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when a user directly or indirectly stores data for future use by the user or application.

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Should changes to view be saved as part of file?

I am developing a "timeline editor" application (picture something like Audacity or iMovie) that lets a user create and arrange clips on a timeline and play them back. The user can zoom in ...
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Cancel button to go back after Saving

In a desktop application, I have a form which the user can edit some data, then save it. When they save, they stay on the same page and get the feedback message like "Campaign saved". And to ...
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Would the placement of the Save Button be better in the top right or under content?

Would the product be better served with the save button for each tab/section in the top right where it is viewable or at the bottom of the content underneath? I know it is common to place it bottom ...
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Drafts for the in-progress applications

I am working on a mobile application for license registration. After the user has selected his product and filled the required forms, he has to wait for the request to be confirmed. After request ...
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Save as "Save and continue" vs Done as "Save and exit"

Current workflow: User clicks to edit a page User edits some stuff and clicks "Done" User automatically navigates to "Changes successfully published" Our users want to be able to ...
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Reminder for user to save

In the admin of the web app I work on, we never auto-save user input. They are required to press a "Save" button. In certain places I worry the user might forget to save and lose their input....
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Mixing autosave and drafted updated in webapp

I developed an LMS web application for which I decided to go with an autosave-based user experience: there are several different editable resources in the application (quizzes, lessons, exams, ...
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"store" vs. "save" when editing data?

From a user perspective: would you use store or save on a button after changing your profile data for example. I mean both make sense but store seems a bit more technical (e.g. storing data to da ...
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Many save options, limited space

The feature I'm working on has a lot of complexity. We believe our users would want to do the following: Save work in progress Save and close the item (to return to it later, or hand off to someone ...
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Renaming duplicated 'Save' button

This is a form for student registration. Context: The form contains standard fields for student details (name, D.O.B, etc) and editable data grid for students' previous school's details. User can add ...
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Checkout UX: Can't include "Save card" checkbox in credit card form. I can, however, include it elsewhere in the flow. What's the better choice?

I'm working on the payment flow of an app. During checkout, users can choose to use any credit card they have stored or enter a new one. If going with a new one, process is split in the following ...
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Placing Destructive Action next to Save option in Mac OS

Some apps (Not all) in mac OS have the menu option Save and Close presented together in the File menu. In Windows, they are (Not all apps) placed far from each other, which makes sense to prevent the ...
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Inline edit: Should input fields be Editable by default, or force users to click Edit then Save?

I have a Settings page with various input fields, radio buttons, checkboxes etc. Currently, all the inputs are editable by default. There are three self-explanatory buttons at the top, RESET DISCARD ...
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Enable save button only when value different, or when input is dirty?

I see that a lot of frameworks for form validation have "is dirty" state check which tells if the user has ever modified input value. But I don't see options that compare the original and ...
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How to inform the user that some data will change value after they hit 'Save' button?

I am designing an accounting page where user can: Select item they bought and add the quantity Then system will auto-populate other fields of the item such as item code and amount User click 'Save ...
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Edit button in top right corner of screen

I'm currently working on a "details" page for a specific item that is editable. The question is, when you have finished editing the details of the item, would it be more user friendly to put ...
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Best way to save and apply template to a widget

I am working on a SAAS project where users create widgets to their websites. One of their abilities is to create a messaging template and apply it to their widgets. When saving a template, the user ...
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"Save" vs "Add": What button should I use for my app?

I'm working on an app to book appointments and need to decide what text to use in the button for the last step of the booking process: "Save Appointment" or "Add Appointment"
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Best Practice for placement of Help / Save / Cancel icons

I'm designing a UI where sections will become editable, and there are also quite a few help icons for users to get further information about each section. Originally, I put the Help icon in the top ...
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'Add Another' button in mobile

Context I have an issue with a form, let's call it the parent form. Inside the parent form, you can 'Add Item'. Once you click the 'Add Item' button, it will navigate you to a new screen where you ...
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Save functionality with multi-datatype inputs [closed]

I apologize if the question title seems unclear. I have a business application with multiple input/data types on the same screen: A couple "basic" text input and dropdown menus. These fields are ...
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Save search in modal popup

I have a modal popup for save search. to save it I am using popover with name of search and a dropdown under which category I want to save it. https://element.eleme.io/#/en-US/component/popover It ...
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Should a "Save as New" or "Duplicate" button open the new file, or keep the original file open?

It seems like the current UX pattern is to have both files open at once. If you can only have one file open at a time, should you open the new file or keep the original file open?
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Should a Save button be disabled if there have been no changes made?

I have a desktop application, and in this application, there is a non-modal dialog where a user can make changes to something. The dialog has a Close button and a Save button. The Save button does not ...
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Consistent position of Save button in multiple layouts

I'm currently working on a system aimed primarily at desktop users that has a wide range of layouts: some grids, some forms, and a variety of custom interactive interfaces with different designs. ...
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Should you allow users to "save" options that haven't changed?

I have a situation where a user opens some options that appear in a popup. They can make their changes and then either Save or Cancel, both of which close the box and save/discard the user's changes. ...
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Button location: Save / Next / Cancel / Text notice

I am facing an issue in a recent project about the position of buttons. In the UI system, we have this button group bar fixed to the bottom of page which already using in other pages. So in the new ...
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Questions regarding Auto Save feature

I have added an autosave feature to my web app, but I couldn't think of whether it's toggle place or default value on page load. I'm thinking of remembering it's state with localStorage when the user ...
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Handling two possible workflows of the same action

There is a subpart of the user workflow in the product that I am designing that I am having trouble with. The user is at a step where they have to fill-in patient data, in a modal window. Once they ...
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How to handle multiple save states on mobile?

I have a mobile app that I am working on that allows an account owner to manage subscribers on the account. From one screen, they will be able to set "limits" using a slider on the account. Each input/...
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What are the best practices, or guidelines, to having a web form auto-save and manually save? [duplicate]

There are many ways in which a web form is made to auto-save and manually save; I'm wondering what would be the best practices to do so. Form is a web application form, and I want to save user values ...
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Mobile forms - Where to put the save and cancel buttons?

We are making a responsive website. There is a form on the site and I am not sure what type of save and cancel buttons to use where. I have found several patterns as you can see in the picture with ...
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How to apply add/save from modal window

I've got a web application where I want to be able to add qualifications to a user. When I open the Edit Employee form there is an Add button and a Delete button. When clicking on the Add button, a ...
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How to clarify ambiguity in "Save" behaviour on web based applications for users

I noticed on Office 365 applications and the Office 2016 applications that there is an Autosave feature (which I believe was started in OneNote). The official explanation of how the feature works (or ...
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Should the website automatically save on logout

We have a website where user needs to fill out a long application form. Currently when the user navigates through the different pages of the form, we automatically save their progress and the user ...
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Is it preferable to have a Save As modal dialog, or to just automatically save with a default name?

I noticed that clicking the "Download" option/button in Google Drive, Slack, etc. doesn't prompt the user for where they want to save, and with what filename. It just goes to my "Downloads" folder ...
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When to save settings that span multiple pages?

Background I have a mobile app that employs both "multi-page" template and "single page" template. Specifically there is a “My Profile” functionality that is split across multiple ...
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Save, Publish, Save and Publish

I have a question about the UX solution for saving and publishing a new version on the platform. What is it about? I created a new document and it becomes the "latest" version. I can edit that ...
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How to present 'Save All' button on long configuration screen?

We have a large (long) screen with a lot of account configuration controls. Currently each change is automatically saved as soon as it is made, but Engineering wants to change this (for apparently ...
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'Save', 'Save & New', 'Save & Exit', 'Cancel', 'Cancel & Exit'

So we have a form (not a modal), in our desktop software application. There is a View mode and an edit/create mode for this form. The view mode is a summary of all the data from the create/edit mode. ...
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Should you conserve space by having a single transforming button instead of two non functional ones?

I’m currently designing a webpage where users are asked to modify the positions of certain elements. Currently I have a single button to allow the users to enter “edit mode” which allows them to drag ...
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How do we make immediate saving clear?

I'm currently working on a product that has an account configuration page which allows the user to create an API key and set a group of default settings for it. When developers submit a request ...
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saving paths in a backend

I thought to enlarge my team for a while to understand a possible improvement for a case is going to be a pita. I need to be consistent inside a top-down pattern in which I have these nested content ...
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Form submission if optional field is invalid

If a form has some optional fields what is best way to handle validation for it? Simplest solution is to not validate the optional fields and simply allow form submission but sometimes we need to ...
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Data table: inline edit - save/cancel on other action?

I'm working on a data table and each line is editable. It's obvious what happens if you click on update or cancel, but what should happen if the editable row is out of view (click on another page of ...
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How to clarify function of save button? 'Save and close' vs 'Save and exit'

What is the most clear way of saying that the save button will also close a window/action/process? I have a web application with a launch page with several links. When the user enters a single ...
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In-page actions in an enterprise with general Save button

we are building an enterprise where the user can register/edit customers. Each customer has a lot of information which is separated in multiple tabs (up to 10). The enterprise has a general save/...
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Best practice when saving settings to backend on Android

In my app, I have a settings page with a number of options that all need to be saved on our backend. The call to the backend may fail for connectivity reasons and I'm not sure what's the best way to ...
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Evaluate vs Save

In my Web-App the user can save data, which is automatically evaluated and some feedback will be provided in the next step. A user enters some Data, hits a button to save that data and is redirected ...
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Display annoying important message or leave it out?

So I'm making a web-based image editor, and I'm facing a problem. The user is editing one or more images, and has the option to save it. So, when the user clicks "save", a dialog box pops up where the ...
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