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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 way to denote possibility of refreshing an image which is embedded in text in Android

In an Android application, I have to display images during texts. For example: So image must be a part of text without border, shadow, ... or with button effect. Problem is that sometimes image does ...
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Search Bar and refresh control on mobile app

I am building an iOS app that helps the user find sports ads. I am using a search bar for the search over a grid (collection view) that displays the ads. I also have a refresh control that is ...
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Updating Search Results between sessions

I'm working with displaying search results on a mobile device - The search results are ever changing. On an hourly basis new results are added and unavailable results are removed. For more context, it'...
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How should “Refresh Data in Dropdownlist” look and behave (not for mobile)?

I have a dropdown list with data in it, and I want to give to the user the option to refresh the data in the dropdown list after he adds or deletes data from the database. How should "Refresh data in ...
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Handling when the GUI changes right before a user clicks or taps

How should I handle the GUI changing just before the user clicks or taps, causing an erroneous input? I had the idea of ignoring input for 300ms before the input appears, but I'm not sure if this is ...
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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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Block screen when refreshing data

I have a web app with a grid with some data. The grid refresh every 1 minute, the problem is that the API I am calling takes more or less 2 seconds to retrieve the information. To avoid the user make ...
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When to refresh data?

I've got a web application where the data is constantly changing. But when to refresh it? There is a filtering tool (a sunburst chart) and a table that displays the data. So when the user selects a ...
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When should a modal-dialog get its real-time data?

I have a page which displays some data stored in a database (furthermore defined as "dynamic data"). A modal-dialog also exists on the page which contains some other related dynamic data. The data is ...
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Should modals/lightboxes/panels/etc. remain open on reload? [closed]

I was just visiting a certain site where I clicked search and a full page overlay search box came up. I wasn't getting results and didn't feel like hitting backspace a bunch so hit refresh and the ...
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Is there a reason to have different actions for refreshing a page vs reloading a page with known new content?

In the official Stack Exchange mobile apps (I use the iOS version, but I assume the behavior is similar on the other platforms), there are two distinct user actions used to refresh/reload the ...
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Imported records - how to notify users?

I have the following question: we are developing an enterprise application. One of the main views which exists in the app is a typical table of records. Users can sort the table, filter the table, do ...
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Is it bad UX to reload a page during signup?

During a sign up process for my web app, a full page reload is necessary after some processing that happens in AJAX (the user sees a loading animation for a few seconds, then the reload happens). ...
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How can I communicate the user, that the refresh button must be clicked to refresh the content?

In an web app the user can restrict the timeinterval of an chart via a min, and a max date. When the two desired dates are set, the user has to click on the refresh button. Observated users hastiated. ...
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Material design - swipe to refresh

Following the Material design guidelines for swipe to refresh pattern, should the spinner come out from behind the header bar or is it fine if it appears from just below the header bar?
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Manual / Auto Refresh and users' selection

We are developing an enterprise web based application where users can select / mark individual records in tables / lists (to perform some bulk actions on them). Much like in Gmail where you can select ...
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Best practices for inducing AJAX application front-end refreshes

I develop and maintain several web applications for internal use at my company. They are all PHP/MySQL-based with HTML/JavaScript front-ends utilizing jQuery and various plugins for UI elements, grid ...
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Should there be a refresh button if a page automatically refreshes once network is available?

I have a view in my iOS app that displays an error if there is no internet connection. Upon detecting a working internet connection, the page will automatically refresh. Is there any point to having a ...
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Should an applied filter involve a data refresh?

Let's assume a page displaying a list of activities. They are some "Sport", some "Cinema" etc... To the Left of the list, there is a special column allowing user to filter displayed data. I'm ...
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Should filters reset on refresh?

I have a web app with a list of results that are filtered by date. By default, only the last 3 years of results are shown, but you can change the date filter to whatever range of dates you want. I ...
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Combination of AJAX and page refresh when updating content. Will it confuse the user?

I am making a web family tree that will allow users to update biographies that they view in the tree. If they are updating the user's name of a specific biography, it will simply replace the value on ...
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How to effectively communicate to the user that a status will periodically refresh

Say I have a page that has a continually-refreshed status on it. The idea for the service is that it's something you can keep an eye on in the background while it continually refreshes itself. How ...
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Is shaking a device to refresh an accepted behavior?

I have an app that displays downloaded information that is cached. I could use valuable space to include a button that is used to re-download the information, or I could simply add a "shake the device ...