Questions tagged [modal-windows]

A graphical control element subordinate to an application's main window that requires users to interact with it before it can return to operating the parent application.

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Can a toggle trigger pop up?

I had a doubt whether a toggle can trigger a pop-up screen/modal? But it's not a confirmation modal/pop-up screen. For example: Turning the toggle to ON state will open up settings modal.
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Modal and overlay behavior - When to close the modal

Considering a modal/popup over an overlay, I know that there are certain acceptable ways (as per need), as to which interaction should close the modal, as below: Clicking on overlay Hitting esc key ...
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2 selection buttons 1 preferred but with different input types

I have 2 login forms in the same page: login with username&password, login with emailaddress&password. I separated forms with tabs but 1 of the login forms is always selected as default ...
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Best practices: Position of cancel button in modals

I am currently working on modals for our software and I have been placing the 'Cancel' button always on the extreme left (Version A in picture). However while documenting myself more on modals, I ...
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How can I avoid triple confirmation modals

While at the supermarket a while back, one of the actions the clerk performed on the POS had a triplet of confirm modals on it, literally: Are you sure you want to <action>? Again, are ...
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Address verification and multi step modal dialogue

We are designing an interface where the user navigates to a page where s/he is presented with a grid of existing business profile data (e.g. business name, address, website, etc). When the user wants ...
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Wizard split step VS big step in B2B application

We are re-developing a B2B application to make it more user-friendly, but keep it robust. One of the features has popup wizard with 3 steps. On Step 2, we'll need to have a grid of items to be ...
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Modal dialogs on mobile - Back button

I have one site where I have a little Gallery. Clicking on the image displays a description of the team member and additional image(s). On a regular desktop I was thinking about implementing the ...
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New feature announcement - to modal or not to modal

I'm currently designing a way to notify our customers of new features which we've added to our web app. The problem is most of our users don't use our web app, instead they consume our API. Currently ...
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Button placement on modals – should it be consistent at ALL times?

I'm currently designing an app for iPads. I illustrated the situation below: The screen on the left is current version which seems to work really well when the user doesn't have to use the keyboard ...
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Dismiss modal when completing a flow on Mobile

I am working on a mobile app and the flow is mainly to add one or n accounts. The flow has 3 steps and you can't jump to the next step if you haven't filled the previous one. When designing the flow I ...
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Warnings on a dialog

What will be the optimal solution for the following use case: A dialog is opened on the screen, when clicking on an action button to send the dialog (after filling in details), in some cases a warning ...
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Drag controls on partial-screen modals on iPhone X

With the introduction of the home indicator on the iPhone X (and Xs, Xr, Xs Max), it seems worthwhile to question the pull-down-to-close controls on partial-screen modals. The most common pattern I'...
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Confirming cancellation [duplicate]

We have recurring donations that are able to be "cancelled" (meaning to cease its continued billing, not delete it from the interface). There is a button on our interface called "Cancel". When they ...
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Experimenting with modal design

Hello UX'ers I work as a full time UI/UX designer in a smaller company. We are currently going through a major re-design phase and one of the biggest addition we are adding to our platform is "step ...
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How to apply add/save from modal window

I've got a web application where I want to be able to add qualifications to a user. When I open the Edit Employee form there is an Add button and a Delete button. When clicking on the Add button, a ...
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Modal close button style

I am looking at a redesign proposal for a close button on a modal window for a responsive web/mobile application. I have my own thoughts on this but would like the UI/UX community to weigh-in. ...
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Display Modal over another Modal, it's really a sin?

I'm currently working in a web app for technology transfer offices and I've been avoiding at all costs to display a Modal window over another one that's already open. To give more context, there is ...
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Alternatives to modal dialog for simple forms

I have a button that pops a simple modal form. The form takes a name, description and has a save button. I am not a fan of having a button to the left of the screen, a dialog that pops in the center ...
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Item modal selection options - multiple selection + quantity

As you can see above I have the situation of an item modal where there are different variations, from which I can select different quantities or none. Currently there is a checkbox selection, and a ...
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What screen should show after closing an iframe/modal?

I have a challenge of what I should display after a user has triggered an iFrame modal which changes the meaning of the page that it was triggered from. My assumption is that users would expect a ...
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Placement of a modal

Currently, I am going into an application where there was a decision made to have modals slide into the screen from the right but stay snapped to that right window border. From experience in other ...
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Indicate highlighted terms in a modal that is triggered by an ellipsis icon

In my search engine, on search results page terms for different criteria can be highlighted. For instance, in text, in dates or in emails. However, some of those items (text, dates, emails) can be ...
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Confirmation of user input: inline button or popup/modal?

I have a few instances, where users can cancel filling out web forms. In the current design the web site will open a modal in the center of the screen (which is mostly not, where the original cancel ...
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How should I indicate to users that Escape can close a modal?

The modal windows on our site have a Close button (X) in the upper right corner, and for years that's been the only way to close them. I just added the ability to close modals by pressing the Esc key....
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Alternative to Radio buttons

Context: I'm currently designing (Mobile app) an action where the user has to select a status for an element in the system. On the main page they have 2 options "Accept" or "Delay" (shown below). 90%...
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Is it preferable to have a Save As modal dialog, or to just automatically save with a default name?

I noticed that clicking the "Download" option/button in Google Drive, Slack, etc. doesn't prompt the user for where they want to save, and with what filename. It just goes to my "Downloads" folder ...
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Modal on the mobile: is bottom the best place for the close button?

I have a modal/lightbox with the gallery on the mobile (it doesn’t have action buttons, so no chance for cancel button). Considering latest research on thumb zones, does it make sense to move “close“...
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Link opens modal by default but can open New Link or New Tab

UX Question: Can I have a link open up a modal window by default but also allow the user to open the same link instead as a new window or a new tab? Quick background of the system: - I have a case ...
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When should “Don't ask next time” check box take effect?

for example, suppose I have a popup like that: I know the popup would not appear next time when the user clicks 'Yes' with the box checked. but how about the following situations: the user clicks '...
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Is it okay to have a modal window with a button that redirects to another page?

In my case, the information written in the modal window is not directly linked to the button. That is, the button is not some action that the user does after reading the information given in the modal....
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I've got lots of buttons (choices) in my modal, and all are needed. How do I reorganize it better?

I'm making an interface that is part of a garment return merchandise system (customer didn't like the product and sends it back). Part of this interface allows customers to choose one or more reasons ...
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Modal window or a page in a new tab?

I'm working on a responsive website for a big organisation that provides complex products that you need to subscribe to. Subscribing typically means filling a long form of 5 or more steps. Some steps ...
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How do I present a verification process that resulted from an action in a modal dialog?

I need to create a modal dialog (one that comes form the system) which asks for the license key and when confirmed there should appear a verification icon to indicate progress (although this would not ...
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MOBILE VIEW: additional info in horizontal scroll vs. modal vs. accordion

I am working on the mobile view of a website with profiles on it. On those profiles there are a lot of categories/groups filled with tags and other information. In order to keep the page clean and the ...
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Should I have feedback dialog after process is finished?

My website allows users to create invoices (and also automatically generate pdf files of the invoice) and send it to their receiver via email. Should I have a feedback dialog with an "ok" button that ...
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What is the transluscent background of a modal dialog called?

These days it's common for modal dialogs to also reduce the brightness of the background content, to make it clear that it can't be interacted with. This is especially common on the web. What is the ...
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Modal or new page when switching from list to detailed view? (in an issue tracking system)

I am currently working on an issue tracking system (you might want to compare it to Jira, but more lightweight). The main screen of the application is this issue list: When a user clicks on an issue, ...
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Best Practice combine or separate similar dialog boxes like note and calendar event

My question is perhaps subjective so apologies in advance but this is a real dilemma I'm having. I have a web based customer management program that allows users to add information about a customer, ...
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Multiple scrolling, dragging in modal/popup window. Good UX?

Had a discussion with the stakeholders regarding the things they require and they suggested to convert the product's modal window in the similar form the WRAP is doing(Open any image just after one ...
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What order should a dialog boxes options appear in? [duplicate]

With dialog boxes, I find that you usually have two options: "Cancel", "disagree", "No, go back" - an option to close the dialog box without performing an action. "Agree", "Yes, I'm sure" - an option ...
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Toggle between two modal windows

I have a system where a user can share a task with his coworkers. The system was developed in a way where the share button opens a modal dialog with the option to input details of the user to share it ...
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Modal Window with Tab Menu font sizes (Prominence)

[![enter image description here][1]][1] I'm currently developing a UI, and I'm just wondering if it is acceptable in terms of prominence or in general. If the font size of the modal title and its ...
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UX alternative to Modal Windows on a mobile device

I am looking for the recommended UX alternative to Modal Windows on a mobile device. Modal Windows are useful in larger screen environments, as they allow the user to interact with the program ...
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use of overlays for core user journeys. good or bad (ELI 5)

firstly, thanks for reading! I am involved with the design of a finanial web app that is primarily tablet/large screen based (however will have to work on mobile). I am not responsible for the actual ...
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Dropdown within a modal window on mobile

I'm currently working on a solution for adapting a modal window form on desktop to mobile. Problem is, the form within the modal window contains a dropdown. The solution I currently have is as such: ...
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Hundreds of items in a dropdown

We're designing a dropdown with about 10-80 items in it. To make it easier for users to find the items, We categorize the items and enable users to search items in the dropdown. However, the number of ...
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Drilling into more details in a modal

I'm struggling with a modal "compose message" type of modal. When a user interacts with the eye, we want to display a list of users that will be able to see their message to that specific person. ...
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Should I prefer “Earliest Prevention” over “Flexible Workflows”?

Intro I have a specification which explicitly mentions 4 (sic!) interrelated modal windows for a fairly simple use case. This seems to be a result of the old-school way of thinking, i.e. "let's ...
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Alternatives to cascading modal popups

We are currently looking at reworking one of our web-apps. At the moment, all editing is done in modal popups. It would be simple enough to replace a single modal with an inline edit mode or ...