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a dialog box is a type of window used to enable a "dialog" between a computer and its user.

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validating input widgets

[This may be a well-worn old question -- apologies if so, but I have no idea how to search for it.] First, the background. (This is not the question yet.) Suppose I've got a GUI with an input ...
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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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bottom sheet dialog or complete screen for new task

I am developing something similar to a task app. For new task screens there are two approaches to go with Bottom sheet dialog like in Google Tasks, Todoist Complete screen with items laid out ...
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Normal Dialog or Bottom Sheet dialog for confirmation

I am about to pick dialog type for confirmation (yes, no) when deleting an item. I have two options to choose from: Bottom sheet dialog Normal dialog What is the best for this scenario and why? ...
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Modals/dialogs, popovers, popups, alerts timing and easing

I am trying to find out evidence concerning how to handle both timing and ease of modals/dialogs, popovers, popups, alerts and so on. Is there anyone who can share studies or links? Thanks.
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Modal to prepare users for changes in payment system

I'm wondering if you could help me to gather some ideas. Basically, one of our products overseas has to make fundamental changes to its credit card deposit system due to a variety of problems incl. a ...
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Tray Icon application with pops up alerts

I am coding a Tray Icon application in Java - it runs in the background & polls a server. On receiving a particular message from the server the application pops up an alert from the Tray Icon. The ...
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Validations for dialogs

We developed a behavior, that presents warnings in the lower part of the dialog, in case that exists, after hitting the dialog button. The user can move forward with the warning. However, in some case ...
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Should lightbox be opened before or after image is loaded?

There is a simple photo gallery: Clicking on image opens a dialog with larger version of it: We can do this in two ways: First: User clicks on a thumbnail We show loading indicator over the ...
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Best way to handle when typology used by tech is different than typology presented to users?

This question is a follow-up to this one on Meta.SE about the flag dialog used on SE sites. In the dialog, the first two ("spam" and "rude/abusive") are considered the same type of flag, and the ...
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Twofactor fields, email code + authenticator code. One page or two pages for input?

I have a user action that requires both a mobile authenticator 2fa code, and also a copy-paste from an email (a code). I'm trying to determine whether it would be best to have a single dialog view ...
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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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How to drive users to allow pop ups on browsers

We're having issues with Popup blockers; preventing some paying clients from seeing the expected dialog. To combat this issue we either want to add a small line of text near the checkout button that ...
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Browser Support Information

I am working on a web portal design and it used by enterprise admins. I am not sure which device (Laptop/PC) or which browser they are going to login and use the portal, so wanted to show the "Browser ...
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Should a dialog close before a mutating change is accepted?

I have a simple settings dialog Some setting: [ ] [Update] [Cancel] When the user clicks on "Update", the app will send a request to the server to update the user's settings. Should the dialog ...
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Material dialog with multiple actions

I am working on a material design dialog to create a new abence request. In this dialog all required information can be entered. After that the user can either directly request the absence or just ...
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Should a web-based non-modal dialog prevent users from leaving it via keyboard access?

Say that a dialog is non-modal, meaning that a user can use the mouse to interact with elements outside of the dialog without closing it. Does this also mean that the user should also be able to ...
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Add/remove a row from a list

The list below contains materials. There are two options for each row - add a new row below the selected one/ remove the row. Where would you place the X - as it appears here, or should I switch ...
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When should a window store its position and state?

Obviously: OnOK OnClose But, what about OnCancel? If the user cancels the dialog what is the standard? Should it still remember the window position? Is there guidance on this? If this question is ...
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Warnings on a dialog

What will be the optimal solution for the following use case: A dialog is opened on the screen, when clicking on an action button to send the dialog (after filling in details), in some cases a warning ...
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Should I add a cross on my Material Design Dialog?

I'm working on a web application with Material Design. I have some dialogs in this application, and I'm wondering if it's more conventional to have a close cross or not. This is not a fullscreen ...
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iOS alert-dialog, where to place “yes” and “no”?

I've read alot of threads here about where to place "Yes" and "No" in a alert-prompt-popup. Alot of the arguments made sense about place the "positive" callback first (Yes / No). But what I've notices ...
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Design dilemma: how to show maximal amount of controls in a clean way

We are trying to improve and modernize the design of our desktop, dialog-based application: If I look at the examples of modern user interfaces they all look pretty, but contain just a fraction of ...
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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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“You are about to leave…” prompts in mobile apps?

Some native mobile apps present a confirmation prompt when a user action will take them out of the app (e.g. opening a URL out-of-app in the native device browser or tapping on a street address to ...
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Should I remove “Name” field in my newsletter sign up form?

I want to make a newsletter dialog for my website. Currently the form is including "Name" Field. I think it would be better to leave this off, and make the form with the email field and subscribe ...
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Can a dialog have more than two actions in material design?

Is it a good practice to have more than two actions in a dialog box? Please find the image attached. Thanks
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MaterialDesign - Fullscreen Dialog, how to show multiple actions

The Material Design guidelines for fullscreen dialogs state, that the action (like SAVE in the screenshot) should be shown on the top right. Cancel always is shown as an X on the top left. EDIT Now ...
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How do you give your user options without overloading them?

I was using WinSCP the other day for transferring files, when I came across this.. umm.. I'll call it a set of options, but it was more like an interview. Oh boy. I just want to move a file. Now I ...
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The logic behind having an OK button and Apply button

Moving back to desktop land after being drunk with mobile interfaces, desktop dialogs almost always have these three buttons: OK Apply Cancel A close button. This pattern seems to occur on both ...
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What is a better approach to AlertDialog?

Let's put it this way; What is a better approach when you ask user to confirm/reject something while need to choose a value in a mobile application? I have the following options: Scroll-able content....
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Is it possible to make a “good” options dialog?

One thing I'm struggling with, and have yet to see an example I'm happy with, is an options dialog (in a desktop app, if that makes any difference.) I'm having difficulties with my own, but they all ...
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Should I have feedback dialog after process is finished?

My website allows users to create invoices (and also automatically generate pdf files of the invoice) and send it to their receiver via email. Should I have a feedback dialog with an "ok" button that ...
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What is this two-columned selection dialog called? [duplicate]

What is the name, if there is one, for the following dialog type? Are there any alternatives?
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Best way to display errors to users who encounter an internal server error

(User Flow: user try to submit a form request) Should I display the "Internal Server Error" message? Is there any message that understandable to user rather than saying "Internal Server Error"?
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Placement of components in a “Confirmation with a textarea” pop-up dialog box

I really have an aim to get better at UX-design. As a part of a new feature I have come up with the following dialog box which prompts the user if he/she is sure that they want to delete followed by a ...
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What order should a dialog boxes options appear in? [duplicate]

With dialog boxes, I find that you usually have two options: "Cancel", "disagree", "No, go back" - an option to close the dialog box without performing an action. "Agree", "Yes, I'm sure" - an option ...
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Which button should get the focus at delete dialogs?

I thought that most destructive actions should be avoided from default actions. But when a delete dialog comes, I see that most Windows applications (even the OS), by default, set the focus at "Yes"/"...
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Undo-ing in a non-modal dialog

I'm developing a graphical engineering application for desktop environments. As of today the application uses mostly non-modal dialogs that immediately commit the changes to the selected object. So ...
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“Don't ask me again” as a checkbox or a button?

I have an optional form that is presented as a dialog box prompting for some information. The user can choose to fill this out and click submit, ignore it this time, or choose to never be prompted ...
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More appropriate button text for resetting default settings

I'm developing a desktop application and in the application settings management dialog I've add a button that once pressed, reset all fields to default values. I'm wondering what is the standard for ...
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What is the value of providing context-specific icons over a generic icon in a dialog?

Background: Need to design icons for Dialogs in a medical enterprise application. These icons(non-actionable) will be used in Dialogs like Error, Warning, Alarm etc. Question: What is the value of ...
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Dialog - settings vary due to first selection

I'm building a dialog where we need to do a selection, before configure. The configuration varies, depending on the 'meal'. What kind of dialog is better? (and why?): The one with the dropdown The ...
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Which one is the best for the user, button or icon for the “Close” in dialog/modal?

I'm designing a dialog/modal for my mobile app, which one will be the best practice for "close" on the dialog? 1."Close" button on the bottom left after the content 2."X" on the top right corner
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Is a feedforward box stacked on a dialog a good solution?

I'm designing an application where users can add items to a list. When adding a new item a dialog appears to fill out some basic information. Users can cancel/delete this new item by clicking 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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Usage of ellipses “…” on buttons

Microsoft has a very clear usage of "..." on buttons which open a dialog. taken from Microsoft guidelines though looking "old" its very clear what will happen after pressing the button. Is there a ...
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How do I use a do a data-entry dialog within a complex dialog

I have a question regarding UX design for an enterprise / content management system, about the best way to display nested functions without losing sight of the earlier levels. The context is this: ...
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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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In material design, why dialog actions should be in all-caps?

According to Google's material design guidelines, a typical dialog with two actions looks like this: The title and the text is normal, but what I find interesting is using all-caps letters for the ...