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

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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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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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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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What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu?

What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu? Are they same in functionality or do they vary? If no, why so many variations? Popover menu drop-down menu Fly-out ...
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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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Are there alternatives to hamburger + drawer menus?

On the internet there is a lot of bashing on the Hamburger Icon & the matching Nav Drawer. I realize it sometimes might be a pattern which should be avoided when simpler, more explicit options ...
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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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Best practice for collapsible submenus?

I have a website navigational menu: Lorem Ipsum < Situs Pratius Quisque Dolor Duis Proin < Folios Artius Zalto Ramo Neque What should be the best practice for users; if a user opens up ...
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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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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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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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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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What the difference between the 2 menu icons: 3-dots (kebab) and 3-lines (hamburger)

What the difference (if there is any...) between these 2 menu icons? 1) 3 lines (a.k.a burger icon) 2) 3 dots (a.k.a kebab icon)
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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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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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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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Form in menu ux design query

So I have a use case where we have a button that is to trigger the "reassign" flow this obviously needs a list of people to reassign to (1 or many) I have a multiselect typeahead creating the list. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a standard for capitalization of Android app menuitems?

For menuitems in Android apps, is there a standard for capitalizing (or not capitalizing) each word within each menuitem? For example: Open View log Exit versus: Open View Log Exit
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Toolbar position relative to active menu item

I'm working on a system where a user can manage content for a group he is a part of. The image below shows the structure of the menu. The top menu is the user menu. The second menu is the group menu. ...
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tab menu + side panel - how to organize menu and “context menu”

I have a dashboard, with tab menu (tabs over the content) and a side panel with a vertical menu. My question is: I would like to make one menu (tab or side panel) as first level menu and the other ...
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Responsive Menu that has a LOT of menu items

We have a responsive menu that on mobile just shows the top-level menu items (x8), but on desktop also shows hover dropdowns with service areas within the parent menu item. The problem is we need the ...
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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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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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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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Manage long tab list menu in responsive

I'm actually working on an interface with a long tabs list menu (seven tabs. It's not so long in english, but in German version it begans to be complicated. It works perfectly in HD desktop but in ...
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Where should the “preferences” item go in a desktop application?

I find that the "preferences" menu item is always in a different place, and often under an arbitrary name which always makes it a pain to locate unless you're already familiar with the software. I ...
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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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Top menu vs Side menu on dashboard

I'm designing an admin dashboard and this came to my mind. Should I use a side menu or a top menu? Why? What's the main difference for the user experience? When using a top menu it looks more ...
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Web UX: what are the practices of content segmentation without sub-menus?

I am thinking on the following task: I have a document with the content for the web-site. Document is structured with Level 1 headers. Under each header there is relevant content. One of the top ...
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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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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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What is the best way to show a submenu in a tile menu design like Windows?

Recently, I designed a tiles menu and it is responsive, which means it will support desktop, tablet/iPad, and mobile devices. But I notice it is very hard to have a submenu in it. Can anyone please ...
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Duplicate links in a navigation structure

Does anyone know of any research or studies regarding usability concerns of duplicating links within a navigation structure? When I say "duplicating links" I mean repeating a menu item within the ...
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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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How to indicate actions on an expandable list?

TL;DR I need an expandable/collapsable list where each item indicates that some actions are available and each category may be expanded/collapsed allow more actions on that category Material ...
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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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How to deal with multilevel menus

I trying to design a horisontal menu that sometimes will go three levels down. The thing that drive me crazy is to know if I should show all the levels. For example: About us, Products, Contact ...
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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. ...