Questions tagged [buttons]

Buttons let users perform an action or activity in a software solution. Use this tag for questions about how buttons should be placed, styled, aligned or used to express their purpose and facilitate their operation.

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Braille input alternatives for people with less than three fingers per hand

I would like to know what braille input alternatives exist for blind users who do not have all of their fingers. I am interested in both software and hardware methods implemented in assistive ...
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Where should you allocate the edit and delete buttons in collapsible panels?

I am a webdeveloper and am looking for a better solution in a private project of mine, which is a wiki-like webpage for a Dungeon's and Dragons campaign. I have a list collapsible panels, each ...
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What's this button/ thumbnail layout called?

What's this button layout called? I've been looking for the appropriate name for this layout so I can learn more about its use case and where it's best to be used but I've been dumbfounded for a while ...
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CTA repetition - Is having CTA in nav, hero, and footer overkill?

This is a pretty common design. Theres a CTA in the hero and nav with the same CTA and when you scroll to the bottom theres also another CTA that says the same thing. It feels a bit repetitive to me, ...
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Cocoa - When do you include a submit button?

I am designing an app with some forms. I have looked at other Cocoa apps to see how they handle the submission of forms. Some apps don't have a submit button and update their backing datastore (or ...
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Why thumbs up and thumbs down buttons looks better when facing towards each other when placed next to each other?

I'm designing a rating feature for an app with thumbs and thumbs down next to each other. i'm curious why is most examples i'd seen the hands will be facing each other instead of being in the same ...
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Shortcut Key for OK Button on Dialog Box with Grid

In a desktop app, I have dialog boxes that contain one or more small grids, various other simple controls, as well as the usual OK/Cancel buttons. Grids pose a problem to the usual use of Enter as a ...
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Should there be more square and round shaped buttons than there are at the moment in the main part of webpages and apps?

References regarding optimal and minimum contact area or touch target size on mobile devices (also similar question previously on UXSE here) suggest that the contact area should fit the rough size and ...
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Global object to apply to every page -or- Custom object

I have a site that allows users to create and share lists. Each page represents a different list. I'm adding a secondary list below which represents a shared or global list across all the user's pages....
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Microsoft Office Plugin Enabled/Disabled Indicator?

I want to design a plugin (addin) for Microsoft Office, where I want people to use it while writing emails via Outlook. Also, I want to use my brand colors (flexible, not a major constraint). The ...
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How to handle multiple buttons with actions

I have multiple buttons in the header of my application. I wonder how to improve the UX. Buttons explanation: RECALCULATE - if some critical fields are changed, this button should be activated ...
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"Add" button with option to add more than one item

As part of a task in my webapp, users need to add "slots" to an object. For each slot, there's some settings that the user can adjust. Adding a slot is achieved via clicking a button. Some ...
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What is the concensus on links or buttons on the context of nested routes?

Usually my rule of thumb was that links are for navigating and buttons for actions (form controls). For example, if I were to need an action that opens up a modal, I would use a button. But with React ...
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ButtonToggleGroup disabled state styling

Im using slightly themed angular material components and this question is about restyling mat-button-toggle-group component. Toggle group is a row (or column) of buttons that may be: mutually ...
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Edit icon VS Edit CTA while redirecting the user to a different screen?

I need to redirect the user to a form which is on a different page after he clicks edit. So what is the best practise here, to use the pencil icon or edit button or anything else where it is clear ...
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Does the windows key only operate on release?

I noticed that the windows button only activates when you are no longer pressing down on it. However, I have found no documentation or article to verify that that this is either inherently true, or ...
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Filtering: Input-fields or buttons?

I'm currently working on new tables for our web platform. I came to a point when I need to design some filtering options as part of the design. One of our developers told me to use a text field that ...
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Should buttons' position/placement be standardised across the whole platform?

I know that there have been threads about button placement, however what I'm asking is not a specific case. Rather, I would like to know regardless of contexts, should button placements be ...
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Edit an existing GCal invite

I have an application that allows the user to send out a GCal invite. Within the page, there is a button that says, "Create GCal invite." For the time being, to keep the scope small, this ...
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"Back to category" button for product belonging to multiple categories

I'm working on an e-commerce website and I'm faced with this issue: I need to place a "Back to category" button on my product pages but some of these products are linked to 2 or 3 different ...
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Split Button or Menu Button?

I am a UI designer working on a project and the UX is asking for a Split Button button but the wires I received feel more like a menu button. I am wondering if a split button or even a menu button ...
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How should a screen reader pronounce links and buttons?

When a screen reader reads links, should they be pronounced as 'Link button', or 'Link'? Example: Show more... (a link): should the screen reader say 'Link button', or 'Link'? Also, how should the ...
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Toggle buttons - what do you think of using them in SaaS platform if description is still necessary?

I'm wondering if using a toggle button to enable different views of the data indicated on the platforms is the right solution, especially if the toggle button needs a description so the user is able ...
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Multiple CTA buttons (same link) in Email marketing?

Thoughts on having the same CTA appear twice in a short marketing email? One is in the main image (the whole thing is essentially clickable) and the second is after some copy on the bottom. They both ...
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iOS: Delete/Upload button position

My iOS app (for iPhone and iPad) has two main screen with two buttons each: A table: Clicking on one of the cells opens screen 2; with Upload & Delete button Detailed screen with more information ...
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Multiple buttons

So the scenario: "The user gets a overview screen and has to do several actions that are required individually from each other to complete a whole process. One can do without the other as well, yet ...
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In hotel lifts requiring swipe card access, is it normal to swipe or press the floor button first?

Having been overseas to a number of different countries recently, I noticed that there doesn't seem to be any convention when it comes to the way people are meant to use the hotel lifts. Some guests ...
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