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Questions tagged [user-interface]

The [user-interface] tag pertains to questions related with the design and usability of a web application.

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How can the whitespace in the new Gmail sidebar be decreased?

The desktop version of the new Gmail interface has lots of wasteful whitespace in the sidebar between the label name and the count: How could I decrease the whitespace before the count? I tried to ...
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New Interface Collapsing Label List

I like everything about the new interface except how the label list is collapsed, see below. Can this option be disabled? I tried to find it in the settings but did not recognize anything listed as ...
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How to disable auto-play in YouTube playlists

So I know this question has been asked before, but neither the answers on this question: (How can I disable playlist autoplay in YouTube?), nor the answers from the linked duplicate question there, ...
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How to get rid of new Gmail design?

So I've tried new Gmail design. I couldn't believe it was that ugly and unpleasant to use. How to roll back to previous normal Gmail design? New Gmail design:
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Disable Gmail's highlighting of the search query in the email's body

Sometimes I search for an old email in Gmail for the purpose of taking a screenshot, but I would like to remove the yellow highlighting that is added to every match of the search query: Can I disable ...
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Change back to Google classic calendar

Google just reverted me to the new calendar. When I click on the gear, I don't have the "classic" option anymore. I hate the new format. Anyone have any ideas.
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Confusing Google icons

This is what I see when an app/script asks to access my Google account: There's a circle icon by the sentence "View and.."; and a white arrow icon by the sentence "Display and.."; What do the icons ...
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Though YouTube has completely changed it's UI, why I am still stuck with the old icon for the subtitles button?

Though YouTube has updated it's layout and in the new layout the media control buttons like the subtitles button has a different icon now but I am still stuck with old icon. Everything is working fine ...
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How to change the picture in the upper right corner in Gmail?

How to change the picture in the upper right corner in Gmail? The solution should work in all the (major) browsers. I usually keep opened several Gmail accounts in various tabs at the same time and ...
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Turn off smooth scrolling in Slack

In Slack, when I'm browsing a channel, if I press PageUp/PageDown, the channel content scrolls smoothly, i.e. the content moves one screen line at a time and it takes about one second to perform the ...
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Enter comment on enter key

I want to be able to type YouTube comments and replies and press Enter to submit the message. At the moment, pressing Enter inserts a new line. I find this useless as I never use newlines in my ...
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Since YouTube comment downvotes don't subtract from the score, what are they actually used for?

Youtube comments currently look like this: When you upvote a comment, the "thumbs up" symbol becomes blue for you and one point gets added to the score immediately, making it look like this: When ...
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What do the orange bars in Amazon Music mean?

Amazon Music provides the user with a column showing grey bars in the song list table. Some of these bars are orange. So the UI element kind of gets "filled up" from the left. It feels like they are ...
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What does the “filmstrip” icon on YouTube do?

Some, not all, YouTube videos show this "film strip" icon in the controls at the bottom. There is no popup with explanation on hover (like the captions, settings, etc.). Clicking the icon turns it ...
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How to make to an existing public post private in Google Plus?

I wrote a post, tagging two people, intending it for their eyes only. A good conversation was had, but a week later, I noticed getting +1s on it from other people I didn't intend to share it with. I'd ...
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Any way to jump to a much older point in a Facebook photo stream?

When you go to the Photos section of a Facebook page, the URL will be https://www.facebook.com/PAGENAME/photos_stream, and then as you keep scrolling down, more photos will appear. This one Facebook ...
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How do I find all of my posts on Google+?

My profile page on Google Plus lists all of my posts. This is my profile page. However, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to see this Wall-equivalent from the web interface of plus.google.com....
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How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive?

How can I change the column widths of the file list in Google Drive? I see that I can change the width of the folder hierarchy by dragging the vertical divider in the left frame, but the file ...
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Why is there “Watch later as <username>” instead of just “Watch later” on YouTube?

A picture is worth a thousand words. Here: My question is about the 'Watch later as...' part. This icon could've just said 'Watch later' but it specifically mentions the username. What this suggests ...
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The spellchecking window partially covers the slide in Google Drive Presentations

The spellchecking window partially covers the slide. This sometimes leads to situations when the word being corrected is occluded by the spellcheck window. The window is fixed and cannot be moved away....
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Where is Rapportive's “Claim your email address” option in new Gmail interface?

I am using Rapportive with my official email address. I need add my personal email address to same profile. I have found that there is option for the same. It's "Claim your email addresses!" feature. ...
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Is there any way to get back the old style Gmail reply and compose boxes? [duplicate]

Is there any way besides using a 3rd party email application to revert Gmail to the old-style compose and reply email boxes - the style that allows you to use your full screen? It drives me ...
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Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos

Google recently removed the Stop download command from the context-menu of videos on YouTube. Reports indicate that videos stop buffering in the background when you pause while others indicate that ...
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How do I change my interface language on Transifex?

Transifex allows users to translate strings on the platform, and there is a dedicated project just for translating the platform itself. However, I don't seem to have access to any functionality to ...
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Browse only free streaming Amazon Prime videos?

I've got a subscription to Amazon Prime, which gives me some selection of their videos streaming for free. I'd like to be use this like I do Netflix--search for a movie I'm interested in and see if I ...
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Default card assignment to self

I'm just getting acquainted with Trello and I do not have much experience with other tools. I am looking for a tool that can help me manage several personal projects and I've started out by setting up ...
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Exploring interesting or random Bitbucket repositories

On GitHub there is an Explore page (and list of public repositories), where users can explore new interesting, and not so interesting, repositories. Is there is such page for Bitbucket? I found a ...
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How can you have a way to tell who made an event on a shared google calendar? Different colours?

I'm sharing a google calendar with people who aren't good with computers. Is there an easy way to tell who made what event? I was thinking, is there a way for me to set the default background colour ...
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How to open new tabs for each mail (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook/Hotmail…)?

Yahoo's old (classic) design allowed me to quickly middle-click each mail link and open in a new tab. I like having one tab open with the complete list of recent mails in my Inbox, and separate tabs ...
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Facebook makes emoticons graphical — how to disable this behaviour?

Facebook started turning emoticons used in comments on status updates graphical: How do I turn off this behaviour? Preferably inside Facebook, but otherwise with a user-side script or user-side ...
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Checking into a book, music, games and topics on the new GetGlue [closed]

GetGlue recently updated their user interface and I am having problems checking into a book, music, games and topics. How can this be done or has support for books been disabled?
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YouTube player won't expand to the middle size anymore?

These three buttons in the bottom right corner of the YouTube player: the leftmost shifts the player to the left and makes it smaller (default), the middle one shifts the player to the center and ...
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How to make Google's interface always be in your chosen language across products - not just search

I would like to reference and revisit the following post - How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language? - that has yet to be answered sufficiently. Unfortunately none of ...
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How to reply to answers on Tumblr?

I asked a question on Tumblr and ticked the "Let people answer this" option. Now a few answers have come in, and I wanted to reply to them, yet I do not see a way how. Is it possible? And if so, how?
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Facebook event time: Trouble at 12 pm

Every week I create several Facebook events beginning at 12:00 and finishing at 13:00. No problem for the ending time: I just type "13" and Facebook proposes me "1:00 pm" in the drop-down list. But ...
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Registration form, recommendations for shared entities? [closed]

I have a web app, that teachers will be registering for, the registration form has school name, school website. So, I will have data redundant filling the school name each time for teachers at the ...
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How do I create a post title that is a link in Blogger interface?

In the old Blogger interface, when you were creating a post there was a box where you could place a URL that would turn the title into a hyperlink. That box is gone in the new Blogger interface. I'...
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Deactivated Facebook accounts used in court

Can the court in anyway have access to a deactivated Facebook account? And if so, can they recover the permanently deleted account?
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How to load a YouTube playlist?

When I search for something on YouTube, and there's a playlist among the search results, I click that list, and it's "loaded" (that is, there's the playlist bar at the bottom of the window, where I ...
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Videos to be downloaded

I would love to ask the Help page this question but I cannot find where I can submit a question. I only see "frequently asked questions". Anyway, dear Facebook gurus, how can I download my videos ...
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Switching to old Gmail UI [closed]

About three weeks ago Gmail told me I could switch to a new look. I did, and it was terrible to say the least. Luckily Gmail let me revert back to the old look and I quickly went back. I was using the ...
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Gmail crashing in Chrome?

Since the change in Gmail's interface, I've noticed that the Gadgets I use have disappeared. When I tried to expand Gmail's sidebar there were no line with three dots to grab and today I couldn't ...
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Expand Gmail sidebar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the sidebar in Gmail to expand like old times? After reading this question: How do I get the sidebar in Gmail to expand like old times? I tried to expand Gmail ...
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How do I get the sidebar in Gmail to expand like old times?

I recently switched to the redesigned version of Gmail (aka Gmail's new look) and I'm loving it. However, one of the changes I noticed is that the bar on the left side (which has a list of all my ...
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Can I make Google auto-focus the search field faster?

It used to be instant but it seems to take longer and longer to actually load the page to a point where the browser is ready to focus the search field so I can actually search. Can I work around this?...
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Move the chat window to the right side of Gmail with the preview pane enabled

I am using Gmail with too many labels with multiple levels. I also have the Preview Pane lab enabled. I want to move the chat window to the right side. It was previously there. But I am not able to ...
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How to pop out the new Facebook chat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Facebook chat only page Facebook has rolled out a new chat UI. I always used to use the option 'pop out chat' that appeared in the menu at the top of the chat interface, ...
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Can I get my links back in Gmail for selecting threads instead of the new drop down?

Gmail recently switched from links that would allow you to select multiple threads (read, unread, starred, none, etc.) to a drop down to do same: I would like my links back (one less click). Is ...
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Google Spreadsheets Data Management

I am looking for a way to manage the input of some data in Google Spreadsheets. Before I roll up my sleeves and write a new UI using the Google API I thought I would see if there was anything out ...
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How to change speed dials?

On the left-hand side of the Google Voice user interface, next to "Contacts", there is a + (plus) sign, and when you click it, it maximizes into a list of five people. I did not choose any of the ...