a tab widget presents one out of a number of same sized panels to interact with. Which panel is presented is chosen from a list along one edge.

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Contextualized / Scoped tabs?

I'm trying to investigate existing designs that solve this problem: We have three major contexts inside our application, let's call them Build, Analyze, Configure. These contexts are bound to a ...
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Is it good UX practice to expand the tab on demand?

For example, There are 3 tabs. Once I select any one of the tabs, is it okay to expand the width of the tab and show the options in selected tab along with other unopenedtabs. ...
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Alternative for carousel view (scrollview) within tabs on Android?

For an iOS app we will use a scroll view type UI within one of the app's tabs. The mock shows this: the first tab is activated and it shows a selection of categories that can be swiped to. One ...
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Regarding spacing on tabs and making them similar to buttons

I was checking out some apps on how they handle tabs and the spacing between them. Myfitnesspal has three tabs right next to each other with the right and left side having rounded corners. The app I ...
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Should I put this in a seperate tab?

I am currently developing an IPython launcher written in PyQt. I am creating the UI layout with Qt Designer, but I have a question. Should I keep the log in the same tab or in a different tab? I've ...
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What is the best way to present tab with unavailable content?

Windows guidelines are saying that you shouldn't disable tabs, since it doesn't explain why content is unavailable. They recommend hiding/disabling all content inside tab and explaining the reason ...
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A suggestive User Interface for accomodating Multiple Tabs

I have been reading and researching on multiple tabs, and one thing is pretty clear on the usability aspect, that having multiple rows of tabs is a pretty bad idea, and should be avoided. Also ...
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Side Tabs Text Vertical Alignment - Text Orientation - What is better to read upside down or read bottom up?

I have a page with tabs on the side vertically aligned, with two options. Questions: What was your gut reaction to the text orientation changes? What is the best practice for text orientation. ...
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Tabs design pattern, solving for “N” tabs

I've seen many design patterns that help solve different content presentation issues by leveraging "tabs". Assuming I do want to display grouped content on a page (complex content or simple) and ...
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Tabs vs Scroll in content heavy website

I have a content heavy website. In a particular page there will be lot of data to be presented to the user. There are two options. Full Scroll Just present the data grouped properly with proper ...
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Moving block of tabs with buttons

I'm trying to display informations from a Json object in 5 tabs at a time with two buttons to go to the next or previous 5 tabs What do you think would be the better way of you doing it?
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What's a good way to select a single pane of other controls?

I am building an Windows Forms application that will have to select a single style of a particular device, but each style has a variety of unrelated configuration options that must be chosen. The ...
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Substitute for tabs in mobile website

I have a set of tabs that appear in my website. When making it responsive i cannot use tabs as i have 5-6 tabs and the width will exceed the screen size. What is the best suitable substitute for a tab ...
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Multiple “Tab-Group” Navigation

I am working on an addition to a page where university students can get an estimate of the work remaining for them to finish their degree. Essentially the page as it exists today allows them to choose ...
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Android tab tap to top

I was wondering whether it is a habit of scrolling to the top of the list when a tab was tapped. I looked into the Android design guidelines and I couldn't find any information about this. However ...
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Ways to group too many tabs & views?

In our software users have to deal with lots of nested tabs and floated panels. I was wondering it could help the user to understand and keeping track of the underlying data structure. That are ...
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What is the recommended practice for using scrollable tabs for date navigation?

I am experimenting with using scrollable (aka swipe-able) tabs on Android as a navigation solution for browsing through weekly reports generated by an activity tracking app. Users should be able to ...
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Preserve list scrolling in an Android tabbed view?

I'm creating a music player on Android. It has tabs for switching between looking at a scrolling list of Songs versus a scrolling list of Artists. If the user scrolls through the Songs (say to songs ...
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Going to Next Tab in a series of Tabs: refresh view at top of page, or at top of tabs?

Here's the situation: At the bottom of all pages, there is a NEXT button that links to the next Page. There is a series of tabs, of which the tabbed content can be exceptionally long. So, on ...
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Nested tabs on landscape mobile. Best Practice

I have a problem organizing tabs on landscape mobile screen. Input: It's a game. Screen named "Inventory". User can own hundreds of items. All items can be grouped into 4 categories. There should ...
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In-content tabs and nesting

My intention is to present installation instructions for a software to the user. The document has 3 versions, the second of which has 5 sub-versions: Binary installation (default for windows and ...
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Dynamic tabs or dropdown list for the same view but different data

I have the following scenario and I'm not sure what is the best UX I'm working on an android app where the user is a parent and they are viewing some data for their children (i.e. it's the same view ...
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Using 2 tabs on a page: one for filter, and one for content

I might be trying to do too much on a single page, but I have a page where I need to filter courses, and generate a schedule. On the Filters tab: use 'Filters' (in the sidebar) to filter a set of ...
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Keyboard navigation through form with multiple tabs

To avoid any confusion, I am not talking about the tab key, I am talking about a form with tabs at the top that can be selected by clicking the tab or by pressing Ctrl+PageUp/Down. The latter is not ...
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Enterprise web application - lots of data and tabs

We have an enterprise web application that has lots of data, currently separated into different tabs. Usually, the user access the data from a list view. We are considering using a Windowed ...
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Should button positions ever rearrange depending on available functionality?

In this example I have 4 product types. (Left hand tabs). There are some option buttons within those products (colour, fabric, Fingers and 'on sale') which, on selection will trigger additional option ...
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Tabs within an expandable/nested table

Has anyone tried a solution where you have a nested table where you expand a row and get a set of tabs within the area? If so, how did the user experience it? Was it obvious what happened and how the ...
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Tabs under tabs in Android

I am moving away from a hamburger menu style app to use tabs. (This article basically summarizes why I want to do it.) However, under one of the tabs I have newsfeed, which has to sections: Current ...
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Alternative to excessive number of tabs and multi-line tab rows

I was asked to implement a layout into our current design. The original design contained 5 tabs/radio buttons that would specify what type of form to display. What the "tabs" do is basically change ...
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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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Which type of navigation is more suitable?

I am working on a user interface design for an application on Android. Currently, I am struggling to choose a suitable form of navigation as it is my first time creating such a design. The design is ...
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Better way to present a tabular data in a non tabbed way

Hello there, I'm new in this field, I came from developer background but I'm into UX field, reading stuff about design. We are currently redesigning the app, this is from a tabular view of users, ...
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Simple v Advanced view

I am designing a site where you can search for a service, and each results displays a service details page. I have come to the fork where I have to decide whether to use just one view, or whether I ...
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Expected behavior of the Back button in a non sequential process?

I'm working on an app that lets the user combine different options to build a product. The process is as follows: Screen 1. A first screen where the user decides what to build. Screen 2. Second ...
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Adding new address in tabs

In a web application I am building, I need to allow users to add multiple contact addresses to their account. The form for adding one address is quite long and I would like to avoid modals for this. ...
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Android UX - when to use Tabs and when to use Navigation Drawer?

I'm looking for guidelines regarding when to use Tabs vs. when to use a Navigation Drawer(sidebar). For example, as of these days, Facebook and Dropbox, which are extremely popular (+100M users), use ...
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Real estate for “What is this” help text?

The web application I work has "What is this?" for most of the pages. Currently we place them at the top right corner. Tab occupies only 70% of available space and help text occupies 30% and the ...
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Preferred Tab Order - Chronological or Importance?

In an app where you earn credits and then spend those credits, there will be a history screen with two tabs - earning history and spending history. Which tab order makes the most sense? 1) ...
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What's the name of this vertical tab-like menu control?

I've been trying to recreate this sort of component in JavaFX for a while. The thing is, it looks like a ListBox yet each item functions like a tab. In web design, I'd simply call this a "navigation ...
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Tabs on Bottom or Top of Chat Window

I'm wondering if it'd be better to place tabs on the top or bottom of the chat window to navigate between chat instances in a video game. Any thoughts on which would be better? On one hand, placing ...
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The most efficient solution for breaking this form into multiple tabs

INTRODUCTION AND RELEVANT INFORMATION I am software developer who must create application for managing contracts. I am very "clumsy" regarding UX, so I am not satisfied with what I have made so far. ...
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Best way to display contextual user entry errors in a tabbed html form

I have a web application that has a very large form. That form is split into several tabbed areas, which divide the entry of the data in to logical blocks. I have a single submit button outside the ...
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Usability of having content in tabs versus being stacked

I am currently working on a project where we are discussing internally about the benefits between putting content inside of tabs versus stacking that content with anchor links above it. It is a ...
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How to create a navigation layout with a page that already has tabs?

One of my webpages has two tabs that the user can navigate between. The tabs don't link to other webpages, but rather two different views inside the webpage, each with it's own set of questions the ...
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Best experience for copying tabs from multiple document types?

Requirement: User can create a new online specification from multiple previous specifications Each specification is made up of multiple online tabs. The only way I can see to do this is to do ...
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In Android, is it good UX to have a tab navigation go 3 levels deep?

I'm working on an Android application with an information architecture consisted from about 3 levels deep. Assume the following IA: Home Nav Option A Sub Level A.1 Sub Level A.2 Sub Level A.3 ...
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How can I show 2 different products, see both of them but interact just with one first and THEN switch to another one?

Ok, this is my first question here, please forgive me for the long text :) Let's consider we have 2 products to show: product A and product B. They are the result of a process I asked someone else ...
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Tabbed Pane : Multi-row style. To jump or not?

Most applications that have tabbed panes use the standard Windows style of dealing with multiple rows of tabs. Ie. if a tab in the back row is clicked then the WHOLE row jumps forward, and the forward ...
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Vertical tabs don't fit in fixed content height

I'm designing a work area in a web application where i use a vertical tab navigation on the left (a bit like this: http://patternry.com/p=vertical-module-tabs/) The content tab with which the tab ...
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Nested tabs (vertical within horizontal) alternative

I am working on a component is part of a larger wizard. It is made up of nested tabs (only 2 levels deep). Here is a quick wireframe of the it: The system I am working on is a refresh of an ...