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Once I select search icon, the pop up appears as shown in the image. Results are displayed in the same popup. But the problem is once I select one of the Pins (say Pin 1) a pop up appears with additional information as shown in image 2 on first popup.

So is it good UX practice to have two popups? Or should I close the first popup once the user selects a pin and just keep second popup?

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  • You can probably try like a in place popover. – LegendaryAks Mar 16 '16 at 5:36
  • The real problem lies in the fact that the foreground modal always needs to be smaller than the one in the background—if the opacity is set at 1. – Knu Mar 16 '16 at 6:26
  • Absolutely NO ! – Kristiyan Lukanov Mar 16 '16 at 14:44
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More than one pop up is always overwhelming,I usually try to avoid it,instead what I would try is :

  • The info shown on both popus is more or less similar so we can try to accomodate that in a single screen.
  • The comment section could be a simple link that when clicked just pushes the options below to make space for typing your comment.
  • or as you suggested,if you are absolutely sure about the pin you are looking for,it makes sense to close the first popup.
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I would suggest an accordion pattern for this area Divi, you can collapse the information in a header and have the entire details area and comments in the body. I have to agree with Nirav, you should try to avoid multiple pop-up windows at all cost, they are heavy to work with and usually lose context easily. Also I hope you don't have content behind that search if you are planning on showing a preview of the search area selection. Here is my view of it:

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Save should be done on blur on the comment field. Hope it helps.

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If the other action buttons/links on previous pop-up is not useful for latest popup, they need to be disabled.

One way to solve this is to apply a fullscreen transparent background overlay to cover the previous pop up to prevent mis-clicked.

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If you only plan to add the "Comments" text input (as in your example)

I strongly recommend to use inline editing (pressing the pin / a 'modify' link on the pin...) So when activated, the 'comments' input appears directly inline, with its associated save button.

mockup

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This way you will avoid having 2 popup, which is not as bad as it sounds but always feels clumsy for the users.

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This depends on what exactly the ui you are designing and what platform is it on. is it a web site, or a web application or a mobile/tablet application? If it's a desktop application, they can be 'windows' instead of popups. having more than 2 windows is fine.

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