Questions tagged [popover]

informational bits of text that appear to guide a user through an interface, usually popping up when a user hovers over an interface element such as a button. Differs from a tooltip in that popovers have headers and can include image content.

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How to choose between a Popover, Inspector, or Toolbar to edit properties?

macOS apps have the following patterns (and possibly others) for editing properties of selected items: Popovers (See here) Inspector Panels (Right Sidebar) Toolbars In the following example, the ...
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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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Navigation with icon to open page and open popover top

This is my first participation here so apologies if I am not doing this right. My question is about about using icons for navigation. For example: All items are clickable 1) The first item (My ...
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What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu?

What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu? Are they same in functionality or do they vary? If no, why so many variations? Popover menu drop-down menu Fly-out ...
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Modals/dialogs, popovers, popups, alerts timing and easing

I am trying to find out evidence concerning how to handle both timing and ease of modals/dialogs, popovers, popups, alerts and so on. Is there anyone who can share studies or links? Thanks.
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Should I Let User Know Why I Need The Data

I need user's user name, but not his password. Should I tell him why I use it I will not want their password, and if yes, should it be a modal or popover?
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iOS: Best way to indicate popover?

I'm working on a simple music app for a client. There's a switch that triggers a backing track/beat that users can play sounds over that looks like this (the client insisted on the flower icon, don't ...
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Popover Menu with Only One Item, but Potentially Two

My question is related to this one, but not exactly the same (I explain why in the Note below). One of the screens of my iPad app displays a PDF file, and in the top right there is an "Action" bar ...
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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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What's the difference between a Modal, Popup, Popover and Lightbox?

I've seen many terms used to describe message boxes that notify and alert users or display information such as modal, popup, popover and lightbox. What is the difference between these components? ...
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Popovers vs modals vs docked tools

When conceiving a CMS and a wysiwyg, I'm not sure of which options to choose to display editing tools. I'm more a dev than a designer, so I prefer avoiding as much as possible modals, because I'd like ...
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When should I use a popover vs a tooltip?

Are there any hard and fast rules about deciding when to use a tooltip versus a popover? I understand that tooltips don't have a header, but any other considerations? To be consistent, does it ...