An interface to efficiently find items in a long list, typically by typing keywords into a text box.

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Where to put a spinner on android next to a search box

I am trying to design a screen with a spinner dropdown to select a term of school, and then a search box to search in, but i cant seem to figure out how to get everything to look nice together. to me ...
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Sticky header: div utility stiky (put under the header) or covers the entire page?

Hello i'm workinking on menu for mobile and i'm sure that to have a sticky header is a good idea... In my header there are 3 icons (menu; search bar; utility) When i click on menu icon, appear a ...
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Is there a recommended size for search boxes?

Do users change their search patterns if the search is shorter? Do users search less if the search box is too large? The only article I'd found is a 2009 Smashing Magazine article: The [Nielsen] ...
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Should searching a table include hidden columns?

I have a table accompanied by a search component. The table is filtering items upon typing according to the following rule: If at least one of the item properties contains the text at the search box ...
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Type search vs Guided search

I'm building a webApp and I'm facing a discussion with my client about the searching function of the app, the main porpouse of the webApp is to find houses to buy/rent. Currently the search function ...
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Guidelines to design a No result search page

No result page for search are dead ends. Are there any existing guidelines or research results on effective no result search pages ? Here is what i have so far. Typography Use proper typography and ...
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Editable list items with search feature - How to handle search when there are unsaved changes?

Suppose a UI with a list of editable texts, and with a search feature (searching text contents) like this mockup: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Since ...
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Should I include a search box in the dropdown menu or just go with one in the nagivation bar?

So i'm designing the interface of an ecommerce website that acts as a platform for stores, and naturally, there's a search box in the navigation menu. For each of the elements in the navigation bar, ...
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Best UX approach for grouping filter items for detailed search criteria?

We have a search based site that has a quick search by name, a detailed search with name, a group drop down selection, and address and/or zip code search. However, below this is 4 textboxes, 2 drop ...
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Is it ok to change search behavior on different pages (mobile)

I have an app with a global search at the main page (users, tasks, content, etc.) Is it bad practice to change this for other pages... e.g. limit the search to users on the users page? Would the user ...
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How to prioritise site search for two different audiences

I'm designing a site for students and teachers, which is a set of learning materials on a particular topic. There are three types of content: Content only for students Content only for teachers ...
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Two search bar in weather website?

I have a problem... I am creating a site of Meteorology and I have the need to place as the main search bar (so top right), the bar through which a user can input the location and search for the ...
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Show Results Before Searching

We have a page where you can search through roughly 100 products. Since it's not that much products, I want to show all of them when the page load for the first time but a colleague argue that we ...
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How do I handle multiple user contexts in an app?

In our mobile app, I have 2 separate user contexts. The search context, the user wants to search and find, or create people on an adhoc basis. The WIP context, the user has to complete a unit of ...
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How to combine search and edit in one widget?

Suppose an application where you work with text snippets. You can search for and reuse existing snippets as well as create and edit new snippets. Thus, we basically have two modes: A search mode ...
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Solution for Batch / Mass Search and Match Functionality with Many Potential Results

I am in the process of building a new component for an existing application and I have a fairly specific scenario I need to design an interface for. The purpose of the tool is to allow a user to do a ...
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Do users make searches different depending on their role?

I work with a CMS solution for news sites and one of my customers is asking for a modification on the way search results for linking content is done. As the CMS I use is Open Source, I need to give ...
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Should I focus the cursor to the search field or leave that up to the user?

If I show the search field on a user click should I focus the cursor to the search field or leave that up to the user? I see benefits for both arguments so atm I'm leaving it up to the user. If there ...
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String contains operator character

I'm developing a search mechanism to which the search query is provided via a text field. The query is then parsed and the results are presented to the user. I've got the syntax definition covered ...
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Asking a user to make an iOS app full screen for functionality

When trying to search in Apple's Podcasts.app in split screen mode on the iPad or iPad Pro it displays this message: To browse or search for podcasts, make Podcasts full screen. Is there a ...
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What's the best way to implement a search bar in the mobile view of a responsive site?

I'm currently working on a site that is content heavy and want to add FAYT (find-as-you-type) search. In the desktop view I have a regular search field in the top right hand corner with a magnifying ...
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Text “search” in the search bar?

Sometimes I see the search bar inside already present text "Search ..." and that once clicked is replaced by what the user wants to write: Which is a better UX design? a) leave the search bar empty ...
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Minimum length of characters for an autocomplete search input

I'm in the process of creating an a search input for restaurants with autocomplete. I was wondering if it would be best for me to require a minimum amount of characters before returning suggested ...
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Substring search vs Starting letter search

In a website I have a large number of products. In the search page user can find the product by searching at the top of the page. I can search in two methods. When user starts typing I can return ...
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“Log in” and “sign up” to the right or left of the search bar? [closed]

I wonder if the "Log in" and "sign up" you should put on the right or left of the search bar ... I am realizing the utility but are not convinced of their position: The problem is purely aesthetic ...
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Two Search Boxes or One or Something Else

So I am developing a website which needs a search box in which you enter some activity like bowling, cycling etc. and to next of that there is another text box which has a location like New York City, ...
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What are best practices of algorithms for suggesting products in auto-suggest search pattern?

During my search for best practices for auto-suggest of products in e-commerce, I found good resources about the behavior of the search-and-result field, like Baymar, the book of P.Morville. Search ...
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What is the best pattern when filtering through a list via a search input in combination with a toggle filter

What is the best pattern when filtering through a list via a search input in combination with a toggle filter? Here's a list of name with Inactive users filtered out: When a person using the search ...
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Pattern for search landing vs results

We have a search screen that lets users search on two (and possibly more) elements. They come to the screen and we say "Please enter aaa or bbb" and the two empty search boxes are at the top of the ...
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Are there examples of how iOS Spotlight displays schema.org data?

Spotlight will show data tagged with schema.org's micro schema in a particular way in iOS. According to the developer's conference the following schemas are supported now: Action Offer Rating and ...
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Would an inline page search field (ctrl + F) be useful or not to users?

In our world of information overflow users turn to a popular search engine to find the specific piece of data/information/knowledge they look for. And it works most of the time, but users often need ...
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Search Results in a TreeTable

I Have a TreeTable where groups of itens are organized by categories, as you can see on the image bellow. What is the best approach to present the list of results taking into account that is ...
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Searching database using advanced search

I am currently working on a database search. There are a number of options and variable to choose from and it fair to say quite complicated. There are basically two user types who perform two ...
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Which is the best geographical classification?

Usually in classified advertising websites to catalog ads by area is used the category/subcategory system's. Like this: Region / province / city / district It's quite understandable for users, but I ...
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Combine Search/Results or Keep Them Separate Pages

I'm designing a search interface for an insurance claims system. The system contains hundreds of thousands of records. Most users will know and search by a claim number, though claimants name can be ...
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How do users benefit from having a browsing history?

I'm putting together a music based website where users can explore artists and albums. One pattern I've noticed amongst content heavy sites like IMDB and YouTube is that they go the extra mile as far ...
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Search related, natural language or keyword based

I personally don't know how the end user will interact with my website. Therefore, it's more or less impossible for me to actually decide which search format I should use. I really don't know whether ...
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Why bigger search field and large menu bar?

I am aware of the recent trends that are going in practice but whats the impact of it to the users. In recent years designers have been using big search field and the navigation bars have been ...
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Why does Google remove special characters from search?

It's worth noting not all special characters are removed, for example C# and C++ (programming languages) return results, $ returns results, etc. However, I tried searching for a code segment that I ...
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Integrate lookup and edit functionality

I've looked at a few of the other similar questions, but I don't think they are the same kind of problem. I am trying to design to link a person to an item. The page supports free text entry for the ...
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Best Mobile Search page approach

I have search bar on mobile app as a full-width popup. My questions is what else should I show with search input field? 1. "Cancel" button 2. "Back" button 3. "Back" button and CTA (Search) button ...
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help me simplify a search engine

I have a search function that lists different search forms under links: Each link goes to a form with slightly different parameters eg: and All forms contain a common 'title' field and, as you ...
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Is a search bar needed for small e-commerce sites?

I'm developing an e-comm site for a small retailer that sells specific products related to one type of activity. The whole product list is less then 50 items with three main categories. Are there any ...
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What do you call this ux pattern for search fields?

What do you call this feature where a search query gets converted to "tags" that has been popularised by Pinterest (but could also be seen in Google Drive, Facebook, Apple Mail etc) and what ...
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Tree-view: Search

I'm projecting a New tree-view for a system, but my doubt is about the Search. Would I put a button that the user select if he wants to search also subfolders, or the system would to search ...
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Search box on a landing page?

From my understanding, landing pages are to have one single focussed objective towards a conversion goal. I'm currently designing a landing page with the goal of getting users to sign up. The site's ...
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Displaying data on a map

I have been asked to review a map based application. The map displays planning applications for a location and the user can filter results. Results are paginated to 10 per page. The developer said ...
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Do I still need to keep my “Submit” or “Search” button? [duplicate]

Many sites now provide a search bar without the buttons, and everyone (?) understands that you press enter afterwards anyway. Is it beneficial to keep the Search button for this case? Do I gain or ...
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Search field with or without a button?

I can see two broad patterns as far as the design of the search field is concerned. One like we see on Google has a button that the user can hit to initiate Search. (They could also hit enter to do ...
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UX using a search bar than returns results across 2 models. How should this be presented?

I have a simple "advice" question. In my Rails App I am using Sunspot to perform searches across 2 models in my application - users and questions. Naturally when you think about this, there are ...