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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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 solve the ambiguity of selected state in a segmented control with just two segments?

I'm working on a web application that has two similar data grids in a page. User should be able to switch between these two data grids within the same page. I have used segmented buttons to navigate ...
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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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Does it make sense to have differently shaped buttons together?

Generally, buttons shown together are also visually similar. Are there situations where it might make sense to show together buttons of different shapes? E.g. a rounded rectangle button together ...
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Laying out radio buttons and text area in a dialog

I have a dialog where I need to lay out radio buttons and their corresponding text and icons, and a text area. This is my current dialog layout, where the colors denote the icons. Note that the last ...
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Is it okay to break button consistency?

Currently have all buttons left-aligned in a dashboard. The alignment makes sense for filling forms. However, within a wizard and needed to add a 'Back' and 'Next' button, it makes sense to position ...
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Is using a hyperlink to close a modal a poor design decision?

So I'm having a bit of back and forth with our UX designer who I defer to given his superior knowledge of the field. However, part of his design does not sit well with me and I'm unable to swallow it,...
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What is the difference between a 9 dots menu icon and a 7 dots? [closed]

What does it possibly mean? Can it be used as 'go back to menu'? https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/social-media-vol-3/24/_dots-512.png
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Where should I put the delete button?

I have a sidebar which shows all links that users saved. Since it's just a sidebar, I want to keep it as simple/clean as possible. Thus I use the cross icon next to the link for deletion. Option 1 ...
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How to show that more information is hidden?

I'm creating a dashboard with multiple states of information shown for each item. At this stage, I've got a "quick dashboard" and a "full dashboard". I'm trying to maintain a site-wide style of ...
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Grab attention on buttons

how would you improve the buttons on the top of the screen? To grab attention of the user I tried to change a bit their color (they are dark blue instead of black), but I think that they are not ...
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Consistent position of Save button in multiple layouts

I'm currently working on a system aimed primarily at desktop users that has a wide range of layouts: some grids, some forms, and a variety of custom interactive interfaces with different designs. ...
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Grid/table with lots of buttons

Considering I have a grid with a number of buttons for actions the user can perform. It looks like this. I have a number of similar grids in the system. I am wondering peoples opinions on if I should....
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Chips and Button Sizes in Google Material Design

If the minimum tap area is 48x48dp (reference: material design accessibility), then what is the logic behind chips being 32dp in height (specs here) and buttons being 36dp in height (specs here)?
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Only button linked or whole item linked?

A site I'm working on has summary panels, with an action button to continue or view more details on that item. I'd like to make the whole panel clickable not only the button. Are there any negatives ...
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Button placement in the footer of card layout?

Should the button be placed on the bottom left corner or bottom right corner in the card layout? I was referring to Google's material design I found out that action buttons are placed on the bottom ...
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Raising attention for primary button in competition to the header

I am searching for some help with our primary color. We are using blue as the primary color and placed it into the header to support the brand's identity. On the other hand, blue is also our primary ...
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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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Static button placement vs dynamic placement?

I have a form flow I'm working on where there is one question per step. Is it better to have the "next" button always positioned in the same spot at the bottom of the mobile screen, or to move it ...
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Avoid toggle switch on any page with save button?

I'm currently working on a tool which more or less requires a submit/save button on every page. This is due to avoid any immediate effect on the end user who consumes the content. Sometimes, it feels ...
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"Undo Changes" & "Refresh"

In a desktop application, where users are pulling and sometimes updating values on a "datagridview" (DGV) that is data-bound to a database, how should a designer distinguish between "undo changes" and ...
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Pros and cons of putting a tooltip on a button?

I want to display a tooltip on a follow button to explain how notifications will be distributed. I don’t know if it’s a clean design or if I should find another way to explain the action. What are ...
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Should I hide continue button until tasks are completed?

In a multi-step wizard, some of the steps present the user with a list of tasks that must be completed before continuing to the next step. Each task in the list opens a popup where the user completes ...
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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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Button functionality recognition

On our website we have a section with the top sales products of each brand. The sections are headed with a big title. Clicking each brand top sale button shows a group from five up to ten different ...
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Is this cancel button needed?

In this UI it is possible to type in text in an input box, press Enter and the text would get converted into a tag visually (and in JSON). After the tag is typed, the cursor would be ready for the ...
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Is there a need for a confirmation button on a multi-select comboboxes?

Is there any reason we should include a confirmation button on our multi-select comboboxes? What are best practices for the design of these controls? Mouse Functionality: Clicking outside of the ...
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When there are two buttons, how do i properly indicate that one is active whitout being ambiguous? [duplicate]

When you have a list with 3 or more buttons, its essencially easy to show the system status to the user, but for the first time i faced this two-button status feedback, and i don't know how to ...
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Why does Spotify have a second pause button?

I noticed Spotify has a big green "pause"/"play" button, even though there already is one in the controls on the bottom. I have been using Spotify for several months and never even paid any real ...
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Print-Button on expose

I have been thinking and thinking and thinking about this topic. I've researched multiple sources and theories. None of these was near to what we do, probably because of the pretty unique german ...
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Best way to insert a clear button in a datagrid cell

I have a datagrid (or, more general, a data structure) in which the user, with a proper button, can clear data by only one column. Since that requirements force me to implement different moments to ...
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What would be the best way to show 3 actions on the bottom half of the page

We are confused as to which of these UI should we go with to as we have three actions relating to the content on the bottom third of the screen. Three buttons are: 1. Write to Device 2. Load from ...
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Is it correct to delete a button that opens a section, when the section is open?

In a particular scenario, I have a button in the main window of application that, when pressed, opens a specific "command" section. When this section is open, is it correct to delete the button that ...
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Do people actually use the zoom buttons on a map?

Between touch screens and scroll wheels, are the + and - zoom buttons on a Leaflet map really necessary? I'd really like to remove them if there's no significant case for keeping them there. Not just ...
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What should the behavior of Disabled Link/Button be? [duplicate]

What is the best practice for designing disabled states? In general disabled states cannot be interacted with. Any opinions on presenting a tooltip/pop-up on hover or click when the user interacts ...
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When is it appropriate to expand a button to fill its parent container a.k.a use a full-width button?

I always find it fairly straightforward for me to determine when to apply stretched button that can expand its width and fills its parent container. However, it is challenging to do the same for ...
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Button location: Save / Next / Cancel / Text notice

I am facing an issue in a recent project about the position of buttons. In the UI system, we have this button group bar fixed to the bottom of page which already using in other pages. So in the new ...
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Are longer, more detailed button labels a bad idea?

I'm not a fan with long labels for buttons. Despite knowing the need to be explicit, I feel that this sometimes actually causes more confusion for the users. Would love to know the UX benefits/...
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Creating a donate button but for a 3rd party

I just created a free website that provides a fun service for anyone who wants to use it. One thing that I would like to do is add a 'donate button', but the donations aren't to me. When user clicks ...
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How to represent multiple positive buttons as CTA

We have an extension that has two different actions: Yes and No. But these two actions come in two different flavours. Yes for the current page and Yes for the whole domain, meaning Yes for the ...
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Button changing its text & action. Good or terrible?

After the user Registers for an event (he goes to cart and pays, etc.) the next time he visits the page, the event for which he registered now shows a less emphasized Unregister button, which does the ...
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Confusing button options for user

We are working on a design that allows users to select from a few designs and then print. The issue is that there are 3 options : Print with Regular printer Save as image and print with special ...
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Placement of More Information/Help Icon button for Radio Buttons

Throughout our system we are going to standardize when and how more information/help is used on specific input fields. In general the standard will be to have the icon/button follow the field like so:...
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How to place two controls in a good way

I have no advanced UX experience and need some help in placing one input and one button on a whole screen. Is there any way to do it pretty? There will not be any other controls on that screen.
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Should a "Close" button on a dialog message modal always be in the same position and style?

Here are two examples of a current message dialog we have in the application I'm working on. The close button is the primary and only button in the left dialog. It's one of two options in the right ...
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Condensing buttons or spreading them out on mobile

Designing an app with a map feature which has to contain two separate buttons for layer changing and location finding. Originally had the two button on the bottom right, for easy access for the thumb ...
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Add 'My Location' button to search locations input

me and my team trying to figure out where is the optimal and most intuitive location to place 'My Location' button related to a search areas auto complete input. As part of our current design, the ...
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Global object to apply to every page -or- Custom object

I have a site that allows users to create and share lists. Each page represents a different list. I'm adding a secondary list below which represents a shared or global list across all the user's pages....
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Why would you use 2 alternate layout buttons instead of 1, when only one can be selected at once

I was looking at the Spotify desktop app and noticed they use two buttons for displaying an artists albums in either a Grid layout or a List layout See below: If only one layout can be selected at ...
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Which Sign Up button shall we use for our web app to get the most sign-ups? [closed]

We want to improve our sign up button. In this set of images below, which do you think should give more clicks for people to sign up? To give everyone brief info of what MYCURE is... MYCURE is the ...
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