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Closing or exiting an application, window or workflow.

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Close/Cancel function: Use Secondary or Warning type button?

Some software systems use the secondary button for cancel/close functions, and others use the warning button (usually red). Which is more correct?
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Placing Destructive Action next to Save option in Mac OS

Some apps (Not all) in mac OS have the menu option Save and Close presented together in the File menu. In Windows, they are (Not all apps) placed far from each other, which makes sense to prevent the ...
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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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Should closing the dialog clear its fields?

I identified as the most preferrable strategy for user not to lose their data implementation of confirmation/discard dialog when exiting original one. I expect a few more form dialogs to emerge in ...
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Android: minimize, exit app, ask for second tap or ignore?

I am developing a password manager app that requires the user to enter a pin when the app starts. Resuming the app from background either asks for pin or fingerprint. There is also a settings option ...
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Why is a cancel "X" icon required if there is already a "Cancel" option in a modal?

We are following this pattern, inspired by Mac and Windows OS, but I don't have a solid answer for why web apps use it. What is the importance of the X button? Is it really required?
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What's the rationale for having the close button on the left instead of right?

I just came across this modal from Airbnb with a different close button position. It is normally on the right but I wonder what's the reasoning behind this.
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Is it good UX to prompt users before closing the browser window on mobile

i'm designing a mobile web based e-commerce solution. If the user closes the browser window, items in their cart will be lost (assuming they rejected the initial cookie request) when they return. To ...
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Modal and overlay behavior - When to close the modal

Considering a modal/popup over an overlay, I know that there are certain acceptable ways (as per need), as to which interaction should close the modal, as below: Clicking on overlay Hitting esc key ...
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Does a video lightbox need a close button?

I am building someone a portfolio website for their videos. When you click a thumbnail in a gallery of videos, a light-box no bigger than 65% of the viewport opens to show the video. You click the ...
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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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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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Modal close button style

I am looking at a redesign proposal for a close button on a modal window for a responsive web/mobile application. I have my own thoughts on this but would like the UI/UX community to weigh-in. ...
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Should have a cancel button when the action itself is to cancel

This is a dialogue box from an employee scheduling application. Here, the action to be performed is to Cancel the approved timesheet with a reason. "Request cancellation" button is for cancelling the ...
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How do I know when to use back or close button (or both) on mobile apps

I want to know when and why should I use the X or back button on top of the page. And additionally, related to that, how should I judge the transitions, when should a page just slide from the right, ...
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Is it a good practice to ask before exiting an application (with nothing to save)?

Every now and then, I come across applications that, when clicking on the main window's "X", ask me whether I'm sure that I want to quit the application. I'm not talking about asking me to save ...
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'Save', 'Save & New', 'Save & Exit', 'Cancel', 'Cancel & Exit'

So we have a form (not a modal), in our desktop software application. There is a View mode and an edit/create mode for this form. The view mode is a summary of all the data from the create/edit mode. ...
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Standard for using the system tray?

I'm building an application which will be "running in the system tray" (an icon will be shown there) and a menu will be shown when the user clicks on the icon When I look at different applications I ...
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How should I position the "Remove player" button?

Note: There will always be at least two players, so the first two players won't have the "Remove player" button. For the view with three players, it seems to make sense to put the "Remove player" ...
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Why do full-screen mobile game ads switch the position of the close button?

Many mobile games have full-screen pop-up ads. These ads have 2 parts: a video, and an app screen with a download button. The first close button could be on the top-left or top-right, but after you ...
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How to display more detailed configuration?

I'd like to get an opinion from UX professionals here. Our app is designed to show all the important information on one screen, and users can click on particular setting to get/modify detailed ...
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Close menu after action was picked?

I have this menu on my iOS app where each button performs different action 1) Opens an iOS share extension (Share this app sort of thing) 2) Opens the app's inbox (Goes full screen - the lighter ...
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Any objections against asking for feedback when user quits the app by pressing hardware back button

I'm designing the ways to ask users to provide some feedback on the app. We choose to embed polite "Would you mind giving some feedback? [yes/no]" directly into users' content and will test sticky in-...
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How to make a close button "X" stand out from a image [closed]

I have an image looks like satellite map where I want to put a close button at the top right corner. What I have now is just a span with "X". It's an 100% overlay on a popup so clicking outside ...
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Where to place close button

I have a main view with a settings button on the top middle part of the screen as follows (please excuse the bad mockup): After touching this button, The settings shows with animation of it coming ...
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Should my app close quickly when [x] is pushed or prompt for behaviour before close?

I have developed an Android app which plays an audio stream. There are three ways for the user to make the app go away: Push the back button on their mobile device. Push the close [x] on the top ...
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Are "close" and "x" on a popup redundant?

I am working with a basic bootstrap modal popup which is a popular modal used on many sites. I noticed that the default template comes with both a close button on the bottom, as well as an x on the ...
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Should the hamburger menu close only on icon click or on click outside as well?

We are using a hamburger menu on the mobile view of our responsive website, http://edmdesigner.com There's a debate going on in the team: a) Should the hamburger menu close if you click/tap outside ...
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What is the most appropriate gesture to exit an Android app?

If a user is browsing an Android app and wants to exit, what is the most appropriate gesture? Is there a standard exit gesture in Android? I have identified two possibilities: Double tap on back ...
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Esc button vs [x] close in popup

In a modal popup , to close it we can have three option - Either a message at the top Esc to close or [x] or both. (Or depending on the message in the modal popup an ok or cancel.) From my research I ...
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Does confirmation dialog need a close ('X') button?

Currently the delete confirmation dialog has this: Are you sure you want to delete? Yes Cancel Should there be a close [x] icon at the top right for the delete confirmation dialog? Is ...
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Avoid closing multiple tabs?

I'm working on a new approach to my modals that when a user opens multiple modals they merge with tabs for each one. This works great to switch between modals without having to close one or drag them ...
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Best method(s) to allow closing a popup

I find moving the mouse leftwards from it's normal position more easier. Is it the same for all users or at least for you? If not, what's the best position to keep the close button for a popup. This ...
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Naming of button for adding to caller and close

I have a system which has a dialogue that opens when the user wants to add a particular type of record (which is a list of clients). This dialogue window enables them to search for particular clients ...
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Should the cross (or 'X' ) button do something other than close (e.g. minimize or hide)?

It's common for the user to use the cross button to exit an application. But sometimes software is tricky and the cross minimizes the window instead of closing it. Should this kind of behavior be ...
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X Button (close) position in mobile app

I'm Designing a mobile app (for android and iOS) the "side menu" icon is on the left and when needed changes to "back". when using the X button - should i position it the same as "back" - on the ...
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Can we use ghost button as drop down button?

Do we have any standard for using ghost buttons? I know basic details on when to use ghost buttons but more detailed explanation will help Can we use ghost button as well as solid button on same page? ...
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Should I only allow the user to type a "Yes" or should I allow anything except a "No"

In something like a console application, is it better, when asking the user if they want to retry, or add another object, etc., to accept which of the following: (after taking only the first letter ...
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Which side should I put the close button on a window? [duplicate]

Is there any known preference for users between putting the "Close button" on the top right or top left of a window? Does it simply matter? Mac users should be used to the top left and windows' ones ...
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Detect when user leaves a site

Many sites open a popup asking to register, or to fill in a survey, when they "detect" the user is leaving the website: I think some are showing the popup after a certain amount of time, like 15-30 ...
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Is a close call to action icon desired for a calender dialog?

I am using a modified version of the jQueryUI datepicker (http://jqueryui.com/datepicker/#buttonbar). My actual implementation can be viewed at http://jsfiddle.net/mmw834ms/12/embedded/result/. Per ...
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Is it necessary placing exit/cancel/close button if there are 'x' (close button) at the pop up window

My dekstop application use a lot of .showdialog to open new form. Then it's necessary placing some method for the user who want close the popup form. I already using 'x' (close form, near minimize and ...
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Can we expect users to close popovers by just clicking away?

We use popovers quite a lot and, when you click away from them, they close. Do you think it's reasonable to expect that the majority of web users will know how to close it this way instead of adding a ...
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Microsoft Windows Dialog: No Close Button Scenario(s)

Windows Dev Center states: "Dialog boxes always have a Close button...Don't disable the Close button. Having a Close button helps users stay in control by allowing them to close windows they don't ...
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Putting the title bar at the bottom of the dialog?

I'm creating a dialog box template for my website (which is more like an application and may have multiple dialogs open at a time) and I was thinking about putting the title text and the bar that ...
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Popups: No UI-Element to indicate Close-Function (Touch)

I'd love your thoughts on this: Context: Self Service Touch Screen Terminal (Content focused) Instead of using UI-Elements (X-Button, "OK"-Button, "CLOSE"-Button) to close Popups, I m attempting to ...
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Datepicker (or other) widget with close "x" button: delete choosen values?

I have a complex search form with some fields to fill out for a search over products. Some of them are fake fields and open widgets (like the jquery UI datepicker widget etc). I tweaked the standard ...
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Is there a logical alternative for the Escape key?

I have a game that can be played in your browser. It's a retro game (multiplayer snake) and the menus and your snake can only be controlled using your keyboard. Mouse input is ignored. I was using ...
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Close button place depending on OS

I started thinking today about where should I place the [x] button on web modals. Users usually look at the top-right side, but what happens with OS X users? I've been using Mac for the last 5 years ...
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Origin of the Position of Logout/ Close Button

Just out of curiosity, what could be the root of having conventions as log-out/ close button on top right for windows and top left for macs and same being followed on websites?
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