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"Breadcrumbs" or "breadcrumb trail" is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It allows users to keep track of their locations within programs or documents.

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Custom back button vs multiple user paths

I'm working on a Hotel chain website that has custom back buttons on their hotel pages. The back button takes users to the previous level in the navigation. E.g: A user in "Hotel page" ...
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Users are not figuring out that they can use breadcrumb to navigate to go to the previous page

[ This is the screenshot of the breadcrumb navigation where users face issue,
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Breadcrumbs in account - necessary?

I absolutely understand the need for breadcrumbs and have found them to definitely improve e-comm performance, however I am struggling how much I need in account settings. As the only parents links ...
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Is it ok to show all the subsections in a breadcrumb navbar?

I have the following hierarchy Home Page -> Tools ->-> Campaign Editor ->-> Scheduling ->-> Packs -> Analytics ->-> User ->-> Campaigns ->-> Packs Is it ok to ...
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Icon or text for "home" in a breadcrumb?

What is a better way to convey the home position in a breadcrumb - "home" as text or an icon representing a home? An argument for the sake of an icon would be that a picture is easier to ...
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How to deal with jumps in a navigation flow?

Say you have features A and B with following pages: A: List -> Detail -> Edit B: List -> Detail -> Edit On page Edit (B) you have a dropdown to select a record of type A. You might want ...
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Breadcrumbs with action menu - what are the best practices?

I am curious about best practices for visualizing additional actions in breadrumbs. Details: the user should be able to copy the IDs of the elements from the breadcrumbs. Is it a good way to add such ...
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Can we use the breadcrumbs just like pagination where a user can go back and forth between the pages?

I want the user to be able to go back and forth on any of these pages. And this is all pdf pages, and the important thing is the hierarchy. In the sales order we are informing how much we will charge ...
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Editable name in a breadcrumb

I am searching for use cases that provides the user to edit the name of an asset in line, when is part of a breadcrumb. Is that case exist somewhere? (Saas) please mention the brand so i can have a ...
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Are breadcrumbs necessary on the home page?

Our SAAS product uses breadcrumbs throughout the platform to improve user navigation. However, I'm wondering if it is necessary to display breadcrumbs on the start / home page that the user lands on ...
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In breadcrumbs, how to name a selected entry/location with no clear name?

Imagine a breadcrumb like this: Example: Projects > "My Project" > Accounts > "Hans Muster" > Details (If we omit "Details" (the current location) or not, is ...
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Correct breadcrumbs structure for the dropdown navigation

Situation - navigation menu that contains both single links and dropdown. I used colors as an example (in the real product these are not colors). I'm designing breadcrumbs, and the tricky part is, ...
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Breadcrumbs to show non-functional web pages?

Side Nav Bar Child 1 Page Item 1 Page I'm always faced with the same issue when trying to design breadcrumbs. I would like to know what is the most accurate breadcrumbs for Item 1 Page, or should I ...
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Should breadcrumbs contain non-navigation elements

I am working on an admin interface which uses a left menu as well as a breadcrumb at the top of the page. I have items grouped into different levels in the menu as below: In this menu, "...
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Should I put actions dropdown in the right side of breadcrumbs?

I'm designing a user page for the back-office web application and thinking of the best place to put the actions(change user password, remove user). The solution I came up with is to put them under ...
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Multiple breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs allow users to keep track of locations within websites. They show the path used to achieve the resource. But if the resource could have different categories, has the sense to create ...
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Styleguides: In which category do breadcrumb trail menus fall?

I am designing a new style guide from an existing style guide. The breadcrumb menu is an essential part of the design. I am organizing the new style guide in categories such as Colors, Typography, ...
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Breadcrumb and search behavior

How should the breadcrumb menu behave when entering the sub-page via search autosuggest? We have a global search and this kind of breadcrumb structure: Overview > Company > Group > Person. How should ...
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Breadcrumb history decision

Imagine that we have the following example: We have a customer that has documents and accounts and we provide two ways to reach the documents or accounts, either from: MAIN -> CUSTOMER -> ...
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Should I show breadcrumbs on application form?

I would like to know if it is necessary to show breadcrumbs while users have converted action on the application form, and the reason. i.e. wework detail page has breadcrumbs wework application page ...
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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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Best way to implement breadcrumbs on mobile [duplicate]

I would like to know about the use of breadcrumbs on mobile, is it a feasible practice today?
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Should steps in a wizard display in breadcrumbs?

The application I'm working on displays historical breadcrumbs. There's one section of the app that utilizes a wizard. Should the steps in the wizard also be displayed in the breadcrumbs, or just the ...
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Breadcrumbs - vertical or horizontal?

I am planning to keep breadcrumb in my project. Which one is a good approach: Keeping in vertical or in horizontal form? What are the pros and cons?
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Breadcrumbs when there are multiple paths user can take to same page

I was tasked with improving the confusing breadcrumbs on a website I'm working on. They are evaluating if they want to keep or remove breadcrumbs. The problem: Users can navigate to certain pages ...
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Should Dashboard be included in breadcrumbs as homepage?

When users press on site logo, or when they login, they land on Dashboard, which is considered as homepage. They can go to other sections of the system from the sidebar menu - Messages, Events etc. ...
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How to best handle many breadcrumbs

I have a site that allows users to dig arbitrarily deep into a graph, and the user can always use breadcrumbs to navigate back to where s/he first began. Here's the ideal state: However this quickly ...
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How to prevent getting lost when updating an item from a filtered list?

I have a list of Widgets that can be filtered by their State (Active, Pending, and Deactivated). The default view when navigating to this list is the Active State (and page 1): Switching the State ...
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Are the breadcrumbs correct here?

I am wondering if the breadcrumbs I put there are correct. As far as I know breadcrumbs are supposed to show the longest path a user can go to a particular place. So here it is. However I'm not sure ...
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Breadcrumbs - what should they display?

I'm sorry for the mysterious question, I'll do my best to explain here. I do get the idea of breadcrumbs in general. But what should I do, if there a few ways for the user to get to one location? For ...
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Should I use breadcrumbs when they are valid on only a few pages throughout the website?

I am currently working on a website that does not have a lot of content. I've read that breadcrumbs should be used when there's 2+ levels of content. In my case mostly there are just two levels - home ...
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Should breadcrumbs reload your current page?

Let's say i'm in the lowest level of my breadcrumbs. If i click on it (the current page i'm in): a) Should it reload the page? b) Do nothing.
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What does this pattern signify in breadcrumb?

What does this breadcrumb pattern signify? Is it Under All products you have selected lighting or Does it say All products or lighting? Isn't it confusing? Usually, we do use "/" for or option.
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What is an attribute-based breadcrumb?

What is an attribute-based breadcrumb? How is it different from location-based breadcrumb? Is it selecting two options at the same level?
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How to handle expandable menu in breadcrumbs?

There is a sidebar menu. Some menu items can be expanded and can contain child items. As a user, you go to Settings and then General. Since there are no such a page as Settings, the breadcrumbs would ...
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breadcrumb trail design for mobile

I was trying to make my website mobile friendly. I have gone through many reviews about breadcrumbs in mobile websites. Some say it is good and some say it is bad. After going through the reviews, I ...
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Where is the Best Placement for Breadcrumb, top or bottom?

Usually I see that every website put their breadcrumb on the top, but apple put their breadcrumb on the bottom before the footer. Does that work better than when we put it on the top?
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How to simultaneously open pages from different places in the hierarchy in the desktop app?

We have a desktop app where user has to enter information on different pages. All pages in the app are placed in a hierarchy. For example: Item 1 Item 1.1 Item 1.2 Item 2 Item 2.1 But you can ...
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Advertisement and breadcrumb placement on listing page

I just want to place a Google ad on the catalog page. Right now I have placed the breadcrumbs before the ad (option A). I have another option that I can place the breadcrumbs after the ad like in ...
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How to clear filter breadcrumbs when grouped?

I am implementing search filter breadcrumbs. From what I've seen on other sites, a single filter gets its own breadcrumb which can be cleared by pressing an 'x'. example I want the user to be able ...
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What are alternative patterns to breadcrumb navigation for an e-commerce account page?

I am designing an account page for a responsive e-commerce site and I was wondering if I need breadcrumb navigations for customer's account page especially when they access deeper into the levels such ...
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How to show page titles that are really long generated strings, as well as in the breadcrumb?

Throughout our product we have some pages that are generated strings that can, and often are, really long. But, we also have pages with set titles that aren't such as: Deployments, Blueprints, ...
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Should I allow different paths to the same element in breadcrumb?

I have a breadcrumb. In my system, there are cases and objects. Both of them can contain another. So case A can contain object B, object B can contain object C and so on. There are both objects and ...
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Navigation inside an iframe app

The iFrame in this pic is a full featured app with complex structure. The app is embedded into a popular social networking site called vk.com. iFrame apps on this site work similar to Facebook's "...
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What to do with this "wasted" space in my side bar navigation mockup?

I am currently working on a new UI design for an existing desktop application. Being mobile/touch friendly is very important for this project, so I am replacing the tradition desktop "File" menu with ...
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Working with location-based breadcrumbs when you are missing some parent pages

So I am working on a small LMS system and am I trying to find a way make it easier to navigate the system using breadcrumbs. When the admin logs in, he starts on the Courses page which presents a ...
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clickable flow control bread crumb vs next / prev button

I have a checkout flow - breadcrumb UI component at the top of my page that looks like this. The labels are different from what have been shown. A form is associated with each step in the flow. It ...
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Material Design + Breadcrumbs + Mobile

Long time lurker, first time poster. The org Im with is pushing towards Material based design (polymer etc) and we're developing a new app for mobile and desktop. The UX issue Im hitting is the use ...
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Is Dynamic Content in Breadcrumb Navigation Bad Practice?

I've working on a web app where the user (1) selects a search type, such as "company" (2) clicks a given company to view/enter info, and (3) within a record (e.g., a specific company) can navigate ...
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Path-based breadcrumbs v's Hierarchical (static) breadcrumbs

Are there any studies that show whether a path based breadcrumb works better or worse than a hierarchical breadcrumb? Do users find one easier to use than the other? For example, I have a school ...
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