Questions tagged [tap]

Tap is the 'click' of touch interfaces.

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What is the technical name for the “Tap to translate” button from GoogleTranslate app?

When copying some text on Android, Google Translate displays a floating button on the side of the screen (top / right) that can be tapped to translate or just dragged up and down to not be obstructive....
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Tap, Tap, Tap or Keyboard Entry

We are doing an internal makeover to our existing Timesheet Mac app. In that I ran into a situation where I have to decide either of the below options. Option A : Tap, Tap, Tap Like the smartphone ...
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What should be the duration of a simple tap event (not long press) in a mobile app?

We are building a mobile app that does not use any long press interactions in its UI. However, we observed some users tapping longer than expected when trying to open the menu. As they tapped too long ...
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What should taphold or click-hold do by default? [duplicate]

This question is not specific to language/framework/platform. I want to know (and confirm), what should happen (by default) if a user taps and holds (or clicks and hold). This is more about basic ...
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Is there a reason to have different actions for refreshing a page vs reloading a page with known new content?

In the official Stack Exchange mobile apps (I use the iOS version, but I assume the behavior is similar on the other platforms), there are two distinct user actions used to refresh/reload the ...
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Should preferred control come first on mobile device?

I've got a check for pass, and an x for fail. Both controls are positioned next to each other on the right side of the screen. The preferred action is pass so it should be the most natural gesture. My ...
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How can the Stack Exchange app indicate that code blocks are tappable?

In case you're unaware, there's now an official Stack Exchange Android app. With it comes some new behaviour for code blocks: you can tap them to pop them out and view them in a sorta-full screen view....
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What word can be used to mean either click or tap?

Very often we need to speak generically about clicking or tapping an item, but there seems to be a lack of vocabulary in English for this. We could just say "click or tap" every time, but that is ...