Running into a case where I need the user to confirm the canceling of an action. Not sure what the correct text here is for the button. 'Yes' and 'No' make the most sense to me but the Material Design guide https://www.google.com/design/spec/components/dialogs.html# discourages that. Maybe I can change the main text? Anyway, what I have below is somewhat confusing. Any suggestions?
There are two options to consider:
- Reword the answers. I guess, when you need to cancel "this action", that action has an actual name. Then the opposite of canceling is keeping it. Then the popup may state something like this:
- Another option is to cancel the action and then provide a non-modal popup to undo the cancellation.
Confirmations must not ambiguous. The user must not try to interpret what the options will do. Make each option as specific and clear as possible. Also, omit unnecessary words.
For example if the action of the user is the deletion of a record, the message dialog should look something like this :