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

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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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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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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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Save/cancel or automatically save on long settings page. Especially on email notifications settings.

Sometimes on long list one might miss the buttons after clicking edit or opening an accordion to see more details and then make changes. There's a dilemma what to do on long profile settings. The ...
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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” 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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Guidelines for when to auto-save settings vs “save” button

In our web application we have a number of pages to do with user settings, in different categories. For most of them we have a display page with an edit button/link, which takes them to a form which ...
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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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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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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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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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Save/Cancel/Close button behavior question

The attached image shows a dialog with a save/cancel button bank and a "x" icon to close the dialog. The question I have is this. Should the cancel button even be on the modal if it does not clear/...
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Save & Continue Button

In the app I am working on the user is presented with a list of item on the left and a panel contained with input fields on the right. The user will navigate the list and edit pricing criteria for ...
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Save vs Save & Exit

We're designing an application for creating personalized photo books through a Flash-based interface. When the application first opens, we display a dialog encouraging the user to give their project a ...
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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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Save As Template button, if application criteria changes, should the changes also be saved on Save As Template click?

Usability Issue I am running into with team: When in the middle of an application, there is a Save as Template button that, when clicked, opens a modal to name the template, then once template is ...
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Explicit vs Implicit save. Differences between Android and iOS expectations

Our app makes use of a 'Shopping Cart' type metaphor, in which users can select from a variety of items, and then confirm or remove all these items at once. We'll call this explicit save. The ...
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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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Why don't we auto-save for users instead of having them save manually?

With the advent of Apple moving to auto-saving in its newest release Lion, should everyone start adopting the convention of auto-saving? At first it is definitely awkward and the user can feel like ...
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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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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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Multiple Save Buttons after Editing Information

I keep going back and forth on this issue and wanted to get some other opinions. We have a series of pages within a settings control panel. There are multiple modules within the pages, and each ...
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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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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 do you save an editable form when some of the information has been saved?

I'm designing a webapp that basically is patient tracking. We are in a claimant's "clip board" and it has all of the patients information. There are forms and there are some grids. We currently ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Save & Add New, Save & Close, Save, Done, Cancel

This is something I've been struggling with, because there seems to be a lack of standard for it (as far as I can tell). There are two scenarios. Save & Close and Save & Add New We are ...
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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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Settings Page - Save and Cancel buttons

please see an attached wireframe which roughly explains my question. I am working on a settings page - see 'My Settings' selected in the secondary nav nested under another heading. On this page, ...
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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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Saving changes on Back key on Android 5 : how to deal with cases that need confirmation?

Some Android system apps, such as the official Contacts edit screen, have introduced a behavior which is that exiting an edit screen using the back or up buttons is equivalent of saying "OK" and ...
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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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Best way to design save action redirection in an admin system

In a content management system users are entering different types of content such as products, pages, events etc. with each individual item having a form for creating and editing said content. In the ...