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Closing or exiting an application, window or workflow.

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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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Why don't mobile apps have a 'close' button?

I'm a fairly new user of Android and i'm annoyed by the fact that almost all apps lack a "close" button. Is there any reason why developers don't make such an option?
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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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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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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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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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Why does Skype's “x” button minimize the application instead of closing?

I was browsing through the web and I came across this sentiment: Dear Skype, this (red X) button means close, not minimize I also found the same question on the Skype website. Why would a company ...
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Save vs Save & Exit

We're designing an application for creating personalized photo books through a Flash-based interface. When the application first opens, we display a dialog encouraging the user to give their project a ...
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close button on the left or right side? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the important aspect to consider when deciding where windows interaction buttons should be placed? From a ux point of view, does it make a difference if the close ...
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Behavior of close button and X

If a window has both a Close button and an X on the upper right corner, should clicking each of these have the same behavior? I am working with a vendor file transfer application. There is a windows ...
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Best Practices: Save and Exit in Software UI

This has been discussed a few times on here for web implementations but never for a desktop application. Being we have a title bar/file menu/toolbar etc. what is the best practice for closing a window ...
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Should image overlays have a close button?

There is a link which when clicked displays images as an overlay (translucent black background, center aligned image). Clicking outside the image or pressing escape key closes the overlay. At present ...
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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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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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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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What's the point of closing windows by double-clicking their top-left?

In Windows, you can double-click the top-left of a window to close it. But why? It's not intuitive. At all. What sort of advantage is there by using this kind of behaviour for closing windows? I ...
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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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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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Should a popup close automatically after a user selects an option from a tree menu?

For a popup window that requires the user to select one option only from a tree menu, should the selection of this option automatically close the popup? I think this would break the fundamental rule ...
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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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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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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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Saving multiple files on program close

I have a Windows desktop application that can handle multiple files open on one canvas (in one instance of the program). You can modify and save each file individually, or all in one go. If a user ...
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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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Best Practices: Location of close button in a modal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the important aspect to consider when deciding where windows interaction buttons should be placed? I've been seeing a lot of modal windows lately, some which have the ...
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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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What is the best way to handle close buttons in dialogs in a mobile app?

I have a small dialog where a user can add an email to subscribe. I am torn between changing the subscribe button to take 50% of the place and adding cancel or simply make the x bigger. Any other ...
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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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Is the “X” close Button sufficient or should there be a close Option in a Menu?

Is it enough to only have the "X" Button in the upper right corner for closing an Desktop-Application, or is it necessary to provide an Close option in the Menubar (File->Exit)?
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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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Dialogue Box supposed to be closed by default with the [ESC] key?

I started working for a software company, and while using the software we produce, I noticed that the dialogue boxes that we pop-up aren't closed with the [ESC] button. I'm assuming this would be 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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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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What is the effect of a site that takes time to close?

Facebook, on my setup (OS X, Chrome) takes about a 1 second to close. I can imagine that there could be some stuff that has to be done, just before you close the browser, and that is taking up time/...
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Icon Ideas for Logging Out but not Exiting a WinForms Application [closed]

Firstly, I am going to put text with the icons, so the user won't be completely clueless and as confused as a whale hurtling through the air from a great height. Our WinForms application's user ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are window interaction buttons on the right bad for cross-platform apps with a custom border deployed on a Mac?

I am developing a cross-platform application with a custom border. The window interactions buttons (minimize/maximize/close) are in the top right, like Windows. However, when the application is run on ...
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iOS multitasking closing is poorly designed? [closed]

I have a question about iOS's multitasking bar, and a design decision in it. If you double tap the homescreen to go into the multitasking bar(http://cdn.imacify.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG_0628....
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Should I use a close button or use toggle for a button?

I have a mobile website, which shows entries by a user. The entries' style is similar to that of twitter entries or facebook entries. So along with each entries, if the user had entered some comments, ...
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Using the “X” as a close button vs a button labeled “close window” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Closing modal dialogs I'm developing a flash application that has buttons that popup a window with more text, and information when they click it. This happens throughout the ...