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How can I replace a clickable list in a GUI without annoying the user?

I have a screen in a mobile app consisting of the title of a data object at the top, with a short list of actions underneath. (The layout of these on the screen is not set in stone, so if your answer ...
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Combination of AJAX and page refresh when updating content. Will it confuse the user?

I am making a web family tree that will allow users to update biographies that they view in the tree. If they are updating the user's name of a specific biography, it will simply replace the value on ...
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Is it beneficial to launch an complete app or update the app in the course of time ?

I have an application with a very limited range of functions. This means that once I have implemented all the features there will be almost no updates in the features. Users are aware of the range of ...
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How to effectively communicate to the user that a status will periodically refresh

Say I have a page that has a continually-refreshed status on it. The idea for the service is that it's something you can keep an eye on in the background while it continually refreshes itself. How ...
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When is the best time to deploy operating system updates?

Related to this question, it was proposed in the comments that it frustrates the user even more when when they go to shutdown their workstation and it takes forever to install updates. However, it's a ...
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Telling user about updates in interface

Our product is some kind of CRM for our partners and they want to know about all the updates we release. Types of updates we're asked to tell about: Technical — invisible changes (counting money ...
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Importing and Updating Old Records within a Grid

I am in the process of designing a feature that allows a teacher to select students from the previous year who they used our product with, and be able to update the records of those students to the ...
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Is it bad to post an app update to only show ads?

So, I have made an app and it's getting it's fair share of action on the Play Store. It is free and currently contains no adverts. I am nearing completion of integration with Flurry Ads. I am also ...
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Page updating: “full”, “notification” or “replacing”

What is the best user experience with the auto-updating pages - for example, a list of songs. Currently I'm thinking about three good possible solutions: "Full" update: when the new content appear ...
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What is the most user-friendly way to update a Web site?

From time to time I need to bring down my website for maintenance, bug fixing, upgrading etc. I have seen that many sites just place the "Site is under maintenance, please visit later" sign on the ...
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System Upgrade: Scheduling and steps

I'm working on a system that offers 2 options to upgrade: "Remind me Later" "Install" If you click on "Remind me Later" you can enter the number of days in which you will be reminded to upgrade. If ...
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How to “force” users to upgrade their browser?

I couldn't think of a better title for this question, but please don't jump to conclusions - I don't really want to point a gun at my users heads! I have a site that works well with the modern ...
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Forcing users to update software (or at least make them work not to)

I'm a mac user, and every so often I see this: Which is great and all, but it often interrupts my workflow as the notification appears above all open windows and only disappears when selecting one ...
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“Modernizing” legacy applications and legacy users

I'm tasked with modernizing many older UNIX based applications to new, web-based applications. The UNIX applications are completely keyboard-based (ie. "04" to select the fourth application, "Enter" ...
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Why could “installing updates” not be listed as a distinct system restart reason in Windows Server?

When I install updates on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003 it often requires a system restart upon completion. When I use "Start"->"Restart" the dialog prompts me for a reason for the system ...
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How long should a software update be postponed when the user says “later”?

I'm designing a simple application (an OS X Dashboard widget, in this case) which the user might use multiple times a day, or hardly ever. When it detects that a newer version is available, I intend ...
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Do users always update Flash?

We are considering adding functionality to our online application which will require the user to upgrade their Flash player from version 9 to version 11. We have measured and found out that almost all ...
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When would the best day to update your webpage be?

If your website's # of visitors produced a weekly bell curve, with say Sunday generally being the lowest and Wednesday or Thursday being the peak... What day of the week would be best to regularly add ...
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How to handle pagination in lists that autoupdate

My current project is a running system that I've been tasked with improving. The user task is monitoring and adding information, when for example somebody calls on the phone with news. There are ...
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Only loading necessary items vs. pre-loading

I'm working on a Chrome Extension, and since Chrome's auto-updating system positively sucks, I'm doing my own. Also, I haven't even publicly released my extension yet, so the design can count on ...
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Is the concept of versions out of date?

I recently noticed some copy stating that something was compatable with "Firefoz 3.6, IE 8 and Google Chrome". I realized I don't know what version my copy of chrome is, yet it's always up to date. ...