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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) ...
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Loading message

I have page that contains a list of tenants that are currently active. To add a new one, there is a link to a full page form that adds the new client to the list of active tenants. This operation ...
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Should the previous popup message appear again if the user clicks the back button?

Suppose the user receives a popup (modal) message for successful task, then clicks the back button on the browser. Should the modal popup message appear again even though the user hasn't performed ...
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Drag affordance for modal calculator within a modal window

I'm struggling to show affordance for my calculator element. The user of this app is taking phone payments for bills. They've clicked on an icon from the main screen that allows them to split out the ...
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Is it ok to place help icon inside modal windows? Is there is any UX reason that this would not work?

I have a Scenario, were I need to place help icon inside a modal window, Even though I have help icon on screen i.e... behind modal window. Is it is ok to have Help icon inside modal window, If not ...
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Do “Subscribe now” popup boxes on websites ever work?

Often when reading a blog, the page becomes obscured with a "Subscribe here for more" modal box, which I promptly close. Is there any evidence that these provide a reasonable conversion of ...
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Newsletter lightbox one page load

I have a client that wants to have a newsletter sign-up light box when the page loads. I'm not sure what the best practice on this? I know that having a newsletter lightbox on the site in delayed ...
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How to show “more info”? Modal Vs Deeper Page?

I'm designing a web application that contains some tables with data entries/rows that all can be edited in some way. We only present a limited amount of information about each data entry in the main ...
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Is it okay to have two “primary” buttons?

I have a dialog that allows the user to enter text to be processed. Initially, there are two buttons: "Cancel" and "Assemble." The latter button is the primary action (in Bootstrap, .btn-primary). ...
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Problems about using modale dialogs? [duplicate]

I wounder if there can be problems about using modal dialog's in relation to the good user experience? I find that it is an easy way to add some "sub-screens" in relation to the main object without ...
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Modal windows vs. new list element for adding something

Assume an application that shows a number of lists, each containing zero or more items. An item consists of exactly 2 values. I wonder whether the application should provide a modal for adding an ...
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Button labels on modals: consistency argument versus UX

I'm having an internal argument with product manager on something. We've a number of modals used in our product & designing more. Her argument: Name all buttons on modals the same e.g. 'OK' or ...
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Where should I put an Add button in a Bootstrap Modal dialog?

I have a UI like this designed at the moment with Bootstrap modal: I was thinking the "Add Shift" button looks misplaced. Would there be any better placement for the button so it doesn't look so ...
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Are pop up boxes bad if user has no option of doing anything

I recently had a talk with person that was doing sort of QA for my app. There was one topic we strongly disagreed on. He basically said "don't throw user a pop-up in his/her face if he/she has no ...
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Display posts in modal or separate link

I have a question on postings that are used in twitter/facebook and want to get some feedback on this. When there is a post, do you think users prefer to see AJAX loading comments like on facebook ...
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Best indicator for launching modal in mobile

In mobile, using a simple right chevron in a list item, most people globally understand clicking that element to bring them to a new page. But with modals, the standard launching platform/object ...
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Why do RPGs show conversations in windows with talking head animation?

Coming from an adventure game background, where conversations usually happen as subtitles or speech balloons, with at most a bunch of answers to click at the bottom of the screen, I've recently ...
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Yes and No buttons are both positive. Is it okay for these to both be green, implying 'success'?

This is similar to Should "Yes, delete it" be red, or green?, but I feel it isn't quite a duplicate as my situation is different. I have a form which looks like this: When a user enters ...
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Delay time before showing email capture modal

What is the optimal amount of time to wait before displaying an e-mail address capture modal (like the one below) to first-time visitors after they land on an e-commerce site? Does it depend on ...
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Conceptually similar but actionably different choices in a modal

I have a modal in which users can choose between removing a user entirely withdrawing the user while leaving an archival entry in the list cancelling out of the modal without taking any action ...
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In or around a table of results, displaying row-specific information and actions (master-detail UX)

I am tasked with displaying a list of clinical trials. Each clinical trial has at least one, and typically many, actual locations. We want to encourage users to enroll in clinical trials. What that ...
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iOS How to present data with a potentially looping relationship

I appreciate that the title is somewhat unclear - that is because i am not exactly sure how to express my issue in text. Essentially in my app, the first screen is a tab controller with two tabs: ...
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Modal vs Non-Modal [duplicate]

I'm making an app that works on phones and tablets and allows the users to annotate an image. The user drags over an annotation mark and enters data related to the mark. The user may also draw on the ...
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Should closing a modal “blockade” of walled content take the user back to the previous page

The user navigates to content that requires registration to view, and a modal box appears over that (blurred) content and offers options to 'register' or 'not'. Should the 'not' option navigate back ...
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How should I offer instant discounts in response to user actions?

We deal in online apparel subscription model. People subscribe based on number of garments they want. Once people choose garments, get them shipped and then use them, they rate them high if they like ...
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Android back button; save or cancel?

I'm working on an Android app that has an activity where the user can add/modify an item. In the action bar at the top of the activity there is a save and cancel button. It behaves like a fullscreen ...
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What are the arguments against modals when a page loads? [duplicate]

I'm working for an e-commerce client who has requested a design for a newsletter signup modal to appear on page load the second time a user visits the site. I've tried to explain to them that blocking ...
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Better alternatives to display too many Popup/Alert message

We have a requirement in our WPF desktop based application to alert the user about different types of events happening. The events may or may not be related to the user's current activity. We want ...
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how to deal with dynamic long forms going off the screen?

I'm working on a new feature that allows people to share items. To do this i'm overlaying a modal on our site with 10 e-mail address input fields. As you can see, because of the spacing on this ...
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Is it OK to show server errors in modal dialogs?

I read this question that suggests that modals are disruptive, but I want to know if they are good to use with server errors, when the user has finished their task. Thanks
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What is the common UI practice if you want to display a series of dialogs?

In my case (see picture) I display a dialog which requires the user to select date and time. This happens through another dialog which appears above the first dialog. Is this fine for user experience? ...
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Why is the drag area usually limited to the “title bar”?

Take a simple dialog window: The user will expect that the titlebar can be used to drag the window through the screen. But why is it limited to just this bar? Why is it uncommon that windows can ...
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Name for: thumbnail getting big and spreads text?

Is there a common name or plugin for the function when a thumbnail gets resized to a bigger image and spreads the surrounding text? It is similar to a modal view, but imho more user friendly. ...
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Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?

Modals are often used to force the user to make a decision, so they're basically questions. Is it ok to present the question in the title of the modal? Something about it rubs me the wrong way. This ...
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Close button place depending on OS

I started thinking today about where should I place the [x] button on web modals. Users usually look at the top-right side, but what happens with OS X users? I've been using Mac for the last 5 years ...