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Questions tagged [settings]

a setting affects system function and performance.

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I need a good UX design that enables changing configuration on both admin and user levels [on hold]

I'm working at a company hosting several web-applications and mobile apps that enable the customer to show, modify and analyse their own data. Customers might have multiple user accounts per customer....
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Ensuring appropriate sound volume

How do you set a sound volume or make the user adjust their volume setting in a way that the loudness of the soundscape in a simulation matches reality as closely as possible? Imagine: in an AR or VR ...
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Design settings page for wide layout?

My web app has a settings page. It's pretty normal: some broad categories on the left, then pairs of option-name - option-value settings on the main right-hand section. Works OK. However, on a full-...
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What style options should a mobile app provide?

I have a couple fairly simple Android apps on Google Play. I've gotten a few reviews which somewhat surprised me (though they probably shouldn't have) asking about adding an option to use a light ...
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How to display an active ruleset in a combobox?

In our application, we have a small bar with settings. We're currently adding the ability to save multiple rulesets of settings that the user can easily switch between. I've added a simple combobox ...
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What is the best wording for an admin setting that changes a users view?

Background: I am working with a team on an application where there is an admin user who can edit websites. In this, there is are preconfigured widgets an admin can add to their page. One of them is ...
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How to display long and dry text's?

How would you display your users really long text's that are dry and they don't really want to read? Context: We have a relatively big website with a area for our paying customers. Since the laws in ...
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Timer settings, when to use a combobox or spinbox?

I was creating a mockup for an login settings window, and when i came to the option for "auto logout", i was wondering if it should be a spinbox, allowing the user to set any value (in minutes), or a ...
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Research and guidelines for settings, menus and control panels

I'm currently redesigning a System Settings page, which is a mix of preferences/configuration, functions, control panel and settings menus. So far I've taken layout inspiration from various control ...
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When the user changes a default item, how should the new one be signified?

Considering this case, in which we don't expect the items to be very many (mostly 1-2, but can get to 5-6 tops, and there can only be one favorite: The order of the items is the one in which they ...
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How to handle settings that change (or needs to be reviewed) yearly?

I am creating a module for a school. Now a school has a lot of data like: school general info, grades, classes, rates, registration dates, etc. Now, there are some information that should remain more ...
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Should Settings be inside Profile Screen?

I'm working on a mobile app where I have a profile screen which tracks your stats from previous months on how long you've been meditating for. Should Settings go inside Profile or should I access ...
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Positive vs. negative in options/settings?

What is better phrasing for settings pages when dealing with true/false/checkbox values? For example the setting that hides something. How would you name it: – Hide x (disabled by default) -> ...
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App on-boarding via contextual imagery

I am in the process of identifying suitable methods for on-boarding users on what is in effect a "shopping" app. I would like to configure the app to the needs of its current user by finding out what ...
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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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Is it important to display a username to a user when logged in?

Our system header currently displays an icon and a username, as seen below: For reasons of accessibility and clarity of purpose I have re-designed it to display a clearer call to action, as seen ...
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How to deal with a lot (250+) of settings?

I'm currently working on an Android application that has a lot of (over 250) individual settings. During most of the app's existence there was no designer working on it, so the settings UI is mostly (...
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Team member profile vs. user's account profile

I'm developing an app where a registered user can create teams but the people on the teams don't have to be a registered user of the app. The team owner can assign group members to tasks but until ...
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Managing Checkboxes for Dependent Settings

I don't do much GUI design. I am working on an application and helping to define some requirements for a user preferences dialog. Some of the settings are boolean values that can be determined by a ...
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How to deal with a “preferred user setting” and automatic fallback

Context I'm adding a new option in a configuration screen. It's basically a simple radio-button / combobox / checkbox that either uses the default Setting A or the new Setting B. Setting A is the ...
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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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More appropriate button text for resetting default settings

I'm developing a desktop application and in the application settings management dialog I've add a button that once pressed, reset all fields to default values. I'm wondering what is the standard for ...
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Gear icon vs. ellipsis (3 dots)

I always see these icons on settings or data tables. Can both icons have the same value or meaning? Is it a trend or standard? Gear icon: Ellipsis:
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Should user account and profile be the same page?

I am currently researching into user account pages. But the needs for the company includes components that would also associate to a user profile page (i.e more visible information, tailored content ...
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advanced settings and default settings in different screens

I have this step by step configuration flow, to help people create an object. 
The idea is to show the required configurations on the surface, and more advanced settings, below this layer - because ...
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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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How to make a long list of settings less overwhelming

We are working on a fairly complex B2B app. It's been in active development for many years and as a result, we've ended up with a bunch of settings that we have to present in the admin panel. It looks ...
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Radio button in a tab menu

I'm creating a settings menu where a user can go in and set how they would like to weight data in an app. There are two versions of weighting and a user can select only one or the other. However, I ...
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distinguishing the difference between push notifications and in-app notifications

Through past research, I've found that users connect better with the term 'notifications' rather than 'push notifications' (as push is based on quite a techy concept of the notification being pushed ...
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What's the difference between “account” and “profile”?

On many websites you have a settings section where you can view and edit your profile data. On others you can edit your account data. Some sites even have both. What is the difference between "...
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Why colors are set to high saturated in most smarphones?

From the very first time of buying android smartphones, we see those colors which are less realistic. Only few percentage of people change it by going deep level down inside settings. Why it is set ...
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Should user related data be part of a settings?

If I have an app that does something based on some information that user enters & can change - should those data be part of a settings? For (dummy) example: if I have an app that creates reports ...
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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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Changing between privacy type of profile attributes

The privacy settings page will list all the user profile attributes like Name, Age, School, Work, Hobbies, Contact Info etc. sans their values. The user can then choose which of the attributes to make ...
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What do you call a GUI widget that slides out from the left or right?

In mobile applications, many times you have the main content taking up the entire screen but there is a settings page also. To reach the settings page you can to put your finger on the left or right ...
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Google Chrome's setting/option icon a variation of the hamburger menu?

I noticed on a recent Google Chrome update that the setting/option icon changed from the wrench to three dots, which I thought was interesting as this seemed to related to the 'more' symbol but turned ...
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Designing a large user preferences menu that isn't confusing

My app helps pianists to practise their scales. They press a button and are shown a random scale to play. They press the button again and they get another. I need to allow users to "turn-off" scales, ...
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Is it better to separate settings from task tab or to group it?

I'm currently developping the v2 of my bot so i want to redesign the whole UI. As a part of that work, there is one question that i don't achieve to answer myself. Is it better to separate settings ...
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Indicate what level an overridden setting comes from

For reports my team releases, we have a hierarchy like this. Customer administrators aren't allowed to modify the base settings, but they can set overrides one level below. Copies of the report can ...
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Columns in a table - settings buttons position

I am building a screen for a rather big platform and I am trying to figure the best position for settings buttons for a column in a table. The table holds information about players and their ...
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Better layout for a component on my site? [closed]

Hi I have a place in my system where a user can select which things they want turned on or off, the image below is how it looks at the moment. The problem is that it's very cluttered and not easy to ...
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App with optional modules - main settings menu naming?

Our app has multiple products that you can opt into, let's pretend it's named "Xanadont". Each product (or module) has configurable settings plus the main app has settings. There's a settings view ...
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What to do when your application has an “unmanageable” number of settings?

I like how Google's Material Design approaches patterns for application settings: Settings should be well-organized, predictable, and contain a manageable number of options (emphasis added). The ...
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Grouping unrelated settings

I'm setting up some options/settings pages for a wordpress theme. There are a lot of options and I think splitting them up will help navigating the different controls. I'm thinking of splitting the ...
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best practice: how to handle data entry / modification & storing changes thereof

I have a page (HTML) containing multiple tabs, all filled with various settings. Those settings are further divided into groups which are nothing more than separate REST calls to the server. Each ...
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How do I explain that some settings save automatically, while others need to be manually saved?

I have an interface that looks like this: The top three fields (Friendly name, Unique TrackerID and URL Endpoint) all need to be saved for the changes to apply and can be discarded by clicking "Go ...
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Using toggle buttons alongside text boxes?

I'm designing a control to allow users to quickly adjust two variables using a pre-defined list (in this case a toggle button group). Users want to be able to set and use these "quick-selections", as ...
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Should I hide settings behind a settings menu or allow the user to edit inline?

Currently I have a page with settings inline with the information the user is looking for: However, it makes the rows cluttered: I was thinking about moving them all out to a separate settings menu: ...
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Visualising sharing settings, roles and rights

A little about our platform; We have events that are part of calendars (1 or more). Calendars can then be added to a user dashboard. That user dashboard can have many members part of it. (Owner, ...
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Control that changes state automatically and needs to be a part of a form. Any ideas?

I need an example of a control that changes its state automatically once a condition has been satisfied. I need to use such a control to allow admins to set a flag at the user level that would ask ...