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How to prevent downloading low-res images? [duplicate]

Context: I run a photography business that encourages people sharing photos without restrictions. My websites contains galleries of thumbnail images where each image links to the original, high-res ...
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About the actionable data table

As a business application, the data table must provide: Actionable data including opening the property, delete, export, send email.....etc, and usually viewing the property is the most important ...
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Is right click on tables bad UX

We've a grid where users can select multiple rows and perform actions on them. When rows are selected, we show action buttons at the top of the grid. We've been thinking about making these actions ...
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UI to select different tools for right and left click

I'm working a specialized paint web application (for designing Minecraft structures). I would like for the user to be able to assign different tools to the left and right mouse buttons. (I don't ...
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Should a right-click in a desktop application always bring up a context menu?

In most every "modern" desktop application I've used, the right mouse click brings up some sort of context menu. In some though, especially high end engineering applications, right click is used to ...
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Empty context menu - useful or an anti-pattern?

In most areas of our browser-based application, the user gets a context menu when he right-clicks an object. In some areas, there are no actions available for the selected object, therefore a right-...
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Right-click menus VS Buttons for Desktop Win/Mac application

I'd like to know what is the current trend when it comes to options in a list of items. Is it better to have a right-click menu like this: Or, buttons at the bottom of the list which enable/disable ...
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Handling a user double clicking on a single click menu item

Our application shows a grid of photos. Each photo has a little 'common actions' area at the bottom (like delete, export). In addition, there is a context (right click) menu that shows all available ...
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Specific right click functions + Web browser. Good Idea?

I would create a web browser that can do specific functions by right clicking to thing. But also, users might want to save an image, or copy something. Is it worth killing the default menus for a ...
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force-click vs secondary click (right click) in OS X?

I've been trying to understand the conceptual difference between a force-click and a secondary click (aka right click) on a Mac. Conceptually, what is a force click supposed to do? Is there a ...
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Is a right-click equal to a long press?

On desktop devices you can use the alternative mouse button (the right-click) to bring up contextual menus. As an example you can use the alternative mouse button in a word processor and get to see ...
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Should you be able to open in-page tabs in a new browser tab and retain the chosen tab state?

Our test team have just raised a query with me about in-page tab content and how that should behave should you choose to right-click and open in a new tab. OK, it's a very fringe case here, but it ...
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I miss the hidden right-click pop-down context menus like on Amiga Workbench. What happened to them?

Here is a question I've been trying to find an answer to for 20 years: Why don't modern operating systems (e.g. MS-Windows, OS/X) still use the intuitive and space saving right-click 'pop-down' menu ...
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User interface for multi-dimensional data presented as lists

I have an application that lists all the modules loaded in a performance test in a baseline and a current testrun. Each run in turn has many iterations. A user can view the difference of what was ...
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Will a Paste button increase usability?

There comes cases where it's quite obvious that users are most likely to copy and paste a value into a given text-box. One of those cases is a URL fields. This made me thinking of adding a paste ...
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Is right-click still an important gesture to hold on to?

With more and more people using mobile devices (or devices which doesn't have right click gesture), its getting tough to indicate that there is an activity that involves right click on desktop devices,...
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Organizing hidden commands in a customizable tool bar

We got a classic Windows tool bar with command buttons with icons. If you right click the toolbar you can choose Customize toolbar to open a dialog from where you can pick out the buttons to be shown ...
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Contextual menu in a web-app for professionals (i.e. formed by ourselves)

Introduction I'm working on an application that runs in browsers. This application displays several windows (the user can open and close them), in which multiple things are displayed : charts, grids, ...
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What is the optimal position for a right click menu?

We're in the middle of designing a web application with a right click menu, and I was thinking where to position it relative to the position of the cursor. There are different solutions: Solution 1 ...
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How to indicate right click functionality?

I am developing a Windows application where there is a lot of configuration and settings applied to multiple objects. There is a right click menu that is used to apply a predetermined group of ...
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