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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Should submit button colors match color scheme or be consistent across products?

We have a site that has themed colors, depending on which product you are using. The user can easily toggle between products, so the theme makes it clearer which product they are on. Should Submit ...
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Using call-to-action or primary buttons to show status of form completion instead of form UI element

I noticed this while using a form to submit some information that the nature place where you indicate the status of the transaction isn't being used but instead the call-to-action or primary button is ...
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Make Optional Buttons More Clickable

I currently have a UI where I have three optional buttons. By clicking on a button, it will go to another user flow and the button is "completed". Unclicked buttons are considered "...
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What do you typically use to launch a drawer component?

Outside of a hamburger menu, which is conventionally expected to open a drawer, is there another common treatment for initiating a drawer component on a page? A button? A link? Something else? Is ...
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How to make a button look disabled

Hopefully this isn't too specific for here. I have the following button image that I use on my site Here's an example with text: This is rendered using the following CSS: input.borderlessButton { ...
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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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Would you understand a 3rd state for a "like" action if it's using the same icon? [closed]

We're having a usability debate: would the user understand what the 3rd state means, without text or tooltips, if all he is presented with is an icon in different color, in a different component? ...
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Button placement on modals – should it be consistent at ALL times?

I'm currently designing an app for iPads. I illustrated the situation below: The screen on the left is current version which seems to work really well when the user doesn't have to use the keyboard ...
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Ways to Indicate Clickability AND also going to a new process/screen?

I'm currently trying to design this UI to indicate clickability. Currently, once the user unlocks a section, the lock icon changes and turns gold. Then, if the user clicks on either the symbol or text,...
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Any standards for :visited styling for CTA buttons?

I have used :visited in CSS for links for a long time and understand their value. However I have not thought of using it for buttons. My "CTA buttons" are usually soft CTAs that direct to valuable ...
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What is the best practise for a Search button state - should we always keep search button active or make it active after user inputs?

I have seen that in some sites they always keep " Search Button" in active / enabled state even if input fields are empty. Is it a correct way or should we make it enable only when user selects / ...
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Interface to choose how many results I want to see

Where I work we have this dialog box that comes up when you search for a certain word in the system: If the user says 'no', instead of not loading any results, the system loads either 10.000 or 1.000 ...
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What's a better approach to slider?

I'm currently creating a questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of two statements top and bottom. User is required to use the slider to indicate the preferred statement by dragging the handle ...
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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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Is it ok for a button to open in a new tab?

We have an application that allows users to write posts/articles. Within this application, there are a couple features that require users to upgrade. I think it's reasonable for the upgrade button to ...
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Why do modern GUIs tend to have buttons on the side of message boxes?

Message boxes used to have buttons centered horizontally. E.g. here's one you'd get with MessageBoxW API function on Windows XP: But more modern systems have message boxes with the buttons on the ...
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Showing the status of an action on a button

I have an application that can synchronize content between a website and a social network. with a button you can turn on and off the synchronization. the user needs to see the status (sync on or off) ...
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Why should "cancel" and "confirm" button have the same size?

A lot of UI Frameworks provide 2 different types of buttons: a sort of confirmation button a "cancel" button The UI of the two buttons could be different: different colors, background, borders, etc. ...
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Should buttons appear on a menu bar?

I am reviewing a design change in a desktop application. The proposed change is implemented with standard clickable buttons in a menu bar, appearing to the right of the normal menu items. These are ...
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Determining correct term for a button with options and Vue JS example [duplicate]

I am familiar with some UI terms but certainly not all. I remember smiling when I figured out what people meant by the term "snackbar" (and have now designed one myself). However, there is a button ...
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Why don't <button> HTML elements have a CSS cursor pointer by default?

A friend was asking me why <button> HTML elements don't have a CSS cursor pointer by default? It is the default behavior for links, and can be achieved on a button with button { cursor:pointer;...
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Showing edit mode for messages

I'm working on a desktop UI that has a notes section which allows the user to submit notes and edit them afterwards. When I go into edit mode, the "save" button shows up, and I worry that it competes ...
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I have 2 sets of button, how can I arrange them for best user experience?

I have 2 sets of buttons on a pop-up box of a website. Set 1 consists of multiple options the user can choose from, i.e. option 1, option 2, etc. Another one is "Back" "Next" "Start over". What will ...
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Multiple actions on a single search bar

Can a search bar have multiple actions that the user can take on it? Context: I'm designing a system for a bike shop to manage the maintenance of all their bikes. Currently the mechanics fill out ...
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How to display context dependent buttons in a row

I work in an internal application for my company. I have a table displaying documents sent for digital signing, with a last column used for displaying buttons with several actions available to each ...
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"Missile launch" button pattern name and implementation?

I am curious about a specific confirmation pattern. The best way I could describe it is the "missile launch" pattern, where the user has to "arm" the button by removing some sort of cover before ...
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Should the back button in a stepper be prominent?

I have a checkout page on my application that has two buttons, one to review the order, and one that goes back to the shopping cart. My product owner feels that the Back to Cart button needs to be ...
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Best UI Practices to show Multi-Action Button while avoiding tabular layout

We have a screen which was given to us by a client. As per their module, when the user selects a tab, the page should show options to do certain tasks like create/edit/delete. One approach we went ...
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What is the ideal height of a button in regular desktop applications?

On most GUI creator (I just checked Qt Creator and Flex Builder), it seems the default button height is about 22 pixels. This is what I use for most desktop applications I create except those I make ...
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Where are these material buttons defined? [closed]

The following is said here in relation to Material Design buttons: 1. Text button (low emphasis) - Text buttons are typically used for less important actions. 2. Outlined Button (medium ...
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Multi Select Drop down, overlay with CTA buttons

Have a multi-select dropdown - which on expand is overlaying the CTA buttons on the form. I have to click elsewhere for the dropdown to close, (since it a multi-select dropdown the general behavior of ...
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What Micro Interaction to use When Hovering Over a Button?

👋 We are trying to learn/understand UX from first principals and build the most intuitive UI. We are creating buttons in an App and want to know what the ideal micro interaction is when hovering ...
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Synonym for action of filling out a form

I can't believe I'm essentially begging Stack Exchange to find a synonym, but I'm stumped. I've tried every thesaurus and synonym dictionary. So, the Customer Service Representative (CSR) has created ...
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Using Select All with button checkboxes

I like the usability enhancement that button checkboxes provide -- nice big click targets, plus we can add a little sliver of color that's used elsewhere in our application to impart a status ...
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Need to have 2 sticky buttons - Signup and chat

I have a client requirement to have 2 sticky buttons on the home page. One is for signup and the other is for the Chatbot. I need suggestions on which placement would be better with least impact on ...
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"New" vs. "Create"

For buttons that initiate some content creation interaction, which label is better: "New X" or "Create X"? Are there specific uses that in which one is better than the other?
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Is using button styles for a text input bad practice?

I was recently presented with an interface that was using Bootstrap button classes for styling a text input, like so: https://jsfiddle.net/k7g2Lv43/ I personally really don't like it, and I feel like ...
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Should submit button be always visible or displayed after filling all required fields?

I am designing a long form in which all fields are mandatory and form cannot be broken down into steps should submit button be fixed at bottom keeping rest of the form scrollable or the button should ...
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position of an icon with a text next to it [closed]

currently i'm designing a back-office to manage geolocation of items in realtime, well... The thing is you can download a csv with all data detailed... which is the right position to put an icon ...
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Can I put a select button on the header of this dashboard?

I have a dashboard using balsamiq, which having a list of doctors and I want to put them on the sider sorted alphabetically, and I want to display, for each doctor, different pages like Gestion de ...
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2 buttons that do the same thing

I have a client that wants me to put 2 buttons on a page that do, look, and say the same things. The button would say 'Apply'. The rationale of the client is that he doesn't want people to miss it, ...
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Recommended button sizes on web pages

What are the current usability guidelines for the size of buttons (or anything clickable) on web pages?
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Having external links (hyperlinks) and multiple actions in the same dashboard page

I am working on a huge system which is meant to provide internal user to manage products' lifecycle. Thus, it's like a complicated dashboard containing lots of information and data grid and ...
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Side drawer in a web app

I am wondering what are the use cases of a side drawer in a web app and what could be alternate solutions. To be more specific, I have a form inside the drawer that opens from the right side when the ...
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Do disabled buttons still need to be contrast compliant for accessibility?

Very related to this question: Accessible Disabled State but that is about how to style disabled buttons to make them accessibility compliant, but my question is slightly different. Is it actually an ...
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Video play button on overlay images

I recently came across a big play button on an overlay image for a video. Pressing the play button displays the player, but does not start (play) the video. The user needed to press play on the video ...
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Should a Save button be disabled if there have been no changes made?

I have a desktop application, and in this application, there is a non-modal dialog where a user can make changes to something. The dialog has a Close button and a Save button. The Save button does not ...
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Useful label for message box cancel/close button

i'm reworking a message box that pops up when there was a specific error. In the title and description it tells the user what went wrong. In the improved version i will include 2 buttons (in the ...
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Should icons be trailing or leading in a button with icon?

What is the best practice for using both icon and label in a button should it be before the label or after ?
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How should a disabled-but-giving-feedback button look like?

Similarly to the author of this question, I was thinking about replacing a disabled button by one giving a feedback why the action is not allowed. That's not subject of my question as in my case, I'm ...

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