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

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Where should I put the Options button? [duplicate]

I've noticed that almost every Windows application has it's Options dialog accessed from a different menu and item name. Here is an example of some of the programs on my computer, showing where the ...
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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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hamburger menu vs alternatives for sites

In his article Zoltan Kollin provides several alternatives to hamburger menus. Removing app solutions we're left with: More Show primary options, hide others under "more". Progressively ...
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Should items of Interactive map of regions also be a navigation item?

I am working on a new (version) of a web app that's basically an interactive map of regions. And here's the thing. Should the (list of) regions be included in the main navigation or not (like on the ...
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Full-width dropdown vs left sidebar on mobile

I'm in a fairly early stage of creating a responsive Wordpress theme. I have a basic fixed header bar and I'm working on a left-hand navigation panel right now. I'm taking some inspiration from the ...
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How to allow users to interact with collapsed side menu with sub-items?

I'm designing a dashboard with a side menu that can collapse and expand using the icon at the top, because we need the horizontal space. So the user can interact with the collapsed menu and go to a ...
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What is the best postion for left menu?

What are the implications of placing the left menu all the way to the left side of the screen vs placing it more towards the center of the screen? Does anyone know of the pros and cons with these ...
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Floating Burger vs Bottom Navigation for Mobile Web

We have a menu of 5 options and we want to decide whether to use a floating burger or a bottom navigation menu for our mobile web app. We already have a sticky bar on top where our logo, a ...
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Are there guidelines on physics of scroll up bars?

I'm planning to use a menu that hides on scroll down and shows up when scrolling up. I know sites that do this that are very sensitive to the scroll up motion and show up at the slightest scroll, ...
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Are Nested Tabs in desktop view good to use?

As shown in the picture, I have a use case of using Nested Tabs. Is this a good experience for the user. But material design says not to use Nested Tabs. If so, is this applicable only for mobile? If ...
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Submenu or navigation bar at 10th level

I am designing the webpage for content management system where user have to search content at submenu level(1-10th level sometime) .How to arrange menu navigation on the page .Please advice.
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Bottom bar v Hamburger in Android

How exactly are the bottom bar in iOS and Android different? Please give specific examples ..also exceptions and why the exceptions exist.
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Good Approach for Multi Level Sub-Menu for Section of Site

I'm designing the menu for a website with three main sections. The main menu does not have sub-menus, and is used to navigate between the sections of the site. Since the different sections of the site ...
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Hamburger icon to X usability?

Is it more usable to toggle a hamburger icon to X to represent to signal users to open close a menu specially in mobile devices?
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Users are not scrolling below full page image, but clicking on nav links

I have a typical page layout with a header across the top of the pages containing a logo on the left and nav on the right. The homepage starts with some intro text (which takes up most, but not all ...
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Minimalistic expandable / accordion menu button style

I'm trying to make a sidebar/panel to filter products and overall I use minimalist/flat design. Here is the layout, collapsed and expanded. My problem is, as you can see, the accordion button (filter ...
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Reasonable values of the constants in Hick's Law

In reading about Hick's Law, I keep finding statements such as The Hick-Hyman Law, then, states that the time T to choose an item is proportional to its information content, giving T=a+b×H, ...
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Apple's Hamburger Menu? [closed]

Does anybody know why Apple uses two horizontal lines for hamburger menu vs three horizontal lines?
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Best way to show scrolling menu?

My website uses 2 different menus. One is the main one that user uses for navigating on the webpage. But since every subpage can be quite long I created another menu and depending on which item user ...
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Solution to two merging backgrounds

The Item management is part of a dropdown menu and the Author is part of a heading list. But since both have the same black background, it looks like Item management and Author are part of the same ...
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Introducing navigation icons with labels, then removing them

In Meng To's Design+Code book, he says the following while referring to icons with labels in navigations: "Pro tip: If you don't want to always have text next to the icon, introduce it first and ...
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Is it bad practise to hide rarely used options and provide a button to expand them?

If my problem is confusing to you, please refer to the image above.This is regarding an app I'm designing for a local railway.In which, you can search for train schedules.The reason I hide most search ...
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Hamburger menu should be placed right or left in website? [duplicate]

I met a client yesterday and he asked me a question I.e. weather hamburger menu should be placed on the right side or left side of the page. My answer was to place it on the right side because ...
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Different implementations of a menu for a responsive social media website

I'm currently working on a UX for a social media website. My current draft is available here http://yiays.000webhostapp.com/Nyes-Concept.png Any advice in general is welcome, however my main concern ...
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Menu with dropdown, root element clickable?

I have two options for a dropdown but I'm not sure which one is the best from an usability standpoint. In option (A) there is a explicit "Our services" link which goes to a page with general ...
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What's the most used 2-digits abbreviation system for the names of mexican states?

I'm coding a health system which should offer a menu containing the list of mexican states (and DF) in a patients' creation section. I know there is RENAPO's standard, but it differs from other ...
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Is a two-rowed or one-and-a-half-rowed nav bar a bad look for a website?

I'm currently making a website, though due Wordpress's template and the amount of menu items present, the nav bar is a little longer than I'd like. I've tried to make the nav bar longer, but ran into ...
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Mobile website menu. Should hamburger menu be on left or the right?

Quite a while ago we decided to move our hamburger menu (I know they are evil but we got stupid amount of subcategories) to the right. Reasoning behind that was based on accessibility and in indoors ...
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Why arrow direction is changed on hover of menu links?

Even after designing hundreds of sites I can't understand why it is good to change the direction of arrow in menu dropdowns. Here I'm talking about hover event.
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Should an opened sub-menu collapse when the user opens other sub-menu?

Take for example Google Material design website, that has big sub-menus in the sidebar's menu. The sub menus are closed on page load. Material design Motion Style Layout ... Clicking on a menu ...
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Should a Menu System be Centralized?

I have a menu system with multiple pages. The start menu has an option to get everywhere. Should the places it goes only return to the start menu, or should they be able to go everywhere as well? ...
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Android Material Design paradigm for hierarchical data

I need to display some hierarchical data in a side menu of an Android app. Sort of a tree, with nodes that can be dragged and dropped around. The entire tree has to be expanded from the start. I ...
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Close menu after action was picked?

I have this menu on my iOS app where each button performs different action 1) Opens an iOS share extension (Share this app sort of thing) 2) Opens the app's inbox (Goes full screen - the lighter ...
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the top and bottom bars on mobile applications versus the virtual keyboard

In my application I use the top bar for the main navigation and the bottom bar for shortcuts. This approach serves me well on most cases and the css code to anchor top and bottom bars is quite simple. ...
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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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Is a navigation drawer preferred over a menu when menu items are not the main function?

I'm doubting whether a navigation drawer or a simple Android menu would be more user-friendly in the following case. I have the following menu items (which are obviously not the main functions of the ...
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In German localization, use submenu label “Extras” for typical “Tools” submenu?

Main menu bar like File Edit View Tools Help was a tradition in Microsoft Windows and often still is. But in German localization, I have often seen Extras in place of Tools. Is it ...
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Component name of hideable menus

How are the menus you can open and close (like in Blender) called? I assume that this GUI design concept will also have a pretty name I can google more information with but I can't find it.
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What is the best position for a submenu in a page with a sidebar?

I'm currently working on a project in which navigation positioning is key for the UX flow of the user. I've been trying several options, but I'm not sure I've found a solution that captivates the ...
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Menu inside popup

I have a top main menu visible on all my pages. The first part of the menu contains 4 inputs to set the start date + hour (2 inputs) and the end date + hour (2 inputs). This defines my period. The ...
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When should I use a menu bar icon on macOS?

When writing a desktop application for macOS, in which cases it is useful or advisable to add a menu bar icon? Are there any UI guidelines? And what should happen with the dock icon? Example Evernote:...
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Why is this button of the Windows Explorer labelled “File”?

Since Windows 8, the file explorer has this glorified drop-down button: But why is it called "File"? It allows the user to do operations related to the OS, but has nothing to do with actual "Files". ...
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How to display a dropdown menu without grouping name

Here is how my menu is looking at the moment. It is a list of dropdown/buttons. When I click on a options in the dropdown it will display some content. I can also click on the dropdown itself to ...
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What happens when a primary nav link is used as a sub-menu item of the same link?

Non-profit client I am training to maintain (not redesign) the site I created for him has baffled me with his desire to alleviate his member users' confusion of knowing to click on a stand-alone ...
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Should be “Log Out” option on a financial product visible for the user? If yes, why?

I am working on a financial product. Re designing the dashboard/summary page also including the top menu, so I have some doubts if should I put the "Sign up" or "Log out" button at the right corner on ...
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Side nav menu on iOS app? [duplicate]

is it ok to put the side nav menu on application for the iOS? Because I can't find it on iOS guideline design.
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Good usage of top AND left hand navigation?

I am trying to build a page that has search, a profile, a few pages and many sub-navigational pages within those pages. I was thinking of doing drop-down menus along the top, but felt a left side ...
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Contextual actions in mobile/ios best practices

UX noob here... I am trying to envision the vest way to present the user with actions he/she can perform in specific views of my iOS application. Each view could have different actions. I have ...
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How to select items within a faceted filtered search that also includes folders?

We are having a hard time figuring out how to allow users to drill down within these filters with only their keyboard (typing in the search query and pressing enter) when there are also folders. Any ...
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Mobile ux: How to indicate the presence of side panel/drawer/sidebar

The company I work for has had a desktop website for ages, but recently I had the task to make a small mobile version with limited functionality. It's been online for a while now and I've been ...