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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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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How to differentiate between click (and release) button and press (and hold) button

I'm working on an interface for an industrial application. It's a portable touch screen that controls an industrial machine. Like any interface we have buttons which triggers various behaviour when ...
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Button to change language [duplicate]

I am developing a website in two languages (English and Italian) and I use a flag icon to switch between them. What is the common/best practice if I am viewing the Italian page? Show the Italian flag,...
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What is the 'Go' button on a page of a set of forms called?

The user has completed a form in a set of forms. Or made some option choices. The button, bottom right, loads the next form. What's the correct generic name for this button? (I called it the 'Go' ...
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Is it weird to create a text button instead of an icon for notifications?

I'm designing an app aimed for older generations. In that sens, I've decided to use a text button instead of an icon button for the notifications. I find it easier to identify what that button do if ...
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Button placement in the container/widget

In our case, each container/widget has one primary CTA. Because each widget/container contain important data points related to that widget. User may choose to download the data of the widget. Problem: ...
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Best practice for button layout in responsive survey?

Hi everyone, I'm designing a survey experience for a healthcare platform in which the user (often on the older side) fills out multiple surveys within a single flow. To accommodate survey fatigue, I ...
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Pattern for infrequently used UI in desktop application

I have a desktop application where the user will paste some text into a textbox located within the tab that is initially displayed to the user. The CONVERT button will become enabled when text is ...
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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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How to best handle a modal with multiple tabs and buttons

We have a modal that is used for an action to Add an item and Edit an existing item. It also has a button to delete the item all together. I am trying to determine the best way to handle the button ...
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Mobile friendly way for explanation why button is disabled

For desktop browsers the title attribute is an easy way to explain why a button is disabled: <button disabled title="this is disabled because ...">disabled button</button> But ...
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When displaying an "OK/Cancel" button group that is right-aligned should the main action be on the right?

I am designing an "OK/Cancel" button group on a modal hence this button group is right-aligned. Since this is the case I have placed the main action button "OK" on the right, and ...
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How to group multiple buttons on mobile

I'm working on a game website for desktop and mobile and one of the pages has 5 action buttons: Edit (no text, just pencil icon) Share (no text, just standard share icon) Play (just text) Compare ...
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"Save" vs "Add": What button should I use for my app?

I'm working on an app to book appointments and need to decide what text to use in the button for the last step of the booking process: "Save Appointment" or "Add Appointment"
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SSO Login, can we remove the Linkedin color in the button? [duplicate]

I've been working on a login flow where we are allowing users to sign up or login with Linkedin. The devs in my team told me that we need to keep the Linkedin button with the colors : However, we ...
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Colour rule for multiple buttons in a complex platform

I'm currently designing a CRM which includes a lot of forms and modules. I have been struggling to decide the colour rule for the buttons especially having to incorporate branding colour into the ...
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Which button is better when you want to load results from a filter?

I am redesigning an application and, one of our tasks is to redesign the UI and clarify/connect UI with the action intended. I noticed we are using different buttons for the same target action which ...
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Where is the best place to put the export/upload function for a data table function?

There's two Scenarios: V1 Export appears above the top right but only shows to a specific tab, it is hidden if it is not available in other tabs. V2 Export appears under the tab where it is only ...
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What is better: disable next button if the form is not filled or enable it and outline the inputs?

Hei, was thinking: what is better from user perspective: The form which if not filled with all mandatory fields the "next" button is disabled or The form with "next" button ...
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What is the purpose of a swap button in an airline booking app?

I am new to the community so I appreciate all replies :) First, what is the official terminology for this type of button? Second, what purpose does it serve in booking a flight?
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Navigating through a menu with only 2 buttons

I have a physical device with a screen and 2 buttons. This device needs to be able to enter a "settings" menu, which shows different options which can be turned on/off or have a "...
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Best placement for action buttons on product comparison page

I'm trying to decide the best place to display action buttons for the user. The user’s main goal is to monitor products in their current and track for better options. The user is comparing products on ...
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How a "disable animations" button should look like?

As it I've been asked to add a button to disable animation on my website, according to the WCAG animation criterion (https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/animation-from-interactions.html). The ...
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Position and style of back button in web [duplicate]

After studying about the 'Back' button, I still can't decide on which best suited my case. I am designing an internal portal where the content varies in width. Button position: A.1 Right side seems ...
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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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Which button placement is more usable for touch

I'm designing an order listing UI for a delivery person to fulfill their orders. I need to add a cancel button for ad-hoc cancellation in certain situations. between the 2 options below I'd like your ...
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One button with Multiple States that Change Label and Functionality

I am redesigning a site right now and have the following question. Currently the user is presented with a list of Workstations. They have the option of: Adding additional workstation(s) to the list ...
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Should I use multiple icon for two states of toggle button

I have a simple bar chart component and I'm going to add a button which help user able to switch between two view modes. Let say: First mode called "relative view" (show percentage value of ...
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label arrangement of the toggle button [duplicate]

I'm working on a camera switching feature. I'm thinking about the arrangement of the label of the button. To me, we can prompt the user to slide right to enable the front camera and in order to enable ...
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What is the correct placement of actions buttons

I am working on an application where user's data will be frequently added and updated. In sample 1, I have added 'add address' links in each row per category for quick addition but it is breaking the ...
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Completely rounded vs Rounded rectangle buttons

I was curious to know why at some places completely rounded buttons are used and other places of the same application there are rounded rectangle buttons? As far as I could understand, small Rounded-...
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What is the best place for an Add button in an iOS table view?

I’m trying to figure out where to put the Add button on my table view (on iOS). Its purpose is to create a new row in the table view, either inline or using a modal form. There are 3 common positions ...
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What icon intuitively represents making comparisons? [closed]

I want to make an app which involves repeatedly giving users two options and having them select the one they like better. Is there any icon or symbol which would intuitively represent this concept, ...
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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 buttons that look like links have the exact same keyboard accessibility?

We have a few use cases where we need to show something that looks like a link, but is actually a button. For example, consider this error message: Sorry we couldn't place your order. Please click ...
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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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Is it acceptable to have three call-to-action buttons?

I'm working on an application that displays a dialog box. This dialog box prompts users to switch to a new editor. That will be the main call-to-action (CTA). The 2nd CTA will be to retain their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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