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Command line activity output scroll direction

When developing a command line applications, one could choose between two designs: put the command prompt at the bottom, and the output window above it, where responses and command history are ...
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What is the best boolean label for a prompt on a Report… “Display” “Show” or “Print”?

Is there a universal standard for prompts that will be on a report? For example if the user had to make a decision if they want to have the account numbers to show up on a report should it say: ...
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Wording of update prompt for game mods

A friend of mine recently asked me a question regarding his UI on an update prompt for his mod update checker for Kerbal Space Program. He currently have two options: An update is available: [Update] ...
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Automatically refresh feed VS refresh feed manually

One of the thing that stresses me the most, when browsing Facebook News Feed, is that the feed is automatically updated when jumping between tabs or when I visit a link from a post. On the opposite ...
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Getting user to say only the missing word from a phrase

I'm working on picture cues for folks who are brain injured. Some of the words are card to cue with just a photo. (E.g., pay) So I added a sentence hint. But I noticed some folks try to read the ...
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When should user be prompted for push notifications and location

Location service provides access to user location. If application has map screen, you could ask user for location service access at map screen. If application has an event journal screen, you could ...
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When should an app proactively point out a problem it solves?

I was using the Google Fit app on my Android phone for a while to track my steps. Later, when I got an Android Wear watch, I decided to track my steps on it rather than the phone. My watch is on me ...
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Confirm password registration prompt in mobile application

Is it a good practice to prompt user to fill field 'Confirm password' on registration screen in mobile application? Could you tell pros/cons? Thanks!
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What feedback message should be appropriate in this case?

I am creating a time reporting tool. Users will use this web app to enter and record the time they spend on an activity (task). Users can add time in hh:mm format. Users can also enter values in ...
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Confirm cancellation

I have a window, where the user will have to chose to cancel or save. First: I have some people in my office saying that when you click on save the window will not close, but you will get a ...
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User behaviour when user closes prompt and returns to video which is paused in the background?

Scenario: User is viewing a video. User can add annotation at desired time frame in the video. User can do this by tapping a button displayed on the video player. Tapping the button displayed user a ...
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Positioning and using a prompt / instruction / error line?

I'm working on a complex GUI where new users are common and so there is a line that either gives instructions, prompts you with information after you select a button that causes a reaction, or prompts ...
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Using “prompts” on iOS Navigation Bars

SOME CONTEXT In iOS, there is a standard text "prompt" element that can be added to a top NavigationBar like this: I have released an app which has a list of car models that the user can select. If ...
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Ask the user for alias each visit or apply “Guest #” alias until the user decides to change it?

Think small free web application. Users create a session, share the link, and friends join via the link. This is a quick, simple, free service, and user registration seems to be overkill, since the ...
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Best moment to ask for feedback why the user is not converting?

I want to understand better why the user is not converting, thus when he arrives at my page, why he does not buy anything. I was thinking to show a modal with a couple of pre-defined quick answers ...
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'Continue' and 'Retry' buttons location in action div

Regarding a Web console: I have a process that stops from time to time when it has warnings and fails. I'm allowing the user to retry or continue after taking care about the warnings and fails. ...
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When to prompt the reader to share a blog post?

I'm trying to encourage people to share posts from my blog on social networks. To that end, i recently (past couple days) added a share prompt to each post. When the user has scrolled to the end of ...
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Position of a delete prompt?

In our software, we have a delete prompt where the user has to confirm a deletion. What is the better approach to show the prompt? Centered in the window: In the near of the pressed button:
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How to present the user a way to save which view of the homepage they want to see?

I want to give the user the ability to select from 5 different homepage views and save it as their default (in a cookie). The views are based on the type of user they are: generic parent student ...
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Designing a prompt for saving changes [duplicate]

Background Imagine there's a UI that contains a list of "talks". Each talk has fields such as "title", "speaker", and "description". Users can edit talks but have to explicitly save their changes (...
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Rate Now, Remind Me Later, Never Remind Me Again

I'm creating a mobile app that would alert users on its initial startup to rate it and link to the App Store for a written review. From doing some research so far I've found two approaches that ...
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Displaying General Results or Prompting for Specific Filters

Designing the UX for a medical services website and trying to determine whether it is best to have the user filter the results to their specialty or prompt the user for their specialty before ...
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Show message after cancellation

On my website, users can create, edit and cancel event dates Would it be weird or user-unfriendly to not serve users a message after canceling a date? (it redirects to the overview page) I'm aiming ...
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iOS alert-dialog, where to place “yes” and “no”?

I've read alot of threads here about where to place "Yes" and "No" in a alert-prompt-popup. Alot of the arguments made sense about place the "positive" callback first (Yes / No). But what I've notices ...
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when to ask for validation prompt?

I have a scenario where a user uploads documents to a system. the user selects from their hard drive a document. This is added to a screen where the user can add meta data to the file (first upload ...
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When is it appropriate to require the user to type out the entire word “yes” rather than simply accept “y” at a command-line yes/no prompt?

I've seen several command-line applications, including OpenSSH, which require the user to type the entire word yes or no at a yes/no prompt, rejecting single-letter inputs like y. Here's an example: ...
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Default values for text-based confirmation prompt

In text-based environments, I've sometimes seen confirmation prompts in the form of Are you sure you want to _______? (Y/n) Generally, I've understood this to mean that Y is the default, and if I ...
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Should system prompt user to save though no changes were made

Recently i opened a microsoft excel file by accident and tried closing it immediately but this pop up box appeared I was asked if i wanted to save the changes although i made no changes , this made ...
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When there's inactivity…should we prompt the user for action?

We develop children's toys. For one of the electronic devices that we are developing the child presses a button to initiate an activity. At the end of the activity (15 - 20 seconds in duration), they ...
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How to ask a confirmation question?

We often have to ask people to confirm an action. The usual text is: "Are you sure that you want to _________?" Are there any shorter but clear ways of asking this?
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Different approaches to prompting Mac users about accepting an EULA

I’m a bit technical in my reasoning here but I hope that will be okay. What other approaches are there for displaying the EULA? Are there any who actually offer a non-disruptive prompt? Is there even ...
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How and when to gently prompt user to save between pages

I am working on a complete rewrite of a complex, multi-step and enterprise-/internal-facing web application. The existing application's UI was literally based upon Excel spreadsheets that had been ...
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Prompt user to edit an inline-edit field

Background Using an edit-in-place field for users to provide their name. Problem The phrase "Type your name" imperatively indicates that users can (and should!) type their name. However, unless the ...
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When should I use the “no-access” prompt rather than just hiding the button?

This site itself seems to be using a "no-access" prompt rather than just hiding the controls that the user can't use. In my opinion, hiding the controls would be better since the user can't really ...
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Decline in JavaScript prompt() usage?

I've been seeing less and less use of javascript's prompt function. I find it very useful but I was curious as to why the decline of usage. I see something very similar to it used everyday ( iOS ...