Questions tagged [buttons]

Buttons allow users to directly trigger an action or activity in a software solution, and is a concept borrowed from its physical counterpart in its digital design. 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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Include or omit (in)definite articles in button labels?

Considering the following primary button in a web application: [Wait for deadline] or [Wait for the deadline] Are there any best practices regarding the inclusion or omission of definite and ...
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How should I label restart/resume buttons for a device passed from user to user?

I am working on a virtual reality application that is designed to be passed from user to user. We detect when someone removes the headset from their face, and detect when the headset is activated ...
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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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How to change a progress dialog to indicate dismiss instead of cancel?

I am currently writing a wxWidgets application as a tool to perform a task. This task is asynchronous and occurs in a different thread. I pop up a dialog box & disable the main window when the ...
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Should users be allowed to add new users on a user management screen while the screen is still loading

Designing an access management module. Sometimes there will be a delay in the list of existing users loading. During this time the add user button will be active. in this case users will be able to ...
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What color should "record" / "stop" buttons be?

I have an application with a simple GUI for recording video: In default state, button says "REC", pressing it starts recording. While recording, button says "STOP", pressing it ...
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Does it make sense to make the entire item in a list clickable, with a button inside it?

It's about a desktop app in which users can open a modal containing a list of items. Some of these items may have one type of action associated with them. Does it make sense to make the entire item ...
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How would you place multiple buttons in a multi-step form? The User should be able to save ( for drafts) and proceed. Being able to go back and cancel

With this multi-step form, the user should have the opportunity to save each intermediate step (draft) and not just at the very end. The user should be able to cancel the process without saving and he ...
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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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Full width buttons on desktop web application [duplicate]

I have a design for a form with a full width button, this is a desktop web application and for context it is an interactive shell/terminal that lest you submit API requests. It essentially looks like ...
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"Add" button on multiselection dialog when no selection has yet been made - active or inactive?

Looking at a dialog with a simple interaction (multi-selection table with checkboxes at front and [Add] and [Cancel] buttons in the Dialog footer), but complex data (two-level hierarchy, several ...
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Seeking UI design advice for implementing trash function in a list of sections

First time poster here, and seeking UI design advice. Feel free to ask me any follow up questions for clarification. This is for a web-application. Requirements for this UI component are that the user ...
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How can "exit" mean "continue"?

When you press Exit button on remote controller while using Kodi, this player won't stop playback. It will exit to one of the menu pages that you've been browsing before playback, but will continue ...
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Action buttons for modal in view and edit mode

I have a modal that displays the details of an user or product (view mode). You can click the edit button to show the form (edit mode). Pressing Cancel will bring you back to View mode. And clicking ...
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Appropriate button label to preview a file before sharing it publicly

We're working on a platform that has these 2 sections: Private files - participants in the call have their own private files section Public files - Files shared here become accessible (to preview and/...
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Should I display related data in the same pop-up screen with save buttons?

I have a screen where the user have to enter two input 1. Valuation 2. Impact Should I display the two in the same screen to make it easy for the user ? It is correct to have two save buttons in the ...
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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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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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Which option is better for changing mode? two-part toggle switch or one button that changes state on press?

Which option is better for a tool that can edit a website visually? A two-part toggle switch. A button that changes the state (and the label on the button changes when the mode changes so that the ...
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How can I emphasise the fact that these tiles are sequential?

I'm making a customisable timer using tiles (work period + break period, repeatedly). I want to emphasise the fact that these tiles are sequential (i.e, left to right, up to down). There are a maximum ...
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Is it okay to make a button appear in a table header after an action?

I need assistance in deciding between two user experiences for handling tabular data. Use Case: Users encounter a difficult-to-process column (the 2nd one in this instance) and they decide to split ...
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Button with dropdown list as one option

I need to give users a choice between two options, but one of them need to be specified by additional parameter before clicking. I'm struggling with showing the linkage between dropdown list of ...
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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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Solution for Alert button in app

I am designing mobile app and confused as I don't know where to place the Replace Worker button. Replace worker button function as an alert to Superior that, worker is not available and need to be ...
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Should I use Yes/No or Ok/Cancel on my message box?

Semantically, the Yes/No buttons are roughly equivalent to the Ok/Cancel buttons, but in general what would you recommend to use? Should I always use Yes/No or always use Ok/Cancel? Or does it depend ...
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Is skeuomorphic design out of style? [closed]

Is skeuomorphic style out of fashion? Is it necessary for design system to have skeuomorphic style for other elements in the system? Is flat design not in trend anymore?
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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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Separation of play and pause buttons for playing media

I seem to remember reading somewhere that having the play pause actions triggered from a single button that toggles is a bad idea It seems to me that this idiom works well (e.g. pressing space to ...
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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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What is the optimum button size of touch screen applications?

There was a not so recent blog post about the ideal button size of touch screen control sizes (sorry there is no link, the website is now a spam trap) that was based on the study form the MIT touch ...
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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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Back and Close button in the same native page

In this period, the current version of Netflix offers the user who has browsed through several films, the possibility of closing the page or going back through the content history. To do this, Netflix ...
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What is better for UX/UI if phasing out features- hiding or disabling buttons/menus

We are in the process of phasing out certain features within our application. We are discontinuing some functionalities. Based on UI/UX studies, should we disabled buttons and menus or we should hide/...
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Using ellipsis for commands in web applications

In history in desktop applications ellipsis are used to indicate the user that additional information are required, when he execute the command. I'm surprised that in many web applications no more ...
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Button for "Play, but from beginning" for a scrubber UX [closed]

Consider a typical video-editing style timeline: There's the usual Play button: a right arrow. There's the usual Pause button: two bars. -----------------|----------- > || However, I ...
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CTA in the search icon or separated search button?

The search field of this page has a text insertion, search icon, and search button. My working process is as follows: place the text and click on the most immediate graphic object, the search icon. ...
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Is having a delete confirmation built into the button itself an appropriate UX?

This is for desktop and mobile, basically when you click the button once it changes to "Confirm" with a cancel button next to it. I got some feedback that it's not clear you have to press ...
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Alignment vs. consistency in button space

Let's say you have a card that uses a gray area to separate buttons from content. Should the buttons try to be aligned with the content? (24px on left/right, 12px top/bottom) Or should the left/right ...
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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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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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Best way to show a rating/score which also needs to be an apparent button

I've been stuck on a presentable design solution for some time now. I'm trying to simplify the UI so the user can see the ratings/score for all (Affordability, Scenery and Safety) for a specific ...
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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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Should we use 'Title Case' or 'Sentence case' for headlines and buttons?

I am wondering if we should use Title Case or Sentence case for buttons and headings in websites and web/mobile apps? Title Case: Manage my Account Delete my Account Sentence case: Manage my account ...
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Is Balloon popup for mobile apps common?

Our mobile app has a screen with a button that updates a price when the user takes a picture. In order to clarify any doubt that a user may have about the button, I want to add a description somewhere ...
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Button or link to slide content to be visible?

Should I use a button or a text link to trigger a downward slide with content section on ecommerce shop's product page? Update: The opening content should display next to the product image just above ...
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Documenting button interactions

Instead of using "click" or "tap" in my documentation, I use the word "select" to select an option from the menu, buttons, etc. However, I am faced with a situation where ...
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Cancel button to go back after Saving

In a desktop application, I have a form which the user can edit some data, then save it. When they save, they stay on the same page and get the feedback message like "Campaign saved". And to ...
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Should this be a link or a secondary button?

This is a wireframe and in development but we've recently been posed the question, "Should Edit Address be a text link (shown below) or a secondary button under the Primary "Confirm address&...
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What type of design pattern to use to toggle list actions?

In the design draft pictured below, you can see a number of events in a list. Users reviewing this list want to be able to add events to other lists: a watchlist or send list -- or both. They also ...

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