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Is having a delete confirmation built into the button itself an appropriate UX?

This is for desktop and mobile, basically when you click the button once it changes to "Confirm" with a cancel button next to it. I got some feedback that it's not clear you have to press ...
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Why does the "Thank you for contacting us" page still include the contact form?

After submitting a subscription or contact page, the user is typically presented with the same form with one change: an often small statement saying "Thank you for your response." Why would ...
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Complex forms that have no confirmation on exit are everywhere. Why?

I'm working on a SaaS product for 4 years and am going through a phase of re-evaluating my old decisions. One of them is the following rule: When the user is leaving a complex form, and at least one ...
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Confirming an email on a e-commerce site, complete strategy

We are designing a e-commerce site, that requires email verification to create an account. The account is useful only for the check out (where name, phone, email are needed) and viewing the ...
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Should confirming an irreversible action require definite user input?

I had a situation on an auction website recently where I clicked an action button to investigate what the consequences of it were, but an accidental double click ended up committing the action (with ...
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Why don't Wifi router UI's use confirmation password boxes?

Consider the scenario of trying to update the Wifi password for a router. Pulling up two sources I have access to, both OpenWRT and Google's Home/Wifi app only have a single input box for changing the ...
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Confirmation messages

For a newsletters management page, when the user subscribes to a newsletter and clicks on the relative icon to subscribe (in this case an empty circle), is it necessary to push a pop up message ...
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Confirmation of delete triggered by Delete key shortcut

My webapp has a list of notes. Deleting a note is comparable to deleting a file. The underlying storage does not currently allow a trash-can paradigm (undoable delete). So, deleting a note is a two-...
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Revoking an invite - should confirmation banner be red or green?

I'm working on a feature where a user can send/invite other people to their organization: The user can opt to revoke the invite. Once this action has been done, I'd like to display a confirmation ...
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Grades of confirm actions

I am currently working on a standard for confirming destructive actions, which I have to split into four levels: no confirmation necessary ??? a simple dialog that explains what the dangers are a ...
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How to ask users to confirm an item as True Positive or False Positive

I have an ML system which classifies a series of objects. These objects have a possible status X assigned by the system. This information is displayed on a dashboard table to users. An example output ...
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Delete confirmation for items within a modal

I have a modal that contains a table of items. Each item is in a row and a user should be able to edit/delete each item. When deleting an item, there needs to be a confirmation dialog asking the user ...
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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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Why does MS Word 'Update index' ask for confirmation? [closed]

Why does Microsoft Word keeps asking before executing the "update index" command from the context menu? Even worse, the default is "Update page numbers only", and I have to ...
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Position of alert message in confirmation page

I have a page that displays a transaction summary where the user can perform a final check before clicking the confirmation button. I am not sure on where to place this alert message: "Please ...
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Confirmation dialog wording standards

On macOS it seems usual to ask the user a (bold written) question in a confirmation dialog and add a more detailed text (non-bold and slightly smaller font). Regarding the bold question - should it be ...
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Should the user be logged in when clicking on the verify email link?

I have a webapp with signp/signin User does a signup with email password or a sign in via Google Twitter Facebook or GitHub If user is new, then an email is sent to this user to verify their email ...
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"Are you sure?" Request for confirmation modal usability research

A user is about to delete a crucial object with no undo. The designer puts an "Are you sure?" modal confirmation. The user says "Yeah yeah yeah do it" Immediately the user regrets his/her decision ...
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"Missile launch" button pattern name and implementation?

I am curious about a specific confirmation pattern. The best way I could describe it is the "missile launch" pattern, where the user has to "arm" the button by removing some sort of cover before ...
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What would be a good reason to ask for confirmation to create a new save in a game?

I just got the PS4 of a friend and noticed that many games use the builtin save manager. What bugs me is, that the manager asks you if you are really sure you want to save the game, even when you ...
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Why would one use "enter the name of the project to confirm"?

If you're a long-time GitHub user, you probably have seen something like this: This happens every time you do a potentially destructive thing to a repository, like switching its public / private ...
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Closing app via keyboard shortcut — should there be a confirmation dialogue? [duplicate]

There are many ways to close apps: mouse-and-click on an 'x' somewhere, choose "Quit" as a menu option, keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-w, cmd-q, alt-f4 etc.) I notice some apps I use ask me "Are you sure ...
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Best place to show a confirmation modal in a purchase flow

So, I'm working on an insurance ecommerce and would like to get input on where to show a confirmation modal. Let's say I am in the summary page, and there's a "Change Plan" button to choose another ...
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Popups default focus on button - best practice

Do we need to auto focus on any one of the buttons inside a popup? Since, some users prefer keyboard to interact with the application. For example: Confirmation popups in destructive actions like ...
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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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Survey Confirmation - Emphasize the question or the answer?

I am putting together an online survey, and am designing the confirmation screen that appears just before the respondent submits their answers. I have limited formatting options, but feel that ...
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Confirmation message for a batch operation that has been stopped

When the user performs a batch operation, an overlay appears with a progress bar and a 'stop' button, that allows him to stop the operation before it ends. If the user stopped the operation when 10 ...
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How can I avoid triple confirmation modals

While at the supermarket a while back, one of the actions the clerk performed on the POS had a triplet of confirm modals on it, literally: Are you sure you want to <action>? Again, are you sure ...
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How to encourage the user to check details before submission

I'm upgrading a legacy financial application which requires users to re-enter their password before a transaction is submitted. I need to remove the password check since I'm migrating users to a new ...
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Action Sheets then Alert Box Delete Confirmation Issue (iOS)

This is regarding the user experience issue in iOS, iPhone. User comes to the first screen, which is the action sheet with a more button on a previous page. There is only one option which is delete ...
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Sending confirmation email to survey participant [closed]

When a participant finishes their survey, I would like to send them an email confirmation that they responses to the survey was successfully saved. I'm kind of stuck at the write-up of this ...
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How to Handle User Email Confirmation After User Becomes a Paying Customer And Doesn't Confirm Email

I'm rebuilding my "confirm email" system when a user signs up or changes their email. Websites like Facebook require an email be confirmed each time it is changed, so I have implemented the same. ...
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Confirming cancellation [duplicate]

We have recurring donations that are able to be "cancelled" (meaning to cease its continued billing, not delete it from the interface). There is a button on our interface called "Cancel". When they ...
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Justification for adding confirmation page in transaction website userflow

I've implemented a web form for users to request a transfer or withdrawal of funds they have deposited with our service. Our financial person, who handles most finance-related customer support, is ...
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registering to an account by an sms link in a mobile

It is well known that when using email for registration, one puts a registration link inside the email. It is also known, that when using a phone number (SMS) for registration, one uses a registration ...
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Confirmation of user input: inline button or popup/modal?

I have a few instances, where users can cancel filling out web forms. In the current design the web site will open a modal in the center of the screen (which is mostly not, where the original cancel ...
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Confirm dialog with optional checkbox

I am working on a web application where I need to display an alert. In this alert, clicking on "No" will hide the alert and clicking on "Yes" will remove the selected element (in example). I would ...
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Delete Confirmation and submitting on enter

I have a delete confirmation dialog with just text (no input fields). At the bottom of the dialog there is a button that will process the task. From a user experience point of view, should I process ...
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Is it a good idea to add a confirmation step for an affirmative action

I am building an application that allows a user to Add a task Review a task Delete a task It is common to add an additional confirmation step for "Delete a task" as this step is not reversible. I ...
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How can I prevent people from pretending to be a business and registering account under their name?

I have a website that allows restaurant owners to register and list their menus. I think I should somehow confirm that a registered account is actually completed by someone associated to the business ...
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Conditional webform: Yes no, if yes extra data

How would you design this? Last tetanus vaccination: [YES][Then they fill in the year] - [NO] Or more something like this: Do you have an example how to design this? Thank you! Demian
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Can layout size vary when user changes tabs?

I have been working on a project where I had a case of showing a different set of data (different views) in different tabs. So I had to change layout size in each tab according to the dataset. Is it ...
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How to have a better wording for the meaning of "confirm column to show up"

I'm designing data table project, here is pop-up confirm window. Any suggestions on a better wording for the meaning of "confirm column to show up"?
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Confirmation as two buttons replacing one with previous interaction

Recently heard an idea to show confirmation buttons directly in place of an element(button), that had interaction, that led to confirmation. The question is should the button be replaced with or ...
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How to prevent accidental button press?

We have an app that logs tasks of workers and they're able to indicate the start / stop of the task by clicking "Start" or "Stop" (like a in a stop timer). This "start / stop" time must be accurate (...
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Best way to handle new user registration when email verification is required

I'm building a new web app that requires email verification. I'm looking to all you UX experts (I'm more of a back end developer) to guide me. So, the user has just signed up. I'm taking them now to ...
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Is there away to Use Label Text instead of popup confirmation Message?

On Mobile app, I am going to try to decrease and avoid user clicks. My idea is to display text (some words) on same page and use a label instead of using a popup confirmation message. So, what is the ...
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What is the purpose of the 60-second shutdown timer in macOS?

What's the purpose of having a 60-second timer for the shutdown dialog in macOS? Why automatically shut down the user's computer if they leave the dialog box open?
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Good way of confirming potentially dangerous action in web-based app?

What is a good way to ensure that a web-app user does not make a potentially dangerous choice or recognizes that an undo is necessary? Scenario (anonymized): Red pills must not be sent to color-...
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