentially

I am working on simple point-of-sale (POS) software for a cafe. I have to accomodate 3 selection options: Selecting current sale user needs. Some sales can be saved for later use. Table catering to....
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Choosing the hover color of a link, logically

The menu color of the apple website fades out when you hover it, which I believe is wrong because hovering an item is like activating it, hence a positive action. With that said, what's a logical ...
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How to navigate through multi-select menu

We have to build a menu with multiple campaigns. When the user selects 1 campaign, details should be shown for that campaign When the user selects multiple campaigns, he should be able to compare ...
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Are there any usability concerns to this alternate select bar style? [closed]

Preface: My issues with modern select bars When you mousewheel up/down, it's possible that you will skip over elements at the "borders" and will completely miss what you're looking for without ...
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“Property” based main menu

Our software allows some users to be over several "Properties" (Pharmacies or teams) for those users we need a way to represent in the main menu that they can switch between any of their properties at ...
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Classic main-menu and ribbon at the same time?

I recently added 'Ribbons' to my application(for experts, as browser-app) which look and work the same way as you know from 'Windows-8' or MS-Word; eg. showing tabs, quick-launch buttons and a expand/...
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Is there a standard speed for the slide out drawer menu in Android and iOS? [duplicate]

Most apps with hamburger menus have an animation as the menu slides open and closed. I am wondering if there are any standards or recommendations for how fast or slow the animation should be.
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Mobile Hamburger Menu Location

With the advent of larger mobile devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note and iPhone 6 Plus), reaching toward specific actions on a website requires additional effort. Can anyone reference a mobile web ...
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Menus Depth in Mobile Games

I've played quite a lot of console games, and some of the game menus tend to go pretty deep. It might go something like: Home Screen -> Play -> Multiplayer -> Online -> Create Room -> Customize. I ...
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Is tree menu “10 year old” design?

I recently volunteered to do a small project as a part of my interview for the role or UI / UX Designer. I used a collapsible sections for the filters: One of the developer on the panel said this ...
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'Organic' versus 'structured' display of information on desktop applications

Not sure if this is really due to the lack of space on mobile devices or if there are a number of factors, but I have noticed that the 'organic' way of organisation and displaying content (think of ...
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Alternative to dashboard/portal page menu pattern?

Right now our application's opening page is a bunch of buttons vaguely grouped into categories which link to assorted areas of the application. Some of these links bring you to deeper application ...
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iPhone app - Persistent hamburger menu vs last page visited [closed]

I'm wondering which option is best for an iPhone app using a hamburger menu (placed at the top left): The menu is persistent on every single page even when the user goes to a sub-level. When the ...
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Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically

There's a list of items that you can select. When you select any of the items except Ignore, another list populates depending on the item that you selected. When you select an item from the newly ...
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What is the best practice for a link that has two functions?

For Example, lets say I have a book viewer with list of (parent-child) bookmarks. my problem is how to deal with bookmarks when it have two action in the same link. download bmml source – ...
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User Profile, My Account, or just Settings?

I am writing a little webapp, and am stuck on a UI hangup. I have a global menu bar at the top of the screen, that when the user is signed in consists of: Signed in as Joe User (with username as ...