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A menu is a list of commands presented to an operator by a computer system

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Navigation menu with 2 links in drop-down only opens the menu. It is not directed link?

I have a navigation where one of the items has 2 sub-links. Clicking on property it would open the menu only. I know many people feel the parent should direct you to a page, but in this scenario I don'...
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What is better for UX/UI if phasing out features- hiding or disabling buttons/menus

We are in the process of phasing out certain features within our application. We are discontinuing some functionalities. Based on UI/UX studies, should we disabled buttons and menus or we should hide/...
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Mega menu showing loaded apps

I am designing a huge mega menu for a software application. In the menu bar, it is grouped by different tasks based on categories. At times, a user will have a need to click and open up more than one ...
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Should ellipses be used in main/global navigation bar?

I was browsing the BBC website and I noticed they are using ellipsis to indicate there are more items in the main navigation than visible. I attached two screenshots, the first one is before clicking ...
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Should a corporate intranet page use Top bar or Sidebar navigation?

I'm a communications specialist working on a project that's redesigning our corporate intranet page. The question I'm facing now is whether this is best done by having a responsive sidebar that would ...
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Where do I place the Admin user in the menu?

I am redesigning a platform with two kinds of users: regular and Admin and the two roles are not separated, meaning the Admin should see the same as the regular user + the Admin button, which takes ...
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Use of T menus for text editing in mobile

There is a very interesting article on the 'invisible' problem of editing text on mobile that highlights the lack of novel and tailored UI design patterns for text editing. In particular, the idea of ...
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Multiple switchers in sidebar

I am working on a design framework that is used by multiple applications and I have a sidebar which need to include following things: User can change application User can change company and name of ...
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Long Horizontal submenu

So there is a challenge, lets say we have a selection and sub-selection, when few items in sub-selection menu it looks great(image 1), but problem occurs when many ( image 2 ) I drafted solution in ...
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What do you call a UI menu that has controls whose state will not be stored or persist?

We have a UI that shows an audio equalizer and a control menu that pops up on clicking a gear icon. Changing the settings in the control menu will immediately update the equalizer but the settings don'...
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Where should a delete action be inside a menu?

I work on a product that has various menus throughout the application. Recently a customer complained that they had accidentally deleted an object from the system, rather than edited. They have ...
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Managing mixed-state item selections in table-based UI actions

See graphics below. Context: There is a table-based layout that presents data. Within this table, two categories of actions exist: general actions that apply to the entire table and selection-specific ...
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Is there an accessibility standard for using icons vs text in menus?

I'm asking as a user here (I work in QA, fwiw) - is there a standard for accessibility in terms of using text labels vs icons only in menus? I searched and found a lot of conversations about including ...
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Conflict between sidebar and tables with many columns

I am designing an internal tool for a client. This tool is very information dense and most of its content is tables with a lot of columns. When designing the navigation I had thought of a sidebar, but ...
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Should a dropdown triangle point up if the menu will pop up instead of down?

Dropdown menus typically show a down-pointing triangle until you click them, then the menu pops down. What if the menu ops UP, not down (for space reasons in this case). Our people built this using an ...
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Best practice for a sub-menu in mobile

I'm a new UI designer and I'm trying to figure out how to make a sub-menu in mobile for an employer profile. So basically the company/employer profile is like a LinkedIn approach but I'm having a hard ...
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Accommodating list view and map view of geographical locations on the same page

On a web page, where users must select geographical location so as to proceed with the next step, I'd like to provide both options of list view and map view. I'd like to cater to both preference ...
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What UX principles to apply to assess a sticky action menu at the bottom?

On the Awwwards website, I really like the sticky action menu at the bottom of the page (the black rounded box on the screenshot) I think it is : Close to the thumb on mobile, hence easy to reach Not ...
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Are menus with no way to back out ever justified?

Here the user is pressing his finger down on the period (".") key. Five choices pop up, and one in fact is then filled in for him in the above URL line. But what if he doesn't want any of ...
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Should I use one nav tag or two?

The case: I have a menu, with slight differences between the mobile version and the desktop version. So, in the code, I have two unordered lists. <ul class="Mobile"> </ul> <...
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"More" as a menu item

I'm dealing with a relatively large menu. I'm thinking about displaying the more important items (6) and create a "More" item that displays the less important ones (5). I've tried to make ...
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UI/UX for menu tab, 1 main function has only 1 sub-function and that sub-function also has just 1 sub-function

I have a context of a function menu for an auto-recruiting system(ATS) briefing below. I have three function cards, Position Question Pack Question. The concept is that a Position includes some ...
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Website nivation with below mentioned terms, please give me a detailed suggestion for each navigation

All these terms (Breadcrumbs, Sidebars, Mega menus, Dropdowns, Tabs, and Accordions seem to be an important factor when creating sites and doing SEO, want to know if I am creating a site with ...
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What is the best way to design nested multi-select checklist for touch devices with capability to preview?

We are designing a multi-select nested checklist for a touch kiosk application. In this checklist, we have multiple parents and these parents are selectable/checkable but when we tap on them, they get ...
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What is the name of the type of menu used for Slack emoji reactions on mobile?

What is the correct term for the type of menu that is used for Slack's emoji reaction picker on mobile devices? The menu comes up from the bottom, can be pulled further up to the top of the page, and ...
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Hiding and showing menu items in an application based on state

I have an interface with a list of menu items which will take a user to different product features. The features a categorized as follows: Feature' access is controlled with user role (roles don't ...
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Usability disadvantages to an Opera-style menu as the standard navigation model for web sites?

Premises: (1) Opera-style menu refers to a navigation menu which shows or hides when you click anywhere on the left edge of the application window. It must have been introduced by the original Opera ...
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What's the name of a side contents that changes heading as you scroll down the page?

I want to learn more about contents menus like the one on the right of the apple developer guidance that moves as you scroll down, but I can't find the right terms to search for: https://developer....
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Select menu with only one option

I have a form that contains a select dropdown that requires the user to select from a list of locations. However, there are instances where there is only ONE location. What is the best way to display ...
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Chevron Usage in Menu Items

In a banking mobile app, all menu items have chevrons but some of them open bottom sheet instead of going to a new page. In the example below, Menu Item 1 can open a bottom sheet where as Menu Item 2 ...
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Menu Items Capitalization Title Cases vs Sentace Cases [duplicate]

I've come across varied examples of menu items using title cases for capitalizing words and others use sentence cases for menu items For example, macOS mainly uses title cases for menu entries across ...
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Context Menu Order of Common File Commands - Specifically Save and Close

Thoughts on the order of common file commands in a context menu? Close Save Save and close or Save Save and Close Close What is more commonly used in a Context Menu? Close or Save. Adobe apps seem to ...
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Methods or Tools to Determine a Menu's Item (Command) Sorting

If user input is not available. Any tools or techniques to use to determine menu item order? Most used commands towards the top, but is there a way to determine this without end-user input?
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Web App Main Menu Should Contain All Commands

Looking for insight or sources that might support that an application's main menu should contain or at least attempt to contain all commands available in the application. Any sources to support this? ...
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Should I use kebab or meatball menu in desktop?

Is there a "rule" or "design consensus" regarding the use of kebab or meatball menu in desktop design? I want to use kebab menu because it looks better than meatball but want to ...
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Complex multiple select menu solution that includes "anyone" OR "multiple choices." Anyone includes unassigned (not shown) options

Here is an awkward scenario. Imagine a form field for setting who can receive an email. The primary need is that anyone in particular job type groups can receive (Job 1, Job 2, Job 3). However, there ...
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Global Settings Menu VS Context Settings Menu

I am working on a web app that offers a set of photo filters. I want to offer as frictionless an experience as possible and minimize the number of clicks / actions required for the user to perform ...
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Right Menus vs Main Menu Entries

Interested in any method or insight into the best way to determine what menu items are contained in a context menu compared to the main menu. Should both menus contain all the same entries depending ...
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UX exercise/ method to determine menu entries for an application?

Are there any UX exercises to determine what menu items may be missing in an application. Also any methods to best group menu entries in an application?
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Should a 'Profile' menu ever contain navigation links specific to the user (e.g. 'My Reports')?

I’m new to the community and fairly new to UX design in general and would really appreciate some input… I’m designing a new navigation for an eLearning platform. It’s a comprehensive site, with all ...
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Studies demonstrating efficacy of a top-to-bottom sort order in a multi-column list

I'm working on a UI that has a list of items (a dozen years) in a multi-column list. I know from past research that users will read list of items across columns top-to-bottom rather than left-to-right....
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How to distinguish between a selected and important menu item?

If you wanted a user to distinguish if a menu item is important and not selected. How will you represent the difference between the selected and the important menu item? The only idea I would come up ...
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Are there disadvantages to intercepting click and hover events when menu is open?

When a menu (application menu or context menu) is open some applications intercept all clicks and mouse hover events, while others do not. For example if you open a website on Chrome (on Ubuntu - I am ...
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is there a limit of list items displayed on mega menus?

So I've redesigning this web that has a lot of menus (> 100 menus total in my app). Is there a limit of list items displayed on mega menus? and what should be the best behavior for "See More&...
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Full width nav bar vs fixed width

I see a lot of websites where the main content and main menu bar (logo, menu, login/signup) have a fixed max width, even when the user is on a wide monitor (>= 1920px). The logo lines up with the ...
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Linking a sub-menu item to another main menu item

I saw this in a wireframe from a team that was designing the menu of a website and saw a weird behaviour where one of the item in the drop down menu linked to the next main element in the menu. I have ...
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Examples for a modern home screen in a Windows desktop application?

I have a 15 year old Windows desktop application, and I'd like to refresh the look of it to be more modern, in line with current trends in UI design. The main functions are launched from a home screen ...
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Download a single invoice vs multiple behavior

I have a table which display all of the user's outstanding invoices. Currently, the user is allowed to select one or multiple invoices that they can either download (PDF format) or pay all at once. I ...
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What's the best practice for placement of settings menu in a webapp or website?

I was wondering is there any reason behind placing "settings" alongside other menu items and placing it inside profile or some other menu? Can anyone tell me what's the difference?
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What should be on the top bar of a Web site?

The top bar of a site shows links that the user uses a lot. Here is Stack Exchange's top bar: This shows links that are of interest for the user: Stack Exchange homepage Search box Link to user ...
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