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If you are developing a Windows application, the correct term to use is "Exit". This is spelt out in Microsoft's Design apps for the Windows desktop guide, under the "Standard Menu Bars" section. If you are developing a Mac application, the correct term to use is "Quit". (Your menu item must read "Quit AppName".) This is spelt out in Apple's OS X Human ...


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You have a stick, |, in your mind (AKA a pipe character). \ lean it back - will fall back = back slash / lean it forward - will fall front = forward slash Font features can be grouped as thickness, slant and width as in Google fonts. The natural way of writing is to lean forward which is named as slant. Slant is one of the synonyms of slash[2,3]. Here is ...


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What's best calling these things depends on: Who is using the system; what is the nature of the action really being performed; what other actions may be performed. The Programmers View With relation to databases (and data-driven APIs) there's the famous CRUD operations, which stand for Create/Read/Update/Destroy. In many programming languages you may first ...


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All of these UI components are containers/windows that show on top of the content you are currently viewing/interacting with. The different names are based on the attention they deserve, the context you're in, and how you can interact with them. Alert - These messages need immediate attention. The window/container is usually locked, meaning you can't ...


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"Like" is Facebook's creation and is strongly associated with Facebook. +1 is Google+'s creation and is totally associated with its brand. Thinking out of the box... It seems your functionality is not exactly the same as "liking". It's more "like & follow". There is no single word for that, so alternatively you could invent your own vocabulary. ...


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I use the word device to mean anything you use to do work which extends to computers and (most of the time) mobile phones. English StackExchange suggests using mobile device for describing phones and laptops, so I don't see why adding in "immobile devices" would ruin the effectiveness of using the word device to include phones, laptops, and tower PCs.


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It's from print newspapers; back in the day when broadsheets were more common, they were usually presented folded in half vertically, so the most important part of the front page was the portion "above the fold", which is the first thing most people see when they see the newspaper. Analogously, this is the first part of the website you see when a page loads, ...


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"Sort by date" is probably the most common option, but it's not the way that most people speak. Where possible, I prefer speaking like a human (as opposed to an engineer), and so I would prefer using something like: Newest first or Oldest first


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The Terms The following table summarises the conventional terms, which are platform dependent. On Windows, you run an application, then exit it. Ditto for Unix command line tools. However, both old documentation and pretty much all windows 8 documentation uses Open/Close. On a Mac (which deep inside is Unix-based) you open an application, but then quit it....


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Should be "Success page". Derived can be "Success animation", "Success screen". Its also more accurate as not every success needs to be happy.


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They both mean the same thing according to the free dictionary, but I think there are subtle differences. Definition of "Look up" Searching is a more general term -- you may not be sure what you will find when you search, or how many things you will find in your result set, but looking up is something you do when you know a record exists and you want to ...


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It comes from newspapers which are folded in half. Above the fold refers to content that is visible without unfolding or turning the newspaper over to see the 2nd half. This term was adapted to websites and their content that is visible without scrolling. Here is a picture of a newspaper. Everything you can see is above the fold.


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Are the listed words really synonyms? I cannot provide any references now (possibly because many software developers/producers do not consistently follow the distinction, either), but my impression is that at least abort and cancel are slightly different: Cancel sounds pretty much like a routine operation. You can cancel something before it has really ...


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Because slashes (/) were around long before their backwards counterpart came along. EDIT Well, it was a nice theory, but according to Wikipedia: "The name "slash" is a recent development, first attested in American English c. 1961 ref "Bob Bemer introduced the "\" character into ASCII on September 18, 1961, as the result of character frequency studies." ...


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I have always known this as Auto Tab or (Auto tab input fields). As a matter of fact a search for Auto Tab gives me different ways of implementation of this element, including: jQuery Autotab Demo Cut & Paste Auto tab (form field) script Auto Tab HTML Input Fields And even Microsoft dev calls it that way.


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I think this is referred to as a "near-miss" mechanic. Artificially increasing the frequency of near-misses, or artificially inflating the prize that was nearly missed, is illegal for slot machines in many areas. Study on psychology of the near-miss


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It's called Cover Flow. It's used by Apple in OS X (among others). Cover Flow is an animated, three-dimensional graphical user interface element that is integrated within the Macintosh Finder and other Apple Inc. products for visually flipping through snapshots of documents, website bookmarks, album artwork, or photographs. See: Cover Flow Edit ...


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You may be referring to thumb zones. From LukeW: In his analysis of 1,333 observations of smartphones in use, Steven Hoober found about 75% of people rely on their thumb and 49% rely on a one-handed grip to get things done on their phones. On large screens (over four inches) those kinds of behaviors can stretch people’s thumbs well past their comfort ...


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Personally I like love which is often represented by an icon of a heart and popular in social media. Then you dont have to write the word love but simply use the heart. But if you don't like the heart icon, you can always find a synonym from Thesaurus.com:


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It's an ordinary Carousel with a fancy 3D touch to it. Image source: Yahoo design pattern library Carousels are often used on webpages, in this context a carousel often shows a single item at any given time and offers some sort of auto rotation function. Many think that using carousels on webpages (as header) is considered bad practice, for various reasons ...


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There's definitely no right answer to the 'best term' to use here. In terms of context, you're correct in that 'Favourites' or 'Bookmarks' don't really feel right. An obvious solution would be 'Saved' or 'Saved for Later'. You could borrow from Twitter and Pinterest where you 'pin' items (the metaphor mightn't work, but certainly 'pin' evokes less ...


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In short yes - unless you are dealing with a technical audience. Instead, refer to what is required in this case. If it's name, say 'Your name is required'. One useful bit of advice that all UX people should stick to is 'decode your language'. That means remove technical jargon and get rid of code names for projects and abbreviations. Many UX people coming ...


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The words have subtly different meanings. Stop means to prevent something from continuing, but not necessarily permanently. E.g. stop video playback. Terminate means to stop permanently. E.g. terminate process. Abort means to terminate before completion. E.g. abort file transfer. Cancel means to make something void. E.g. cancel subscription.


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Be a voter > Vote now Christopher Bryan and Gregory Walton (2011) conducted a study for understanding if using a noun or verb statement have an influence on user motivation. According to the results of their study, participants in noun group expressed significantly more interest, 62.5%, in registering vote than participants in the verb group, 38.9%. ...


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This character has many different names, and back slash is just the oposite of slash, nothing else. It was initially created to represent signs in ALGOL language that functioned as AND and OR operators Bob Bemer introduced the "\" character into ASCIIon September 18, 1961,as the result of character frequency studies. In particular the \ was introduced ...


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The container zoo The terms card, panel, tile, and others are often used interchangeably, so their definitions not precise and can change from company to company or ecosystem to ecosystem. But, there is a loose vernacular definition for the different containers. Why does it matter? Because in practice, naming things is important. Here is an example of ...


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Status Bar The name for the toolbar itself is the "status bar". Status Bar - a strip along the bottom of a software or Internet application that indicates what is happening with a task or information like date, time, cursor or scroll position, page number, open applications, etc. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/status-bar On a Web browser,...


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IF you don't want to use the word device then you could use something more specific like (obviously) operating system. Or just use "Restart your system." "Not compatible with your system" Or don't even give it a name and say "Restart" Not compatible with this OS.


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"Check the box"? — Would probably be nearer to the real-world counterpart.


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It seems to be known as Dual Listbox or Dual Multiselect.


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