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Questions tagged [keyboard]

physical interface for entering text character by character.

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What negative impacts changing language automatically in input fields can have on UX?

For users who use more than one language a common pattern happens when they enter data into the computer: They write in one language until it's necessary to write in another language They use ...
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How the fastest Spanish keyboard users type accent marks and Spanish-specific characters

Wondering what a proficient, super skilled Spanish text/copy editor individual does to type accents like á and tilde's like ñ. Wondering if they, on a Mac, would use the popup that appears if you hold ...
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Is there a universally recognizable, OS agnostic glyph for the Super key?

The reason I'm asking is trivial, but I can't come up with a better place to ask. I bought a keyboard that has Super keys with the vendor logo printed on them. I've been meaning to replace them with ...
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Is there a default behaviour for pressing the ENTER key on an IM dialog?

I believe that back when IM messages tended to be shorter, or at least when Twitter popularized the 120 character (or is it 140 now) limit, it made sense that the ENTER key would double up as a SAVE/...
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ISO vs ANSI Keyboard layout to display on website

We have an on screen keyboard on our website and are debating ISO vs ANSI because we are targeting European and Nordic customers. Unfortunately the keyboard layout can not really be detected with ...
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Preferential behaviour for displaying empty row states

Given a UI component is part of a control used to manage a collection of business items - in this case cargo's in a manifest - I'm trying to explore the preferential behaviour for the component when ...
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Inform user to press escape key

We have a rich text editor that has become fairly complicated due to client requirements. Because of this I have created the functionality of pressing the ESC key to exit the current element. ...
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What are the options beyond the keyboard, for truly good quality text input?

I am currently typing this through gesture typing. That is how I do essentially all text input these days, but despite years of experience, clearly a keyboard is way better. But the other realities ...
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It is a good idea to use a cta button on a search bar for an app?

In our company we’re creating an app about apply for jobs. Its main features and functionalities are: search all kind of jobs, list of results, and of course apply among other things. The home page ...
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How come there's no standard way to submit a web form with the keyboard?

I know that in general you can hit Enter while focused on a form field to submit a form. However certain elements like selects and textareas break this behavior. How come we don't have a web standard ...
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Designing an array of buttons

Now I’m designing a single-view mobile application for iOS. The view contains a text area at the top, and an array of buttons for users to input characters. I’m deciding the layout of the buttons so ...
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Lengthy forms with scroll (on Web)

Is there any recommended way to tackle very lengthy forms, with long scrolls? I'm talking about web interface. My use case requires the user to fill up a lengthy form for each operation ("operation" ...
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Why do some laptops have such poor keyboards? [closed]

Poor being: lack of travel on keys non standard layouts (not matching a standard keyboard layout) Do people buy them without checking what they are like to type on ?
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Is focus outline useful on elements that can't be focused with tab?

I heard that: using tabindex="-1" makes an element not accessible via tab, but still focusable manually focus should be visible In a situation with navigation on top, with links that cause the page ...
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Tap, Tap, Tap or Keyboard Entry

We are doing an internal makeover to our existing Timesheet Mac app. In that I ran into a situation where I have to decide either of the below options. Option A : Tap, Tap, Tap Like the smartphone ...
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Pin code - accessible mode

I'm working on the login and login creation of a secured website. It's the kind of login where a keypad is displayed, all the numbers are in a random order and you need to click on them. (ugly) ...
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Should plus move item in a tree structure up or down?

Let's say that user selected item in a tree structure component and hits +. We want to enable her to move items in this structure and we wonder: is it more idiomatic to move the item downwards or ...
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Semantic names for shift-click and ctrl(or cmd)-click?

I'm implementing something that uses shift-click and ctrl-click (cmd on the Mac) in the normal way. Shift-click lets you select a range of elements and ctrl-click lets you toggle the selection of ...
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Why don't mobile keyboards have a delete button?

We can install additional third-party keyboards to get a delete button. But I wonder why we don't have it out of box? Is there any research that shows the delete key is less used compared to other ...
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Is there any UX study that explains and (dis?)proves the benefits of the Touch Bar on new MacBook Pros?

I am a programmer, UX designer, and love the semi-structured approach the touch bar has offered to user interfaces, especially when contrasted to the "anything goes, your finger is a mouse" design ...
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Support of keyboard in application designed primarily for tablets

I design application for Windows tablet (touch interactions). The application can be also installed on a desktop or laptop. I need to decide if we should support keyboard as input. The flow in the ...
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Is it ok to replace Trash button with Done button during editing? (iOS)

This image explains UX of my app: There is a view where the user can type a text. User can delete a note with "Trash" button. When user touches the view application switches into the editing mode and ...
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Why do we have both backspace and delete keys on most keyboards?

I wonder why both backspace and delete keys exist on so many keyboards. For example, the commonly used 104-key PC US English QWERTY keyboard: Personally I prefer backspace, and would only use delete ...
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Is there any research that shows most common punctuation usage for numbers?

Context: I've got an iOS keyboard app that's a numpad. We recently, after a lot of user feedback, added four additional keys: period, comma, space, and return. The day we released that feedback ...
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What are the most common special characters used in email addresses?

I'm working on an onscreen keyboard for a kiosk-type application where the user can type in their email address using that keyboard. We will have a 'more symbols' type button to toggle the keyboard ...
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Best practices for keyboard navigation for web based data grids

Can some one please tell me Keyboard navigation of Web based Grids? My aim is to know how to work with Keyboard while working on any web based grid control. For example: Tabing, up and down arrow ...
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Converting DOS application to Web

I'm about to undertake the rewriting of a DOS-based application for a client. The client is interested in using the latest web application technologies, and I'm mulling over the UX. Obviously, this ...
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Affordance to encourage tablet user to touch textbox (to get onscreen keyboard) on touchscreen?

We have a web app for brain injured stroke survivors to teach them typing. We are able (with some effort :) make the onscreen keyboard appear. But sometimes it goes away when they touch the Enter ...
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the top and bottom bars on mobile applications versus the virtual keyboard

In my application I use the top bar for the main navigation and the bottom bar for shortcuts. This approach serves me well on most cases and the css code to anchor top and bottom bars is quite simple. ...
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Why does the Android Keyboard move words around?

Typing text messages on my Android phone is aided a lot by the 3 word suggestions that appear at the top. But it is extremely annoying that as I recognize one that I want and simultaneously finish ...
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Navigate web menus with keyboard on small screen?

I'm tasked with finding accessibility concerns on a webpage. The site has a main menu at the top of the page: When the user's screen is wide, all top level menu items are shown in a single row. When ...
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Undesired change of application focus by the OS

Some desktop Operating System (OS) do spontaneously switch focus among applications without the user being aware of it. A typical issue is when you are typing in text editor and suddenly another app ...
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Free object movement keyboard shortcut [closed]

In many graphic and writing tools there snapping grids and other constraints which block the user to move graphic objects to unwanted positions or to help aligning objects to other objects. In Linux (...
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Why does the numpad have arrows?

Simple question, as stated in the title. What is the reasoning behind the arrows on the numpad of my keyboard?
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Keyboard shortcut keys for Tabs?

In the below web UI if I interact via keyboard keys, which are the right keys used for tabs(General/Firewall/Privacy) navigation? a) Tab key b) Left,Right arrow keys c) Left, Right, Top & ...
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Why are there no arrow keys on most mobile on-screen keyboards?

When typing on smartphones or tablets it is very cumbersome to move the cursor to a different position. Why is it that the onscreen keyboards on these devices usually don't have left/right arrow ...
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Do any wireframing tools support keyboard control for accessibility testing?

I have some keyboard interactions that I want to test, namely the use of a new sortable card component that I want to make keyboard accessible. The problem is that I use Balsamiq and there is no way ...
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Hand switching software aids for smartphones

Imagine using the keyboard with one hand/thumb by swiping keys. Is there some software which will teach a person to be ambidextrous by somehow (in some ways I cannot imagine), contribute to correcting ...
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Keyboard layout for (learning to / switching) hands

I would like to know, if keyboards had songs for flipping the keyboard along the vertical axis of the phone's display, than would that happen someone who wanted to learn how to key in or swipe keys ...
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Mobile: Apply text field focus with keyboard or not?

I'm interested in the drawbacks when applying auto focus with keyboard on text fields. I'm redesigning an application where the user have to enter PIN etc. Normally the user have to enter maximum ...
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Should my custom keyboard's “delete all” button have an image? [duplicate]

I am making a custom iOS keyboard. Here is the current design: The "delete all text" button (the one with the x that is surrounded by a square) is currently the only key on the keyboard that has an ...
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Alternative for the escape key [numpad]?

NOTE: This is NOT a duplicate of Is there a logical alternative for the Escape key? as this is for the numpad. I am designing a web app which should look like a real app on mobile. To clear a field, ...
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Universal or standard pattern of keyboard layout design

One of the arguments for having different keyboard layout designs is that they are tailored for different devices and their usage. So for example, a physical keyboard layout is often similar on a ...
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Why are keyboard numpads on the right-hand side?

All standard computer keyboards have numpad (numeric keypad) on the right-hand side. Why is it so? I have recently switched to a laptop without a numpad. This lets me have the mouse in a much more ...
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Why do most smartphones not have a physical keyboard?

The vast majority of smartphones sold today use a 'bar' or 'slate' form-factor, with a large screen which uses an on-screen keyboard. Blackberry are the one obvious manufacturer who still produce ...
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Should I code my own numeric keyboard? It's bad UX? [closed]

I'm building my first app in Html/Css/Js and I need the numeric keyboard in one screen. I have some apparently solvable problems with the standard keyboard, mostly because I don't like the aesthetic, ...
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Comprehensive sketch file for Material Design Keyboards?

I have searched high and low and cannot find a comprehensive .sketch file (or any typeof file) containing all english language android keyboards with all possible states for a variety of device ...
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What would be a better typing experience in landscape mode of a keyboard?

While designing a keyboard app for android, I went through a lot of testing of various existing keyboards. One thing found in common was that typing in landscape mode of every keyboard wasn't very ...
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What is the difference between PHONE NUMBER & NUMERIC TEXT inputtype in android text fields?

I'm designing a keyboard application for android. Came across the various input types such as - phone number, email, url, etc. for which the keyboard should ideally change layout for the user. I ...
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Why warn about caps lock for passwords, instead of ignoring caps lock for password characters?

Many login screens warn the user if the caps lock key is switched on. Most prominently the windows login screen. Does this offer any advantage compared to simply ignoring the caps lock key and ...