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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 you ever disable search on pages with user entered information?

I am implementing global search on a system. When you are creating and editing details, there is a save button and no auto-save feature. My question is, what should happen to the search box on these ...
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Autosave UI pattern

I'm developing a web app that puts great focus on simplicity and "just-use" mentality. The basic idea is to write notes. When planning the concept, we where very positive towards the idea of ...
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Should I show a notification on an automatic save?

I have a web application in which a user can create filters for a news feed. When the user creates or modifies his filters, everything is saved to the server through API requests (without the need ...
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Save Before Quitting

I'm designing a mobile app with a settings screen which allows users to save their settings or reset them. It's setup where if the users makes changes to their settings and taps to go back home, they ...
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Forms with Remember Me or Save for Later

A reoccurring form appears where a user is presented with a short form followed by small checkbox and then a submit button. My personal experience using these things is that I don't notice the ...
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Are Save buttons still necessary in web applications?

There seems to be a growing trend with online applications to save data/progress automatically. In many cases where an interruption to the connection or service is quite likely, it is definitely a ...
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What is the best way to show the user that their changes have not been saved yet?

I have a form with the normal sets of controls (checkboxes, select dropdowns, text input, etc) and i also have a table inside of the form so it looks like this: to Add / Edit items in the table, you ...
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Should a save button save information that is not on screen?

My app is used to edit email templates. As you probably know, emails can have a text AND html version. Below is the UI I came up with. My initial thought was 'only save what you can see', so when you ...
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Tabbed “wizard”: next vs save?

I'm currently working on designing a setup flow where the user will create a study in 6 steps. I've decided to split the different steps into tabs based on what the user will have to do in them, i.e : ...
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Validating and (auto)saving data records created by user

My application provides a functionality for the user to add, list & handle (remove/edit) data records which represent address data. I just had a dispute with my trainer, who I have asked about ...
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save wording, save as? save new?

We have a situation where a user would be working on a shared document. If they edit that document they may want to save it in a shared state, or fork the document. The question is how to word it. I'...
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UI : How to edit, save and load a list?

I work on a list builder component that the user must be able to build easliy, save and re-open if needed. I precise that only one list can be active. I didn't find any similar component on the web, ...
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Why can we save images only as a square or a rectangle? [closed]

My question is quite simple. Why can't we save images as a circle or a triangle? What is the reason behind it?
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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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Phrasing of persisted but tenuously editable data

Background Users can use a web app to submit content without having to create an account (similar to pastebin, imgur, and jsfiddle). If the site's cookie is cleared, they can no longer edit previously ...
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Save settings changes to configuration file optionally

What is the common practice to save settings in Windows Desktop applications with config file? Is it acceptable to change settings only in run-time, but in file optionally? If Yes, how to provide this ...
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When to save data?

When should I save data in an business application? We have a lot of applications and currently they have not all the same behavior. I am not very experienced with UX and would like to know when I ...
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Remember Me in an enterprise application: What to remember?

I've just finished a well-thought login validation mechanism and have asked myself the following question several times: What does the user expect when he checks the Remember me checkbox in an ...
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Is it wrong to make things too easy?

I am a developer working on my first UI. My application requires the user to log into multiple accounts (this is a trading application). The user needs to enter their username/password for each ...
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How can I indicate that a required field is only required for final Submission, but not for just being able to Save the form?

I have a form where there are several fields; some are required and some not. This form can be saved at any time so the user can come back to it later to complete it, but they won't be able to ...
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save, save as, load, reload buttons

I need to add those 4 buttons: Save (the current settings) Save as (a new setting files) Load (a new setting files) Reload (reset the settings to the last saved) I don't know how to graphically put ...
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Best Practices: Save and Exit in Software UI

This has been discussed a few times on here for web implementations but never for a desktop application. Being we have a title bar/file menu/toolbar etc. what is the best practice for closing a window ...
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Segmented/Split “Save | As” Button?

Background: I have an application that has several "Save As" options in addition to "Save". This is a web application without a menu bar (just a button area at the top of the interface). The ask: ...
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Help! 'Saving' animation for edits that are saved on change (without clicking a save button) [duplicate]

I can't think of great examples on the net (comparisons to draw, that is). You've seen the feature before though. You are making an edit to something--say, a setting. And when you make the change, ...
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Saving a field as a preset

I have an entity (say, an event) the user needs to create periodically. In its attributes, the user needs to enter a range in a text field that is a technical specification (complex). The user will ...
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Predecessor having a bad influence on file saving method

There is a program which downloads a bunch of data, generates something like a report/save file from this data, and saves it to disk. I guess the best user experience with saving the data will be the ...
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UX for encouraging naming of an auto-saved item

I’m working on a web application where users can generate results after answers questions in a workflow. Over time, they will use this workflow to generate additional, different results. Our goals ...
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Is there a need for save/cancel buttons in iOS app?

I am developing an investment property evaluator app that allows the user to record information about a potential investment property and evaluates the property based on certain metrics. It uses drill ...
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Save, Favorite or Star?

I'm working on a job app and I would like to offer our user the possibility to save a job and let them find it quickly later. First I thought using a star icon to let them "star" a job like starring ...
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Disable the save button until changes are made?

We have a list of complicated things, which the user can click on to get a new view in which they can edit all the details stored for that thing. The edit view already has a Cancel exit mechanism (...
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Floppy disk icon for “Save” [closed]

It's funny that we still use floppy disks icon for save operation association while floppies have long been outdated, unused and many computer users nowadays don't even know how floppy disks actually ...
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Saving: Global save vs Sectional save vs Item save vs Instant save

I have been modifying my Facebook and Gmail account settings when I come across several types of saving strategies. Take for example, at the time of this writing, Facebook: Instant save - saves upon ...
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How much should I automatically sanitize filenames for compatibility?

I'm writing a program for Mac OS X that allows the user to drag a row from a list in the application to Finder, where it automatically exports the data represented by the row to a file named after the ...
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Autosave settings

We are developing an web app. Users can log-in and change their settings. We are in process of making settings page and we are wondering if Autosave option is good idea. For example: User edits his ...
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Best default sorting for saved search queries

We run a social media search engine. We offer our users to save the advanced search queries & reports they build for future use. We have a dedicated "Saved Items" page that somewhat resembles the "...
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Include option to favor a returned result?

Is it good UX to provide a favorite button/icon to save a returned result? Let's say I'm searching for a home. I get a bunch of results, some of which I'm highly interested in. I don't see myself ...
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Saving multiple files on program close

I have a Windows desktop application that can handle multiple files open on one canvas (in one instance of the program). You can modify and save each file individually, or all in one go. If a user ...
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What should I do about my save button inconsistency across tabs?

The user profile in the app I'm building is across a few tabs, however, I've had a situation where I feel the expected save functionality will be inconsistent across tabs. Most of my tabs look ...
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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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Inline editing vs Edit view

I've seen this question asked a few times, but none that relate to my particular scenario. I'm working on a large, complex UI that involves many user types. For this screen, there are 4 types of users:...
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Large Screen - save button position - multiple forms

I have an application built for 1920 width screen. Stacked side by side there are forms that can be edited independently of editing the others, or user can edit all of them at once. Should I have ...
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Saving & restoring undo stack — good or bad?

In a sovereign desktop app with multi-level undo/redo (ie Photoshop, Word, etc), would being able to save and restore the undo history of a file with the file itself be a good thing or a bad thing? My ...
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Navigation-back button and/or Cancel button in upper-left corner of iOS data entry screen?

I have an iOS screen that is usually used for data entry but is occasionally used to later view the data that's been entered. For data entry, it seems like the iOS convention (e.g. stock email app) ...
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Should we allow empty profiles for newsletter generation?

I am working on the web application which provides newsletters for users. These newsletters are based on interests selected by users on their profiles. If user does not select anything he will just ...
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“Save as” title for selecting location

i have an UI Element : download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I cant figure out the title/label I need to give this UI element. The element is used for choosing a ...
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“Save” Design - Wording

In the UI design I'm revising, there is a small floppy icon isolated on the main subpane toolbar. Usability tests indicate that people don't see this, so I was considering adding the word 'Save' to ...
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Default choice for a “leave without saving changes”-dialog

I have an existing design (web application) where users can edit small parts in a webpage. A small editor will open up with the editable fields and three buttons: [Cancel & Close] [Clear] and [...
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if a screen has unsaved changes - if the user switched to a different view, should he be prompted to save (otherwise changes will be lost)?

I'm working on a screen where the user can see the same information in 2 modes: graphic mode, and table mode (there's a toggle to switch between them). In the graphic mode, there's a graph and a ...
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Denoting a tab as being “unsaved” in a web application

I have a web application where one of it's pages uses tabs to break down the page into "bite-size" chunks. The contents in each tab has no relation to any content in any other tab and can be ...
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Should we re-think the use of the word “Save”

Inspired by discussions on using the floppy disk icon for save button, and how this might not be good enough nowdays since nobody uses floppy disks anymore, I started thinking of the word "save" ...