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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 ...


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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) ...


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I think that the best is to call the context menu by its name. Not only this is the correct term, but it's also self-explanatory. Your documentation should make sure at the very beginning that the user knows how to make the context menu pop out (right click, double tap, etc.). If it's an in-app documentation, explain the way to do that in the current OS. If ...


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In an online or in-app documentation, it is possible to detect the OS and to tailor the message for the right OS. Though it might be wise to display a manual switch of the target OS if a user might check the documentation on their mobile devices while actually working on a PC/Mac. For a default if OS-detection fails, my experience is that the ...


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From the uses I'm familiar with on OS X, force click isn't really synonymous with secondary click at all (which pretty much always brings up a context menu), but with actions that Apple have previously mapped to (awkward, imho) three-finger gestures. That is, quick look, dictionary lookup, etc. So your question might actually be, "conceptually, what does ...


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I'm guessing this is a simulator for internal systems only? Because if it is to be distributed to many users there are going to be all types of devices some with no mouse, some with a mouse but no scroll wheel, and some with no middle/right click. So it would be best to drop the wheel interface all together. If it is on standardized devices, and to answer ...


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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 ...


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A message near the mouse cursor that says "You can [tab] to move between fields!" would at least get the message out. It could fade after a few seconds and only appear once to minimize distraction.


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Learned helplessness is going to forever be your enemy. No matter what you do to make your login form super-efficient, there will always be some other forms out there. As soon as a user tries to tab on a poorly designed login page and the focus jumps to some random link, or completely fails to appear, they will fall back on their trusty click-to-input ...



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