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It really does depend on your users and their context using your software. Unless the concept of "being live" is well understood for the users (because they have learned what it means by using your app), I think you need to find a better way of phrasing it. I'd consider: thinking about other ways to phrase it and doing usability testing when you talk ...


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To my mind, "preferences" are a subset of settings which make some actions more convenient and others less convenient, but do not make any actions impossible. Consider two programs' font-size behavior: A "font-size" dialog sets the default font size which is used to show newly-opened documents, but enlarge/shrink buttons will change the font size for the ...


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To provide attribution by default. Both fair use legislation and the terms of use of many web sites allow reuse of short quotations elsewhere, so long as they're attributed to the original document. In theory, adding automatic attribution to the end of a quotation saves users from inadvertently plagiarizing/infringing by forgetting to manually add the ...


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Issues with automatic downloads are often something that the person trying to download can't do anything about. Often corporations, universities, and schools disable many setting in browsers as part of their security settings, and an individual user has no way of changing those settings. So, if your web app is likely to be used in any environments like ...


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Yes. In fact, I would even word it as (in the case of a multi-file zip) "Preparing your files for download...". This tells the user why they have to wait, rather than just saying "shortly" which the users don't know how long that would be. If it's not too technically difficult, providing deterministic progress is always the ideal.



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