Questions tagged [menu]

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

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Menu screen - with just 2 options

I am developing an android app that has a menu screen just after the login. i.e. The menu screen is the 2nd screen in sequence. The menu has just 2 options. I am confused how can I achieve it ...
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What is this type of secondary navigation called?

I am wondering what this type of secondary global navigation is called - it is always placed above the global navigation. Since my organisation is thinking about implementing it, I would like to read ...
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Button Behavior and when to trigger on release

I am writing menu logic and was wondering if there are any general rules for when an on-screen button's function should trigger on release, vs when to trigger on press? (A release trigger requires a ...
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Best practice for responsive vertical side menu

If we have the classical vertical side menu (on the left) for desktop: then, what is the best practice for displaying it responsively, especially when there's quite a few menu buttons? To hint you ...
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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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Indicator for a context action menu on gantt bar

Current Situation: In our SaaS solution for portfolio management we have several actions that are context dependent, e.g. delete a project. Those actions can be found on the element itself, e.g. the ...
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Research and guidelines for settings, menus and control panels

I'm currently redesigning a System Settings page, which is a mix of preferences/configuration, functions, control panel and settings menus. So far I've taken layout inspiration from various control ...
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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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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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Expand sibebar menu with a home button?

I need a way to user expand sidebar menu, but I can't remove the logo (links to home page) to put a sandwich button. In the second screen I placed an arrow to the right when cursor is hovering the ...
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How can I make a navigation for an older demographic?

Is there any friendly way to ensure that an older demographic understands a modern toggle sidebar nytimes-esque type of navigation? We currently have a sidebar with endless links and the web ...
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Register/Login/Sign in pages with or without main menu?

I see a recurring pattern in Register/Login/Sign in/Recover Pass/Etc pages of bigger sites, where they avoid using the full length of the main menu top bar. Frequently, they just leave the essentials ...
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Using the menu bar with user entries: Removing entries

I would like for the user to be able to add her own entries to the menu bar for the main window, something like this: Add a new entry -Separator- User-added entry 1 User-added entry 2 User-added ...
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What is better to call the menu title?

First take a look at the screenshot below. This page consists of a side menu on the left, and a list of room types on the right. The problem I have found with this, is that some users don't want to ...
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What is the name of the reveal-menu-bar-on-Alt interaction?

Firefox has the following interaction on the GNOME desktop (observed in Firefox ~55, GNOME ~3.26): Starts with menu bar hidden When you click Alt the menu bar appears [1] (and stays visible after the ...
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Overflowing tabs and sub tabs - [Desktop view]

How do we solve multi-level navigation? In the current design, I have added arrows on both sides and at both levels as well. But this design looks odd. Tab 1 to Tab 12 -- Primary tab Tab 1-1 to Tab ...
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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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Which is better, Side Menu or Fixed Bottom Menu?

Currently I'm designing an android app that has 4 main menus without extra sub-menus (just simple menus like Home, My Loans, History, Settings). This app is a financial product to help users acquire ...
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Is it mandatory to show user name next to the user icon?

The application requires a person to login to the system. When logged in, there will be an icon on the top right of the header which will have a context menu. Now I've decided it to look in the ...
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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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Should a button with a dropdown always have a click action?

I have one button that offers the user up to ~10 choices. The button label says 'apply as' and the dropdown lists all the possible choices. I have multiple choices on how to design this. As a hover, ...
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Nested Menus in Mobile Apps

Please take a look below. Is it ok to have nested menus like the ones shown below? The main menu is Activity/Practice and Sub menu for Practice is Me/Everyone. Is this ok to do?
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What is this menu with multiple levels called and should I use it?

What is the above menu called? This menu is similar to one that appears on bookmarks for Google Chrome. What are the pros and cons of using this pattern? I'm planning to use this pattern in the ...
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What is the name of this UI menu?

What is the name of this kind of tree menu where descending levels of the tree are shown in panels from left to right. The tree is navigated by clicking elements.
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Confusing Rocket League selection

I play a lot of Rocket League and this menu selection still trips me up every once in a while. The correct action to get to "FIND MATCH", for a controller, is to press (A) on "PLAY ONLINE". But I ...
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How to handle expandable menu in breadcrumbs?

There is a sidebar menu. Some menu items can be expanded and can contain child items. As a user, you go to Settings and then General. Since there are no such a page as Settings, the breadcrumbs would ...
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Slideout menu: touch enabled only on close

I'm building a mobile first webapp. I want to add a slideout menu for the main navigation. The main page of the app is an interactive map, as the user will be moving around on the map a lot, I must ...
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Showing severity of events based on an alarm button in fixed menu

We have events in our system which every one of them has its own "severity". There are severities from "deadly important" to "normal" and "success". Our goal is to visualize those severities on a ...
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Plural or Singular Navigational Menu Options?

In our system we have what you would call a List Screen, where a user can view a list of objects. For example Phone Numbers. A user can add as many Phone Numbers as they want. Right now to get to ...
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Accordion menu, ok to have duplicate names under different category?

In an accordion menu, is it confusing to use the same name in two separate category? Especially in one where the menus will be expanded by default. Just to demonstrate I have a vertical navigation ...
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Menus under Menus

how do people feel about menus within other menus? I have the top menu which distinguishes between Individual Students and Groups, then the group name. And THEN two sections which how the students in ...
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Combine Menus in mobile App

I have an app with a bottom navigation bar that contains the 5 main features. Now I am increasing the number of features to 7. Is it okay to keep the 5 main features visible in the bottom bar, and to ...
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Card Sorting - Huge Company

We're going to redesign the company's website that I work on but I have a lot of menus and different services to organize We offer all these kind of services: Education Short-Term Courses, ...
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What direction should I extend my menu?

I am just making a website and don't know which direction I should extend my menu for best user experience and most intuitive feel. The buttons to open the menu are in the top, right corner. I have ...
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Why are ATMs so keen to show me my balance?

I live in the UK, the following is representative of ATMs here, dunno about elsewhere. When I go to the ATM, my desired user experience is usually: enter my card and PIN press the button for how ...
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What can be a better wording for 'zombie' in UI?

We have revisions (the previous versions) of a saved document in a database application. If the document is deleted, the revisions still exist. What would be a better word, other than zombies, for ...
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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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Responsive secondary and tertiary navigation

I'm working on a responsive Product Customization feature for an e-commerce website that has a hamburger primary nav, but will also need a secondary navigation for selecting the main Customization ...
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Intranet static menu: Below or above page banner?

I am currently working on a project to redesign a large organisation's intranet site. At present the project team is debating whether the site's static menu should appear below or above the banner. ...
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Is it useful for users to have different UI of side menu in each page?

This is what I got today while navigationg agoda.com Here you can see same content but different presentation. Does this help user?
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What do you call a menu that expands as you move through the site?

On web sites, I often find a menu, usually on the left-hand side of the page that expands as I traverse through the site structure. For example, if I was on a top-level page, I might see the following:...
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Short word or phrase meaning “Border and Fill”

Is there a word or short phrase for "change the border color and fill color of a polygon in a single step"? I would prefer that the word or phrase not contain any conjunctions. This word or phrase ...
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How to differentiate the menu of a small organization nested within a larger organization?

I'm designing a website that's nested within a much larger organization's site, and I've run into a problem with designing the navigation. The parent site's nav has the links "research" "education" "...
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Design of Login/logout menu

I am designing a desktop application that has login functionality. The login dialog is placed on the main form and is only shown on startup, and it is not a part of my question. In the main view, I ...
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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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Local multiplayer, game menu design (Up to 16 people)

Video Showcase: https://youtu.be/-oltrd0NZXo Legend: Local multiplayer - every one play in same room on same screen. Cheat-sheet for Joystick keys: http://guavaman.com/projects/rewired/docs/files/...
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What is this bar indicating swipeability called?

What is the name for a bar indicating an element can be swiped? These bars (boxed in red in the image below) are meant to indicate to the user that the element can be dragged or swiped. These are not ...
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What is the proper way to make 2 lines of hover dropdown menus not interfere with each other?

For an example of this menu, check this quick code snippet I made on jsFiddle: https://jsfiddle.net/27w3y6dh/ Our own menu is somewhat more complex, but suffers from the same issue. Additional ...
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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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Whats the reason why it needs to have default value on toggle menu?

Filter button Users allow to choose the filter (toggle menus - Last 4 hours, Last 24 Hours, Yesterday, Last Week and Last Month) and the date range to change the details of a graph (not shown), if ...