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What is the opposite of Cancel?

Cancel might be too vague. I always like to be more descriptive when asking users to perform a quite destructive task. This often reduces any anxiety users might have. download bmml source – ...
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Why would one use "enter the name of the project to confirm"?

It's not necessarily about "good UI design", but much more about taking all measures to prevent accidental deletion and ensure that the user is fully aware of what they are deleting. This blog entry ...
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Why would one use "enter the name of the project to confirm"?

Just to be clear "good" UI design doesn't mean giving the user what they want. It often means helping the user to be a better version of themselves. In addition to what's already been mentioned, this ...
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What is the opposite of Cancel?

Have you considered giving the user an undo button instead? It reduces the cognitive overhead because no choice actually has to be made in the normal case and reduces the input from always having to ...
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Survey Confirmation - Emphasize the question or the answer?

Interesting question! Options #1 for both screens. I think there are a few points here: Consistency. You don't want to cause a sudden flip between the two screens and confuse the users or make them ...
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Why would one use "enter the name of the project to confirm"?

This is to ensure that: You understand the danger of what you're doing. Most importantly, that you're actually deleting the right repo. If a user has a lot of repos with long names, it can be easy ...
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What is the opposite of Cancel?

The first thing that came to mind given your example was: Cancel order Proceed with order One goes back, the other one forward. Maybe too forward-ey though?
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Is this cancel button needed?

It's not my words but NNGroup's: Simplicity Wins over Abundance of Choice Adding features that have little to no value to most users undermines people’s innate abilities to collect and process ...
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What is the opposite of Cancel?

"Cancel" in computers has very well defined meaning of "don't do the thing". That's the root of the problem here, as here the thing we're doing is "cancelation(sic) of an order". I believe the best ...
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How can I avoid triple confirmation modals

Instead of Yes/No answers for the second confirmation modal, provide response options that summarize what will happen for each possible response. For example, in the case of file deletion, use buttons ...
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Why would one use "enter the name of the project to confirm"?

I remap an unused keyboard key (via AutoHotKey) for intermittent use as a left-mouse-click to decrease strain from overuse of my mousing wrist, and sometimes (rarely) hit that key in the wrong spot ...
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Why would one use "enter the name of the project to confirm"?

In my opinion, an extra modal with a bright red button that does't respond to keyboard actions (like the Enter key) would suffice. One would have to move their mouse onto the bright red button to ...
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Why can't you turn off your iPhone with Siri?

My assumption is that it's a combination of the following arguments: Shutting down is a relatively uncommon action (for dealing with your example about getting undesired calls, the do not disturb ...
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Language alt for "Are you sure?", when you can't provide an undo/"don't show again"? Success rate of alts?

Your issue seems to be about helping users really pay attention; the problem underneath is called information pollution. Excessive word count and worthless details are making it harder for people ...
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Confirm cancellation

Although users don't like to admit it, they will make mistakes. Ranging from having the wrong mental model of what a button will do to a simple misclick. It is therefor important designers take these ...
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Confirm cancellation

User clicks on Save and system closes the popup? Yes. Show a feedback message on the screen behind as: Your changes are saved successfully! What if user accidentally clicks on Cancel button? ...
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Conditional webform: Yes no, if yes extra data

Use radio buttons to have them make a choice, and leave them an option to claim they've never had one. You can default to the top choice, so they can just enter the year. The fields in your mock are ...
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Popups default focus on button - best practice

Short answer: yes. Which element, though depends on the content. Per w3.org: If a dialog contains the final step in a process that is not easily reversible, such as deleting data or completing a ...
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Why should "cancel" and "confirm" button have the same size?

You may want to keep the same size for the following two reasons : Different sizes creates contrast, that creates visual clutter. Placing same size buttons around a virtual vertical axis creates ...
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What is the opposite of Cancel?

I know another answer with Yes / No buttons has already been given, and accepted, but I just want to add this. If a button says something and then a confirmation dialog pops up saying "are you sure ...
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Best way to handle new user registration when email verification is required

me, The scenario you have described does not have a fixed solution. It depends on what kind of application you are developing. But allowing users to login/ signin with their social accounts is the ...
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How to Handle User Email Confirmation After User Becomes a Paying Customer And Doesn't Confirm Email

The time when user requests for the email change, send them the confirmation link and till the time the new email ID gets confirmed, treat the earlier email address as the primary email. Just make ...
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How can I avoid triple confirmation modals

One practice that I have seen to ensure that the dangerous action is requested, but not clicked by accident, is to ask to enter the name of the action, the name of an item, or the user password to an ...
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Why would one use "enter the name of the project to confirm"?

I already made what I call accidental mistakes: my hand shifted the second I pressed the button (wanted "Cancel", got "OK"). Alternatively: an ad popped up and shifted the page. the instruction was ...
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Is it ok to show confirmation dialog on pressing Cancel?

It heavily depends on the damage (or lost time) that the user has to face with the "Accidental Cancel" (or even "Accidental Ok") If it means that the user would lose more than 10 minutes (or 2 days ...
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What is the opposite of Cancel?

For me, the opposite of "cancel" is "continue", at least in your scenario. After someone presses "cancel order", the simplest confirmation would be: Do you really want to cancel this order? No, ...
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Confirmation as two buttons replacing one with previous interaction

If you are dealing with space constraints, I would suggest a compromise between UXfrom12 and Eugene: Keep the first button labeled "Would you like to remove your account?" On click, display the two ...
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Can layout size vary when user changes tabs?

It does affect the user experience and can be very disconcerting. Always keep the size of the container constant while changing the internal item placement and positioning. Take the SE sites as a ...
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How to Handle User Email Confirmation After User Becomes a Paying Customer And Doesn't Confirm Email

solution 1 - While the user change their email in step 5, you can communicate with the user on the change email page or section, that while we welcome the user email change, an unconfirmed e-mail may ...
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How can I avoid triple confirmation modals

It depends on the action and the system, but please, never use a triple confirmation, that's just wrong and painful. If it's a permanent action that you cannot easily undo (like close account or ...
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