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save/cancel dialog from pressing cancel

Use more specific language in your CTAs Perhaps you've got a style guide that might prohibit this, but part of the existing problem is that the microcopy is typically generic. Leave the buttons in ...
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"Save" vs "Add": What button should I use for my app?

Since we don't have any visual mocks to go by, here's a quick thought on your question; I'll adjust my answer if it's off the mark, or you provide more details. Starting an interaction: Add or + ...
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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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How to clarify ambiguity in "Save" behaviour on web based applications for users

Let's tackle this question like this: In a crude way - AutoSave : Save this without user intervention or automatically Save : Save the work so that the user does not loose it Now your point: ...
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Mobile forms - Where to put the save and cancel buttons?

I think this article answers your question very well: Why Users Miss Form Buttons Placed in the Action Bar As they fill out the form, their eyes move from the top of the page to the bottom. When ...
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Guidelines for when to auto-save settings vs "save" button

In my opinion, auto-save should be avoided: When there are validations on the form The form allows multiple entries We designed a timesheet module for a client that auto-saved entries. The client ...
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Where to place the Save button Material

Why not just keep the toolbar?
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What symbol conveys "save"?

The Floppy disk icon is a common icon that's been engraved into the minds as the Save icon. Apart from that, you could also use the Tick to signify Done and Save Ideally you should ...
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What are the best practices for saving? Incompatible errors vs user-input error?

There are many ways, and it can get confusing. (Philosophical discussion here first, my answers/opinion/perspective nearer to the bottom) If you have a long form, and the user gets to the bottom, ...
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Display annoying important message or leave it out?

the image is lost after the user closed it, so an "undo" button is off the table. In this scenario you should try to prevent the worst case, which is that the user didn't click "Save". Therefore ...
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Handling two possible workflows of the same action

You can test a dropdown button, which treats all paths as equivalent choices. I don't know your domain, but if you have complex workflows with many paths, and the requirements are to keep those paths /...
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Handling two possible workflows of the same action

I wouldn't overcomplicate the save functionality. It's a pattern that users are used to and have clear expectations of how it should work. I would introduce an added step after saving, either as a ...
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Many save options, limited space

The reason your split button is causing discoverability issues is because Close, Create Another, and Schedule Delivery really aren’t different ways of saving. They’re different ways of proceeding to ...
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Would the placement of the Save Button be better in the top right or under content?

As per the structure of the page that is shown in the image, the heriarchy of button placed at the top right is actually giving out the meaning of saving an entire data with a catch in the button ...
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Guidelines for when to auto-save settings vs "save" button

For me Auto-save works. This is my scenario and my reasons for implementing it. Scenario: Our app has long form with lots of data input, some of that free text comments. We have more than 100 users ...
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No "save" option in Android new contact activity?

That's strange, what version do you have? I have a tick in the top right which saves the contact for me.
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User has edited text, then deleted changes. Should "save" button remain active?

Yes, the Save button should remain active. The only rule for your disabled Save button is: After the user has pressed the button it becomes disabled, when the user adds/removes a character the button ...
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Save As Template button, if application criteria changes, should the changes also be saved on Save As Template click?

should the edited areas be saved with that template creation? Absolutely! Users are inherently lazy when it comes to filling out forms (or any data entry) no one would fill out anything they didn't ...
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Evaluate vs Save

The primary use of this form is to save the data to permanently store it and to later compare it with other, similar entries. Referring to your note above - I think Save & Compare will be the ...
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Should the website automatically save on logout

As you have stated it, that your form comprises of many pages. Hence your user needs to be made aware that their progress will be saved or put in draft state if they logout. You should provide user ...
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How to clarify ambiguity in "Save" behaviour on web based applications for users

I think that if you utilize the following: Display to the user that an auto-save is being used (up in the corner) And also displays a dialog if the internet connection goes down A confirmation box if ...
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How to clarify ambiguity in "Save" behaviour on web based applications for users

Some users seem not to trust auto-saving, so an an explicit 'save' button can help give them assurance that their work is definitely being saved. We've built a few auto-saving system and have observed ...
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Many save options, limited space

The answer is in this: ... not enough discoverability Make it discoverable:
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Many save options, limited space

If every action is save plus something else, the application should save automatically like Google docs. Here's an example of saving automatically and using regular buttons to avoid discoverability ...
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Cancel button to go back after Saving

As I understand you want to keep your logic as it is - keep form open even after submitting. To solve your problem, I'd highly recommend you to change the word "cancel" to "close", ...
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Spinner (saving mode) on the button?

General practice seems to be the following for "loaders" / "spinners" these days: Loader in the center of the screen with blurred / dark / whitened background Loader on button is great as well, if ...
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Proper way to describe saving canvas to server?

Your 'upload' function sounds more like an 'import' - the object in hand is the canvas and the user is bringing something into the canvas from elsewhere. Making that change would free up the 'upload'...
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Guidelines for when to auto-save settings vs "save" button

Aside from consistency, it should also check for platform from your analytics report. If most of your audience is from a macOS background you may want to consider using auto-save since the behaviour ...
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What symbol conveys "save"?

I like Google Material Icons' Add Location icon:
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