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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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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Renaming duplicated 'Save' button

This is a form for student registration. Context: The form contains standard fields for student details (name, D.O.B, etc) and editable data grid for students' previous school's details. User can add ...
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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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What is the symbol to start printing called?

What is a common term used to describe the symbol that is used on printers, photocopier and fax machines to start printing? It is square standing on one of its corners with a vertical line inside ...
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Spring force for physical push buttons

Are there any design guides or existing studies that provide recommendations for the spring force (e.g. initial force [lb, kg] and force increase [lb/in, kg/mm]) of a physical momentary push button ...
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What is this type of button/element called?

What is this button called? The example provided here is from AirBnB's web and is also used on mobile. It looks like an accordion, but does not expand, and instead acts like a true button. I really ...
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Label to dismiss a dialog box?

I have a dialog box that is asking a user to confirm the cancellation of a task. Since the main CTA already says, "Yes, cancel this task", it might be confusing for the action to exit the ...
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Correct buttons hover state

I'm designing an e-commerce interface, and I've a doubt about the correct hover state of the primary button. Is it correct to style the primary button as the secondary's default on hover state as in ...
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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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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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When to include "Previous" and "Next" button or link?

Happy new year guys. I'm currently building a personal portfolio and I am thinking of including a "Next project", "Previous project" link where applicable to each individual ...
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Sentence Link UI

Trying to include links in sentence form to remove "learn more" links. Should the whole sentence be the link or just the "view all" part in the sentence?
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UX guidelines for placing edit buttons?

I am working on finding the best placement for the edit button for a company website already in existence (used for internal staff & clients). This is a review page after a Client has filled out ...
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Affirmative button placement when buttons are stacked

I am working on an app where I have two call-to-actions stacked. I currently have 'Cancel' on top and 'Delete' underneath. Usually, when the call-to-actions are side by side I'd have 'Cancel' on the ...
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Where to add quantity and price information in a small button

I have lot of "product" buttons in my Android App, each of that button based on configuration can have 4 variation: Pure button with only it's title, button with title and price, button with ...
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design decision behind buttons

What is the design decision behind the buttons 'Open in app' and 'get started'? In the image below we see two buttons or clickable links one has a boundary and another does not. But what thought ...
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When to use split button vs more options button?

When do you typically use split buttons vs a button with more options (ellipsis)? From how I understand it, split buttons are for grouping related options with one most common option surfaced?
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How to reset only part of a form?

I have made an ESP interface which contains a settings page for an ESP in which the user can change various settings. I have developed both front and back ends. I have divided the page into several ...
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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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Can a form field have different radius from the button? [closed]

Can the email address field have a different radius from the button? We have pill-shaped buttons across the whole website. But I didn't want to make the email address field with the same shape seems ...
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Close button position: corner or inside?

This is the modal dialog for the admin page. We had a discussion about the close button position. Which one do you think is better? A is more common and can be seen in many great web apps (Figma, ...
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How should filtering toggles behave?

I have a page that display multiple notes that are assigned to each department. At the top right corner of the page, there is a filtering section to allow the user to display notes that are only ...
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Should action buttons within an entry page be identical or different?

I am designing an entry screen and there's a few action buttons at the bottom of the page. Should they be identical for consistency or different since they trigger different actions? Behaviour: This ...
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Best Third Button Placement in Website

I'm currently redesigning a website for internal staffs in a company, I have a case that users are filled in a form and can go to the next page the form and then there would be a print button in the ...
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What to do when a seemingly final action is not the final action

I'm trying to solve this simple workflow. For context: A user accesses a page to read a document The user can suggest changes on that document, or not In either case, the user has to click a button ...
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Google pay and Credit card in the mobile app

I just need one or two advice, regarding on this new booking system as the developer team create it without my knowledge and didn't ask me for advice or design UX before they went developed it and it ...
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What would be the better option for Grid items in App, Circular buttons or Rounded Rectangular buttons?

Currently I'm designing a mobile application where I need to display various categories for the user to choose and for that I have created two variations. First Option is Item within circular shape ...
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I need to make a button that will turn activated when pressed, but that cannot be pressed again

Our smart home interface has customizable buttons that activate moods like, morning, night, or away. As of now, if the user presses a mood button it changes color to signal that this mood is now ...
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Is there any data on adding directional arrows to text links or buttons that help increase conversion?

Does anyone know of any data that backs up adding directional arrows to CTAs whether text links or buttons? I always personally felt it was just added noise or bespoke design aesthetic but I'm curious ...
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For a list of 10+ cards, Should I use a CTA button on each card for a better conversion rate?

Should I use a CTA button on each card for a shortcut knowing that I have cards feed layout pagination for more than 10 cards? For example if I have a projects feed inside a freelancing app here're ...
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Most appropriate icon for "Abort" button [closed]

I'm designing a button which when clicked aborts a certain process. I need an Icon on the button with the text "Abort". The icon will be place on the left and text will be placed right to ...
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Two buttons for actions of equal significance on same (mobile) screen

Consider a simple app for making wish lists and sharing the list with a friend (or shopping assistant). On the main screen, the user is shown the list of items they have added to their wishlist. There ...
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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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Icon consistency in buttons

I am designing a page for apps. This page will show apps available for integration. Question Should I make them all text only buttons or it's fine that some buttons are icon+text? Default All apps ...
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Button position depending on situation or always in the same position?

I have two situations: A page with a table. The table can be short or long depending on user preference (items per page). A page with a form. The form can be short or very long depending on some ...
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Different colors for buttons that have different kind of action

I am currently working on a project that needs an overhaul. I came across an interesting concept which I personally did not use before. This app has three types of buttons. What the buttons do: ...
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Hamburger menu icons - Recent trend of moving away from three full-width lines to having two full-width lines and a shortened line?

Some examples in various iOS apps: US Bank RentCafe Uber The first two kinda reminds me of the icon for aligning text justified left. I'm quite curious about the reason for this change. I couldn'...
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Placement of delete filters button - inside or next to dropdown?

So I have a pretty simple "problem": I have a filter option, which is this dropdown as you can see in the pictures. The question is: what do you think is the better placement for the delete ...
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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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