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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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? ...
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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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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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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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Changing label of HTML checkbox based on its state

Consider these HTML checkboxes: A member of our design team has proposed that we change the functionality of our checkboxes from yes-no questions to descriptive phrases. For example, as you see in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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How to let the user know that his task will be repeated? (any better way of doing that?)

I'm creating an application where users can send tasks to others by email. I have a scenario when a user can send a task right now, or he can specify recurring time. It looks like this (with the big ...
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UX for specifying & showing mutual exclusive pairs in a group

I'm working on a SaaS/B2B web app that includes forms that allow choosing and later showing mutually-exclusive pairs among a small number of options. Here are some examples: if the customer buys ...
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What is the best way to display hierarchical options?

I am working on an UI that allows user to print name tag for visiting guests, some of the guests have VIP status and some don't. The "Primary Guest" is always a VIP and is included by default. Options ...
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Most products or alphabetical in filter

i was wondering if you have any best practices or theories about the sequence of features within the filter. And if it is more intuitive to show the amount of products that are within that specific ...
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Advice on alternatives to using dozens of check boxes in an interface

I wanted to get some UI design advice. I am not sure this is the proper forum to ask this question so here goes. My situation is I have a table that has 51 bit values to hold the values of statutes. ...
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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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What visual metaphor is this checkbox trying to achieve?

I teach a course with a piece of software that makes liberal use of this checkbox: I'd say around a quarter to a third of participants completely fail to use it without help. They all try to drag ...
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Check box I think I should reverse this functionality

I work on a site with various homepage widgets. I have been asked to provide a check box for each widget with the label "Show in mobile view" that is pre-checked. Widgets have always been visible in ...
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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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UI Element for both a Primary and Secondary Selector

I'm currently working on a Content Management System where authors can post articles. Before publishing, they must select a primary category for their article. For example "Entertainment", ...
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Enable Term and Condition after reading

I'm installing CorelDraw a program and, like in any installation, there is this part where the installation wizard asks you if you are agreeing to the End-user Licensing Agreement (EULA). Now, like ...
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Independent selection but can also be alternative

I have binary properties, say A, B, C, D, that a user can independently switch. This is usually done using checkboxes as so: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Table many users access checkbox usability concern

I have a data grid will allow an array of admins to update access for their associates. Are there usability concerns with just have a checkbox or will a user not understand that the checked box ...
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Auto agreement to the ToS by clicking “Sign Up” button in sign up form

I'm developing a Sign Up page for an online service I provide. And I'm at a point where I need to decide if I'm going to have a checkbox for the user to check to make clear that the user agrees with ...
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Include Insurance Turn On/Off

I have a form that asks travel agents if they want to include insurance for multiple guests. A checkbox is best for on/off, but I'm not 100% confident with my labeling. A few options are: Guest ...
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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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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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Using mixed radio and checkbox buttons - is there any efficiency or usability gain in the design?

I have noticed that many online forms and surveys these days are starting to use a mixture of radio and checkbox buttons for the same question, that is, for a question that gives the person a number ...
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What are the best practices for showing required Boolean field on a form?

I have a required field on a form that is Boolean. Two radios (one labeled "off" and the other labeled "on") seems heavy and old fashion. A single checkbox is lighter but doesn't make much sense since ...
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Forms with Remember Me or Save for Later

A reoccurring form appears where a user is presented with a short form followed by small checkbox and then a submit button. My personal experience using these things is that I don't notice the ...
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Select Items using checkbox and Multiple Submit options

A web page defines a few search criterion. When user submits the search criterion, the search results are rendered on the page. These results are email addresses to which the user might want to send ...
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Managing Huge Lists of Checkboxes/Permissions without Groupings

I'm working on the design for a Multi-Tenant SaaS app. I've run up into an interesting usability challenge. Here's what the user is trying to accomplish: Within the administrative area, an admin ...