Questions tagged [alerts]

Alert is a colloquial term used to define a machine-to-person communication that is important and/or time sensitive. An alert contains user-requested content such as a reminder (important), a notification (urgent), and ultimately an alert (important and urgent). Alert messaging or alert notification is the delivery of alerts to recipients.

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Error notice vs upgrade banner

We have two distinct styles for the following: An error message (which is a red/black banner at the top of the page) An upgrade message (which is a light-colored banner prompting the user to upgrade ...
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Affirmative action button on right, Dismissive on left … unless affirmative is destructive?

I have had a question about the contradictory nature of the Apple HIG in regard to button placement in dialogs. They say that Affirmative action button on right (Print), Dismissive on left (Cancel), ...
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Handling a missed task with a recurring deadline

I'm designing a user interface for a website that allows the user to set deadlines for certain tasks. Some of these tasks can be recurring in a variety of ways (Once per week, once a day, every Monday ...
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Do users care about notification settings?

Setting the stage: We have a mobile-app with multiple services from different domains. Each with their own alerts. We are only talking about PUSH NOTIFICATIONS Problem We send alerts from those ...
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Displaying new results currently being filtered out

I'm currently working on a messaging tool and one request was being able to filter the conversations by (Internal Team / Customers / Flagged) One thing we're running into is what happens when a new ...
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Notification panel vs banners

When do you normally add notifications to a slide-out panel vs using a banner for it? By slide-out panel, this is similar to what I mean: By banner, this is similar to what I mean (but with a ...
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Alert placement on user interface - debate (need opinions) [closed]

I'd like to have opinions to see things differently or to confirm that my view is better :) Situation: We are developing a complicated information system (legal stuff) - lots of information, lots of ...
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Material Guidelines for Alerts

Aside from Bootstrap's alerts page I am unable to find any material guidelines for alerts that we can use in the development of a notification bar. Are there any good guidelines out there based on ...
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How to drive users to allow pop ups on browsers

We're having issues with Popup blockers; preventing some paying clients from seeing the expected dialog. To combat this issue we either want to add a small line of text near the checkout button that ...
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Javascript Alert Box

Good day, The javascript alert box always shows up at the top of the page and it prevents any other interaction with the page until it is closed by clicking the OK button or pressing ESC. Because of ...
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How to alert users to come back to a desktop app?

We are working on a financial related desktop app. The user can commit their money in an escrow for a period of time, and the user must be online about/within 24hrs before the expiration of the escrow ...
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Science/Evidence based guidelines on number of character for alert messages?

I'm designing a design system for multiple web-based app to manage customer license and account. I'm trying to set a character limit for these messages. The company has culture of being verbose, and ...
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How can I improve the experience of filling this form in? [closed]

I have a web form with several buttons - for saving/restoring drafts & also a submit button. It has the capability to display alerts when drafts get saved/restored. In the screenshot, an alert is ...
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What should I display when the user commit an action?

I'm trying to develop JavaFx application. I'm a beginner in UX and I'm confused between what I need to do for notify the user that the operation are commited correctly. I have a form that contains ...
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Best solution for alert boxes positioning in SPA's (single page applications)

I'm designing my first single page application which is for users to manage their USB dongle for a desktop application and also to create teams and request tech support. This is the wireframe of the ...
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What is a better approach to AlertDialog?

Let's put it this way; What is a better approach when you ask user to confirm/reject something while need to choose a value in a mobile application? I have the following options: Scroll-able content....
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Modals/dialogs, popovers, popups, alerts timing and easing

I am trying to find out evidence concerning how to handle both timing and ease of modals/dialogs, popovers, popups, alerts and so on. Is there anyone who can share studies or links? Thanks.
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Should alerts cover the navbar? App content?

Should alerts cover the navbar? App content? download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Argument for why they should cover things: The alert should take your attention ...
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What heading to use in a Bootstrap alert [closed]

In Bootstrap there are dedicated alerts. https://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/components/alerts/ According to the code on that site, the headings in an alert shall be h4, but I'm not quite sure that's ...
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Should clicking outside of an alert confirm acceptance?

I have a several alerts which are effectively modals. When the User clicks OK, they are accepting a specific action. For example, in the screenshot below, the User accepts that pressing the back ...
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Wording of update prompt for game mods

A friend of mine recently asked me a question regarding his UI on an update prompt for his mod update checker for Kerbal Space Program. He currently have two options: An update is available: [Update] ...
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Adding Unneccessary Wait Dialog

I have a scenario in which the user goes through the steps of an installer. One of the steps is to setup the options for the program. The actual saving takes fractions of a second, however it may not ...
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what is the best way to ask the user to turn on bluetooth and enable him to do that?

A medical app requires bluetooth to be on in order to sync with external device, we want to permit the user to do so inside the app, what will be the best way to do so?
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How to alert the user to open the app (after queuing)?

We have an app where in a user needs to queue for a call with a consultant. Their queue number goes up each time the consultant finishes a session. E.g. From queue no. 3, it will become 2, and then 1. ...
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How to alert a user of a very important task on a mobile app?

We have a task application wherein a service provider must be able to see an incoming job right away as it is time sensitive. We'd like an alert that's similar to a call (it has that urgency to it) ...
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''Remind Me Later'' ethics

I have created an android app which deals with users who are interested in exchanging different currencies worldwide. So far, when two users do an interaction and do a deal, a pop-up message shown to ...
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How do I inform the user every time there is change in status

I'm currently designing a monitoring tool for vehicle parking lot - where I have to inform users every time a car parked and left. User doesn't have to acknowledge the notifications. It is just an ...
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What's a good way to display Important Notice headings on a blog?

I have a blog/content website that has notices on the landing page, done using Bootstrap. A notice is a piece of time-critical information that expires (almost, but not quite, an alert). There won't ...
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Should users need to re-confirm booking appointments?

Let's say a customer booked an appointment for a class. Then on the day of the class, an SMS will be sent to the customer to remind him of the appointment. At this point, which is the better approach ...
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How to make it easier to cancel bookings for a class?

Let's say I have a gym class and have scheduled slots for the classes. Now Customer A booked on Friday at 8pm class. This is the last slot. Now Customer B booked on Friday at 8pm class too. But this ...
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Designing warning/confirmation dialogue box

Currently working on a design which will prompt a dialogue box with confirmation message. Just some background on the design, when user attempt to add or delete data from a grid, a dialogue box will ...
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Is it ok to show confirmation dialog on pressing Cancel?

There is a page, which can be edited by the user, and there are two actions - Save and Cancel. Would it be appropriate to show some kind of alert, once the user accidentally pressed Cancel after ...
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Alert colors are really user-friendly to color-blind users?

I have seen many alert boxes are differentiated using only colors, even bootstrap has given. Has this box been really user-friendly to color-blind users?
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What situations should we provide an Error icon?

I develop a monitoring system that continuously monitors remote hosts and provides a real-time report about the status of some components of this remote host. For each component, I provide one of ...
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Bold button on pop-up alert

I am working on an iOS application, and I was wondering how my alert should be. The alert asks the user if they have finished adding the info. As the info cannot be edited later, I wanted to make sure ...
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Examples of saving a built search and getting results that update?

I am trying to build a search that allows users to build and save their own specific search query which then auto populates with products that match this criteria (and keeps updating with new products ...
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Notify the user that all form fields are required

I've been using React for a while now for creating forms, and for some reasons I cannot do some inline validations because I'm not yet that experienced on self-created inline validations and I'm also ...
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How and when to notify user of AJAX call error/exception

I'm working on a website in ASP.NET that loads the page, before doing an ajax call through javascript to get the actual data from the database (and show it inside a table most of the time). However, ...
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Tray Icon application with pops up alerts

I am coding a Tray Icon application in Java - it runs in the background & polls a server. On receiving a particular message from the server the application pops up an alert from the Tray Icon. The ...
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How to show allowed characters in URL

I have an input textbox, where I take user's URL for callback. I have allowed only certain characters in URL for security purpose. I want to tell use about these allowed characters, but I am not ...
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What's the best method to alert a user of an upcoming video conference?

We are going to develop an app that allows a video conference to be scheduled. Person 1 will schedule a time based on the availability of Person 2. What I'd like to happen is when Person 1 opens the ...
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Validation, Alert, Urgent color usage

Im building a mobile application that allows users to ask each other for help with homework questions. Users also have the ability to message each other directly. On the page of my application that ...
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Application color theme and alert notification colors / status colors

I've been fighting this forever and it just occurred to me that it would be a good idea to post here and get some useful feedback. The main application of the company I work for was initially based ...
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Why can't you turn off your iPhone with Siri?

With the help of Siri (voice interface), people can have a call, add tasks, have a search. I give a command for turning off my phone but Siri said that "It is beyond my skills". I tried again and Siri ...
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What is the difference between alert, notification banner and toast message?

Is there is any difference between alert, notification banner and toast message, When it should be used, under what condition and scenario. In which component does the below image will suit?
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When to notify users via email vs onsite

We have a system where users will create groups where things will happen at a fast and slow pace. It is important that all users in the group know that updates have been made. Here are the use cases: ...
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Notifying Friends When New Friend Joined?

What seems like the proper way to notify friends that a new friend has joined. Pros and cons for each scenario from experience would be helpful, from a UX perspective I'm interesting and seeing which ...
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For how long should alerts be displayed? [duplicate]

For how long should alerts be displayed? By alert I mean messages such as "You are now logged out." in this page: Normally, they disappear when the user clicks on some link and the page reloads, but ...
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How to friendly alert user of a specific browser issue?

In my app, an user fill a password confirmation form and submit, and the page is refreshed with JS. Because of an unresolved bug of Safari (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23735), issued in ...
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How can we tell users that they are using their computer in a way that may cause hardware failure? Any studies on this?

In short Sometimes, people use computers in a way that taxes their hardware and can eventually lead to CPU or BIOS failure. When it does happen, there might not be any warning. Users can go from ...