widget and menu behavior where hover or click shows contents immediately below.

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Are Drop-Down Menus Outdated and Poor Practice? [closed]

I have read sentiments online about the demerits of the trusty drop-down menu. EDIT: By 'drop-down menu' I refer to the navigation bar on a home page, not a drop down list on a form. Is it really ...
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Enforcing mutual exclusivity in multiple constrained choices

I want to offer the user the choice of one of n choices. The natural choice is to use a dropdown list box: Here, "Album name", "Artist name" and "Track name" should be mutually exclusive; only one ...
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Where should the «clear» would work on one or multiple drop-down list on a row?

Allowing a clear button to appear when the user begins typing characters in regular input is very welcome for the touchscreen enable app I'm building. The challenge is to "reset[ear](The clear button ...
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Numeric input, text fields, drop-downs : Is this too complex?

I'm redesigning an interface to control an exercise game. The interface is going to be something like this (and exists on a PC, not mobile). Right now, we've gathered that our users want to be able to ...
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“File” for name of drop-down menu

In Windows mostly, a lot (most?) applications have a "File" drop-down menu, with things like "Exit", "Import/export settings", "Preferences", ... Is "File" a blindly accepted standard/default? ...
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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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Dropdown menu or radio buttons to represent choice [duplicate]

Our team is deciding between Checkboxes or Dropdown menu to represent a single choice the user is able to make Dropdown menu Radio Button Both options allow us to have the user make a single ...
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Events for displaying datepicker

I currently have a function that displays a datepicker when the user actively chooses "Custom range" instead of "Today" or "This week", like this: Datepicker. The thing I'm uncertain of for now is ...
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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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Navigation drops down immediately

Yes potentially a cardinal sin, however, we were wondering whether our navigation should drop down immediately on our website when the user visits it? For example, Amazon.co.uk drops the navigation ...
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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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Drop down configurable(can add options) on the go or in settings?

I have more than 20 dropdown(select) menus in my Rails application. For example see the below image, The plus button next to Contact Type drop down will help the admin(and other users with the ...
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At what option count should I add a search filter to a drop down element?

I have a booking tool that offers a list of services to choose from. The option list is variable per client. Some clients offer one service, some have twenty or more. One client requested a search ...
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Use of Website Category Landing Pages

OK, here's the situation: A reasonably simple website with a primary navigation menu including drop-down list of sublevels on hover. Each navigation level may have 3 - 6 sublevels below it, none more ...
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Side Navigation Highlighting Current Page Link Items

I've been working on a side navigation reconstruction project that is now entering the design phase. Through research i've noticed many sites using different colored text to highlight/bookmark user ...
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Dropdown list or Look Up Form

I am creating an application (specifically in FileMaker) that would store information about Vehicles, Drivers and the Trips done by Drivers using a Vehicle. In my Vehicle Details, I have Manufacturer, ...
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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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Checkboxes in a dropdown. Need a “validate” button?

I use a dropdown menu with checkboxes to select multiple options for field. I am not sure if I need a "validate" or "save" link, or if the user will understand that they just have to click outside ...
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How do I best maintain top level nav links when they open a dropdown on click instead of hover?

I'm working on a Bootstrap site and having difficulties figuring out the best solution for structuring the nav. There will be about 5 top level items, each with their own subpages accessible through ...
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Html best input type for boolean values selection

In web development, html , what is the best input type to be used if users are only given two choices? basic true or false for example? active or inactive? my choices are: two radio buttons, dropdown ...
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Filtering grid with select

Let's say I have a grid with information about 5000 people. Also, I have a dropdown with the list of foods above the grid with the label: "Filter people by favorite food" Question: Should I ...
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Long select dropdowns

I'm working on a responsive landing page where users arrive after clicking on online ad. On the form, users need to select a location (105 possible) at which they would like their service. ...
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Massive data in mega dropdown - looking for inspiration

I need to design a mega-dropdown navigation for an online store and I'm looking for some inspiration. Here is some information about the project. The content is categorized at two levels. The main ...
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User-friendlier dropdowns with hoverIntent?

Is it a good idea to use hoverIntent (which introduces a slight movement-predicted delay to prevent accidental hover-offs) for user-friendlier dropdowns? ...
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Dilemma: dropdown design with active link and active sub elements

I have an element that could look a bit like the one below (it's not a select box). My challenge is that Sport (in this example) is just as important as the subsections (e.g Football, Basketball) ...
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Choosing from multiple credit cards, radio button or dropdown?

On a checkout page we offer the ability to store credit card information. Once a customer has stored their card(s) we need to offer them the ability to choose which card they would like or add a new ...
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Dynamic Form Inputs - Hidden? Hidsb

I'm working on a responsive site where the lead gen form that needs users to select a store location (this is required by internal system), first name, last name, phone, email, and how they heard ...
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Is double click on a mega menu item commonly used?

I am working on a design which requires a mega menu to popup when top link is hovered over. The top link is also a link and clicking on it takes the user to a specific page. While this works pretty ...
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Sorting tabular data using a dropdown menu?

I'm working with a table of data and am focusing on the sorting functionality. I'm considering using a dropdown menu as opposed to traditional table header sorting (where you click the heading to sort ...
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Hide Controls Until Usable

I have a drop down box where the first item is blank indicating they haven't selected anything yet and then it's filled with other choices. There is also an insert button beside the drop down. The ...
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Split button for navigation?

In our application, users can choose a "section" that controls what they're looking at. If they go to a different page, they should be able to click on the section name to be brought back to the "home ...
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What should the “other” option in a drop-down say?

The app will have a drop-down box. One of the options will be something like (Enter your own reason) If that option is selected then a text field will be displayed. Question: what is the suggested ...
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How make language option easy to find for people speaking another language than the one shown?

As suggested in another question I decided to show the language names in native language itself in the language selector on my page, instead of using country flags. The dropdown box shows the current ...
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Mobile navigation - off-canvas or dropdown?

I'm working on a responsive site where the main navigation gets compressed to a "menu" button when at a mobile small-screen size. I feel like there are 2 strong methods for handling the navigation: ...
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Primary Navigation with Hover Dropdown clickable or not

We've got a design with a primary navigation menu that uses dropdowns when hovering over the links. We have two options: Disable the primary links and mirror them in the dropdown so the user ...
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How to simplify six cascading dropdowns

Please suggest me how I would able to simplify selection of vehicle by six parameters: Manufacturer, Year, Model, Transmission, Engine, Drive. Currently we are using six cascading dropdowns aligned ...
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Most intuitive multi-select component for the web

My target audience are users that are not familiar so much with computers so i try to simplify the UI elements in use as much as possible. For instance I try to avoid drop down menus and use big ...
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Default gender, “Male” or “Female”

Should our default gender when selecting male/female on the dropdown list be based on the local sex ratio (if a country have more female than male then female is the default value)?
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Using Dropdowns AND Radio Buttons to avoid confusion

For you reference I wanted to point out that this is a Video project. I am designing a menu in which the user can choose 1 of 4 formats for SD (standard definition) and two options for HD (high ...
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Is a dropdown easy to use?

I have a web form with a canvas. I must add two buttons in the top-right corner, "Save as SVG" and "Save as PNG". I was wondering if using a drop down button instead of the buttons could be better. At ...
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Is it better to put text field for drop down with more than 15 items?

UXMovement.com recommends over 15 items in a drop-down should be a text field. I have a drop-down on a form field, on a web page, which has more (about 40) items to choose from. Dropdown value ...
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Search Bar with multiple filters

I'm designing a solution for search that allows upfront filtering. We have a website that displays a large amount of content of different types. We need the filtering systems. My question is: Could ...
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DropDownLists becoming TextBoxes - Should the user be able to go back?

So I have a menu on web application I am developing. In this menu, there is an option for how many Project vacancies one wishes to create. The user can choose as many as they need (large numbers will ...
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What examples are there for grouping multiple site tools under one button or dropdown?

We're considering moving links to all our site tools under one button. Clicking the button would open a modal exposing links to these tools. The button would be in the header and be available on all ...
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Navigation menu with only one drop-down child — intuitive or not?

Here is a website's main navigation: Having sub-navigation on-click is pretty common and irreplaceable: But as a user and designer, I have struggled with the case where there is only one child ...
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Is it ok to use drop-down menus in Mobile Website?

Is it ok to use drop-down menus in a Mobile Website which opens on clicking? Like http://ux.stackexchange.com
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Best usability: visual presets or simple action?

I'm working on a webapp that lets designers generate CSS through an intuitive interface. Right now I'm working on the Shadows panel and I can't decided which option has the most versatile usability. ...
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Drop down list vs. clickable map

I'm working on a web tool that requires users to choose their region as a search filter. I'm trying to decide if it will be best to use a drop-down list (there will be 15 regions) or a clickable map ...