Questions tagged [menu]

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

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What would users feel comfortable to see first in navigation

Reading about object-oriented UX and audience based navigation, I am still not sure how to approach the following problem: I am building a careers section of a web site, where I must present job/...
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Step shaped visual layout of cascading filters

I find this layout of cascading filters: much more intuitive and much more "welcoming" to use, over the traditional, horizontal axis layout: I am trying to explain to myself why this is so....
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Is reversing the menu order on mobile navigation a good idea?

I work at a place where they are keen on reversing the order of the navigation items on mobile menus. The menu is at the bottom of the screen, and the order is reversed, so Home (basically the three ...
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Desktop application that uses both a Ribbon and a Menu?

I know the Ribbon was intended to replace the conventional menu, but are there any examples of desktop applications which attempted to use both? If so, how was the end result? Was it a nightmare? Did ...
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UI/UX Secondary menu with a single entry

I have a question of ux/ui design : is it a good practice to use a dropdown menu in a vertical 3 dots button with only one option in there ? Is there an alternative? Example : A page allowing to edit ...
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How many kebab menus (more options menus) can you fit in on one screen?

I have just joined a new project and designed a part of the interface where users can see original text and translated text side by side. The app itself has a top bar with Logo, Profile, More Options ...
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What is the best way to include Primary navigation element in to sub-navigation?

I am "fixing" a pre-existing website, with minimal changes as possible, because the site is due to a redesign in few months, anyways (probably). This site has a navigation bar that opens a ...
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What are the pros and cons with an overflowing horizontal scrollable nav bar?

On the team with designers and coders at my office, we're currently having a discussion about horizontal navigation bars when they overflow on mobile. This is not a discussion about using cards that ...
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Navigating through a menu with only 2 buttons

I have a physical device with a screen and 2 buttons. This device needs to be able to enter a "settings" menu, which shows different options which can be turned on/off or have a "...
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Showing more information while decluttering the screen

I'm designing an educational app with gamified elements to it. The way the app has evolved the left side is what we consider the most important information for the user. The items to the right are all ...
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Website's navbar on top vs navbar fixed at bottom for mobile size?

For mobile size I usually add burger menu icon on top of the page (or menu links if just couple) with option to open and display all menu links in overlay, but more and more I see approach where the ...
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What to do with an empty bottom menu bar on mobile?

I am helping design an app that has different functionality available to different users. These different modules are made available through a bottom menu/nav bar. However we have some users that will ...
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Multiple tabs vs multiple menu items

I am in the process of designing a new settings part for a section of our Saas. With my non-ux team, we are discussing wheter we should change the overall navigation of this section by removing the ...
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3 level navigation mobile menu [duplicate]

I have 3 levels in my information architecture for my hamburger mobile menu. First level: 5 items Second level: 8 - 10 items in total Third level: 6 items Would you use an accordion style or a ...
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What to call a group of functions that contain: Save to Account, Print Information, Email Information, Copy Data to Clipboard, and Create Citation [closed]

Just like the question says, I have several items that are part of a menu. I have a button that triggers the menu. Right now it just says "Tools", and I don't believe it is clear enough. The items in ...
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Appropriate menu labels for controls regarding background image editing

I am working on the app which has the following controls which do two things Size - It contains for controlling the background size of an element's background image. As per https://tailwindcss.com/...
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Is it bad practice to change the name of a menu item after the function has been used?

We have a function on our website where the user is able to link a page to other existing pages. When a page has links to other pages, a special icon is displayed on the page, through which the user ...
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Why there are 3 lines in all types of menu icons?

I have noticed that all types of menu icons are using three lines or dots. From a UI/UX perspective, does it matter the number of lines/dots? For example if someone decides to use only one or six ...
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Should menu item text include the context it applies to? (e.g. “Delete” vs “Delete Comment”)

Example: When opening a menu on a user page, one can encounter the following menu items: Ban Delete Report Is it better practice if the menu items are as followed: Ban User Delete User Report User ...
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Is there a technical term for “display-during-click-only”-menu bars?

Some old Linux programs like xfig, xfontsel, xditview expand a menu bar only while the left mouse button is down (pretty unusual) and the mouse is above the menu bar of the program (pretty normal) ...
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Collapsible navigation sidebar and Bootstrap Dropdown, are these similar?

This is a control panel for administrators. The collapsible sidebar you see below contains links to other pages related to administration. This image shows me navigating with the TAB key, ...
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How to display products from various menu's in a smart way?

for an application in the restaurant business I am thinking of a smart way to display ALL menu items, both foods and drinks, from various menus. Now a restaurant may have several menu cards, so a ...
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Should buttons appear on a menu bar?

I am reviewing a design change in a desktop application. The proposed change is implemented with standard clickable buttons in a menu bar, appearing to the right of the normal menu items. These are ...
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category name for grouping: videos, podcast, blog [closed]

I need to find a category name for a top menu on a website for grouping: videos, podcast episodes, blog. I'm thinking "content" Is there a better category to group all of those options? Content ...
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Left Sidebar Menu design with hierarchy

Current scenario: I've a webapp, in which there is a left sidebar. There are some menuItems and subMenuItems in sidebar. This hierarchy can go to N level. New Requirement: Now There can be multiple ...
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What is the name for component of menu board in front of home slider app

What's the name / the called for the component of menus board in front of home slider app. Usually it's contains of several feature services/action of the app. I mark with red frame on this image ...
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Expandable/Collapsible menu

dear community members! I'm currently working on the solution and have a need to make a blue menu expandable and collapsible. Probably someone has good examples on this pattern? Here is how this is ...
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multi selection dropdown - with or without checkbox

I am working on a the design system of a large system for users that use it on a daily basis, and I want to define the multi select dropdown. on one hand you can know in advance that you have multi ...
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About Commanding in UWP apps. What commanding approach is best? office like?, UWP? or classic win32?

I'm writing an app with platform UWP-Windows 10-1903(Universal Windows), for making electric circuits, designs and simulations. User makes a design on screen with resistors, generators, etc, and run ...
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Sequential Menu (Drill down) or Accordion

I have 3 levels in my information architecture for my desktop dashboard. In the vertical navigation which measures H:500px W:200px I have; Top level: 8 items Second level: 9 items in total (one of my ...
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Separate subsection for outreach materials?

I'm creating website with the following things: Blog Programs / activities / events Podcast Newsletter All of these things seem like they could be classified as "outreach". However, I really dont ...
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What is the difference between a 9 dots menu icon and a 7 dots? [closed]

What does it possibly mean? Can it be used as 'go back to menu'? https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/social-media-vol-3/24/_dots-512.png
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Based on what criteria do you add/not add icons to labels within a toolbar?

Some toolbars have icons for each label, and some toolbars do not have icons for any label. There is enough discussion about that. However, some toolbars will attach icons to label selectively, and ...
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Desktop app status bar: Notification vs error message

I'm working on a particular feature that requires messages to be shown in the context menu when user clicks on it. Option 1 Display different icons for different events (Upgrades and errors for ...
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Language switcher menu

I want to design Language selection menu and the requirement is, on the right side menu should appear (which shows the selected language) on selection, it should list all the languages available ...
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How to decide to what should go in more options menu?

I was deciding what should go in menu of the app I am developing. Here menu: means more option menu at bottom nav with ... icon. I looked in other apps out there I notice something strange. That some ...
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Hover vs click on mega menu

Now implementing a new mega-menu. The current mega-menu's submenu options are shown on user cursor hover. Would a more explicit action like mouse click be more appropriate for this (like the example ...
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Possible ways to show some multilevel choices for a multiplatform application

I have an application running on 3 platforms: Windows, Android, Linux. While the native part is practically the same, the UI part is obviously different - WPF on Windows, xml/layout based UI on ...
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How to add in new items that don't fit in existing menus?

I have a mobile app with the general layout of having a menu menu, a queue that needs to be easily accessible and show a list of items in or previously in queue and any statuses, and a submit button ...
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If you know a submenu is going to open to the left, which way should the arrow point?

I have a menu dropdown with submenus. I know based on screen sizes that about 70% of the time the submenu will show up to the left of the main menu (as the edge of the screen prevents it opening to ...
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Considerations regarding hamburger menu in HP and traditional menu in subpages, for desktop

I know hamburger menus in desktop are not optimal but our team is stuck with it. Therefore, we wanted implement a normal main nav for subpages, which will result in a inconsistent experience. Wanted ...
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Main page VS Side menu for long flat list of items on mobile

I am looking to implement a mobile / tablet application. It currently has two views: an items list view that shows all the items, and an item detail view which shows more detail about a single item. ...
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Ellipse-shape arrangement of menu items

I have stumbled sometimes upon web pages with an ellipse-shape arrangement of menu items and I have found them to feel somehow more comfortable over the standard orthogonal arrangement: Is there any ...
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What's this kind of menu called?

When you click a link, it opens another tab and puts a link to the previous one on it's top. It solves my problem, but I can't find what it's named (english is not my 1st language). Here's an ...
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Large Hover Menu/Navigation Menu - Categorically Bad UX?

Due to feedback from a handful of customers that did not understand what our menu icons meant, a hamburger icon was removed from our navigation menu, this hamburger icon was used to expand the ...
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How to improve 3rd level navigation selection

I have a responsive dashboard web app, as shown in screenshots. The left navigation menu has two levels of navigation, and then there is a blue tab strip running along the top for the third level. ...
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Gaps between active areas of menu items [duplicate]

What is a better solution to make gaps between active areas of menu items or place them close to each other? I'm asking just about active areas of links not about visual styles. For example, maybe ...
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Top level Nav Dropdowns and/or Pages

my challenge is to have top-level navigation items that have subnavigation and are also clickable as they are the parent pages to the sub nav So let's say top navigation items; One, Two and Three. ...
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One page website menu too long

My one page website has too long menu (many items). I want to remove one of the items - named as "services" and stay only with "about" item instead. Is it OK to remove this item from menu? Sorry, if ...
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Right menu links

My company website has a main page (header images, our services, testimonials, contacts) and few store pages: an all products page, single product page (only catalog, no buying function). My headache ...

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