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What is the best practice to make sure the user only can take one action at a time? [duplicate]

I have a web application where a user can perform actions on rows of data. When an action is performed all other actions should be disabled until the action is done. Usually it takes < 1 sec for an ...
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Submit button placement on a form with long columns

This question is related to the Sticky submit button at the top and bottom of the form?, and Submit button on top of the long form but I consider has other nuances. I have a form that is made only ...
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Should submit button be always visible or displayed after filling all required fields?

I am designing a long form in which all fields are mandatory and form cannot be broken down into steps should submit button be fixed at bottom keeping rest of the form scrollable or the button should ...
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Where to put submit button in a long screen with multiple inputs

I'm redoing a web configuration UI for a piece of hardware. Think of a configuration UI of a standard router. You install this hardware into your network and access configuration through your browser. ...
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How to display success message after form submit?

In my current Laravel application all there is to do is fill out a form, so after the submission nothing else happens. So now I'm wondering how it'd be best to display the success message and I've ...
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Should a submit button be disabled by default for an inline form with only one input field? [closed]

For example: YouTube disables the comment button by default, and only enables it once text has been entered: Before: After: The general consensus on ux.stackexchange.com is to not disable submit ...
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Cocoa - When do you include a submit button?

I am designing an app with some forms. I have looked at other Cocoa apps to see how they handle the submission of forms. Some apps don't have a submit button and update their backing datastore (or ...
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Is it acceptable to have users wait for their submission to be visible publicly?

If a user creates a new ad or updates an existing ad, it may take up to X minutes before the changes are publicly visible on the website (the user will be informed of this). For what values of X is ...
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Best UX to Indicate To User That They Can Submit Multiple Times

I have a basic form template as follows: The user enters data and then saves the data. The user potentially has a number of these submissions to make. What is the best way to indicate to the user ...
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Is it okay to name submit button as "Select"

I am on creation form and want to add video to this form. I press + and the video gallery is opened in a popup. I need to select video and submit. Is it okay to name submit button as Select? Or are ...
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Multiple actions in a single button/link?

I came across this today while reviewing a mock from a coworker on another project, I told him it was "definitely wrong" but couldn't find any supporting UX guidelines that tackle this exact issue. ...
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Auto Execute form or wait for user action dilemma

So I have a very large, form based query - where user makes selections and filters by using checkboxes. Each click on a checkbox triggers the query automatically and the results are dynamically ...
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Placing action buttons in the "left" or "right" side of the form? [duplicate]

What are the logical reasons to place following action buttons at the left side or the right side of the form?
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Should I provide a button in case users don't think to press enter? [duplicate]

On my site I have a search bar like this: The user types something in and presses enter. There is nothing they can click on to submit the search. I could make the icon on the right clickable but it ...
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What should happen after a successful submit on an admin content creation page?

I am creating a website in which its admins have elevated privileges to create articles and other content through forms. Using the article creation scenario, what behavior would be most ideal for an ...
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Sticky submit button at top and bottom of the form?

Typical mental model suggests that submit button is at the end of the form. Should I go with button at top as well as bottom. since in our application we put action items on a sticky bar at top at top....
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Button text that changes depending on previous actions (pay now vs. update order)

The essence of my question is this: is it problematic to change text of a call-to-action button based on user input to a form? More specifically: we have a short form within a dialog that allows ...
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Is there any use case (except submitting a blurred input) when you can't do without visible SUBMIT button for a form?

I don’t want to waste limited screen space for duplicated elements, so I want to ask: can you imagine a situation when the client demands to see a visible SUBMIT/GO!/OK button that is placed somewhere ...
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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 ...
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Submit button of form in material design

There is no description for submit buttons in material design. The most closest by meaning are floating action buttons. The buttons are located in top part of screen, but I don't see any sense in this ...
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Show submit button only after the form has been validated?

I'm building a store-like site and users can publish their own ads and I was wondering if not showing the submit button until the form has been completeley validated is a good idea, for example if the ...
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Providing similar login experience while logging in with a button and with enter

It regards standard login forms - I mean those which include login/email field and password field and "remember my login" checkbox, which is often forgotten to click although user would be actually ...
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Is the return arrow a recognized symbol for submitting an input field?

I have an input box that submits content on the push of enter/return. To the right of the input, a submit-button will be placed to give users the possibility to click to submit content. Will an ...
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Google places autocomplete with multiple(2) submit buttons

I'll try to make it short, as the problem is simple but long to explain: I'm using google autocomplete on a location search input. It's on the site's header so it should be quick and comfortable to ...
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Automatic log-in

I've just seen a question here about auto submitting form on a webpage (Should Forms Auto Submit (Auto Advance) When Questions Are Correctly Filled In?). Most people answered 'no', because the person ...
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Google Keep - "Submit"-Button instead of "New-Line" in Textfield - User-friendly?

Some of you might know "Google Keep", where you can create notes. Everytime I use this app I'm wondering if this "submit"-design is smart or not. I'm always confused and press the button on the top (...
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Where should the submit button be for these type of compact forms? (bootstrap 3 module)

So, I'm creating a compact form module for bootstrap 3. The project is opensource on github. This type of forms are good in two ways: It's so 2014 and very user friendly on mobile devices. But Im ...
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What is the best place to put form submission buttons in a mobile application?

It's the first time that i came across the design of a mobile-only UI app. I'm not experienced with it and i would like to know what is the best place to put form submission buttons in a mobile ...
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Creating new item with ajax

If I have a form which is used for creating data which will be displayed on the same page, I'm unsure how I should present the new item upon creation. The scenario; an item is created, post data sent ...
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How to gently lock a form when user is still typing (after finished countdown)?

I’m creating a website where users practice writing short stories. One particular task is writing a story in less than 15 minutes (the stories will later be reviewed/rated by other users). The ...
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Submit button permanently disabled or invisible?

I have an app in which we submit multiple surveys for reporting with one submit button. The only way to undo the action is to unsubmit each individual survey. This would allow the "submit" function to ...
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What is the best way to let users read an "important note" before submitting a form?

We have a website where users can book a room and our payment gateway is Paypal. On the payment page, we have a form requiring customer information and at the bottom, we have a button called "Make ...
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ajax vs button(action) submission for configuration/option settings [duplicate]

I read this post (ajax checkboxes vs submit button) on a similar topic and I am at an impasse. I've noticed a move towards active changes for configuration and settings in applications for all sorts ...
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How to make the user fill out all required fields when signing up

In the registration form for a website, what is the best way to prevent the user from continuing until all the required fields are filled in? For example should the "submit" button be grayed out until ...
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Is there a generally accepted icon for the "Submit" button? [closed]

I'm developing an Android application that presents the user with a search form, then presents a list of matching results after the query has been submitted. The results will be displayed on a ...
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Submit button on top of the long form

For example user have Options page with long form in it. The most popular options are often on the top of the form, so user is changing them and have to scroll to the bottom of the form to hit "Submit"...
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Layout of multi-purpose status update box

I'm building a status update box similar to the one found on Facebook and Google+. Mine will allow for multiple types of posts such as status updates, code snippets, images, projects and applications. ...
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If input text length is known, do I really need a submit button?

Use case On a mobile device a user is improving her math skills using a native app (Windows Phone). There are many expressions being calculated in a series and the user is trying to get 10 correct ...
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What is a popular method to show that a form is/has been successfully submitted?

When the user clicks a button to submit a form is there a popular way to give the user instant feedback that the form has been submitted? (other than them looking at browser tab and seeing a spinner ...
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Keyboard shortcut for "Submit form"

I use a form maybe 100 times a day. I can tab between the fields with no problem but most of the time I don't have to fill out the entire form and would like to submit it without having to touch the ...
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