I am designing a pop up which will come up after the user has set of a chain of commands.

We have a group of 10 items and the first one that can be picked by the client gets processed automatically after a button is pressed.

Now I want to ask what should happen with the other 9 items which are in the same group.

They can be processed automatically, one by one by the user or not at all.

I am not sure about the label of the buttons and the positioning!

Thanks for the help!

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    This seems to be a mix of questions, button placement as well as what action to take with the other processes. Can you clarify what exactly youre asking? Also I would consider changing the modal text to "would you like to process this automatically or something similar, to me pressing a button to continue automatically seems paradoxical and self-contradictory.
    – DasBeasto
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 12:25
  • If the client picked 1 of the item from Group of 10, it indicate that client is selecting individual item to change one-by-one. If the group item has checkboxes with "select all" option, then client can select 10 item to change all the 10 items either "automatic" or "manual". Also, correct me if I am wrong, can we flip the current button placement Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 12:40
  • Personally, I'd look toward the bottom right for all of my options, as that is standard behavior on Windows (and other) dialogs. I'd at least expect the buttons to be evenly spaced, if they were not right-aligned. In your image, I looked to the bottom right first, and had to look back to the left to see the "yes" option. Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 15:33
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    Text: 9 commands queued for execution. Button1: Run All Commands. Button2: Run Next Command. Button3: Cancel Remaining Commands
    – MonkeyZeus
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 19:41
  • How about a check box for "Do this action for the next X items"
    – Daniel M.
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 22:11

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As far as the buttons are concerned, I would suggest something like the attachment. I am not aware of the complete scenario though.

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    Where is the explicit Cancel option? The Close-X is no equivalent imo. (Hard to click, no easy keyboard access, no option for tooltip, no clear meaning..)
    – TaW
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 17:13
  • Dude, that was just for an idea... not the actual size or content... since I don't know the whole scenario and the options user would be choosing from, you can always press ESC for closing it. Cancel button was doing the same thing, i.e. closing it.
    – Fasih
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 18:51
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    I approve of the button labels. The "Yes - <one thing>"/"No - <another thing>" is really confusing. If presented with such a choice, I always have to go back and re-read the question at least once to understand what I am being asked. Giving enough information in the button label to be able to form a choice make a choice is really good. On the "cancel" button - it may or may not be relevant if it's present. It does depend on the context. This seems acceptable to me, yet it depends.
    – VLAZ
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 20:25
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    Please make the buttons have the same part of speech. "Automatic" is an adjective (modifies a noun), but "Manually" is an adverb (modifies an adjective or a verb).
    – shoover
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 21:18

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