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I am designing a system where users need to be able to delete a table row.

Originally I had a 'remove' button, but that has now changed to an icon in the interest of saving space. I have used a red 'x' forenter image description here:

Is this clear enough, I am also wondering how it should be styled. I don't like it being displayed in it's own cell, but I am afraid that removing the border will make it seem immediately relevant to the sub-specialty.

Thoughts please?

  • Why don't you use a checkbox + separate remove/delete button to support group action? – AndroidHustle Sep 18 '14 at 10:58
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Not saying this is the "best", but the current version of MS Outlook shows the delete icon only when the mouse is hovered over the row: Grayed delete icon

And then turns it to red when the mouse hovers over the delete button: Red delete icon

Note that the icon they use is subtly different- the slightly "curved" X implies "delete/remove" as opposed to a straight X which in my mind is more of a "stop" icon.

  • in hotmail it is similar but they use a dustbin/trash can icon which I think is more specific to delete. – Gurnard Jun 19 '15 at 7:12

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