I have a form which populates automatically by getting information from server, and by the time its polling the information. I am showing a loader.

But a user can anytime Cancel the polling request. So, I have to add a button for that canceling request next to Loader.

Can you please suggest what should be the "Label" for button, which cancel the polling?

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We've used something like this in an app...


download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups

It makes it clear what you are loading and concisely describes what you're cancelling if you choose to click the link. Because it's not a typical action, we put that as a "link" as oppose to a physical button.

You can easily translate this to a progress bar like this:


download bmml source

  • Thanks! I actually implemented same thing... now it confirms it does make correct sense!! Thanks once again!!!
    – AT - UID
    May 21, 2014 at 21:27
  • Hi Can you please also look into my question "ux.stackexchange.com/questions/57773/…", which is similar to my this question???
    – AT - UID
    May 22, 2014 at 15:43

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Here is the screenshot of what I did! If you think anything can be done to make it better... please suggest!!! Thanks!

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