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Below I have an example image of a list with two separate icons. I am curious which one conveys the best action of removal from the list, either a trash icon or a closing x.

Specifically, this is being used to remove an entry from a list that the user has added.

Is there a better way to display this?

Note: I do not care about the UX interactions etc, purely the icon representation!

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Either will work, but if you want to be as correct as possible, think about the semantics of each.

  • Trash means "delete this thing"
  • X means "close this thing"

You decide which is appropriate in your context and watch users to make sure it's not an issue for them.

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