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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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'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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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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Enhancing user awareness of bulk action button activation requirements

I am working on a program that primarily handles reports in the form of tables. These tables contain actions that can be performed on multiple items simultaneously (bulk actions). The bulk action ...
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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 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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"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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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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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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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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