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

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Back button or Cancel/Save when calling server is necessary

Here we have a settings screen that appears from a sliding view. You tap "Messaging" and the following modal shows up: In order to avoid the complexity involved with synchronizing settings every time ...
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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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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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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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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 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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save/cancel dialog from pressing cancel

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I'm making a Windows desktop application. It's "too hard" to build in an Undo action. I have a task that opens in a modal window,...
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Best way to indicate that progress autosaves with local memory?

I'm building an app that allows users to take small self-assessments (more or less a quiz). The app doesn't require login credentials or a signup, as user progress is auto-saved (almost ...
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Is autosave appropriate for password fields?

I'm developing an application that has user based access. Each user can change some settings for their profile (localization, timezone, the password, etc). I've chosen to perform autosave (a la Apple'...
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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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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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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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Behaviour of save function on modal window

I have a modal window in which are three tabbed forms: [caveat This began life as a sliding div a la twitter, but for whatever reason I have been asked to consider a modal window] The user uses this ...
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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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User has edited text, then deleted changes. Should “save” button remain active?

We are trying to figure out the conditions for enabling/disabling a button that saves text contents in the following scenario: A user types "hello" in a textarea. A "save" button is enabled. The user ...
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What are the best practices for saving? Incompatible errors vs user-input error?

I've been trying to set a standard for my team. Right now, I have it as when there is a system error there would be a toast And when there is a user error, the field becomes red and there is an error ...
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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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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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Shortcut to save a document?

With the offline programs the convention (at least in English) is to type Ctrl+S to save a document. However, in many online web(app)s the convention is to type Ctrl+Enter to submit the current form, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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How to display save/cancel actions in an accordion

I'm in the middle of designing a setup flow and have decided to go for an accordion paradigm (due to the large amount of steps, using tabs would result in tab overflow in mobile devices). Upon ...
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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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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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Optional Comments on Saving

Maybe I'm crazy, but every UI mockup I seem to get passed to me, I end up ripping apart. And in the end, my suggestions are often shot down. We end up creating UI's with what I consider to be a ...
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Dialog asking to save changes when doing a selection change?

In our desktop application we have a viewer which shows the content of a selected item (both, viewer and list, are located in the same window). When the user selects a different item, its content will ...
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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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Save an item before the user wants to, without annoying them

In my application the user will describe a case, a case will typically have a title, description, date and some other attributes. The user will also be able to add attachments to a case. The case ...
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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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Should a floating section be affected by a page's save button?

I am designing an editable page that has a floating 'Notes' on the right section that follows users down the page. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I have ...
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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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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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Better place to put the edit button on table

I'm struggling with a decision here.. What is the best place (and why) to put the edit button on a table if the edit mode will act only in partial content of that row?
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Restoring a user's unsaved work on a webpage

TL;DR The user edits data without saving. On the next visit, (how) should the unsaved changes be made available? Background information. I have a website that presents user created textual content (...
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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Select from option list and apply action

I have several labels that are associated with text, e.g. Default : Text Label1 : 123 Label2 : 456 Label3 : 789 The UI for this is currently structured as follows: [Default ▾] [Save] [Save as] [...
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Austosave causing clearing of input data [closed]

We have a web application that includes two internal tabs (within the webpage). One of which the user writes down comments, and the other where they only view content. There are times where they have ...
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Save vs. Submit - Clone the [Original] Record on Submit?

Before anyone says this is a duplicate, this question isn't about wording of Save (as draft) and Submit buttons or their positioning on a form. For our app, we'll assume that the user knows that Save ...