Questions tagged [back-button]

The back button is a ubiquitous control in browsers (and occasionally operating systems) for navigation back through previously visited pages. Typically when clicked it takes the user to the previous document in the browser's history.

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Should a message show up confirming the user wants to leave when they press on a 'back' button within an app?

I'm having trouble deciding if an app should show a message when the user presses the back button while he/she is leaving. See image below showing how 9gag does this (note the "Press back again to ...
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Home or back button as first item in navigation bar?

A bit of background: I'm in a project where we're building an android system service (meaning it will work regardless of which app is currently in the foreground) for an action bar that will overlay ...
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chat and back to top in the right bottom corner

I can't find any good examples from the web where chat box button and back to top button are both placed in the right bottom corner.I have to place both of them and I don't know what would be the best ...
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Recommended browser back button behaviour for SPA's

Our company is building an SPA and we're having a discussion about the best behavior for the browser back button. The SPA is a management tool with a lot of tables and filters. Every time a filter is ...
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Is it okay to display Home icon instead of the Back icon in mobile applications?

I am designing a mobile application, it is to schedule medical visits. The initial screen is the list of appointments and from there, user can navigate to see visit details. When the user is in the ...
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How can I make it clear for our users that Logo button is also a Back button?

Currently, my team is designing a Shopify-model website which basically looks a lot like Shopify. And here's the problem. When our users use the website builder and try to go back to the main admin ...
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A 'Close' button, a 'Back' button and user journey branches

We have an interface where users can search for a customer. The customer details page has a 'close' button which at the moment means the user will go back to the Customer Search page. In other words: ...
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Is scroll to top with Android native back button a common pattern?

I have noticed that e.g. Facebook and Instagram use the Android back button so that instead of taking you to the previous screen or out of the app, it takes you first to the top of page (if you have ...
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How to manage logged in status when the user clicks back button?

Something I have had trouble understanding the technical/implementation requirements is what should happen to a user's logged in state when they press the back button immediately after logging in (or ...
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How do I know when to use back or close button (or both) on mobile apps

I want to know when and why should I use the X or back button on top of the page. And additionally, related to that, how should I judge the transitions, when should a page just slide from the right, ...
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Best way to handle browser “back” functionality for a voting webapp

The context is a single page webapp with a section that allows users to vote on content. The votable content is loaded via ajax. The webapp itself implements the back button using the HTML5 history ...
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Does it make sense to put a back button on first page of a wizard?

I have implemented this four-step wizard. ┌───────────┬───────────┬───────────┬───────────┐ │         X │         X │         X │         X │ │ │ │ │ │ │   ...
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Back button from Thank you page

User has just completed a purchase of the insurance product and he has gotten a Thank you page. Now he clicks browser's Back button. What is the best practice? block an back button action and ...
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Back Button on Mobile Application

I am having a hard time figuring out the best practices on Back Button functionality within a mobile application because I have seen a lot of conflicting viewpoints. I have taken to the developer ...
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Should I use a home button in mobile PWA version next to the back arrow?

I'm working on a PWA website. I'm currently working on the mobile version. And as expected in PWA, I try to be as native as possible so I plan to use a back button on the top left of the screen ...
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Back and Exit buttons on one page.. Is it user-friendly?

We have this app page where in a user needs to fill-out multi-page form. They need to be able to go back to the previous step (hence the back button). But at the same time, they can exit the entire ...
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Mobile: Back after edit should go to the edit again?

Scenario A: Open app on the mobile and go to the list of homework; Click on create a new homework; Edit page is appearing; You fill up the form and click on "create homework"; Redirects me to the ...
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Should I put a back button on my form wizard?

Currently I'm designing a form wizard which will be use in the website. My reason for not putting the button on the form is because I want the user to never press back and so must finish the form. My ...
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IOS - Back icon + 'back' label vs back icon only

I'm working on an iPhone app and we are currently designing the navigation. I'm wondering what would be the best option (and why) when it comes to going back to the previous page. Back icon + 'back' ...
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How should Android back button behave when it's not possible to go back to previous screen?

I'm designing an on-boarding process and it is not always possible to go to the previous screen with the Android back button. So in this case I have two options: Let user know that is not possible to ...
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how better place back button?

Our main goal is, to keep the ability to go back SOMEWHERE but we don’t want it to be too prominent. Where should we put that button? This is the link to the live page where this button called 'Ürün ...
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Should I disable or hide the Back button in last step of Wizard

I am preparing a wizard for the account setup for the first time users of the application. Since, it is account setup wizard, there are few actions that cannot be edited. However, the other actions ...
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Back function in (mobile) native apps vs. web apps

I'm currently prototype a search / result workflow for a web app. You search something, click on a result and be able to go back to the search result. Now how do I display that? Do I implement a back-...
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Should opening a modal box change the browser history?

I am displaying images which can be clicked to be opened in a modal box (like this plugin does) and zoomed when pinched on touch devices (like this demo). The actual modalbox is as follows: It ...
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What should be the Android back button action on a game?

On some Android games, pressing the back button does nothing, on some it shows the pause menu, and on others it simply quits the game. Given that a game already has an in-game pause button, what ...
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Why don't Facebook and Instagram use back-to-top buttons/links?

I am a user of both social network apps. Why don't these big companies provide a back-to-top button after scrolling down? Similar to Ebay and Tumblr.
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Is it a good idea to make the forward button of the browser go to the next step?

I have a form / wizard on my website with multiple steps. Pressing the back button in the browser makes you go back, so is it a good idea to make the forward button go to the next step (...
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Why there is <- Back button on top of tool bar in Android

Recently i have noticed there an <-(Back Arrow Button) on top of the tool bar in new material design themes.We have an back button in android then why do we need The top back button arrow. Not ...
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Is it bad practice to prevent jump links from cluttering browser history?

I'm developing a website with rather long pages, where the user can click on hyperlinks to scroll up/down to elements of interest. This scrolling is done smoothly (using jQuery), to help maintain ...
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How is Navigation Drawer different from Tabs, for “back” navigation?

The app is similar to the one described here - one Activity, several sections accessible from Nav menu toggled by always-visible hamburger or by sliding from left edge. The sections are very different ...
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Wizard in Android app - use system or separate back button?

A mobile app wizard, when finished have an additional function (if used - screen isn't changed). Does it should have: 1. A separate "Back" (to main screen) button or 2. it's enough allowing the user ...
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Going back to a list of pages after reading a page

I'm prototyping a website which will display a list of services on a single page, in the following format. When a user clicks on the Learn more > link on a service, they will be taken to a page ...
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Mobile app navigation: Back vs. cancel

I am designing a mobile app in which there is at least one multi-step process. Throughout the app, I want the back button to mean back one step, but not up a level in information hierarchy. During ...
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Back button on mobile web app

I have 2 main questions about the back button and its functionality on a web site when running on a mobile. This isn't an app, but a responsive website working like an app. The first question is ...
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Android: what are the best practices for up/back buttons?

I've been developing an android app. I'm a long-time android user and from my experience, I rarely (if never) use the up button provided at the top left of the activity and always use the back button ...
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How to tackle browser's back and forward buttons/arrows?

What is the general UX rule followed wrt to navigation that a browser provides. I am developing a web based tool.I would be definately be enabling navigation to different screens within the tool, I ...
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Back Navigating with Android Fragments and Navigation Drawer

I'm developing a fairly complex Android application (used for a Home Automation system) which is basically a One Activity - Multiple Fragments Application. The Navigation in the application primarily ...
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“Back to top” in sticky social bar (for mobile)?

i read more about "back to top" button and i understand that maybe i should to use it only for mobile (because for desktop is easy to got at top- start of the page with mouse, while with mobile is not ...
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Back button shows user old state

QA have found the following bug in our web application: Go to a list of sprockets Create a new sprocket Click the back button Result: The list of sprockets shown does not include the sprocket that ...
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Back button or Cancel/Save when calling server is necessary

Here we have a settings screen that appears from a sliding view. You tap "Messaging" and the following modal shows up: In order to avoid the complexity involved with synchronizing settings every time ...
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Should the Back button do anything from the Launcher?

tl;dr Is there a case where the Back button does something when on the Launcher? Is there a reason not to disable it when on the Launcher? Details I'm designing a customized version of Android. I'm ...
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Navigation history on scroll in single page applications?

In single page applications many sites use hashbangs in the URL to implement navigation history. However, I recently came across this site: https://design.google.com/form-2014 I scrolled to the ...
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What is the best way to handle browser back navigation on checkout?

Consider the following scenario for an online checkout/purchase process... User goes through the application and enters all their information and billing information. User then clicks "Complete ...
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Android - Navigation Drawer “everywhere” drawbacks

I have an engineering background, but for the current project I'm trying to help my client out with UX and navigation. My client has drawn an Android app that I am implementing. In this app, the ...
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Giving an option to go back from the 'Save draft' page

For a multi-page online form our developers disable browser back options and have included a back button on every page of the form. However most pages have a 'save draft' option. The 'Save draft' ...
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Back button look bootstrap which one to use?

I have a multi page web app where the user first selects some information and uploads a file to import, then the file will be sent to the back end for processing. After that the results will be ...
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Navigation in your android app via Up and Back button

I needed some clarity on navigation via device back button and up button. The android app has a NewsFeed view, a Chats list view and a Chat window view. The app is minimized and user clicks on a chat ...
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Expected behavior of the Back button in a non sequential process?

I'm working on an app that lets the user combine different options to build a product. The process is as follows: Screen 1. A first screen where the user decides what to build. Screen 2. Second ...
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iPhone app - Persistent hamburger menu vs last page visited [closed]

I'm wondering which option is best for an iPhone app using a hamburger menu (placed at the top left): The menu is persistent on every single page even when the user goes to a sub-level. When the user ...
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Should a web-based UI rely on the browser back button?

The back button is a great "get out of a flow's dead end" option that browsers provide. Should a UI rely on the back button as the only method to allow a user to get to the previous page or should the ...