Knowing that the guidelines say that you must not overuse the fab component, but I am struggling to create an alternative for these controls. Do you guys have any suggestions how this can be done better?

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Update: After playing around I got to this:

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Tnx for the suggestions.

  • Check google maps and that's it
    – Devin
    May 25, 2016 at 14:50

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I would suggest to put them all in a single bar, like this one.

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A fab component is for the primary action related to your screen. None of these actions seem to be "primary".

You could also separate the + and - buttons from the 2 others, and keep the i and the ruler as fab.

  • tnx going to give that a shot!
    – qorsmond
    May 25, 2016 at 14:41

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