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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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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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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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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How would you solve the column of check boxes problem?

So my question is a bit open ended. Basically, I am looking for possible solutions to the problem of lots of tabular data with check boxes. For example, if we look at Facebook's Account Notifications ...
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A Better alternative to display Hierarchical Data than using TreeView

I am a ASP.net Developer and am looking out for other alternatives to Treeview control. Reason behind is shipping too much of viewstate information for each request. Functionality of treeview would be ...
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Best Text for “Select All”/“Unselect All” Buttons with CheckLists

What would "better" text for buttons that select all items in a checklist: "Check All" / "Uncheck All" "Select All" / "Unselect All" or perhaps other text
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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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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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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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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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A button with choices

I have list of buttons that can be pressed or unpressed individually (like checkbox functionality). Some of the buttons can also have some attributes (+ or -), but it's uncommon to select those ...
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Alternatives to checkboxes and radio buttons in web-based surveys?

I've been tasked with designing a simple questionnaire design with a lot of different types of questions. I've been taking a lot of web-based surveys myself as well as testing some with users. The ...
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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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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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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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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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Should I use radio buttons or check boxes (or something else) for email address?

So I'm building an application where the users will be able to send some information via email. The previous system had an interface something like this, where the users would select whether they ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I limit the number of options a user may choose in a list?

Radio buttons is for single option, and checkboxes are for multiple selection, but what would be the most ideal way to implement maximum two selection? do I: disable all checkboxes after second ...
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Popup for a check box

Say there's a form (XAML) with a checkbox on it. If the check box is checked the user should be warned about something. The message to the user is basically, if you enable this then be aware that such ...
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Searching for items that include/exclude an attribute

I have a list of items. These items have 1 or more colors (black, red, green or any combination of the three). The user wants to filter the item on color. For example, show only the items that: ...
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Designing a good bulk ignore-feature

I'm designing an analysis tool which displays a number of result items in a list/table. The items are issues the user should pay attention to and react upon, like "There's a problem with X". The user ...
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Displaying tri-state field in a data grid. What's the best cell control?

I have a data set where a column can have three values: true, false and null. My first instinct was to use a checkbox for the Boolean values and hide the control altogether in case of null. Am I on ...
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For online HTML based quiz question forms with single answers vs multiple answers, should I use radio button or checkbox?

If there is only one correct answer, I could use radio buttons. If there are multiple correct answers, checkboxes. However, since it's a quiz and not an information gathering form or survey, I could ...
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Button label when applied to checkbox - “Delete”, “Delete Checked”, or “Delete Checked Items”?

Suppose one has a list of 5 to 40 items on a web page, and suppose further that one wants to enable the user to delete one or several of the items by checking a checkbox and then clicking a delete ...
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When would I use Facebook style fcbkcomplete instead of a multiselect dropdown?

Is there any occasion when you should use the Facebook style multiselect textbox (as seen in fcbkcomplete or smarttextbox) compared to a regular multiselect dropdown / list box or a set of checkboxes? ...
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Select/unselect list items using checkbox or button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Check all / uncheck all checkboxes with regards to usability For a couple of applications one can find a checkbox to select/unselect all items in a list. As soon as you ...
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What is/are best practice(s) to align an HTML checkbox on a web form?

Consider this HTML form: The checkbox in the form is really a pain in the ..., because no matter what you do, it can't be aligned in a good visual form with the rest controls of the form. For ...
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What is an intuitive HTML interface for selecting items from a list into multiple subsets?

I've got a list of items some of which will go into an undetermined number of subsets. An item can be in at most one subset. An item might not end up in a subset. It's easy if there is always at ...
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Are tri-state checkboxes too complicated?

Normal checkboxes are easy, they have a checked state, and an unchecked state. But how do you go about indicating a third state for a tri-state checkbox? Is it too difficult for the user to discover ...
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Tri-state checkbox: Which state should be selected after clicking?

There is a hierarchy of selectable items, let's say a parent and two children. All three items have checkboxes. When both children are checked, the parent's checkbox is also checked. When both ...
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Should items be selected by default

Apologies in advance for the rather verbose description, only I don't yet have the rep to post images. I work on an application where you can browse images and add them to a personal 'folder'. When ...
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How to lay out a list of lot of checkboxes that may vary in length?

I have a list of checkboxes under header titles (at least three, one of them has sub headers, all in one page), something like this: Problem is, these checkboxes may end up with 10 elements per ...
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Check all / uncheck all checkboxes with regards to usability

I'm just wondering as to your thoughts on the best way of providing check/uncheck all functionality for an HTML table with multiple rows, that has a column of checkboxes. Some possibilities: Extra ...