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The biggest advantage of radial or pie menus is their speed. To quote this article. Radial Menus Are Fast Radial menus are faster to access than list-based menus in every kind of pointer-based UI, including cursor, stylus, and touch. One big part of that is because every option is spaced at the same distance from the pointer. That’s classic ...


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If you break down the action in smaller steps, you can see the answer. Example: Single clicking selects an item and double clicking opens/executes the item. But, when you double click, you are essentially also performing the single click and hence, you see the item being selected first before opening it. In tap and hold, you are tapping the item which is ...


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I've seen this also happen in windows (see screenshot), where the main option would be marked in bold. While rk.'s answer is a very compelling one (I know I was convinced!), my initial guess was that it exposes to the user the full array of options that is available. An important part of that is explicitly naming the main option. This is helpful since not ...


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I'm not familiar with the Amiga Workbench UI that you describe, and from what I understand the idea is that there's no menu that's visible at all times, and you need to right-click anywhere and hold, which makes the menu appear, and then while holding the mouse button down you need to operate the menu. This is a screenshot that I found. I can see a few ...


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I would recommend two actions: Keep the thumbnails screen clean, minimizing the chrome and buttons. A tap on a thumbnail opens a new screen that contains the photo and an action bar with all the desktop context menu options. You can hide this action bar in a few seconds (or with a user tap) to keep the photo alone. This way you have a safe and visible ...


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My impression is that Android intends to provide the same interface for both mobiles that have a menu button and for those that don't. Since you wouldn't know if your user has a menu button, you shouldn't depend on it. However, maybe they do have a menu button. And if they tap it, the expected behaviour should occur. That is, my reading of the article is ...


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I think what you call the relative nav bar is more commonly called breadcrumb navigation. I don't remember ever seeing a combined main+breadcrumb navigation. They have distinct purposes, as you mention. I think it's a good idea that they stay as distinct components, but if you have a good reason to combine them maybe searching for breadcrumb navigation ...


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I would say use both. When it is easy to use both do it. The worst thing would be to get in a situation where a person goes to hit the physical button that they are used to and nothing happens, that to them would appear that something doesn't work right. They have this physical button that from their knowledge should do something but it doesn't. This is ...


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A link is an element of certain documents, but not only web pages. The system has a record of applications and actions associated with elements, like open, copy, move, share, extract, etc. The associated action depends on the element and the applications that are registered as capable to interact with it. A link, which may appear on many applications, has ...


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@hidrees is on the correct and what I do varies slightly. I combine the two suggestions. I use a Group Action combobox in the header whose selected action will be applied to all selected rows. I use a single Action combobox per row to apply the selected action to that row. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups As ...


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You could group together actions near the top so that the user has to click the checkbox next to a row and then hit Edit/Delete/Show/Stats. This should work for mobile as well: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Alternatively, you could do something like this: download bmml source And for mobile users, ...


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The article on Smashing Magazine dealing with Breadcrumbs provides a pretty comprehensive overview of all the issues that has been discussed, plus it provides some good examples.


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I can think of two solutions. 1. Create space for creating or editing an item. Fold out space inside the timeline, or create a modal on top. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups 2. Put the UI for editing the advanced options in a modal that is triggered from one of the options in the context menu. This creates a bit ...


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There are a lot of excellent answers here (makes me wonder if michael intends to vote for an answer at all). I would emphasize one critical point: This question all but impossible to answer in general terms. The transition from mouse to touch is a delicate and multifaceted challenge. No one can give you general guidelines that will answer your unique ...


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What “contextmenu” ? Do you know that the contextual menu is governed by the Web browser, not by the Web page ? I hope that, on your site, your “contextual menu” is not the only way to reach its actions. Otherwise, these actions are not accessible and your site is broken. At first sight, I thought you were building an iPad app. That may be the best to do. ...



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