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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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 ...
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Should modal dialogs be movable?

We use modal dialogs in a web application for actions that require the users to take an action, like log in or configure something before being able to proceed. We fixed a few layout issues and now ...
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Non-interactive initiated lightboxes - acceptable UX?

I've noticed an increasing trend in the use of lightbox dialogs/modals firing on websites without a user interacting with an element on the page. These lightboxes usually fire either when: The page ...
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Should i use modal dialog or separate page for login and signup?

Is it OK to use modal dialog for Login and sign up? Or should i always use a separate url.com/login and url.com/signup?
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Best way to remind a user to do a certain action

I've been asked to implement a "reminder" which should indicate to users of a web application that they have not provided a phone number yet. I see two ways of doing this: When the user logs on to ...
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Allow push notifications dialog in android

We are creating an alert to the user asking for permissions on sending push notifications. We need this in ios and android. The thing is that even though I found an example in ios (find attached) I ...
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Should we tell users that a link or button will open in a new tab or window & how to do so?

I have encountered users (and myself) who feel that at times when clicking on links it can be surprising when things open in a new window or tab and they didn't expect that action. I believe it would ...
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Offering a way to cancel a process

Given the case that a user is presented a modal dialog that displays an installation process (or something similar). If the process would normally take a few seconds but can potentially take longer, ...
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What is the best way to show the user large amounts of data?

I am working on an application with a team that has roughly 2 years of data. This data is shown through multiple visualization methods. Part of the application is a settings panel, which lets the user ...
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How to inform user about multiple important events at one moment

I have to show user information about many important events at one moment - e.g. when he enters the app. So far I was showing just one event but now requirements changed and multiple events must be ...
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Mobile app: What text in load dialogs?

In a mobile app when a user logs in, there is a Title and Message field, and either or both can be hidden. Should text be displayed there or should those be hidden?
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How should I display a message to a user when they are in a modal?

In my web application, there is a process that, when run, displays an important message to all active users and requires them to acknowledge my dismissing the message. My first thought was to display ...
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Stacked modal dialogs (with Material Design)

I'm designing a Material Design app where users can edit items via a lightbox-style modal dialog. This is a hard constraint, so avoiding the lightbox is not an option. Within the dialog, there is an ...
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Delete confirmation dialog within a modal!

Any suggestions on what is the best way to get a confirm delete dialog within a modal ? I don't think open modal on top of an other modal is the best way.
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Shopping cart in store management software

I'm currently designing a store management application to be used by employees of certain stores. At many points within the processes of this store, the user should be able to search the database of ...
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Very Long Form in modal box?

I have long form around 25 form fields in web application and it covers 2 whole page. currently it is showing in the same page and cancelling the form goes back to main page. How much lengthy a form ...
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How to show validation messages on a modal/dialog form

We have a dialog as HTML/CSS based desktop window (Sciter based UI if that matters ) and there is a requirement to provide validation messages on it: Questions that we have: Is it in principle ...
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Why disable the minimize button?

Is there any good UX justification for disabling the minimize button, but not the maximize or close buttons? I notice that Eclipse (the IDE) has several dialogs that do this, and there are questions ...
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Multiple scrollbars when there is a pop-up or modal window. What is the reason for implementing this design pattern?

I have noticed on certain websites that are implemented as a single page and free scrolling view in browsers that when you trigger a pop-up or modal window a second scrollbar appears to allow the user ...
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Drop down button or new dialog

I need to give the users the possibly to browse for a template in the program or on the computer. Which of the shown ways do you think is the best way?
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Are there established patterns for delete confirmations other than the typical modal?

I'm trying to find out if there are some semi-standard ways of handling the "are you sure?" confirmation logic when a person deletes a record or item. The typical options are: Show a "Are you sure ...
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Choose existing or creating new category

Our current implementation gives the user an option to select a category from a drop-down and to add new category. The problem is that this button under the drop-down does not work very well. 1) ...