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You don't want to prevent your users from closing multiple modals rapidly, every approach in this direction will be a fail. What you want to do is preventing your user to close any tab by mistake. As it is a mistake use case, do not design for it from the beginning (except if it does not disturb any 'normal' use case). Rather than doing that, just add the ...


Firefox had the option to move tab close button to the end of the tab row, effectively removing it from the tabs themselves. Option was removed on version 31. I used it and it eliminated the possibility to close multiple tabs by accident. It was kind of small button, possibly very far from where your mouse usually were (Fitt's law). And you really had to ...


You could use a percentage based approach regardless of the number of tabs. meaning the sum off all the tabs is 100% of the total width. this way the location of the close button at the edge of the tab will rarely be at the same point.


Use workflow analysis to figure it out Think about the user's workflow for a popup. A typical workflow might be: User sees something onscreen User wants to find out more, and presses a popup trigger Popup is displayed User re-orients vision to the popup, and reads the popup title. User may close the popup after the title (if it's not useful ...


Top right is consistent with close buttons for browser windows. If it is moved, users could think it's deliberate and deceitful.


I think that certain situations could warrant a solution like this:


This concept of what is easier is very very relative. It might be easy for left handed users if the left side had an X, but difficult for right handed users, and vice versa... This sort of notion comes back to the whole debate of what is better Ok/Cancel or Cancel/Ok? What they found is that it doesn't matter. What matters is consistency, because breaking ...


Top right seems to be the most common placement for close (x) buttons in dialog windows in the Web


Find your balance Do not ask the question, Which is the best position? But instead ask the question What do I want to get from the popup and how can my exit point help? Most of the time a little bit of ambiguity will work wonders for advertisements. You want to challenge the typical location of things, this is to escape falling victim to sleep-walking ...


Have a look at Similar Question asked before In a nutshell given that both the patterns have been used, let the decision be driven by which OS is your audience likely to originate from. If it is iOS then place the close on the top left and if windows then top right. If you closely notice you will find discrepancy everywhere. For e.g. Inbox app(by google) ...


"Done" means almost the same as "OK & close", so it shouldn't cause problems if user doesn't change anything. This is more than enough to make sure that user knows how to exit this modal view. Even if user doesn't know how to exit, user has only these options: Click on a data --> closes the calendar Click somewhere else --> closes the calendar ...

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