A graphical control element subordinate to an application's main window that requires users to interact with it before it can return to operating the parent application.

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Should I keep or remove the title for this form?

As the Log In button is in the toolbar the title seems like repetition. Do I keep (A) or remove (B) the title Log In? Or do I change the title and/or button text? Screenshots from an iPhone 6S but ...
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What's the underlying reason of only having “Okay, I got it” in modal notification windows?

Modal notification windows are usually designed like this: An example taken from Stack Exchange chat A common feature of these modal notification windows is that there is a button roughly saying "...
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Should clicking outside an important modal close it?

I'm developing a web application where most of the interaction is done using popups over a map. The popups are part of a report, and will change when user completes several steps, so the popups ...
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Is putting create/edit form in a modal a good practice?

In my Web application I have to choose between putting a create/edit form of a generic object in a modal or in a new page. After some Googling it appears that modals should be used to display ...
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save/cancel dialog from pressing cancel

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I'm making a Windows desktop application. It's "too hard" to build in an Undo action. I have a task that opens in a modal window,...
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When should a modal-dialog get its real-time data?

I have a page which displays some data stored in a database (furthermore defined as "dynamic data"). A modal-dialog also exists on the page which contains some other related dynamic data. The data is ...
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Should modals/lightboxes/panels/etc. remain open on reload? [closed]

I was just visiting a certain site where I clicked search and a full page overlay search box came up. I wasn't getting results and didn't feel like hitting backspace a bunch so hit refresh and the ...
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Single click versus double to cancel something

My dilemma is pretty simple, I'm making a web game and for the object inventory if you press one of them it will pop a modal where you can see the object info and some options on the bottom, one of ...
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What's a good alternative to a modal calling another modal?

The example i'm thinking of uses a modal to display a list of saved references. The secondary action for this would be to email this list (to yourself or to share). Both of these actions (displaying ...
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modal window - fixed or absolute

I'm having a debate with colleagues about the way our modal windows work on our website. The two options are, fixed positioning - so that when the window pops up, it's stuck in the middle of the ...
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Close icon and ok button for dialog [duplicate]

I've been given the following design for an error modal dialog (the rest of the page is grayed out and can't be clicked): To me, instinctively, it seems redundant having two ways (close button and ...
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Associating additional content with another page without using a modal

I have a web page which relates to a specific record and has a fair amount of interactive content. I have additional interactive content which is only associated with the same above record/page but ...
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Should I use a modal prompt/dialog for user input?

For an application for a teacher, who has to enter marks obtained in the class test for 60 students; what is the best way to get input from them to ensure accuracy, speed and convenience? My ...
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Communicating to user that content is associated with a specific record?

Lets say a main page provides navigation to two sections: Doing X and Doing Y. Doing X is associated with a single record, however, Doing Y is associated with zero to many records. Upon clicking Do ...
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Suggestion List via list-box

I want to provide a suggestion list via list-box, it is not a search-suggestion. User can choose an item from suggestion list which will then copied to a input textbox. How to make it clear to user ...
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How to integrate blogging into an existing one page portfolio site and keep it usable

The one-page portfolio site in question is based on the Bootstrap Freelancer theme: a responsive, one page theme with a home, portfolio, about, and contact section. I currently have a blog section ...
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How to avoid opening a dialog from within a dialog?

I'm designing a mobile modal dialog which will prompt users to activate a critical app feature related to the security of their data. The dialog should include two action: ACTIVATE (for activating ...
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When does a combo box get unwieldy?

I'm working on a product which has a bunch of selectors that can have anywhere between one, and several hundred possible selections with no way to be absolutely certain how many possible options there ...
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UX modal window: Cancel / Save / Close vs Cancel / Save & Exit

I am working on an application where the user needs to complete their preferences which open in a modal window. There has been a big discussion about what are the best practices in this situation. ...
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What's the difference between a Modal, Popup, Popover and Lightbox?

I've seen many terms used to describe message boxes that notify and alert users or display information such as modal, popup, popover and lightbox. What is the difference between these components? ...
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Are “close” and “x” on a popup redundant?

I am working with a basic bootstrap modal popup which is a popular modal used on many sites. I noticed that the default template comes with both a close button on the bottom, as well as an x on the ...
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What is the best way to display additional details associated with a dropdown selection?

I'm looking for some suggestions on how to inform and display additional data based on what has been selected from a dropdown. Overview: I'm working on a complex back-office application that allows ...
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Desktop: Placing warning labels inside a Save dialog vs. popping-up a new window?

Context: We're working on a PC desktop software for financial professionals. Our users tend to be very detail oriented and extremely cautious of errors. We have a new feature that allows our ...
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Name That Pattern: side 'panel'

Please can someone name this pattern - where you edit something in a table and, instead of allowing you to edit the content in a modal dialog, you edit it in a docked side 'panel'? As per the ...
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Popovers vs modals vs docked tools

When conceiving a CMS and a wysiwyg, I'm not sure of which options to choose to display editing tools. I'm more a dev than a designer, so I prefer avoiding as much as possible modals, because I'd like ...
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In adding an item using modal, if user has inputted that is not required, what's the best confirmation if user clicked outside the modal or press ESC?

In adding an item, if user has inputted either required or not required, what's the best confirmation if user clicked outside the modal or press ESC? Some scenarios could be a user accidentally press ...
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Should mobile modal popups be movable?

As I see this answer from @JDB stating I hate it when a modal dialog appears asking me to confirm an action and the only way I can confirm that, yes, this is the record I want to delete, is to ...
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Where to undo “don't show this message again”?

I often make the misstake of accidentally checking the "don't show this message again" checkbox when using tab and spacebar to navigate. Since I'm asking to never see the message again, undoing that ...
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Modal Dialog vs Slide down to confirm password when changing E-mail or Password

I have a page with the user data, such as name, age, address, e-mail and password. On this page, the data can be edited with an inline edit form and then click on a "save" button. The e-mail and the ...
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How to elegantly create new parent when midway creating new child and realize you need a new parent?

I have a child record called customers. So when I create a new Customer, it's a form with a few text fields and one dropdown tree structure that lists all possible Companies that a new Customer might ...
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Two Actions on an Android Snackbar?

The Android Design guidelines encourage '0-1 actions, not dismiss or cancel' for Snackbars (actionable toasts). My question is about cases when a Snackbar is the best option to not interfere with ...
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Is it fine to show another dialog when your current state is already on a dialog screen?

Please see example video link. I'm already on a dialog screen then when I deleted the task it shows again another dialog. Is this a good UX? any thought? example video showing the dialog Thanks guys ...
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Is modal form measure correctly by the eye - aka is pixel perfect [closed]

I am working on my first project as a Junior UX/UI Designer. I'm actually a seasoned software engineer but I wanted to expand my design skills so I took a position doing design work. I'd like to ...
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Should I re-center a dialog when I update its contents?

I've been creating a modal exception dialog to tell the user if something has gone wrong. It should be intended for major errors that could seriously alter the user experience or functionality of the ...
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Save and cancel with full screen dialog on android

Does anybody have any suggestions/recommendations for cancelling and saving within android? The issue that I'm having is I have to open a screen in a full screen dialog with save-able options on it, ...
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Deleting an item with unsaved changes

I have groups that contains a list of articles. Previously when deleting a group we first popped up a dialog asking if the user was sure he wanted to delete the group. Then if the user had made ...
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Modal Windows on Large Screen: Align dead center or from the top of the screen?

We all know that we should use modal windows when there are steps the user needs to do before the task can be completed. Using a modal window instead of a full page allows users to maintain the ...
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Pane vs Modal vs ?: Across all screen sizes

Pane vs Modal vs ?: Across all screen sizes I am currently working on a web application that needs to be responsive, accessible, and provide a solid UX across all device screen sizes. We currently ...
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Modal pop-up window or push down

We are designing a web application. In the grid view list we have a add new link which can open a modal pop-up window or push down the content like an accordion type user interface. Regarding ...
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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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Esc button vs [x] close in popup

In a modal popup , to close it we can have three option - Either a message at the top Esc to close or [x] or both. (Or depending on the message in the modal popup an ok or cancel.) From my research I ...
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Huge horizontal sortable column lists issue

Sometimes pride doesn't let you but I decided to put that aside and ask for some extra opinions from minds like mine! Sorry for the long post, have to analyze my thoughts to explain my issue. I have ...
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Modal affordance patterns

I'm trying to come up with a way to ensure the user expects a modal to open when clicking a button in my interface. This modal has options from which the user changes the content inside the same page (...
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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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“You're leaving” modal dialogs - good UX?

On Wikia-powered sites, when you click on a external link, you're greeted with: You are leaving ... Your browser will redirect you to the page you requested in a few seconds. Want to go back? +-------...
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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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Modal or overlays for letting users carry tasks without shifting context ? Thoughts?

when I read up about modal dialog boxes and their use, there is a lot of discussion on how they interrupt the user's flow and how they should be used sparingly. What research is there suggesting ...
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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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Yes/No button placement on confirmation dialog boxes

I have seen various takes on the yes/no button placement on dialog boxes or confirmation messages over the years. For a long time, it seemed like I was almost always witnessing the "Yes" option being ...
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Seeking examples of a modal window that has Download and Upload actions?

We need to display a download button to get a template document and upload button to upload the filled document, for some reason we want to have these two buttons in a single Modal window. Any ideas ...