A togglable button where one or more options is available but only one option of a group may be selected at a time.

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Is it a dark pattern to change Radio buttons into a Dropdown?

Is it a dark pattern to change Radio buttons into a Dropdown in order to default to a particular option? The default option is the best deal and recommended for the user. However we still want to keep ...
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Alternatives to checkboxes and radio buttons in web-based surveys?

I've been tasked with designing a simple questionnaire design with a lot of different types of questions. I've been taking a lot of web-based surveys myself as well as testing some with users. The ...
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Enable/Disable - single check-box or two radio buttons?

I am working on system which is intended for rather technical users - engineers, etc. The system consist of several windows, each provide the user with the option to configure (create/edit) some ...
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Consistency or best ui control?

I'm working on an app where there are multiple pages where there are a range 2-6 choices of a specific filter. Is it better to use the same control (dropdown) since for each page for consistency or ...
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Lots of buttons with user input if none are applicable

I am creating a quiz and one of the questions needs to have a list of options for the user to select one. But also, if the answer is not in the options, I need to allow the user the write the answer ...
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Radio buttons with none selected

I feel like there's an answer out there but I can't find it. We have a situation where customers need to choose one of two options for billing their services, but we can't choose it for them. I've ...
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Accordion with radio buttons

one of my clients uses the following accordion on his mobile website: A tap anywhere opens the section and selects the radio button. The chevrons open and close the selection, but only select the ...
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What is the best way to collect a yes/no answer to a required question?

We've got a form that asks users if they are U.S. citizens. We want to make sure they answer that question. One idea is to make it a checkbox, like this: Are you a U.S. citizen? [ ] Yes, I am a U....
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Alternatives to 18 options in a radio group?

I have an application built in Delphi7. A particular screen displays a radio group with about 8 items, which is just manageable for the users by normal standards. But now I need to add another 10 ...
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Are there any practical reasons as to why one should show css outline on a focused radio button?

A while ago, I found a css stylesheet for checkboxes and radio buttons, which could use font-awesome icons as symbols. I had just used the checboxes until recently, but expanded my form to include ...
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Design for a list of items

I have this list of items in a radio button list. This list can get pretty long in it's height. This won't be the best user experience, because the user, probably, has to scroll to the item he wants. ...
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How to translate a visual experience to screen reader users

I have a table with selectable rows. I can select only one row. Sighted users can click anywhere in a row to select it. In the context of a website that is as good for blind users and sighted users, ...
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Is switcher better pattern than radio buttons?

I'm designing a list with an option to switch on and off some records. I'm wondering which pattern to choose, should I choose standrad radio buttons solution or maybe something a little more ...
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Multiple choice forms with radio: Should the choices be arranged horizontally, vertically, or in a square?

My work involves designing the interface for quizzes taken by college students. When designing for quizzes, what would be the easiest arrangement to read for my users: horizontal, "square", or ...
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When does a combo box get unwieldy?

I'm working on a product which has a bunch of selectors that can have anywhere between one, and several hundred possible selections with no way to be absolutely certain how many possible options there ...
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Selecting single element from a long list with hirarchy

I'm creating a wizard where in one of the steps the user needs to select only one option from a large list with hierarchy. The list will have about 30 top level categories. He can select the top ...
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Choosing unit of measure system

Our app (http://www.fitnessmealplanner.com) requires users to enter basic info about themselves such as height and weight. Problem is that even after trying several changes to layout people still skip/...
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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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Should I use a dedicated “Please select” radio button

In some cases I need to offer radio groups for selecting 2-3 options where I want to force the user to make a decision. Those are cases what I simply can't offer an initial selection. For more ...
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What's a good way to select a single pane of other controls?

I am building an Windows Forms application that will have to select a single style of a particular device, but each style has a variety of unrelated configuration options that must be chosen. The ...
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Radio buttons or Dropdown for same list of options

I have a list of options where the maximum number that can appear is 9. I am wondering if it will be confusing to switch controls for these options depending on how many appear i.e. use radio buttons ...
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How to allow user to choose a value multiplier

I've recently published an Android app that is intended for use as a board game currency (think Monopoly etc.). Because it is intended for multiple types of game, and because even within Monopoly the ...
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Single Select Mechanism [closed]

Are there any mechanisms for single select besides radio buttons and dropdown menus (combo boxes)? Here's an image of the layout I'm designing: Users can only single select a product, and the ...
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Is it acceptable practice to use checkboxes as radio buttons?

Can someone point me in the direction to articles regarding checkboxes and radio buttons? I'm in a discussion with an Art Director and he is convinced it makes more sense to use checkboxes because ...
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Multi position switch (while avoiding dropdowns and skeuomorphism)

I have a very visual, map-like interface where most of the interaction takes place in navigation cards as opposite to direct manipulation. I need to add a "dimension selector" to each node that ...
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Optimal way to display long radio buttons on mobile

I'm working on designing a responsive form, and I'm wondering if anyone has ideas for dealing with "long" radio button options on mobile. For example, take the following image: I've browsed around ...
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Multi Selection with Check-boxes and Radio Buttons

I have a long list of options. My users can select many of them, but they must also star one and only one of the options selected so. ... [ ] Option 1 ... [ ] Option 2 ... [ ] Option 3 ... ...
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Address list following a postcode search, should a drop down list or radio buttons be used?

I'm working on a project at the moment using an OOTB (out of the box) solution. We have an address search facility where a user will enter their postcode, click 'Search', and is then presented with a ...
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How to improve billing address pattern?

I'm trying to find the best pattern to use in a sales service flow where some employers will be using an app to sale products in local stores. They will keep in touch with many clients so they need ...
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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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Radio buttons or Toggle switch for one out of two options?

I am a bit confused on what should be used when you have to select one option out of the two possible options. Working on a touch screen interface For ex 1- Selecting a Tax type in a retail store, ...
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Are round check boxes confusing or an accepted standard?

I was browsing dribbble.com today and came across a new post by one of the designers that I follow. He had posted a new modal form which was using rounded check boxes. I have never seen these before. ...
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Radio button best parttern in mobile app

I have radio button selection in mobile app where on selection of it, the dropdown box gets activated. My question is that, is it best practice to place radio button and dropdown in stack manner (pic ...
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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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Checkboxes or Radio buttons: Only one or zero choices

I'm building a quiz-type web application in which the user must answer a series of multiple-choice questions. I need to decide whether to use radio buttons or checkboxes. I'm familiar with the ...
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Do users understand this hybrid checkbox/radio control? [duplicate]

I'm wondering about the perennial problem that arises when presenting multiple options, where the user can select none, one, or several options. Using checkboxes, it's not clear whether a user ...
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Is it a good/acceptable practice to combine checkboxes with radio buttons for one question?

I work on a form, in which there are questions allowing either multiple choices or selecting just one. An example: Which of the sweeties do you like: [ ] chocolate [ ] lollipops [ ] cookies ( ) ...
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UI Pattern for selection list - feedback and suggestions

I'm designing an ecommerce checkout process and I would like to get some feedback or other ideas on how to visually display the shipping options for customers. Currently we have 3 options, regular, ...
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How/Where to display contextual information based on radio button check

I have a list of countries where the user can select one by toggling a radio button. Each country has a unique cost in the local currency which the user needs to be aware of. What is the best way to ...
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What is the best way to gather optional data using radio button groups and drop-downs?

I'm ultimately asking a theoretical question: what is the best experience, in general, for gathering optional responses using controls with mandatory input? Consider specifically radio button groups. ...
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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 ...
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Should I use Drop downs instead of radio buttons?

This is for a University Information Repository. The user must choose only one collection to submit a report item into. Each collection is gathered into a community. So the hierarchy from top to ...
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What is the best way in letting a user set a default to an enabled function?

Not really sure if this concept is better. By setting a default, it automatically switches to Enable and lock icon appears next to toggle switch to signify that it is not available for any action.
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How to prevent users from submitting a form with no changes made

I would like to prevent users from being able to submit a form where the selection hasn't been changed from its original state. Example: In the wireframe above, when the user sees this form, the ...
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Using radio buttons or drop down list when the number of options can vary greatly

I am designing a web application which consists of several modules, and for some of these modules the user must be able to select how many/which sources of data to display in the module. I had ...
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Should radio buttons be pre-selected?

I am working on a re-design for a eCommerce site and they have a section where they offer a free gift card if the user makes a purchase over $1000. The idea of the gift card is to get users to ...
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Dropdown/Radio button as an action selection in a grid row?

I need to display an action selection in every row of a grid. The action could be Do nothing, Confirm, Reject (mutually exclusive). And once all the selections were made, users are expected to hit a ...
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Why is it impossible to deselect HTML “radio” inputs?

In HTML, there are currently two types of "checkbox" style controls: Checkbox: Allows toggling on/off, multiple values can be selected Radio: Only one value in a group may be selected, does not ...
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Choice with a Radio button group

Context: In our application we implemented a responsive disclosure. Currently the choices the user can make are rendererd as a set of radio buttons. Currently there a two valid options, A and B. When ...