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An element that is not visible to a user, is hidden.

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How to make optional fields more subtle to reduce its usage?

How to make optional fields like email a bit more subtle? The intent is to have minimum prominence for the email field and reduce its usage. The reason why we can't remove it is that lead capture ...
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Hiding filters that no longer have available changes

I'm helping to design a website using Algolia Instant Search. There are several facets that the user can modify to return a set of data that they can browse through. The Instant Search behavior is ...
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What is the industry term for a payment action that pops up over a free action?

The situation I mean is where a UI tries to hijack a user action by sneaking in another one on top. For example, there might be screen with a button that does something innocuous, eg “Continue”, but ...
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What problems exist with removing the navigation bar during the checkout process?

I am working on a application that allows users to buy games. There is a sidebar with the global navigation throughout the whole app. And I am now wondering if I can hide the sidebar during the ...
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Is it a bad practice to hide small blocks of content under a “see more” link/button?

I'm designing a page where there's a columnar list of shops and a small description for each of these shops. The client asked us to include logos and to hide the description with an arrow pointing ...
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Should repetitive icons show all the time or be hidden and only show on hover?

In our system we have screens that display lists of information. Within the each column of the list there is an option for settings, such as filtering. Having icons show in each column is repetitive ...
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For a Bottom Navigation Bar, should it be hidden if there is a link with one of the pages?

Let's we have an app that allows a user to view daily content from a specific user (think of it as a personalized blog app). This app has a Bottom Navigation Bar (iOS or Android) with 5 buttons which ...
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What is better for UX - hiding or disabling irrelevant buttons

This question follows on from my last question here. Is there a commonly accepted wisdom on how to deal with buttons that are not always relevant. The two possible routes and the issues I see with ...
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Reset values of hidden part of form

We have a form, where some portion of the form is hidden unless user selects any value. In the hidden part there are some complex settings. When the user select empty value in select box and the part ...
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Hidden top navigation menu: best way to show it is there

I have a top header that is hidden because we want the customer to focus on the forms they are filling out and these footers and headers take up a lot of real estate. So my question is what are some ...
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Show/Hide - Search Bar with Drop down

I am currently designing a software which has a search bar placed in the navigation menu. The search bar includes drop down list with types of entries(users, users number, reports), input field and ...
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Is the popularity of Hidden Object Games changing hidden behavior from an anti-pattern to a useful pattern?

I would consider Hidden Objects in a U/I to be an anti-pattern, but with the increasing popularity of Hidden Object games is this paradigm changing? If nearly everything is click-able, and there is ...
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Forms clutter solution: hide and show panel in forms

I have forms which tend to become always larger in size because of a multitude of fields. In some cases a form relates to a previously created entity and showing the fields of this entity as non-...
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Why do websites toggle header visibility on scroll?

Some websites have a (usually rather small) header that hides when the user scroll down. What I never understood is why it is shown again when scrolling up. Sometimes I want to scroll a bit up to ...
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How do I reveal hidden hotkeys?

My application has many actions which can be used without using a hotkey, such as closing a tab. These actions are available in the menu bar where the hotkey for that action (Ctrl+W) is also listed. ...
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Circular context menu on hover

I'm working on a mouse-centric user interface in a desktop application. The target audience are people savvy with computers. The main element of the user interface is a circular button that doubles ...
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How to hide additional rarely used checkboxes?

I'm building a form in which there is one input with checkboxes. The list comprises of 3 or 4 popular options, and about 10 rarely used ones: I think I've seen ways in which websites hide the rarely ...
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How to intentionally make an action difficult to do?

How can I 'hide' ('minimize'? not sure of correct terminology), or otherwise de-emphasize a certain action? I'm working on a desktop app that has code management features and we want to make pushing ...
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How practical is the accessibility requirement to view pages with CSS disabled?

As a practical matter, aside from what Section 508 states about web documents being readable without relying on an external stylesheet, do vision-impaired users really try to browse the web with css ...
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Methods to inform the user that something has changed in the background

We are working on an application that involves analyzing images. The end-user will be looking at those images and might notice something strange... something that he needs to report about. This user ...
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How should I show a field is filled when they are not allowed to view the content?

I am saving Twitter keys in a database. The 4 fields needed are in a place where more than one (at least semi trusted) person is able to add the required keys. However, it is suggested that you should ...
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Is content teasing effective?

so lately I've been wondering, if there's any research on efficiency of content teasers, and by that I mean blurred content (for example: answers to questions) with registration button. My main ...
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People with autism: Sliding divs or show/hide toggle?

I am working on a site where we are designing with an emphasis on accessibility. One of these groups we have in mind is people with autism. We have some forms with radio buttons. Some of the answers ...
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Mobile menu button partially hidden or fully displayed?

rSo what are your thoughts on partially hidden menu buttons? More and more I seem to find this: replacing this: My opinion: PROS: eye-catching hints that menu is hidden on the left CONS: less ...
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iOS UICollectionView: How to show there's hidden cells

I have a UICollectionView, which I have set to having a single row and then the user can scroll horizontally to see any cells that aren't visible on the screen (to save space). What is the best way ...
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Why does Gmail hide email options under a '+' sign?

Why does Gmail website hide options like "links", "smileys" etc. under a '+' sign when there is clearly enough room along the footer? Am I missing something, or is google really pushing google+? ...
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Is the absence of a visible scroll bar confusing when asking users to agree with license terms?

This is for a web application, where the user is asked to accept the terms and conditions. Those license terms are displayed in a small window with the Accept button at the bottom. The full text does ...
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Hidden optional fields in form design

On a web-app I'm working on, we have many forms inside dropdown menus. On many of them we have an optional field: Description. This field has been added for the users that want to work on a more "...