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

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Help for first visit on a website

On my website, there is a top-menu feature that I would like that a new visitor sees and understands immediately. Maybe only 10% of the visitors will use it (that's why it doesn't deserve a bigger ...
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Where should the icon to the mobile menu be placed?

I had a client bring up a good point recently about a mobile menu, specifically where should the "hamburger" icon be placed? In looking at sites you see it in three common places, top right, top ...
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How can I make this user selection screen offer a better user experience?

I am working on a site that requires users to identify whether they are a teacher or parent. To ensure I make this as intuitive as possible, are there any obvious changes I should make to the approach ...
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What breakpoint width to switch to mobile menu?

Sounds like it should have an obvious, clear-cut answer, but I couldn't find much mention of it: When building a website, what breakpoint / width is most ideal to switch from a horizontal tab-style ...
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Is there a list of conventions and standards for notifications, warnings, and messages directed at the user?

My team and I are working on a style guide for our programs that will be both in the form of webapps and programs. While creating this style guide, we are researching common practices in order to make ...
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Will users know to click the top item in navigation menu?

I've got a navigation menu on my website which has several levels of submenu. In the example pictured below I'd like users to be able to click "Services" in the top level menu and go to a "services" ...
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What's the best way to refer to a context menu in documentation?

It used to be that you could tell a user (in documentation or in onscreen prompts) to, let's say, "Click a button, or right-click to display a menu." Nowadays, there are multiple ways to display a ...
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When clicking outside popup / menu to close, should clicking on other site elements result in action?

Just curious of your opinions on the following subject: User can call up a menu or a pop up window. Then he realizes that this is not what he or she wanted, so clicks outside the menu/window to close ...
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Can we use “&” symbol instead of “and” in the main menu navigation items of a web application?

I have menu items like "Logs and Statistics" and I thought we could mention it as "Logs & Statistics". What is the recommended way?
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Best way to create responsive sidebar content [closed]

I'm working on a project that I would like to be responsive so it can be used on mobile devices. A major part of this project is a content-design area that has a lot of "tool" options and parts that ...
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Is top navigation an accepted pattern for mobile devices?

I have always found the bottom nav bar to be one of the worst UI conventions in common practice, as it is a violation of information hierarchy. Of course, the hamburger menu is also universally hated, ...
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Add clipboard Cut menu item when you already have another menu item that really Cuts

I have a software whose main purpose is commanding a Cut machine. I already have an Option on the menus named "Cut" which causes the machine to do its function of Cutting parts. Now, I want to add ...
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Top menu vs Side menu on dashboard

I'm designing an admin dashboard and this came to my mind. Should I use a side menu or a top menu? Why? What's the main difference for the user experience? When using a top menu it looks more ...
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How to layout a page with very long list of sub-navigation items?

We have these few pages that have an inner navigation but for some pages, the number of items are very long. For some pages, the number of navigation items are short. See below for the ones with a ...
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Central menu trigger on mobile devices

I've been reading some articles about user behavior on mobile devices, and a lot of them keep showing this image: When trying to figure it out the best menu on the app I'm working on I noticed the ...
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How should I minify my menus?

I design a dashboard for a service. I have a main menu at the top of the browser. The menu has 5 points and take up much space. I also have a sidebar on the left to navigate to the selected page. I'm ...
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Menu/burger menu bottom or top on mobile?

Is there any reason why websites don't place the burger menu at the bottom instead of the top? It's far easier to resch with your thumb if it's at the bottom, why isn't it done more?
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Non Clickable Navigation Menus

I am building a website in wordpress. My website navigation have few main menu's and 2 main menus have their submenu's. Each main menus and sub menus redirecting to their corresponding pages except ...
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Why does Android not show an icon in the overflow menu?

After Android introduced the action bar after 3.x, I found that its native API hides all icons if the menu item is shown in overflow (three dots (ellipsis) on a MENU-button-lacking device, or after ...
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How I make a start screen, without a linear path, that let the user choose 3 items to act on?

A start screen of an app can present you with one choice, usually in the form of a menu, or a screen with big buttons (example: Smithsonian app) Or two, for example an action, and what you want to ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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Are iOS iPhone tabs + context-dependent side menu the right choice?

The app is about inventory management. It has a bottom bar with 5 tabs (the last is a "More" tab). Each tab is a fairly independent functional unit. Many of them need the user to select an inventory ...
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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 ...