widgets that allow a single item to be selected or not. Usually shown by a square box, with a check mark in it if selected.

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Is it acceptable practice to use checkboxes as radio buttons?

Can someone point me in the direction to articles regarding checkboxes and radio buttons? I'm in a discussion with an Art Director and he is convinced it makes more sense to use checkboxes because ...
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Show list selection based on multiple attribute selection

In my traditional desktop app (not web app), I have a screen with a relatively short list of items (typically 10 - 20), from which the user can select any combination (including all). The items have ...
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Toggle button vs. check box and toggle switch

XAML for Windows 8 offers 3 controls for toggling: toggle button, check box and toggle switch. The Windows 8 UX guidelines explain and compare the check box and the toggle switch, but make no ...
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What is the best way to indicate when fields are empty in read-only mode?

I am working with a data-intensive application that displays many tabs and inside those tabs are different panels with related content. It is form-oriented, so the panels have a read mode and edit ...
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Alternative to a columns of checkboxes in a table

Here's the scenario: A Person has a bunch of Accounts. Accounts may (or may not) have Services attached to it depending on the type of Account. Currently there are two types of Service (indicated by ...
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Using icons as checkboxes?

How unusable is it to use icons as checkboxes? It's a cool concept when it is implemented, however I am worried that it is not obvious that the icon is clickable. What are people's opinions about a) ...
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What's a good alternative to cascading checkboxes?

We have a web interface for running a report. The report can be pretty complex. There are various topics that can be included in the report, and each topic has sub-topics. Right now, the interface ...
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Is it a good/acceptable practice to combine checkboxes with radio buttons for one question?

I work on a form, in which there are questions allowing either multiple choices or selecting just one. An example: Which of the sweeties do you like: [ ] chocolate [ ] lollipops [ ] cookies ( ) ...
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List of checkboxes or multi-value select box

Currently in our application we have multiple lists of checkboxes. These lists comprise of random attributes related to a company. Each company will only perform a couple of these attributes and it is ...
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Another way of doing multi-select on mobile other than check boxes?

I saw a similar question asked but it wasn't exactly the same. On mobile check boxes feel rather fiddly and to be fair on my search around the web I haven't seen checkboxes commonly used on mobile ...
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Showing sub check boxes on a form?

I have a form where I have a group of check boxes that are only applicable if a 'master' check box is ticked. At the moment, when the check box isn't ticked it looks like this: When the text box is ...
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What is the best practice for checking a series of checkboxes?

I have a large table (some 100 rows) for setting user permissions. Each set of permissions has a set of 4 possible items, which in many cases will all be checked but not by default. For efficiency we ...
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“By posting this, you agree to our terms and conditions”

Is it okay to have a "By posting this, you agree to our terms and conditions" (i.e. like 4chan) as opposed to a "I agree to the terms and conditions" checkbox? I read about automatic agreement to ...
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Table Checkbox side best practices

When is it a best practice to allow for checkboxes to appear on the left/right and side of a table? A wireframe came across my desk looking similar to the wireframe below. The justification the team ...
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Group of checkboxes and supporting text fields

What is the best way to layout a group of checkboxes and supporting form fields? For instance, in this form the user can select several choices for a report delivery method. Some of the choices ...
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Input checkboxes wrapped inside <labels>

I usually tend to wrap my checkboxes and radio button inside their respective labels and was wondering whether this is considered a good UX practice. Pros/cons ? One of my main reasons is that it ...
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Does a list of checkboxes necessarily mean multiple choices?

I'm currently reviewing the usability of an e-commerce website. When the user searches a product, filter options are provided to refine his search. The following list of checkboxes is available: ...
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Selecting many elements from a long list

I have a scenario where my 'create user' dialog has a very long list of options, of which the user needs to select many. The project manager has suggested a 'dual list' approach: a long (scrolled) ...
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Filter options - Preferable to use an 'all' box or a 'clear' link to restore default settings?

I'm currently working on a search engine, filter options are provided to allow users to refine their searches. Example: TYPE [box] Firm [box] Lawyer [box] Transaction [box] Company When the ...
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Filtering Results: Parallel Selection: Checkboxes vs Links

I'm trying to resolve a discussion with a colleague and gain some insight into a common practice for search refinement behavior. I've read Best Practices for Designing Faceted Search Filters and seen ...
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Good user interface for multiple checkbox selection and a dropdown list (View/Editable mode)

I have a Dropdownlist and many Checkboxs. For any particular dropdown select value I will show all checkboxs and if their is already any database relation with that dropdown value I have set checkbox ...
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Too many checkboxes in a table?

A user should be able to change the settings for 5 different options for each day of the week at the same time. I was thinking of something like this, but it seems a bit messy... Too many things ...
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Irreversible changing of state

I am working on a UI for a workflow and task management system. Each task can be in one of three states: new in progress complete The task is edited in a form which has Save/Cancel buttons. It ...
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Boolean table cell values - best way to show Yes/No

I have a table with some columns showing Boolean values of Yes/No. What do you think is the best way to show it? Several alternatives I can think of are: Leave the Yes/No labels Utilize a ...
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Order of items in a checklist vs the order those items are checked off

I have a modal with a sidebar of checkboxes that, when checked, append options to a panel on the right for the user to customize. Example: My question: I currently have the items being ...
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To preselect or not preselect checkboxes

Lets say you want to customize and buy a new car online. You get to choose from a list of options for the interior. (Radio, Nav System, Leather or Cloth seats, powered windows, doors, locks, etc..) ...
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Which is the correct way to implement faceted search filtering: links vs checkboxes?

Is there a difference between implementing filtering options using links (or radio buttons), ie. you can only check one, versus using checkboxes? For example: Youtube uses links, you can only select ...
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When the instructions are “check all that apply,” should there be a “none” checkbox?

I frequently see surveys with multiple-select questions that tell the user "check all that apply," and have a final checkbox for "none of the above." Is there any evidence or expert opinion as to ...
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Checkbox Group Behavior

I have a group of check boxes that are controlled by an "All" check box. I am proposing the behavior of the "All" check box and its dependent check boxes as below: Default Condition: "All" is ...
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Are checkboxes necessary to allow selection of a row in a data grid?

I am re-developing the datagrids in a web application. A discussion has started around whether checkboxes to select in a datagrid are still necessary. Have mobile touch interfaces and their general ...
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What direction do people read in when reading lists of checkboxes/radio buttons?

I have a list (quite a long one) of checkboxes. Some will be checked by default, and I'd like to put those first. So I'm wondering which direction is more frequent when reading / completing them, to ...
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Check-boxes vs. Icons

I have a table with hundreds of records. Each of the rows might have one or many check-boxes. Something that looks like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Why should I use radio buttons and checkboxes?

I can build all the functionallity of a checkbox and a radio button with a select/dropdown, which results in a more lined up interface and I get around with lesser different types of GUI-elements. So ...
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How can I describe what checkboxes do in a long list of items?

In my web app, I have a long list of items on one side of the screen and a shopping basket list on the other. Here is an example: The app works by checking the boxes next to items and then clicking ...
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Single checkbox or yes/no radio button

For the form items below, which interface control is the best option? A single checkbox or yes/no radio button? Read EWLS advice letter? Checked images / report on PACS / CRIS? Pacemaker? Unable to ...
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Should a special slider value be implemented with a checkbox or not?

I am creating a dialog box for a GIMP plugin that exports images in the WebP format. The dialog currently looks something like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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What cues signal an unchecked state?

The key action on a page is selecting "I'm in" (meaning "I'm committed", which can also be deselected). The logical choice of controls is a checkbox: [ ] I'm in I'd like to give this action ...
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Having lots of checkboxes and an extra action for each checkbox

I am using a similiar interface to Lisa Tweedie's awesome answer to my question on what to do if you have too many checkboxes. I am going to be using an interface similiar to this for selecting ...
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Should the space between the checkbox and label be clickable?

Take, for example, these two scenarios. Both very similar HTML, but different semantically: Scenario 1: <label for="myCheckbox"> <input type="checkbox" id="myCheckbox" /> My ...
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Should the cursor change to pointer over radio buttons, checkboxes, their labels and selects?

I always do so because to me it feels nicer; it implies an action will happen on click. Especially for radio/checkbox labels, where the for attribute is correctly used. This is not the default ...
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What do you do when you have too many choices in a checkbox field set?

I have an interface for managing a user's roles in an interface for managing accounts in a web application. The roles are basically roles in the Role-Based Access Control - (RBAC) context. ...
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Small real-estate for long list choices

Given the context that this is an institutional product, it is a web-app that enables educators to manage students. The way the UI has been designed, there is a pop-up that will allow a user to add ...
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Click-twice to tick the checkbox?

I'm working with a GUI that has some tables that contain check-boxes (Just as iTunes does). The surprising thing is that the checkboxes in the system I'm working on get checked or unchecked after ...
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Laying out checkboxes in forms

I have some pretty large forms mostly consisting of text fields and dropdowns. However, there are also checkboxes scattered here and there. I'm trying to figure out the best way to lay them out. ...
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ux review word for select all

Is is ok to use Select/Deselect All here or better to shorten it to only select all. Would the users know that if they uncheck the "select all" checkbox. Everything will be disselected
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Multiple choice with Yes, No and 'No answer'

I am working on a Quiz Application for Multiple Choice question. Instead of normal Multiple Choice Questions with the two answers yes and no. I am working on one that allows a user to abstain to a ...
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Which is better to design a Filter?

Which is better for filter, select a single value: Check box ( Use js to keep single selection ) Dropdown list Radio buttons Highlighted labels download bmml source – Wireframes ...
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Is changing a checkbox label's function to invoke an informational popover confusing?

I want to provide a short description for each criteria in a search filter. Would it be confusing to display a popover when the user clicks the label instead of changing the state of its checkbox? ...
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Android CheckBox is hard to tap

What are some good ways to make the CheckBox widget easier to tap in Android apps? In my app, both the CheckBox and the thing-behind-and-next-to-the-CheckBox are tappable, serving distinct functions. ...
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ajax checkboxes vs submit button

At the office we are talking about an interface on our web application, which has ajaxified checkboxes: you click it, and the change is live. No "action" is performed other than changing data on the ...