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What is the best way to notify a user that updates are available in a desktop application?

I have a Windows desktop application that is used as the front-end for a webservice. This application has a database that could get updated from time to time, but it would also work with an old ...
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When should a toast arise in web app? [closed]

When should a toast arise in web app (need psychological suggestion)? Why Add to favorite action has no toast, while Archive or Delete actions have ones? Toasts or snackbars are used for low-priority ...
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What's the name for the notification pattern: waiting for the user to respond to a notification before sending the next one?

Some websites (e.g. some forums) send notifications like this: User asks multiple questions on the site Other users respond to the questions The website only notifies the user once (that there has ...
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Notification panel vs banners

When do you normally add notifications to a slide-out panel vs using a banner for it? By slide-out panel, this is similar to what I mean: By banner, this is similar to what I mean (but with a ...
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Toasts on big screens - how to improve noticeability

Our webapp uses toast notifications to inform the user about the results of their action. They are displayed in the bottom right corner. The problem is that I use a big screen - 32 inch - and the ...
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Stack or use multiple notification toasts

I’ve seen it many times before where you’re on a website and you get a notification which comes in the form of a toast, if you perform the same action another toast will appear and it will push the ...
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Inclusive notification scheme incorporated into design systems

It seems like the standard RED, YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE colours are used in notification schemes/styles in the most popular development frameworks like Material.io and Bootstrap. Of course, colours ...
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What is best way to convey to a user that two things are necessary to utilize a feature?

We currently have a feature that allows users to add a Donate form to their page, but this feature is disabled unless you do two things: Upgrade to a paid account Connect to Stripe We want to enable ...
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Notifications Drawer

We are working on a desktop app with lots of events/alerts/notifications. Because of that, we created a 'notification drawer', similar to the this one: My question is: do you expect the snackbars 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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How to inform user that value of form field was removed?

We have some background processing on form and in the result, some of the form fields can become null. So how should information message about this action look like? The best option we have "The value ...
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Need help designing a full-screen (laptop) notification viewable at a glance from ~5-7 feet away

I have software I'm working on in which a user has to scan a full pallet's-worth of various items of hardware for inventory-taking purposes (think of a wooden pallet in a warehouse laden with stacks ...
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Q: Should notification icon display a number of notifications?

There is notification icon in the header. Should it display the number of notifications? Sometimes the numbers looks bad and not centered, so I wonder to remove the number. Is it necessary for the ...
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Notification to jump to specialist content in feed

Is there a "best in class" example of how to direct users to a specific bit of content in their feed? I am working on a pilot app that curates articles for students and I am looking for an effective ...
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Does an Administrator need a reminder about other roles?

I'm working on a UI where a site Admin can add another user role. In the mean time, we're calling this new role, "Collaborator". The Collaborator is typically a freelancer the Admin adds to help ...
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Alert placement on user interface - debate (need opinions) [closed]

I'd like to have opinions to see things differently or to confirm that my view is better :) Situation: We are developing a complicated information system (legal stuff) - lots of information, lots of ...
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Are there guidelines on the timing and frequency of notifications?

I'm noticing an increase in the number of app notifications that seek a more continuous engagement threshold. Then, I get notifications about almost anything, at least once per hour. The extreme ...
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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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Offline logout of mobile application and receiving notifications

I am siting in a bit of a predicament and cannot find a information about a solution to the predicament on the internet even though I'm sure that someone would have encountered it. The problem if ...
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How should redirects to a comment reply be handled on an infinite scroll type page?

If there are only a hand full of comments on a page loading them all and pointing the user to his reply is not a problem, but if there are a lot of comments loading them all seems like a problem. Is ...
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UX Registration unhappy path

Running through an issue with unhappy customers not completing registration needed for payment to be processed. We badge the nav bar for the user to notice that actions are needed to complete the ...
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Android Action Button On Notification Itself [closed]

Because of Android O's new policies, I can't run a background service while my application isn't running in the foreground. So, I've to run a foreground service - more specifically, a service with an ...
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Best practices for background activity notifications

I'm working on an app that does some manipulation and heavy lifting of user inputs behind the scenes while the user can go on to do other things. The timeframe for notifications happens seconds to ...
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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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How to handle users editing the amount they want to pay

I am currently working on a payment form. It's absolutely required that our users are allowed to edit the amount they want to pay. Currently, the way I am handling this is to have an editable '...
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How to communicate an enforced page refresh to the user?

I am working on an app that monitors firefighters during an incident. It could happen that we need to refresh the page automatically, in order to ensure that the user uses the last version of the app....
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Best place for notification preferences

Today I am working on a new feature inside our web app to allow users to set up their notification preferences. However, I am struggling to find an appropriate place to include this feature, which ...
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How to overcome feature blindness

I work on a product called AwesomeAds, a marketing platform that specializes in kid industry where users can create an ad campaign and monitor the performance of their campaign (engagements, budget ...
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How to alert users to come back to a desktop app?

We are working on a financial related desktop app. The user can commit their money in an escrow for a period of time, and the user must be online about/within 24hrs before the expiration of the escrow ...
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What is the added value of numbering Notification Badges?

Notification Badges are all over our mobile devices, all of the most common apps we use everyday have them. They keep us hooked onto an app and let us know when something new happens. My question is ...
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Opinions needed on a dashboard design [closed]

Here's a VERY stripped down version of a dashboard design with some changes to protect it and the company it is for. I need a few opinions. 1) We currently have an ongoing debate over notifications. ...
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Why leave read notifications in an inbox?

I am making a website with the primary purpose of creating content (specifically, arguments consisting of interlinked statements), very similar in approach to Stack Exchange. Currently, I am ...
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Notification Priority Levels

I want to notify users and am wondering which option to choose. The first option shows an icon with a flag indicating that there are notifications. For example: The second one shows popups like in ...
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Should I use bulk action or allow individual actions on the Dashboard?

On the dashboard, I have an "Actions Required" section. I would like some feedback about user behaviour when being affected by length of time and number of items to manage. In the "Actions Required" ...
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Unsubscribe/Email Preferences

There are several approaches I see out there when it comes to email/notification/messaging preferences. My question is what approaches and features are most useful? Specify preference as to the type ...
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“This website uses cookies” notices should be hardcoded on the browser instead of the website? [closed]

Everyone is annoyed by this virtually useless cookie notices scattered in majority of all websites. Should there be a new a standard that this notice be placed in the browser instead of the website? ...
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Reminder notification for subscription renewal

I am designing a paid monthly subscription feature (happens through PayPal only for now) that also allows users to cancel this subscription whenever they need. Is a renewal reminder a good idea to ...
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Messaging when clicking on a notification email that is out of date

In a forum, users can get email notifications of new replies, etc. as they happen. The links and content of the email are based on what topic received the reply, etc. After the email goes out, any ...
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Update notifications content after they're sent

Let's say that I have a notification system embedded in a forum. Whenever someone creates a thread, we'll send notifications about this new thread to some users. But, if it happens to the thread owner ...
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How can I hide some UI elements until the mobile version is out?

The first picture depicts a design of notification preferences that is really strongly inspired by Backplane's solution (the second picture), because it suits my case perfectly. The client saw the ...
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What should I display when the user commit an action?

I'm trying to develop JavaFx application. I'm a beginner in UX and I'm confused between what I need to do for notify the user that the operation are commited correctly. I have a form that contains ...
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Dealing with schedule notifications

I have a scheduling system, that is used to schedule multiple courses events. To each event students and resources (instructors) are assigned. I would like to provide email notification to resources ...
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How many notifications should be saved?

In the design for an app with a basic user/post/subscribe system how many notifications should be kept before deleting old ones? Or should they all be kept? (Note I'm referring to an in-app ...
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Is it good practice to show notification on error?

Is it good practice to show this type of notification on general errors? It looks like material design is suggesting for mobile, but how about web? Example: User tries to login, but login fails ...
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What would you call a UX entity for which only one instance can exist?

I'm working on a notification platform and found a somewhat amusing bug. My software checks for updates every N minutes, and if there is an update, lets the user know via a non-modal notification. The ...
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Frequency of notifications and grouping on web

I have questions around the logic of grouping notifications. How does Medium or Facebook treat large amounts of likes and comments? How does it work if a user gets 100 likes in a specific timeframe? ...
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When a user expects a feature but you don't offer it, should you alert them to this fact?

Yesterday I was writing an article on lesserwrong.com. I am used to writing on Medium. On Medium, you can embed videos into your article. On lesserwrong.com, you can't. I was expecting it to be ...
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Setting up notifications with multiple parameters

What would be the best approach in allowing a user to be able to set up bulk notifications for themselves that can have various parameters. The problem is that because the person is setting up ...
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How to best phrase that a serious-sounding notification was expected and not a reason for concern?

Currently our application is spewing out a lot of instance inconsistencies in its user-access logging, depending on the file input. Many of these are expected, but currently we tend to get bug ...
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How should users be directed if they ask for a password reset, but their email is no longer valid?

I manage a website where users can request a password reset via an automated email. What experience should I provide to users who have requested a password reset, but whose registered email address ...