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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Better UX to avoid Multiple Dialog Box or Multiple Pop-ups

So, recently I have encounter a UX challenge. There was a screen I was designing where I need to show some options in a dialog box. When we were handing over the screens to the developers they raised ...
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Okay to open modal via anchor with valid href? [migrated]

We have a bunch of modal dialogs in our application. When a user clicks a button it fetches the modal content from the server and displays it to the user. The way that it is structured, in order to ...
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The best way to show one-time action on a modal?

I'm working on a feature where the user is going to attach warehouses to their company branches. The process has two steps (input general information and define the coverage area of said warehouse). ...
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Material Design Best Practice: Should a dialog "Accept" button only get enabled upon changes to a mutable inner state

As far as UX goes, particularly when working within the material design specifications for a Windows app, if an accept/cancel dialog is presented to the user that is intended to mutate some "...
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Placing the stepper in the same row with the modal title or below it

Our team currently lacks a designer and the developers along with the PO must handle some UI/UX decisions. We are defining a process that involves a modal that includes a big form split into three ...
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Edit mode + Side panel/Modal, how to deal with double validation?

I am currently struggling with an edit mode user scenario inside a web application. Context The web application will be used also on mobile, so we can't use “on hover” comportment. 99% of the time, ...
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Good idea to design go back button in modal

I need some directions, currently I have a list, if I click one of the items, one modal is shown with information about the item previously selected, and a list of its children, so if I click one of ...
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Cancel Dialog Text - Is the wording here confusing?

I have a dialog that comes up when someone cancels creating a new piece of data. They click cancel and the dialog says: I’m worried this is confusing. What do you think? Incase you can't see the ...
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Should overlayed modal cover banner or shouldn't?

We have in our application some screens where we use modals. Recently I have spent some time arguing with my teammates should modal's overlay cover banners and other elements or some elements should ...
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Using forms inside modals [duplicate]

I'm a developer so maybe this question is very basic. Is it a good practice to use forms inside modals with many inputs (more than 5 inputs including date-pickers, text inputs, textarea...)?. I am ...
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Should a Modal dialog be used for searching and displaying search results

I have found a site that has a search box in the top left of the website.. when I click the search box it pops up a modal dialog box where you can search and displays product search results To me ...
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Table (in the modal window) with actions which require another step

I have a modal window with a table of items. Items have different statuses and the user can change the status. For example, from Not shipped to Backordered. The problem is when yo have the item ...
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Maximum modal size?

I am working on a problem where we need to show the users a preview of an image through a modal. We want them to have the maximum possible view within a modal and not create a separate page for that. ...
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Modal dialog with form workflow

I have a discussion with colleagues about what is the correct dialog workflow. My scenario is: Open dialog Enter and validate data (disable submit button if data is invalid). Submit the form to API. ...
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Is it a good idea to have forms in a dialog/modal lightbox?

I am working on a banking application ( banker will be the end user ) where the user is required to fill several forms across the application to add various customer details, and as per the framework ...
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Delete value in a modal

I have a page that contains a section that has a button for the user to assign a contact. This button will bring up a modal that has a field where the user can input the contact's name. Adding a ...
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Two modals at the entrance to the site

We design a global website, and it is important for us to inform the user which website he is on so that he can pick the country that suits him. As in the example of Apple: Although from a regulatory ...
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Is it OK to break with a design system in certain cases?

I am designing a lengthy questionairre (36 questions). Per our design system, I am supposed to use a modal popup (because it will make production faster). I think that I should break with the design ...
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Why does handlebar not appear consistently in the native iOS UI design?

Handlebars usually appear at the top of Modal View: But in other system-level views, there is no handlebar, even if they functionally act like a Modal View. (For instance, this screen, where you can ...
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Best pattern to display info on modal + link for more info

I am struggling in finding a good pattern for this problem, or maybe I am just overthinking. In a mobile app, my client wants to display important privacy information for kids, willing to 'disrupt' ...
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Material Design | Dialoge from floating action button - how to do it? Is it even a good idea?

I'm designing a dark-mode-first desktop website for an online media organization. One of the key characteristics of the organiation is its community, and how open, friendly, inviting and communical it ...
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Should a popover include an arrow or not? [closed]

I'm trying to decide if popover panels should include an arrow pointing to the component that triggered it, or if this is an unnecessary element. Others' Approach Here are some of my research on this ...
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Do you need a close button to dismiss iPhone sheets?

In iPhone, you can dismiss a sheet (popup) by swiping down on it. Is adding a close button (x on a corner) also necessary? Do you think iPhone users will know that that's how you dismiss it? I have a ...
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Mobile UX: Open full page overlay by clicking on a tab

I am creating a mobile UX in which the user presses on a tab in order to capture a 3D view of an object. Clicking on the tab opens an image capture overlay straightaway. The other 2 tabs as shown in ...
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Why is a cancel "X" icon required if there is already a "Cancel" option in a modal?

We are following this pattern, inspired by Mac and Windows OS, but I don't have a solid answer for why web apps use it. What is the importance of the X button? Is it really required?
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What's the rationale for having the close button on the left instead of right?

I just came across this modal from Airbnb with a different close button position. It is normally on the right but I wonder what's the reasoning behind this.
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What would be most efficient way to search through database tables and pick columns?

I am tasked with designing a modal screen where data scientists and business analysts should select different tables from database and then if necessary narrow down the selection by (optional) ...
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Selecting non-working days/holidays in settings - what would be the best approach?

I'm trying to come up with quite a tiny feature. A user (admin, rather experienced with this software) should be able to pick multiple dates (usually it will be around 15-30) that will be later ...
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Dynamic or Fixed height for Modal window

Need your help to clarify one query related to the modal. My question is whether the modal height should be dynamic or fixed? Dynamic I refer to is that the modal height varies based on the amount of ...
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Is nesting modals considered a good practice and what are the alternatives?

Within an editor, I open a slide-up panel to manage some assets, but I would also need to add some additional assets. Which would bring me to adding a second layer on top of the first one. Would it be ...
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Is it advisable to use a dialogue modal to contain a complex form?

I have an application divided into list, edit and dashboard pages. Each application entity has its own list and edit page. Does it make sense to modify the application by going to the list page and ...
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Shortcut Key for OK Button on Dialog Box with Grid

In a desktop app, I have dialog boxes that contain one or more small grids, various other simple controls, as well as the usual OK/Cancel buttons. Grids pose a problem to the usual use of Enter as a ...
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Is it acceptable to have three call-to-action buttons?

I'm working on an application that displays a dialog box. This dialog box prompts users to switch to a new editor. That will be the main call-to-action (CTA). The 2nd CTA will be to retain their ...
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Why modal on modal is bad?

I'm newbie when it comes to UX, there's a thing I don't understand and couldn't find answer to that. So I hear every now and then that modal on modal is bad. But I don't understand why and no one ...
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Why does Airbnb put the close button for a dialog on the top left corner?

It seems this pattern is quite common in mobile apps, but not so common on the web. (Assuming that most people use their right hand to control the mouse)
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Change size of modal in wizard experience

I am building a wizard experience to guide a user through a complex setup flow. In the flow, some steps require more space and some require less space. Does it make sense to change the modal size on ...
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Showing a full screen dialog to view a full list of radio button selection

I'm designing a sort of step by step process for mobile web using a stepper to get a bunch of information from a user. One of the steps requires a user to select from a list of (about 20) pre-defined ...
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Is it okay to show the loads of data on modal or on the new web page?

I am working on an application which has some data in tabular format. There is a view button for each row. So my question is: After clicking on that button, should I show the data on the new web ...
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What's a better alternative to using tool tips on a modal box on mobile

I'm working on the mobile web adaptation of a desktop design. The desktop version uses a modal box, on that modal box there are tool tips that can be hovered on or clicked for more info. When ...
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Warning/ Information on top of a Modal

I want to give users a warning on a modal that changing one form field has implications on another form field. I am aware of 2 patterns that are used as shown here. I am seeking suggestions on what UI ...
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Save search in modal popup

I have a modal popup for save search. to save it I am using popover with name of search and a dropdown under which category I want to save it. https://element.eleme.io/#/en-US/component/popover It ...
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Remember dialog sizes or not?

A lot of program dialogs can be resized. Some programs remember the new size of the dialog after you've resized it. So next time you open the same dialog, the new size is being used. Right now in the ...
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Focus behavior in a modal navigation drawer?

How should focus ideally behave in a modal navigation drawer (much like the one from Material Design)? The modal would appear when I webpage is viewed on a small screen, be opened using a hamburger ...
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Enter key action on modal dialogs

The action of the Escape key on a modal dialog is clear in that it closes the dialog, effectively clicking a 'Cancel' button or similar. However, what is the current consensus of the Enter key while ...
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Use of summary step at the end of Wizard UI?

I am designing a wizard about adding events on a calendar. The last step of the wizard is the summary of the user's choices. Is it obligatory to use it, or can I skip it? PS. Number of Steps with ...
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Open message in modal or in separate page?

Unfortunately I can't provide visual examples now, I hope that's not a problem. The question is simple: we have an inbox, which displays all the private messages a user has received, nothing new so ...
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Placement of Help button: left or right to OK/Cancel

I'm adding help to a Windows desktop application that is being in use since the Windows XP era. All the modal dialogs display the typical OK/Cancel button set placed at the bottom right as shown in ...
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Using a modal to display a dynamic form?

So currently I am building an interface that consists of user created "Documents" which can have a variable number of "items" associated with it. The problem is that I am not sure what is the most ...
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Feedback modal upon exiting beta

We're releasing a new feature which will be beta tested. We're exploring ways in which we can collect feedback about the feature and one way was to surface a modal if the user decides to opt-out of ...
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If a user clicks an action link from w/in a modal and is then taken to a separate page, do they return to that open modal after completing the action?

I'm designing an internal tool that enables my coworkers to curate post-op care plans for orthopedic patients on our platform (basically sending educational content to users at specific intervals). I'...
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