a list that appears under an item when a user hover or clicks on it.

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Why isn't Shift+Click able to select multiple consecutive ranges of items? [on hold]

When selecting items in a list, we can click to select the first item, then use Shift+Click to select another item, then all consecutive items are selected. If we want to select more, we can select ...
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Long dropdown list + Searchable

Not sure where everyone gets their pattern examples from, but I have an instance of a web-based application needing long lists which are equally important to each other. Some users have over 100+ ...
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Differences of UX opinion for primary nav - which is best for my website?

I'm part of a team designing a new website - I'm by no means the UX expert on the team but there are two clashes of 'philosophy' around how the user will access the content. It is primarily a resource ...
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I need to create groups or buckets and add things to them

User story: Create a group and add some items to it through a filtered list. I have a mockup but I am unsure where the list of groups would go in case I'd like to delete them or edit them. Also, ...
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Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...
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Navigation in long consecutive list groups within a dropdown

I have a filter bar that allows users to filter and one of the critteria that users can filter by is "Questions". These can be any of the following (and even more): Age? Country? Traveler type? How ...
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Native or custom drop downs in forms?

Native and custom drop downs used in forms provoke a variety of feelings from UX designers and web designers. I would love to hear your thoughts, and pros and cons of either. Personally I like ...
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Touch-friendly nested checkboxes/drilldown

I'm designing a widget to select one or multiple regions. Regions can be nested within countries and 'main' regions, like this: France - Central France - Paris - Bourgogne - ...
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In a multiselect dropdown; add/remove item to/from selection through checkbox only or include label

We have a discussion between UXers and developers: UX: In a multiselect dropdown one should add/remove item to/from selection through checkbox and clicking the label. When one wants to remove all or ...
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On mobile, when should I use which dropdown list equivalent?

Everytime I start designing for an App project I get stuck on user's list of options which my brain instantly associate with a desktop dropdown list like this: From what I could gather Android have ...
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How should I implement a 'recently used' list in a dropdown function?

I'm building a complex web app that has a number of places where the user will need to select things from dropdowns. The dropdown lists can be quite long. We are already using the Select2 library to ...
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What's the best way to explain what the options in a drop down menu mean?

Please see image below. The drop down I'm struggling with is the "permission level" drop down. Users won't be immediately familiar with what the different permission levels mean. In the screenshot, ...
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Dropdown options that open popups

I have a dropdown list (styled like one you'd find in an online form) that changes a user's status. This dropdown list is part of a row in a table of users; each row is one user and each user has two ...
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What's the best way to display additional option information in a dropdown?

I have a dropdown with several options. For each option, I need to present additional information that the user might want to use in making their selection. Currently, the additional information is ...
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Adding an item to a pop up list

I have a form in which a user can select multiple tags via a pop-up window (multi-select with check boxes). The tags are maintained in admin/settings section. It is not a good experience if the user ...
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How should I display more clearly long text/options/answers on a mobile form (currently its a dropdown)?

I am working on a mobile form and some questions have dropdowns with long input text. Users can't read the entire answers and I can't reduce the text more than I already did. Unfortunately, I have ...
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What is the maximum recommended number of item to put in a drop down list?

I am introducing searchable drop down lists to filter grid data. The number of items in a list could range from anything like ten to a ten thousand. The larger the number of items, the more awkward ...
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Title Case or Sentence case for dropdown options in web form?

We're adding dropdown boxes (HTML <select>) to several forms to allow users to choose between several options. Should dropdown options be Title Case or Sentence case? In our web application we ...
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Action button needed to trigger Drop-down list selection?

I have a question about when (if at all?) to include an action button to trigger the selecting of an item in a drop-down list for these 3 scenarios: Scenario 1 - I have ONE drop-down list that is ...
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Rotating arrow vs plus/minus sign for a dropdown in Android

I wish to implement an expandable list interface in Android. To show that the list item expands on clicking I have considered the following 2 options: A plus sign which changes to minus when the ...
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Assign every item in a list to a category on a smartphone

I'm currently trying to implement an OPML-Import in my rss-reader. However, opml-files don't give any information about the "category" every item should be assigned to. Therefore I got the problem ...
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Hover or click on dropdown menu

My application allows a PNG export thanks to my 'E' button. The user can choose to export the image with captions or without it. The client with which I am working doesn't like the hover effect on my ...
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Multi-level dropdown suggestions

I am trying to design a selection pop-up for a medical website I'm working on. The idea of the pop-up is that the user should be able to specify (for a specific medical sample) the following three ...
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How to display complex, interactive grid?

I am working on the admin component to a web app that will create/manage web sites for multiple clients. This admin portion will determine what pages/features will be included, as well as what ...
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Models of user interaction when dealing with selections from a looong list?

I'm a programmer working on a web project. We need the user to select one item from a given list of universities. It's a list of 100+ elements, and the frontend is XHTML/css/js. Here are the options ...
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Dropdown form near the end of the browser

What is the best way to deal with a list of options when selecting a dropdown that is very close to the end of the browser? I have considered using a fly out but we actually do not use this type of ...
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What is the advantage of drop down list appearing in front of control instead of below it?

Originally, drop-down lists appeared at a static position below the control (or above it if space was restricted): However, in recent user interfaces, these lists appear in front of (i.e. layered ...
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What is best practice to add a list item to a dropdown

Option 1- it feels unnatural to have an input field in a dropdown. Option 2- it feels awkward to create set that then autopopulates the dropdown Other thoughts?
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Need of selecting multiple data with various types at once. Drop-down lists, comboboxes or drag'n'drop list?

When an user needs to define a custom region, for example, which is composed of one or many cities/states/boroughs/countries/macro-regions (within countries)/micro-regions (within states)/etc., he/she ...
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Does it make sense to combine select2 dropdowns with regular select dropdowns on a single form?

I have a form that has a number of select dropdown boxes. Some of them have large number of items (200+) so I have converted them to using the jquery select2 plugin which works great as you can ...
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Using drop down select lists as a filter long list of items. What are the best practices for this? Should I be using a drop down list at all?

Context: Building a webpage that has a moderate list of items. Several independent categories can be applied. I built a wireframe showing off 3 drop down selectors to act as simple filters. An ...
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Name for a user dropdown, user preference dropdown, preference dropdown, settings dropdown, language selection dropdown

How is this type of dropdown used in Amazon called? It basically permits you to select among a selection list and then it auto submits your selection via jquery and retains it for the rest of the ...
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how to visually distinguish two types of items in a list

Is there a best practice or convention for distinguishing two or more types of items in a long list in an elegant way? I have a search box in my app that returns two types of medical diagnosis codes. ...
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Adding items to dropdown list on-the-fly?

In certain locations in our application, users encounter dropdowns with a number of items, from which they can: Select a suitable value Add a value to the dropdown list if they don't find a suitable ...
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Store Locator - State and/or postcode?

I'm designing a website, which has store locator functionality. I live in Australia, which has 7 states. Some users may not know their postcode by heart, and may find it easier to just select their ...
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What's the best flow for selecting the right product?

I'm redesigning a standalone page within an e-commerce framework that allows users to download a file for free. The files are only available for certain make/model/year combinations, and then there ...
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What do you put in a country list for countries with more than one common name?

I'm from England, which means in drop-down lists I have to search for United Kingdom, then England, then Great Britain... it's generally the UK, but it does vary from site to site. What is the best ...
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Should my dropdown of recently used items show items I no longer have access to

We are implementing a client for our document management system. Part of this is the checkin screen where one of the fields a user chooses is the folder where the document should be checked into. ...
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Should a dropdown need to click to close or simply stop hovering for x number of seconds?

Going back and forth with product on this one. Should you - A. Have to click outside of the dropdown (anywhere on screen) or B. Have to simply stop hovering the dropdown for x number of seconds? ...
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Selecting items for different categories in a dropdown

I have a dropdown box that I can use to select a device in the following manner: When the user selects a device, they are taken to a Device Homepage. The device homepage contains information about ...
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Is there a common term for an editable/searchable drop down field?

What is the common name or design pattern for a UI element which is like a combobox but has the added facility of typing to refine the options returned in the drop down.
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Best way to display a nav item with a single sub-page?

I am working on a nav which includes a page that has a single sub page like so: Home > Careers > Profile. If I want people to go to the overview or landing page first which has the majority of the ...
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Should I warn that drop down filters are mandatory?

When dealing with various drop down list of options, with one acting as a filter to another and the last one being the desired option per se, it is more advisable to treat all drop downs as obligatory ...
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Should I use a dropdown with only one item if in future this control might have more options?

We have a drop down selection that will only have 1 option. In the future this drop down may expand for some and not for others. Would it be better to develop it now as a drop down knowing that this ...
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How to handle “consistency” when the meaning of the word isn't…consistent?

We are currently beta testing a new top bar design on meta for the Stack Exchange network. There is an ongoing discussion about "consistency" and the top bar behavior when one clicks on an element. ...
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Dropdown option order best practices when not using alpha sorting

Looking for best practices on ordering dropdown options when using a logical sort vs an alphabetical sort. To keep this from being open ended, here are some specific cases: Chronological - i.e. ...
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How to indicate a meta-option in a select list?

I have a list of options from which the user might select one option. This list might be long. An example would be to select a screen saver. You could select a screen saver or you could select to ...
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Where did combo box/drop-down lists come from?

Where did the design of combo box or drop-down lists come from? Radio buttons can be used similarly, and also have a real-world analogy without computers (those fill-circle-with-HB-pencil papers). A ...
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Codependent (Filterable) Categories - Beyond the Dropdown

This is my first question here, I hope this makes sense. On a website, I am trying to represent Businesses and allow them to be filtered (AJAX) by 2 or more Taxonomies: Activity Type, and Community. ...
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When should I use a select box instead of radio buttons?

I know that a select box takes up less space and is good for lots of options. But should there be any deeper influences to my choice than space? Are there any studies that show users preferring one or ...