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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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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Alternative to checkbox matrix

I'm a developer designing a portion of a UI the allows the user to select certain configuration options. There are 4 different sections that can be configured. Select countries, and then languages ...
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Should clicking on a checkbox and a table row produce different actions?

I'm working on an implementation of a "checkbox grid" in ExtJS. It's just a table with a checkbox on each row, and the user can act on multiple items at once. There's a simple version of what it ...
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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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Should a check box field be disabled or removed from an interface if is it not going to be used? [duplicate]

I have a web page set up wizard that guides a user through several steps to create an object. One of the steps in the wizard requires the users to pick via check boxes a property to their object. ...
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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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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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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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Checkbox or radio button

I have about 20 checkboxes, each corresponding to a data source. The user is able to select 1 or more data sources ("0 or more" is OK too, if it's handy when coding it). The issue is that, almost ...
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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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Checking dependant checkboxes

In the admin UI of our system we have two check boxes that represent permissions: View Foo Edit Food Checking a check box means granting a permission. There is an important dependency that we are ...
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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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Is the use of checkboxes discouraged in mobile UI?

See Google Material Design (http://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/selection.html) where it is mentioned that "Using checkboxes (or custom analogs) to initiate selection is an explicit anti-...
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Terms and conditions checkbox and/or Accept/Decline buttons

The curent UX for my app is: Terms & Conditions text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ut turpis ipsum. Ut cursus cursus scelerisque. Mauris lacus neque, ...
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Compact checkbox inputs

How is this in terms of usability? It's maybe not obvious you can switch those elements, is it still an intuitive way to represent a checkbox input?
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What are the accessibility concerns of a checkbox based navigation?

This is an old css-tricks article demonstrating some of the cool things you can do without javascript using checkboxes. I want to use an updated version of this pattern on my site, but I am worried ...
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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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Select maximum of two options to display summary info cards

I am trying to devise a mechanism whereby a user can select only two options at a time in order to display summary information for their selections. It looks like this at present (actual content ...
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How best can I lay out a selection of options in a hierarchy - and let people select at any level?

I have a large three level hierarchy of industry types and would like to allow users to select from the lowest level, or any of the three levels above. Commercial Retail Licensed Premise ...
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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? I'...
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Checkboxes – how to select parent only?

I have a large list of items like this: Parent 1 – Child 1.1 – Child 1.2 – Child 1.3 ... Parent 2 – Child 2.1 – Child 2.2 ... where every element has a checkbox. I want to be ...
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Button labels: Select versus Selected? or Deselect?

I was recently request to change all our action button labels from 'Add' to 'Select', simply because the action happens after clicking “Done” on the screen footer. So, I was wondering… while “Select” ...
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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 Check-...
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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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Checkbox versus a button when switching between two states on an item

The user needs to be able to activate/deactivate an item in the ui. SPECIFICATION: Display the current state of the item (activated or not) and offer the ability to activate/deactivate it depending ...
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Letting the user know that “unchecking” the checkbox would make the element invisible

I have two views: A view where every Category and the subcategories are shown A view where every Category-Title is shown with a checkbox If the user unchecks the Category-Title in view 2, the ...
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Is the indeterminate checkbox state a Microsoft UI pattern only?

A quick look through online search results show that the indeterminate checkbox state does not seem to be a very common UI interaction, yet Microsoft has persistently stuck with it and are probably ...
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Which is better: radio-buttons or error message?

The Android Virtual Device Manager uses checkboxes instead of radio buttons for "Snapshot" and "Use Host GPU". However, they are mutually exclusive. Why would they use checkboxes instead of radio ...
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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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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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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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Should present or past tense be used for “Enable / Enabled” checkboxes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? When a checkbox enables a feature, is it more correct to use Enable [] or Enabled []? ...
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Checkbox or Radio, specific use case

I have a very specific use case and it has led me to question the checkbox vs radio button convention... Radio buttons are used when there is a list of two or more options that are mutually ...
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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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Table with multiple submission links for flip switch input

We are working on a shopping app and have the following display as shown below. The main idea of the app is to help users organize their shopping lists, and note when to, and when not to buy items ...
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How to indicate that one set of checkbox answers will result in an AND search, wheras an other one will be an OR

I have a search form that contains two sets of checkboxes (along with other elements). One set will result in an OR search (Item has checkedbox1 OR checkedbox2) - the second will result in an AND ...
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Multiselect with Checkbox Strafing

Background A number of problems exist with multiselect list boxes: Existing Solutions Some solutions suggest combining checkboxes, such as: Problem Nearly every (jQuery) implementation I've ...
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How to select a tab first to reveal the details?

Scenario: A customer calls in to a store and places three separate orders using a single account/number. Now he wants to cancel two of them and calls in the store. The store owner picks up and to ...
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Any suggestions for finding items quickly in a long list of checkboxes?

I have a list of names, each with a checkbox to indicate that they have been selected to do a job. Because the list is long I have made the list scrollable. I've put together an example of what I ...
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Should clicking a checkbox in an indeterminate state check it or clear it? Why? [duplicate]

Below I have provided an example of a checkbox group including a parent checkbox in an indeterminate state. Some of the child nodes in the Tall Things tree are selected and some are not, therefore ...
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Is this clear enough for the user?

I am working on a program where many options have sub-options, and it is possible to have different values, or a 'master' value. Currently there is a checkbox dedicated to it, but I was planning to ...
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Control that changes state automatically and needs to be a part of a form. Any ideas?

I need an example of a control that changes its state automatically once a condition has been satisfied. I need to use such a control to allow admins to set a flag at the user level that would ask ...
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Make clear the relationship between dynamic checkbox and other components

I have a dialog,as a below. In a dialog you can choose a state, mark it as "like / not like", and write a comment. In dropdown box for states you can also choose an option "All states". Then comment ...
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Should I ever delay handling a click event in anticipation of a double-click event?

I've got an application which presents a list of items (songs) to the end user. Each song is able to be selected and the selected state is represented with a checked checkbox. It looks like this: ...
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Personalised user Experience: Theme selection?

I am working on a design to allow users to set their preferences in terms of product themes/topics; this functionality will sit within a profile area where users provide other types of information.The ...
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An alternative to Indeterminate checkboxes?

How best to display incomplete or indeterminate state? Microsoft UI pattern has an display icon for this - a dark box within the checkbox instead of a check. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/...
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Multi-Select enum for every day in calendar

I'm currently trying to solve an organization problem inside of my calendar. My requirements: I have a list of possibilities. You can add these possibilities to every day of the month. It should ...
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Is there a better metaphor for a single-use checkbox?

I'm using a checkbox for a setting in a mobile app that has a one-time effect: that is, you turn it on, it has the effect once, and then resets itself to off. I'd like to know if there's a better ...
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Icon to show a checklist where only some of the items are selected?

Another designer and I were having a discussion about the best way to show a list with checkmarks where only some of the selections have been chosen. This particular interaction will have multiple ...