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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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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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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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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Accessible Disabled State

Is there a best practice for disabled/inactive buttons or tabs that meet accessibility color contrast requirements? A greyed out treatment seems to be the most common, however grey on lighter grey ...
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Tabbed (swipable) AND drop-downs mobile UX

I'm no UX expert but I've been tasked with reviewing our current design structure vs a proposed one for our mobile site. I've mocked something up in Balsamiq that utilises a horizontal tabbed ...
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Moving items between tabs

I'm designing a template editor for my WPF app. Each template is compromised of multiple child items. Here's a mock up: The user should be able to move template items between the History, ...
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TDI vs SDI - when should an app that saves files to disk have one window per “document”?

tl;dr How should an application handle windows for content-savable-to-disk (sort of documents) behave under an OS that has menu-bar-per-window (Windows, Gnome Shell) and under an OS that has single ...
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Dashboard vs tabs on mobile UIs

Are there any particular guidelines about when to use tabs on a mobile interface as against yelp style category buttons(Dashboard) on the landing screen? Yelp style category buttons(Dashboard): ...
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Name for property of “infinite distance” for tabs at top

I recall that there is a technical term for the property of browser tabs at the top of the browser window having "infinite distance" for the user's mouse pointer movement, but I cannot recall what the ...
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How to handle navigation that occurs inside a Tab in iPhone

I'm confused on how to handle navigation inside tabs in iPhone. Questions: Once the post is created, does it belong in the create tab? If it doesn't, how an 'orphan' page should behave in ...
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In Android application, when to use View control instead of Tab

I develop a shopping application for one company. First time I design to use Tab to categorize product in shop. But I am not sure Ishould use "View control" instead of "Tab" or not. Tab and View ...
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Shrinking down a grid to use as tab-like navigation?

I am trying to design a navigation system for users researching entities. This is what you see when you arrive at a page for a particular entity - basic info, plus a whole load of different expandable ...
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Category and tagging organization

Background Looking to present tagged recipes (edit: that users have tagged themselves on their own recipes) in a way that makes them easy to find. All tags are automatically categorized; recipes may ...
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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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What should I do about my save button inconsistency across tabs?

The user profile in the app I'm building is across a few tabs, however, I've had a situation where I feel the expected save functionality will be inconsistent across tabs. Most of my tabs look ...
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Tabs - activate on hover or on click? both! [closed]

Do you like the tabs used in http://www.msn.com ? They can be activated by both hovering or clicking. There is a short delay on hover to prevent accidental activations, while clicking works ...
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What is the best alternate layout for horizontal and vertical tabs on one page?

The original design uses horizontal tabs for categories that are not related, and vertical tabs for pages that are sequentially related. In terms of usability and navigation I think it is not as ...
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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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Scrollable tabs

To use or not to use horizontally scrollable tabs? You can see them in iTunes store or see this demo: http://flowplayer.org/tools/scrollable/index.html#demos Sometimes I am little bit surprised while ...
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Fixed Feedback button on the side of LEFT or RIGHT side of the window?

My start up [WEBSITE] is going to be launching in private beta soon and we're trying to decide where our feedback button/tab should go. We've looked at how UserVoice does theirs (bottom right) and ...
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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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Active tab state

I found myself confused today using the Adobe Reader Android application when navigating it's tab interface. I wasn't sure which tab was active becuase the active tab state was recessed and dimmed, ...
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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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Sort by recent / popular: Use tabs or buttons?

I need to sort my content by recent and most popular. I see Reddit uses tabs, but unfortunately tabs won't fit into my layout. Would I be breaking any UX principles by using buttons? This question ...
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Is a popover that opens from a tab bar good practice in an iOS app?

I have an iPad tab bar app and I want a popover to open when tapping one of the tabs. Is this good practice or should I avoid it? For example, the bottom tab bar displays the following items: my ...
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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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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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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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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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Do people who are not power users open links in new tabs?

I know there is a lot of similar questions to this stating when you should or shouldn't open links in new tabs. But what I want to understand is if someone who's not a power user will open a link in a ...
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How to select a tab first to reveal the details?

Scenario: A customer calls in to a store and places three separate orders using a single account/number. Now he wants to cancel two of them and calls in the store. The store owner picks up and to ...
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Are there any examples of changing a tab bar's items within a mobile app?

In other words, when transitioning from one view to the next having the menu items on a tab bar change. I know this is common within the top navigation bar but how about on the bottom?
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How to collectively refer to Followers and Following?

In an application I’m working on we have a user profile which has currently two tabs — Followers and Following. This lists the people that are following the user and list of people that the user is ...
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Dropdown with tabs?

Any ideas for a dropdown to choose a topic? The problem, there are 20 or so fixed (predefined) topics, but the user should also be able to choose from a (separate) custom list to which he can ...
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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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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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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 to structure a form within a tab?

I'm developing a online clothing store where the user could save their measures of the body in the cloud, so we'd calculate the size of the garment automatically. Then I have a form to do this which ...
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Listing of a schedule/itinerary

I've searched for the discussion about tabs and accordion and the differences between them. I'm currently designing a layout for an application displaying the itinerary for a holiday/vacation. I'm ...
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A tabbed Android UX element similar to iOS App card?

Is there a standard Android layout that allows for tabs within a context menu? Something similar to the iOS app card would be great.
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How and when to gently prompt user to save between pages

I am working on a complete rewrite of a complex, multi-step and enterprise-/internal-facing web application. The existing application's UI was literally based upon Excel spreadsheets that had been ...
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Should I combine pages that manage “settings” and “private user information”?

I am currently building a web application and am trying to come up with a way to manage private information and account settings. Currently, they are in 2 different tabs: download bmml source ...
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Alternate to nested tab controls for a windows desktop application

I develop a complex LOB windows desktop application. Right now it has only one feature say A. All menu and toolbar is for A. You can open multiple document related to feature A, each within a Tab ...
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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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Can Tabs also serve as Page Titles?

I have a full page where there are several Tabs across the top. The content type is a data table in the example but could be anything. Question: Is there a need for an explicit Title if the Tab ...
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Segmenting tabs without sub-tabs

For a desktop application, I'm trying to design form pages for business objects that can have a dynamic amount of child objects (at least 1). A business object has a "general" form (that covers all ...
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iPhone to Android - Sections & SubSections navigation

I'm helping porting an iPhone design to Android. My background is Android developer, so I'm trying to create the best possible experience for Android users, but I'm not a designer. The first problem ...
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iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
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Choosing between Tabs and ActionBar spinner

I need to show group of objects in two ways: in the list and on the map. I can use tabs or action bar spinner. As Android guide says both modes are acceptable (In Android application, when to use View ...
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What are tabs used for and what's the difference with Ribbons

I was designing an interface which was a popup showing a document (pdf) and right below its metadata (user who scanned it, doc name, doc-relative metadata, etc). Since I was tasked to make an Editor ...