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

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Best practice for scroll bars in a browser on iPad

We have a web application which will be used also on iPads. In some parts content is long and users need to scroll. On a pc it looks good, however on iPad scroll bars disappear after a few seconds. (...
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How to deal with browser navigation in multi step form with validation

I am not a designer nor UX person. I am implementing an application which has multi-step form. Imagine that in this form some steps (screens) need to be validated before person can proceed to next ...
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How aware are typical users of browser zoom functionality?

Ideally I'm looking for quantitative research on this, if it exists, but I'd also be interested in anecdotal evidence from observing user behavior. To what extent is the average user aware of, and ...
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What percentage of average users know about Find (ctrl or cmd + f), and Find and Replace, native to applications? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble finding recent data on what percentage of average users use, or even know about, the Find feature native to most applications. I recently found a mention of a white collar worker ...
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Why do people forget to reset their browser zoom level?

I have come along this behavior quite a few times. A friend shows me something on her computer and I notice that the website looks odd because she forgot that she set the browser zoom to more than 100%...
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Are there stats about height of browser windows worldwide / by industry?

I wonder because I'm working on the design of trade platform and found that a lot of moments need improvements due to the different viewports on different devices and so on. The platform does not need ...
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Best way to suggest enabling cross-site cookies with Brave

For technical reasons (OIDC library uses CORS requests to renew API access tokens), our application requires that when using the Brave browser, the security shields built into Brave be either disabled ...
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Is it good UX to prompt users before closing the browser window on mobile

i'm designing a mobile web based e-commerce solution. If the user closes the browser window, items in their cart will be lost (assuming they rejected the initial cookie request) when they return. To ...
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Do users know what "browse" and/or "browser" mean?

A long time ago I saw a show on TV where they asked random people on the street if they knew what a "browser" was (they didn't). I thought there was more information about that and about the term "...
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Live/interactive elements in browser tab bars

I saw another interesting example of an interactive/live UI element in browser tab bars recently, this time it is a %scrolled value for a page. A very popular and common example I have seen ...
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Can I omit landing page in favor of direct app access?

I am developing my own product idea, an web/mobile application for forming a long term relationship between two people. It's in the early stages, so I don't want to expose too much information yet. I ...
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Should non editable text have the default cursor on hover?

I'm seeing more and more website adding a global CSS body {cursor: default} for the cursor to be default when hovering non editable text. I'm guessing the goal is to make a difference between ...
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The fragmentation of the page status introduced by multiple design patterns - best practice for page loading?

In one of the recent updates to Google Chrome, we have seen yet another method of dealing with page loading status with the introduction of the loading animation in the favicon area of the browser tab ...
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Is a good idea to mute a video on scroll/tab change?

Lately, I see a lot this behavior and I hate it with all my strength. Say I'm watching a video (e.g. on Twitter) but the only thing that interests me is the audio. I keep going with my twitter (or ...
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Do HTML5 browsers have to be able to properly process HTML4 tags when the tags appear in HTML5 pages? [closed]

According to the post here, the HTML5 specification requires HTML5 browsers to be able to properly process HTML4 tags when they are in HTML5 pages. Unfortunately, the post doesn't very well ...
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Why do browsers allow users to open more tabs than it is possible to manage for a good user experience?

It is not unusual these days to see someone on a browser application with so many tabs open that you can't even see the favicon. I remember when bookmarks were provided to help manage a large number ...
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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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Do *ALL* mobile/touch browsers have “invisible” scrollbars in scrollable areas?

Usually in browsers in touch devices, in scrollable areas, a scrollbar only appears when a user touches it and starts scrolling by moving their finger (in some it never appears at all). Is this ...
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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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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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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 ...