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Questions tagged [browser]

A browser is software to present content on a web site.

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Why YouTube looks different on Safari [closed]

I am a Mac user and Chrome is my default browser. I think to give Safari a try and after using for some time I realise that YouTube looks different on safari compare to Chrome. Here is a small ...
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Are zoom in/out buttons necessary anymore?

Zoom buttons still exist in almost all desktop applications as well as applications on the web (SAAS). It seems like these buttons would be gone by now (with pinch and mouse scroll wheel) but they are ...
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Why do web browsers keep showing the old page when they load a new page [closed]

I was wondering why web browsers keep showing old content once a user has clicked a link. It's confusing if one doesn't look at the loader(which is generally at one corner and thus can easily be ...
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pushState before or after updating DOM from async response?

The browser History API exposes a couple of functions, pushState and replaceState, which allow single-page apps to update the URL bar as the user navigates through the SPA. Frequently, navigation in ...
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Override browser shortcuts

The company that I work for is suggesting that we override browser shortcut CTRL + S in our single page app to apply changes (save). It's a complex editor so autosave would not work for this ...
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Web push notifications - best practice to obtain user consent?

I'm thinking about the idea of creating web push notifications for a website, which should serve as a re-targeting method. I'm not even sure what kind of developer I should take for this task, and ...
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How many users use browser's text search within a page?

Do any significant number of users Ctrl + f windows or ⌘ + f macOS to activate browsers' text search? I'm trying to find some usage numbers, but I can't find anything. Background I'm working on a ...
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Why do some websites hijack “open in new tab”?

Just came across this annoyance reading an article at time.com. Unfortunately, this was not the first time I experience this, and I have a strong feeling it won't be the last. Leaving aside ...
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The purpose of two search bars in browsers

I have noticed that Firefox is using two search bars in new tab - address bar and additional search bar on the start page. Is there an actual purpose of doing that in web UI/UX (maybe because people ...
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Why incognito mode on web browsers dark theme? [closed]

Incognito window being one of the most used feature across the web browser. I wonder why they possess a dark theme?
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What is the best way to tell users to scroll down in browsers?

what is the best way to tell users to scroll down in browsers? Tests showed, that users do not scroll to the original message (which they need to answer questions):
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Modal content UX

I have a situation where I need to display a table with multiple rows of data. Row count can be from 1 to 99. Is a scrollable modal the correct UX, or should I display this info on its own page?
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Browser Tab Labeling Best Practices?

Are there any Best Practices for Browser Tab labeling? In our software, for a user to get to a screen they: Open a Menu then pick a Module, for example "Student". Under the Student Module there maybe ...
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Detect if User has pop ups enabled. Best way to do it

I'm facing a problem where I need to check if the user has pop ups enabled when they try to view a pdf file in their browser and for this I would need to open a tab and close it real quick, there's no ...
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Why is audio not treated like other browser permissions?

Web browsers have lots of per-domain permissions, like using location, access to camera and microphone, and notifications. Why don't browsers have a permission for audio? Audio is especially ...
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Should I spread my enterprise application across multiple browser tabs?

I am building an enterprise application using an MVC framework (Laravel). My users are often going to want to open a record, and leave it open so they can come back to it later. These records may ...
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Give focus to last focused element on navigating back in browser history — good or bad practice?

I've stumbled on this very obvious idea while working on a website with a lot of interactive items that lead to separate pages. Initially I thought it might be useful for users to have the last ...
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What would make screen readers better at browsing the web?

I recently built a browser extension like Vimium that lets you browse the web with just your keyboard shortcuts. While building it, I came to realize that it has great potential for helping the ...
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Is forcing a user to open a link in the current tab WCAG2.0 accessible

We have inherited the maintenance of a 10+ year old website which has a few links in it that force the link to be opened in the current tab. You can't right click on the link and open in new tab, or ...
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Multi-window workspace - how to handle resizing the parent window

I'm working on improving the UX of one of our web applications. This is an application that runs as an intranet app. The old style basically was a simple menu on the left and the current page on the ...
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What made 'tabbed browsing' so successful?

I remember at some point tabbed browsing was introduced in IE 7 or 8, and at the same time all competing browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome had supported the feature. I have thought that ...
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How often do desktop users switch tabs when browsing

in order to optimize our user experience i've been trying find any insights on user behaviour for the 2 following average tabs open when browsing how often on average do users switch between tabs ...
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Loading pages with AJAX. Should the browser address change when the user calls the content or once it arrives?

I am loading pages using AJAX and changing the browser address bar accordingly for a smooth experience. My doubt is if the browser address bar should change when the new page is called by the user (...
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How to convince users to allow their browser notification in my website?

Currently we have a notification features like SMS/Email to inform the user about their latest status, but sometimes users don't get noticed by them, thus i need them to allow their browser ...
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What percentage of internet users save credentials in the browser?

I'm trying to get a high-level understanding of what percentage of internet users allow their browser to store the username/password so I can understand the potential impact "breaking" this will have ...
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Why isn't “Did you mean…” in the browser address field?

The obvious typo stackxhange.com results in a browser error. Isn't it a simple feature that it should return the obvious "Did you mean stackexhange.com ? Or are there good reasons why not?
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Which are the best practices to let know user the recommend browsers/versions?

When (At first access, or periodically during session)? and how (Modal view or those floating messages)? should I advise users they are using browsers not supported by my website. Basically I want to ...
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Should a 404 error be kept in the browser history?

I am working on a script that I will most likely be using for all my future websites that prevents the page from refreshing/redirecting when navigating through it. It does this by Manipulating the ...
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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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Accommodating folders in horizontal view

I inherited a system in which users will be able to view the latest files added based on the departments they belong to. It allows the user to create filter/folders/smart tiles ( we will call it tiles ...
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On what basis should software developers opt for optional extensions/plugins to provide users with customisability options? [closed]

I refer to this article, describing Google's 'fix' for their previous reversal of the backspace key functionality in their Chrome browser, as an example of the type of scenario I'm asking about. A ...
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Is it bad practice to disable (replace) the context menu?

I'm working on a web platform where users can select/highlight text and perform selection-specific actions on the highlighted text. The current implementation shows a custom context menu on selection (...
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what is a actual user experience for web apps functionality “add to your home screen”? [closed]

Good day all. I'm researching this topic for a while and I'm a bit confused, the question is: is there a "standard" user experience for a web app that has to e saved into the user phone? what I mean: ...
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Why Browsers load Websites gradually?

When I visit a website, even on a high-bandwidth internet connection, the page will load bits at a time, such that I get to watch the page be constructed before my eyes. Even though this happens ...
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UI for browsing objects that have different types that are interconnected

I can't give the exact purpose of the app (under NDA!) but I'm trying to design an interface that lets you explore data about various data objects that are all interlinked. I have an idea of how to do ...
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What is the benefit of using the HTML5 <time> tag?

I have a web application I am writing the HTML for. In the app I will be displaying a lot of dates and in HTML5 they added a <time> tag. If I wrap all of my dates and times in the <time> ...
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Specific right click functions + Web browser. Good Idea?

I would create a web browser that can do specific functions by right clicking to thing. But also, users might want to save an image, or copy something. Is it worth killing the default menus for a ...
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Are there any strategies or design patterns for managing a large number of tabs on a browser window?

Due to the changing nature of people browsing and reading through information on the web, the bookmark has been getting less love compared to people leaving tabs open on browser windows (or multiple ...
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User's reaction to a web-browser opening upon exiting application

I am a game developer and I want players of one game to know and try my other games, so I came up with the idea to launch their default browser, only after they quit the game for the first time, to my ...
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Name for property of “infinite distance” for tabs at top

I recall that there is a technical term for the property of browser tabs at the top of the browser window having "infinite distance" for the user's mouse pointer movement, but I cannot recall what the ...
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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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Is there any place to get browser and version usage by industry? [duplicate]

The company I work for is investigating creating a new product which will be a web application used within hospitals. I am attempting to get concrete numbers on how many hospitals (or percentage of ...
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how to find out if users are willing to upgrade their browser?

Referring to this answer from @DA01 Do a significant number of users of your web site use IE8 or earlier and would they be unwilling to upgrade to use your site? If so, then yes. ...
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What kind of data should and should not be synchronized through multiple threads?

The startpoint: A page of a website is opened somehow in multiple instances at the same time (e.g. in 2 browser tabs, 2 browsers, or 2 devices). After that a persistent change happens on 1 of these ...
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How to notify of scroll in iframe

For the sake of screen readers such as JAWS, etc. Given a list of navigation options which are a collection of documents and locations within them, when one is selected the iframe will load and/or '...
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Restoring a user's unsaved work on a webpage

TL;DR The user edits data without saving. On the next visit, (how) should the unsaved changes be made available? Background information. I have a website that presents user created textual content (...
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If the website automatically names the “submit” key on a website, can it lead to errors?

I just filled another form on an English website that didn't have name set for the HTML "submit" button. The browser filled in "Prześlij", which is "Send" in Polish. Given how many pairs of website ...
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What would be the best way or methodology to find my users' web browser? [closed]

I'm designing a new web project for a company. For the success this project, it will be very important to know the main web browsers that users use. What do you think would be the best research ...
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Are there any stats that show screen WIDTH instead of DIMENSION?

I am designing a website and have to decide on width of the screen and I need to know the distribution of the screen widths - i.e. how many people are using screen of width equal or less than X (= ...
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What's the best way to indicate that the pop up blocker may stop the user from performing a simple task?

I have an application where user have the option to open all selected items in a new windows. Unfortunately, if the user is running a fancy new-age browser that blocks pop-ups, he doesn’t realize his ...