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

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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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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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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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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'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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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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Search filter menu: Optimize for choosing one or multiple search filters

My site has a vertical search menu on the left side of the page, similar to Amazon and Etsy desktop versions, with checkboxes and search filter terms. Like these sites, my site automatically performs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a use case for overriding/overpainting the OS-provided system menu?

An app developed by another team here at Acme Software overrides - in fact, erases - the operating system-provided system menu (it also custom paints the minimize, maximize, and close button, but that'...
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In what situation is it best to use a mega menu?

The current site I'm working on typically has 3 levels on navigation. Site-map and navigation has already been done. They have chosen to use a mega menu to show top level navigation items and sub-...
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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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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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In burger menus, should "Logout" always be at the bottom and why?

I noticed this while using websites that require login/logout - I get used to accessing the "Logout" button at the bottom of the menu. For example: On burger menu, the logout option will always be at ...
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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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"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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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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Three tabs, each containing settings of increasing complexity - what should they be called?

I'm designing a web app. The settings menu consists of 3 tabs. For context, the user make an input, and the app generates an image. The first tab has very basic settings that even the least ...
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What is the significance of the three dots "..." on menus and buttons and how to use them right?

Adding three dots after the title of items in a dropdown menu seems to be a common practice (as you can see on the picture of a drop down menu in Google Chrome). They generally mean that there is ...
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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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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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Placement of anchor link buttons in a page with a lot of scrollable content

I am building a profile page (http://giga.brandvertisor.com) containing a lot of of information, visually organized in horizontal sections. For the sake of easier navigation, I have put anchor link ...
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Indiciating within-page links (fragment identifiers)

There are three types of targets for for a link: Different page in a different application Different page within the same application Resource within the current document typically provided by a ...
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What's the difference between "Help Center" and "Knowledge Base" sections on a website, if there's any?

Which is better to use for a page with articles (explaining how to use the app)? Because I've seen different companies use either of the mentioned. I even saw some use "Help & Knowledgebase"? ...
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Why is the Windows taskbar default at the bottom?

In Windows operating systems the taskbars default position is at the bottom. Why is that so? Especially it is strange to me because all windows application have their main menu bar at the top. To me ...
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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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What is the difference between these 2 menu icons: 3-dots (kebab) and 3-lines (hamburger)

What is the difference (if there is any...) between these 2 menu icons? 3 lines (a.k.a burger icon) 3 dots (a.k.a kebab icon)
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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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How to display products from various menu's in a smart way? [closed]

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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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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