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It also depends on what type of info is in popover like of info nature or a form. Why not provide both for the two kind of users. The new generation of users are pretty savvy to click away to close the popover. Evidence as pointed by Facebook example above. Esc or clicking away closes the popover. This is also the default in angular Ui modals. Final ...


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Based on personal experience, I argue that the close button is not necessary when the popover was easily initiated by the user (he or she can quickly initiate the popover again, if necessary). I have watched a couple of elderly people get very frustrated trying to click outside of the popover to try and close it with no success. They seem to have trouble ...


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OK, I've done a bit of research and found something fairly conclusive. Facebook may not be everyone's favourite website but it has to be usable otherwise they would be absolutely inundated with confused users - they currently have 1.19 billion monthly active users. It's pretty hard to argue with that. Based on the popover in the screenshot below, I would say ...


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I would recommend going with the close button for the following reasons Your close button is a visual indicator to users that they can click here to close the popover. While some users might be accustomed to clicking outside or pressing esc to close a popover( and you should support those users too), the close button helps establish the escape route.To ...



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