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

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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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Accordion sidebar navigation with "Drilldown link"

I'm working on a desktop app that has a complex navigation. I came up with a solution, but I'm not sure if it's the best one to use. Overview: I have two large products on the same admin platform. One ...
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Web app having all commands available in more than one menu usability? Same commands are replicated in the main menu / context menus / setting panels

Any insight or recent supporting research for or against having menu commands accessible in more than one menu? This applies to a web app that would allow you to design items similar to Keynote or ...
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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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Vertical or horizontal menu? [duplicate]

I recently developed a trading site. But I was confused to choose between the site menu. which one is better? Horizontal or vertical menu? There are several separate sections on my site, and the app ...
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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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Split Button or Menu Button?

I am a UI designer working on a project and the UX is asking for a Split Button button but the wires I received feel more like a menu button. I am wondering if a split button or even a menu button ...
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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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Correct breadcrumbs structure for the dropdown navigation

Situation - navigation menu that contains both single links and dropdown. I used colors as an example (in the real product these are not colors). I'm designing breadcrumbs, and the tricky part is, ...
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drop down menu or search functionality when the number of options for selection is more than 60

My user/customer is a doctor and when registering must submit his/her specialty.The specialties are about 70. Given that number(70) what do you think is better...a dropdown menu or an input that has a ...
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How to showcase additional menu level items within the current menu UI without breaking it

We have an app that lets users modify their face as they are taking selfies. Under the Beauty option, users have the option to Smooth their skin, add Lipstick, edit Eyes, etc. The user can see in real ...
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Accordion link best practices

I'm working on improving my company's outdated filterable accordions on our intranet. I've been putting together some best practices, but have run into a bit of a roadblock. I can't seem to find ...
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Are dynamic menus an anti-pattern?

I'm analyzing the menu of construction management software. I don't know if I don't have the same user mental models and what was the research behind those decisions, but I wonder based on HCI and ...
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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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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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