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X has never meant exit, but there's a reason for the confusion X has historically been overloaded to mean two different things: Delete an item. For example: Close or Dismiss a window. This is not the same as exiting an app but historically, hitting the X button almost always resulted in an application exiting, so that is why users sometime confuse ...


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The X symbol can be used when canceling or removing something. In terms of an application's or modal window, the X should be used to close the program or modal by convention. Xs can also be used to remove items from a list, delete something in some circumstances (comments come to mind), or otherwise cancel something. As such, minimizing or another action ...


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The answer to your question is, it depends upon how the user uses the software. Like other user-interface questions, it depends on the use case. Many of those applications where the close function only minimizes the application do so upon the assumption that the value of the software only comes if it is running all the time. Looking at Skype or Hangouts ...


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A cross should always be used to close something. The problem is the meaning of closing. One thing is for sure, closing is not the same as minimizing. Your example for Skype in Windows is not correct. Close button closes the window, while the minimize window button minimizes the window, but doesn't close it. Therefore they don't do the same. On Mac OS, ...


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People often find it annoying that when they click the cross, it's minimized but not quit. If it's moved to the tray, however, they don't find it annoying. Most people don't care whether an application still runs in the background, as long as their taskbar isn't cluttered with applications.


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I have came across few interfaces which use java script overlay window to display enlarged images. These overlay windows carry controls to navigate forward and back but lack a CLOSE button. You cannot close by clicking outside the image (on overlay windows itself) and there is no CROSS or Close button to click. You can close overlay mode by clicking on the ...


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Right Top corner. Reasons: 70 - 90 % of world population is right handed. So easy for right thumb to press it. In OS point of view more than 70% of world population are used to Windows OS on which it's to the top right corner and people usually search there. You can place it on Right bottom corner(like few android browsers introduce URL bar at the bottom ...


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i would suggest the "X" to be placed on the right side. as the action perform the least priority to close or leave the page and hope in your application it represent to close the page. Better to align it on the right side of the screen.


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Ghost buttons are primarily a visual treatment of an element. In this regard there isn't a direct reason not to use it for a drop-down menu. Compared to solid buttons ghost buttons have low visual prominence. In that regard, ghost buttons can be used in conjunction with solid buttons if it supports the brand, existing UI and especially the visual hierarchy ...



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