a widget used to select multiple related items to create a list or similar collection of related items.

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What is the best UI for multi-selecting from a list?

We have a web form and one of the fields is a multi -elect list. Our options are: List of checkboxes Listview (select box but allowing multi select) Both seem to be a bit ugly and unweildy when ...
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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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Hierarchical multi-state tree check box selection

I'm searching for a good/alternative solution to handle multi-state selections in a check box tree. A normal check box tree is mostly doable, because it has three different states. It might not be ...
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Does the average user understand the standard HTML multiple select box?

If I want the user to select one or more items the HTML symantecally correct form element would be <select multiple>. So the code would be: <select multiple id="sel"> <option>...
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Best way to find and select a country

I am trying to find the best way to do a region-to-country selection on a tablet. We came up with two ideas: Show a world map with regions. Once the user taps a region, zoom in and show countries ...
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Results of combobox selection

Combo box is relatively easy to pick items from, but is less usable when it comes to see what you have already selected. Any recommendation on how to display results of the combo box selection? The ...
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What control to use to select multiple months?

I want to offer the users a way to select a range of months within a year. The selected months are used to display a table of data. The control should be placed above the table and since vertical ...
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Selecting age between 6 and 18

I've got a reasonably simple requirement but can't come up with any appealing ways of presenting it to the user. To meet the requirement, the user has to be able to choose 1 or more age groups, ...
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How to design a form that requires the user fill in one text field out of three

I am having a form where I want the user to fill in one text field out of 3. These 3 fields are used to identify other clients in different ways (Phone number, Email or Name). The last text field is a ...
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What is the best practice for checking a series of checkboxes?

I have a large table (some 100 rows) for setting user permissions. Each set of permissions has a set of 4 possible items, which in many cases will all be checked but not by default. For efficiency we ...
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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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Moving Elements Between Lists

I have a question... I'm dealing with an interface that has two lists, and you can drag and drop elements between them. What would be a better approach and why? a) Moving between lists doesn't ...
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Pros & Cons? - Single dropdown VS double dropdown VS multi level dropdown

I’m working on an application with some complex dropdowns which have selectable main categories and sub categories. Some dropdown lists could have up to 40 options - which is quite intimidating to new ...
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Tags! Massive amounts of tags and a sane interface to use them

I am working on a web application for music which uses multi-tier tagging. Artists, albums, and tracks have a separate set of tags from a pre-defined list that can be applied, plus each user may add ...
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List of checkboxes or multi-value select box

Currently in our application we have multiple lists of checkboxes. These lists comprise of random attributes related to a company. Each company will only perform a couple of these attributes and it is ...
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Selecting multiple folders

I'm in the process of improving folder selection process of a backup software my company has developed. The goal is to have the user select the folder(s) he/she wishes to backup. This page describes ...
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Another way of doing multi-select on mobile other than check boxes?

I saw a similar question asked but it wasn't exactly the same. On mobile check boxes feel rather fiddly and to be fair on my search around the web I haven't seen checkboxes commonly used on mobile ...
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What is the best multi-select filter for an article list?

I'm building wireframes for an intranet site. The user needs to be able to select states so they can see articles for that particular state. They need to be able to select multiples states because ...
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Fit buttons next to textbox on a widget

I'm designing a widget to select names, and move them to two different fields. The left list will display all available names. On the right we'll have two fields: a textbox and another list. User can ...
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Different UX for multi-edit vs. single record edit

I have a user datagrid with inline editing capability. In some cases there is additional information that appears in a bottom pane (permissions details etc). The user also has the ability to bulk edit....
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Best way to give user two controls (expand and select) on a single object

We're working on an organizational tree visualization, for each node (circle) in the tree the user has two options - expand the node to see its children OR select the node In general, the primary (...
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A scalable solution to define user-group membership

I am trying to solve this design question for my class. The problem is simple - there are thousands of users and I have to design a UI that lets you associate them with a group. I found this ...
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Best way of selecting rows in a grid across pages?

Best way of selecting rows in a grid across pages? We have a data grid which spans multiple pages, which is core part of our web based application. Scenario 1: Checkboxes denote selection. Use Case ...
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Examples / best practices for dropdown menus with checkboxes [closed]

I'm looking for websites with good examples of a dropdown with checkboxes. I know that the gmail labels menu is one, but I'd like to see some more. General best practices are also very welcome. Is ...
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Selecting Multiple USA States from List

I'm trying to figure out the best way to display a list of USA States where multiple items, or all, can be selected. Select Element The obvious UI element that exists for this sort of thing is the ...
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Multi Select hierarchy for Mobile Design

I am working on a native application which will user to select multiple level of a hierarchy and perform some filtering. So for example we have multiple level of category of products like Home Care > ...
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How to use many sliders with lengthy textual descriptions

I have the following problem: On my website, there is a personal settings page, where the user is able to define health-levels for her specific body parts. To mix it up a little, some body part's ...
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Two panel multi select on mobile

I'm trying to develop a system where users can add financial symbols to activities, almost as you would tags to a blog post. The user should be able to easily add or remove symbols. They can add as ...
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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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Selection of items in a grid across pages

Would you expect when making selections across multiple "pages" in a grid or other list style control that it would remember your selections? Would you expect it to forget your selections the moment ...
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Name for widget with side-by-side available/selected listboxes?

Two list-boxes, side by side, one with available items, the other with selected items, with arrows in between to move items back and forth.
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Does touch based mobile phone browsers support multi selection of list?

On desktop based browser application there are elements which allow us to do a multi selection, like below: Multi Select Is there support for this on touch-based phones? How do these kind of ...
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Multiple selecting widget options

Below are two options for a multiple selection widget. The drop down is very similar to Gmail when you add multiple recipients. The shuttle control is very common in a lot of enterprise software ...
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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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Dependent pick list and multilevel selection

I have to design a prototype where the user has to choose from a lot of selection, multi-selection and dropdown widgets. All choices are dependent on each others and there will be a lot of complex ...
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Multiple selection filter

I am working on a design, however I have hit a bit of a roadblock on a multiple selection filter. There are set filter options to chose from, so the list will not be very long. I have created a basic ...
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GUI for creating a grid view of user defined headers that are based on a closed set of fields

Business need is for ability to see a grid of values for custom fields that are created by user. Example of business need. Take Microsoft Visual Studio for example. MVS has a closed set of fields for ...
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Display Complex List Details to the User

I am wondering if anyone can help me figure out a way to best display complex levels of details for a Tax Rate setting within our software, which is communicated to a point of sale. All this is being ...
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Bulk actions: what to do when not all items support an action [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bulk actions: what to do when not all items support an action Picture the following scenario: user selects a bunch of items, and the 'bulk actions' box appears; user ...
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Action menu placement for bulk actions in a grid

I have been playing with an idea of placing a bulk action drop down menu for a grid/table in the header of the column where the selections are done. This is to save some precious space above the table ...
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Radio input appearance for mixed values

I'm looking for ideas on how to design radio buttons that have a second state that means "no change". So the user selects a few items, similar to how rectangular selection works in Windows Explorer ...
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UI Drop Down Alternative(s)

I searched previous questions and mine doesn't exactly fit... I am working on a User Interface for a school course online application. The integral part of the application is choosing which term you ...
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29 checkbox on a screen of a mobile app

I have a strange challenge of showing 29 multiple select options as part of a question which user needs to answer in a mobile web app for Android and iPhone. Does anyone has had a similar problem ...
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Normal select box vs autocomplete widget UX wise

Was wondering is anyone had experience dealing with autocomplete widget vs using a select box when you got 100-200-300 items in the select box. I think the general consensus is that the autocomplete ...
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Best practice for selecting multiple items in map view

I'm working on an app (touch input) in which it should be possible to select one or more items. Think about google maps: you search for 'restaurant' and a couple of restaurants are shown on the map, ...
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Menu with multiple checkable items

I'm a developer and that means that I cannot do UX. I would like some feedback on something I am trying to do, look at this: Now, this is a menu item with sub-items. I would like to be able to do 2 ...
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How to make mass mutation intuitive?

We are redesigning an existing application in which the user has a typical master-detail view with basic CRUD operations for a certain entity type. (Actually, the majority of screens are of this type.)...
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What should a toggle switch do when using a multi-select?

When an item in a list has one of two possible states, how should the toggle switch behave when items have been selected that have different states? Neither action is dangerous, but it may act on ...
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How to visualize similarity of one file to another?

Problem My file-system is a mess, over the years I've been accumulating way too many downloads I didn't care to uncompress and organize, code that was subject to endless copy+pastes and improvements ...
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Multi-selection experience

We have a form that allows a person to indicate a curriculum, level, subject and price, but we're trying to figure out the most intuitive way of doing it. There's a few challenges though: The ...