I have this table, which has a button to go to the "Details page" of that transaction.

What would be more natural or appropriate for the button's label?

  • See Details
  • See Detail
  • Show Details
  • Other?

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  • I would be inclined to refer to you to ux.stackexchange.com for advice on how to lay out your table and its controls....
    – Hellion
    Dec 10, 2014 at 19:14
  • I've thought of posting there, because I participate in that community, but I think it's more an English word-choice than an usability case. I would post this in UX if you tell me for example, that there are 3 equivalent options at a language level. I'm deleting the "details" option, because that makes a mix between word-use and usability. Dec 10, 2014 at 19:23
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    From a language perspective, none of your options would jump out at me as poorly worded. I could tell you my personal preference from a UI perspective, but I think the UX folks would be able to offer more insight.
    – ColleenV
    Dec 10, 2014 at 20:47

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I'd expect a button to execute my command, not tell me what to do - which means it's "Show Details", not "See Details".
And it should be plural, because I'd expect a certain amount of information.

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    For sure "Show details" is the way to go. I think you could just simplify it to "Details" and it would be fine. At the end of the day, people who are browsing this table would not notice this minor detail ;)
    – Huangism
    Dec 10, 2014 at 20:55

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