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Confirmation Yes/No button pattern [duplicate]

I have 2 questions. Can we ask the user in a confirmation dialog, "Do you really want to discard changes?" Is this the right way to ask? Also, can the YES/NO options be replaced by Yes, I want to/No, ...
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Designing a prompt for saving changes [duplicate]

Background Imagine there's a UI that contains a list of "talks". Each talk has fields such as "title", "speaker", and "description". Users can edit talks but have to explicitly save their changes (...
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Is it good practice to avoid using 'Yes' and 'No' buttons in favor of descriptions of the action? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box? I've found that there is an annoying tendency for different programs to prompt the user concerning the same actions using ...
Ben Mordecai's user avatar
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OK/Cancel on left/right?

Should OK button be on left of Cancel button or vice versa? Are there any studies suggesting either of the solutions?
Art's user avatar
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What to call "Cancel" when "Cancel" is already the default action?

When attempting to cancel a service or setting, "cancel" is the default action. What should the normal "cancel" button be called? Redbox uses a playful "just kidding", which may not be appropriate in ...
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How do we ensure our staff read instructions aloud?

As Jakob Nielsen demonstrated: On the average Web page, users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average visit; 20% is more likely. We have a business application used by call ...
Midas's user avatar
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126 votes
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How do you give your user options without overloading them?

I was using WinSCP the other day for transferring files, when I came across this.. umm.. I'll call it a set of options, but it was more like an interview. Oh boy. I just want to move a file. Now I ...
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142 votes
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Are you sure you want to answer this question?

We've all seen these types of warnings: "Are you sure you want to shut down Windows?" I hear a lot of people frustratingly reply: "Yes, of course, otherwise I wouldn't have clicked it!" These types ...
Max de Mooij's user avatar
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Should the OK/Cancel buttons be aligned right or centered?

Where should I put the OK/Cancel buttons on my dialogs? At the bottom centered or aligned right? I've seen both and I personally don't care, but I want to create a consistent look across my ...
Jouke van der Maas's user avatar
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Is a cancel button necessary in a web form?

Personally I have never used it. I don't put information in a form and then decide everything needs to be cleared. I would edit one field. Plus cancel in a UI suggests canceling an action which is in ...
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Options for "Cancel this operation?" are "Cancel" and "Yes"; what would be better wording for customers in a hurry?

I tried to buy a train ticket from a vending machine yesterday in a hurry and had some difficulty navigating the English menus (Chinese is the default language). I was trying to back up one step, but ...
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Should all button text start with a verb?

I'm reading The Grammar of Interactivity on UXBooth and finds it quite interesting. However, the article quotes David Hamill who said (or wrote): Buttons are for actions, like “Get a quote,” “...
Benny Skogberg's user avatar
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7 answers

The logic behind having an OK button and Apply button

Moving back to desktop land after being drunk with mobile interfaces, desktop dialogs almost always have these three buttons: OK Apply Cancel A close button. This pattern seems to occur on both ...
Joseph's user avatar
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19 votes
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Should yes/no dialogs also have a cancel?

I remember once reading an article that said whenever you present a messagebox with a Yes/No choice, you should always also provide a Cancel button, even if it does the same as No. The rationale was ...
Mark Heath's user avatar
22 votes
7 answers

Color of destructive primary button

In our app we use green buttons to signify primary actions (located on the right, but that's a whole different discussion) and grey buttons to denote secondary actions ('Cancel'). For example: The ...
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