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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Logic of Next / Previous buttons when changes have been made to Previous

Can someone advise on logic of Next and Previous button when changes have been applied to previous item?
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Handling two possible workflows of the same action

There is a subpart of the user workflow in the product that I am designing that I am having trouble with. The user is at a step where they have to fill-in patient data, in a modal window. Once they ...
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Difference between button and switch

Today I had an argument with somebody about the difference between a button and a switch. The button toggles between two states (sound on/off) and changes the icon accordingly. The switch does more or ...
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Should a button stay pushed if the user drags their mouse away?

On some UIs, I can press and hold a button and move the mouse away and it stays pushed down. On other UIs, buttons pop back up when I hold and drag out. Which is the most user-friendly behavior?
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Button state when input exceeded limit

Lets imagine we have a textarea and a send button. The textarea contains a message that's sent by clicking on the button. When message is empty or exceeds the limit (e.g. 1000 characters) we should ...
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Having two primary buttons

We are currently working on some email notifications. The email will notify you of something happening that requires your action. For example you are alerted that someone left a door opened when he ...
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Where to put download button for downloading contents of table?

So I have a pretty regular table with data in it and I also have a download button that, when clicked, downloads the contents of the table to the browser as a csv file. My question is where should I ...
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Accept/Reject CTA buttons on cards

I have to design a dashboard to help sellers to manage invoices addressed to them during the month. The invoices will arrive in "To do" tab. For each invoice we have two choices : "Accept" or "Reject" ...
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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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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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Long Label Buttons and Action

I have got some issue with Action button. We have got 2 actions which you can do: - Move Applicant to the Next Stage or - Move Applicant to the [Name of Stage] Also each option can have additional ...
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Placing small buttons into a busy layout

I'm working on a medical calculator android app. It's design is based on cards as in the image below. My question is : what is the best approach to make the users know these are buttons and can be ...
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Android Action Button On Notification Itself [closed]

Because of Android O's new policies, I can't run a background service while my application isn't running in the foreground. So, I've to run a foreground service - more specifically, a service with an ...
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Editor functionality

We have an editor that allows you to build a static page. On the left sidebar of the editor are buttons that allow you to change the colors, text, add images, etc. On the right is a preview of the ...
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Is a label-tag inside a button-tag valid and / or has any UX- / ergonomic-reasons?

I am checking an application and I found this in HTML DOM: <button type="submit"> <label>Submit</label> </button> I have never seen this before and asking myself if this is ...
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What is the term for the design pattern/micro-interaction where you speed up an action by holding a button?

I think most of us are familiar with the interaction of holding onto a button and watching a particular value increment or cycle through at a constant speed. However, I think it is common practice ...
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Self-updating form without submit button causes confusion

I've made a form that, when a form element changes, a search query is fired and the result is displayed by animating the big number in the middle. For one reason the number doesn't always change, and ...
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Mobile forms - Where to put the save and cancel buttons?

We are making a responsive website. There is a form on the site and I am not sure what type of save and cancel buttons to use where. I have found several patterns as you can see in the picture with ...
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Can it hurt our brand to use our logo as a (floating action) button?

We're exploring ways to familiarize our users with our brand and one idea is to use the logo as the icon in a floating action button in our mobile application views. I have heard in the past from UX ...
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Arrows as buttons without any text or border

I am wondering if it is okay to place an arrow as a button. So traditional button includes: Text, Background Image, Border and Hover Effect. Is it a good idea to use an arrow without text, border or ...
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Should a Search Icon Inside a Search Bar Be Tabable?

I'm developing a search bar. The input field and the icon are uniform in design, and thus a tabable icon feels superfluous because the default behaviour when pressing the enter key while the input ...
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Clarity of buttons labels while creating questionnaires

I am in a predicament and would appreciate any help in solving this puzzle. I am creating a questionnaire in a modal based interface, where there are three buttons. Next - saves, and bring in the ...
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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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What is the name that describes all buttons, fields, dropdowns, etc.? [closed]

There must be a name that describes all the interactive UI components that register data in some manner but unfortunately I can't think of it! Does anyone know the name that describes all buttons, ...
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What is the best way to show a user that a social media account is linked?

I am working on a profile page where user can link their social media account (Twitter, Facebook. etc.) But what is the best way to show a user that his account is linked? Like a checkmark or ...
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Should add and remove actions have the same style?

I have a prototype with the following icons. Add button and remove button are different. Do you think that this is the best approach? Or would you use the same style for the buttons. Image attached.
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What would be best practices regarding button width on mobile apps?

I've seen buttons be smaller in width (with a minimum width of course) like this And full width until the margin like this What would be best, or in which situations it would be better to choose ...
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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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Why are there exit button provided by application?

Why do a lot of applications provide an exit button in addition to window title one and Alt+F4? I can understand it if: Application is full-screen one (no window title) Application can run in ...
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Why has Google increased radius of UI elements? [closed]

It has been like a month I have noticed Google is testing UI elements such as inputs and buttons that are curvier. As you see in the screenshot, theinput has much more radius than the previous one. ...
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Best practice for multi state Button?

I am building an (Android) app having a button whose text values represent states: "Start" --> pressing it will initiate connection to my server "Starting" --> gives visual cue that button was ...
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How to properly communicate admission form on website?

We are struggling with a returning issue for a webpage I am designing. I work on a university’s admissions portal for upcoming students. It is difficult to explain the exact criteria for why students ...
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Direct users to use a physical button

I'm designing a touch screen user interface to control a physical robot. The interface also includes physical buttons, similar to how a cell phone has touch screen elements and physical home buttons, ...
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How to ensure that buttons look clickable? [duplicate]

I always notice that my designs look good but buttons and other clickable elements don't look clickable. Can you provide any tips or links that can help me?
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Should I have a disabled button or no button at all, if the user doesn't have sufficient privileges for the action?

I would like advice on whether a disabled button is better than no button for a certain UI. Basically, the regular (experienced) users can either comment on an issue or close it; the users with ...
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Where to place the RSS button? [duplicate]

I am making a website and am confused as I don't know where to place the RSS button. Considering this is my website: My Website Should I place the RSS button only on post pages? Or should I place it ...
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Radio buttons vs button groups

I'm interested in what people know about UX regarding horizontal button groups and radio buttons. There seems to be a wealth of stats around when and where to use radio buttons as opposed to select/...
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Email client: why is the "Send" button always next to the other buttons? [closed]

In the vast majority of email clients I've seen (Outlook, but also Web mails like outlook.com or GMail), the "Send" button is always next to danger zone where the user often clicks. The worst example ...
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Another way to say "Replace your currently selected item"?

I'm building a part to our e-commerce store, it's essentially a "kit builder" for building several products in to one big kit, giving the user a discount. The use can only select one item per ...
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Why is the button to open a microwave door always hard to push? [closed]

Every microwave I've encountered always has the same feature - an unusually resistant "open microwave door" button. Why is the button to open a microwave door always more resistant than buttons on ...
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Are zoom in/out buttons necessary anymore?

Zoom buttons still exist in almost all desktop applications as well as applications on the web (SAAS). It seems like these buttons would be gone by now (with pinch and mouse scroll wheel) but they are ...
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Next vs Continue vs Proceed

I have a situation in my current design. The application I'm looking at has four vertical sections which are continual, i.e. completing section 1 leads to 2 and so on. Now, section one has two steps. ...
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Best way to enter time in an optional 12 hr format?

What's the best way for entering time in a 12-hour format? It's easier to select from a radio button AM / PM but since this field is optional, what if they decided not to fill it out, they cannot ...
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Better options for action buttons in 'Cancel' Pop up

My users have options to 'Cancel Order' that they have placed. When user clicks on 'Cancel Order', a confirmation pop up appears asking the user if he/she really wants to 'Cancel the Order' or 'Not ...
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Alternatives to modal dialog for simple forms

I have a button that pops a simple modal form. The form takes a name, description and has a save button. I am not a fan of having a button to the left of the screen, a dialog that pops in the center ...
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Best way to indicate usage of 'points' to offset an amount?

I'm having a bit of a dilemma on how to properly do the interface for using points to offset an amount. Let's say I have 5000 points in my wallet. Of course, I need to indicate that I have 5000 ...
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Are buttons necessary on product cards?

Lately I've been seeing a lot of product cards without buttons. The idea is that the whole card is the button. Generally it looks card-like and clickable (has a drop shadow on the whole card). I have ...
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Best practice of single select row on table

On the website I'm working on there are tables with multi-select row function to trigger some actions. Here is the current implementation of the table. Buttons to trigger the actions are placed on top ...
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Where do users most often expect the submit button on a form to be?

Has research been done on where the most "expected" location for the submit or primary action button would be in a form? I'd clearly assume at the bottom of the form, but what about it's alignment? is ...
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How can I improve the experience of filling this form in? [closed]

I have a web form with several buttons - for saving/restoring drafts & also a submit button. It has the capability to display alerts when drafts get saved/restored. In the screenshot, an alert is ...
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