All questions involving the selection objects to be acted upon, including contiguous selection (e.g. strings of text), multiple selection (e.g. checkboxes), and single selection (e.g. radio buttons).

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Changing the language of a website

While travelling abroad, I often get pages on websites that are normally in English for me (e.g. images.google.com) served instead in whatever the local language is. The problem is that I can't read ...
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How to categorize new threads in a mobile forum application?

I am planning to launch a new Forum/Chat app for Android/iPhone. The app requires users to specify a category before creating a new thread. How do I show and allow users to choose the thread category ...
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Selecting many elements from a long list

I have a scenario where my 'create user' dialog has a very long list of options, of which the user needs to select many. The project manager has suggested a 'dual list' approach: a long (scrolled) ...
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Selecting item with additional settings from list

This is for a web interface. I have a list where users can select items that displays data onto a page. Some items are already preconfigured so that when you select them, no additional settings are ...
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What's the most efficient way to allow users to add items to a set?

The context for this question is a web application. Let's say we've got 400-500 widgets. Users can create an unlimited number of sets to group related widgets in ways that make sense to them. Each set ...
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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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Selecting flashcard/quiz question difficulty

I am creating a flashcard app. Each flashcard has a single assigned difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard and Extreme. I want to give users the option of choosing a desired level of difficulty. My question ...
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How should I indicate that a status bar item is tappable?

My app adds an icon to the iOS status menu that shows the status of the task that my app carries out. The item goes green when the progress is running, orange when paused, and red to indicate ...
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File Selection / Folder Selection supporting Drag'n'Drop [closed]

First of all, I personally really dislike the folder browse dialog where you cannot copy/paste the folder name which you might already have in the clipboard. In many cases for my own applications I ...
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Helping users understand that two, and only two options must be selected

I have a drop down checkbox where there are 8 items to check. Two are selected by default. I am trying to think of an intuitive way to let the user know they have to deselect the existing ones ...
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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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Select menu, dynamic values and default value

I have a dynamic form depending on the value selected in a select menu which is the first form input. The content of this first select menu is dynamic: it can contain zero, one or more values. The ...
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Which is the best mobile pattern to use for a form's select box?

I need to design a responsive website with many widgets and forms. I want to provide the best UX to mobile users also when they interact with forms, which is often a nightmare on mobile. You can ...
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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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Is Shift+Click for item selection a historical mistake?

I recently encountered a proof of concept demonstration which used the mouse to "drag and select" multiple items in a list. The current, widely accepted solution for multiple item selection is to ...
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Looking up for an item in a list and different table styles in iOS

I have a settings view with a grouped table. One of the cells of such table is intended to show a very long list of items from where I want the user to select one. Due to the length of the list, I ...
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How to highlight the selected option when there are only 2 elements

Let's say there are two button's with icons, for example a typical "Grid View" and "List View" buttons, and I don't want to use bevels to create a "pushed" effect. Let's say I'm doing it in a simple ...
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Responsive design Pattern for secondary navigation - is there a way not to swamp the user?

I am having trouble to find a good way to present the user some kind of secondary navigation on smaller screens. On Large screens, it looks something like this: (This one is taken from ...
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Eliminating repetitive chart titles when you want to switch contexts

We run an analytics monitoring service. We have a chart control that we use to show data to users who want to explore their different analytics providers. Here's a rough mockup: Here, the user is ...
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What would be the best format for adding a 'Difficulty Level' selection to the following settings page?

I have a settings page (see screenshot). I want to add a selection of 'Difficulty Level' to it. A drop down or check box(which allows for only one to be selected) or radio button would be fine. The ...
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Keyboard shortcut for selection field

In our (desktop) application, we have two different families of selection fields. Some can open a dropdown dialog (combo boxes, date fields which open a calendar in the drop down), and the others can ...
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Should clicking on a checkbox and a table row produce different actions?

I'm working on an implementation of a "checkbox grid" in ExtJS. It's just a table with a checkbox on each row, and the user can act on multiple items at once. There's a simple version of what it ...
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What is the best control to use to select from a list of thousands of possible options?

I have a field which needs to be populated from a large list of items (many thousands). These items have unique numbers as identifiers, and there can be many thousands of them. (Similar to the way ...
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Best way to ask for dependent data

In my web application, I need to request some data using a form These data are selected in three levels, for example: Project-> Order-> Product I'm considering showing an element that would let the ...
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how should the “select all” select when paginating elements

Suppose I have a list of 100+ pieces of data that I'm displaying in a table that's paginating 40 elements per page. Each row has 'select' checkbox that enables the user to select/unselect an ...
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Best way to present a modal with two ways of searching?

I have a modal used to add a responsibility profile to an element. The responsibility profile is one item from a potentially huge hierarchical list with possibly thousands of items not listed ...
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Best format for year/month/custom date selection (web application)

I have a web application where users select two custom dates using datepickers, to generate a report. For convenience, 'year' and 'month' have shortcuts. The user presses an update button to refresh ...
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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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When to use a group of radio buttons and when to use a select drop down

I have a step in a wizard scenario. The user has a choice of 3 options before they can tap 'Next'. For those 3 options do I use a select drop down list or a group of 3 radio buttons?
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Default text for optional dropdown menu

My app has a dropdown for a "Reason." Most users will/should select a reason but they do not have to. We could have the default choice be Select a reason... to increase odds of people picking one. ...
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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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Alternatives for Radio Button List for 'large' select areas/touch?

I'm looking for some examples for ways to deal with having a user select an item from a list when that list: may have large amounts of text (perhaps a term + a definition so a paragraph or two) is ...
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User experiences and double click for selection?

What about double click for selection, currently I have design a grid of thumbnails where user can select a thumbnail on double click. But higher management argues that it should be single click or ...
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Android UX question regarding state of a selection screen

In an Android app I have a screen where the user can select some parameters for a search. Among those parameters is a location. The pre-selection is Berlin. The user can click on a button (select ...
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Mouse-click modifier keys for selection in unordered collections

I'm looking for guidelines for mouse click selection behavior, especially for discontiguous objects. (That is, for a view of objects in arbitrary, unordered locations.) For ordered collections of ...
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Best way to represent multiple foreign language selections

This question is different from the one asked here: Language of language names in the language selector?. I'm designing a map that enables a potential employer to find a candidate based on the ...
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How to indicate selected item in table?

I have a table of related items. Let's call them orders. Users can select an item from the table and full details will be displayed in a separate section below the table. I move the currently selected ...
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Best ux design for year selection in music chart radio/video app

I have this website called billboard.fm where people can listen to the top 100 songs from each year and recently launched a responsive design at http://beta.billboard.fm that uses YouTube instead. I ...
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What's the best way to view details if touch gesture is used for something else?

I'm designing an Android app for a client. Since it's confidential, I made up a similar scenario. Background: Say I'm designing a system to order pizza. One of the steps in this multi-step process ...
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Is 'single click to select' list item wrong if its only used to show position?

For a PC messenger like application, in the 'Inbox' view, messages are arranged in a list. I have a mouse hover state and a selected state. the selected state is invoked by clicking once on the item, ...
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Intuitive colour pickers for non-expert users?

Does anyone have examples of favourite colour pickers (as UI elements, not dedicated color-picking apps or sites) for common, 'everyday' colours - not for RGB or HSL values? I find traditional colour ...
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Consistent UI with different actions

I've got a bit of a dilemma and was wondering if you could help. In a checkout flow the user has a choice between collection of tickets at the store, or from a kiosk in a complex. The store select ...
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Slanted cursor+background for italic text?

In most applications that I'm familiar with, a text cursor in insertion mode is universally represented as a vertical blinking bar: As you can see, for some italic letters this creates visual ...
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Why the default behavior of a selection in text editor is self-destructive?

What I mean is the following standard behavior: If you select a text and then press any key, the text will be deleted and replaced with the character that you just entered. The only notable exception ...
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Handling selection and navigation in the same table view cell in iOS

I've a list of items in a table view, each of which display a small image and a name, as well as a disclosure indicator to navigate to a view with the item's details: The behavior I want is to be ...
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Hiearchichal Selection for Grouping (ie Teams)

Say I have a page where I want to be able to select what people are on what team. Each team can have up to 3 participants(so height shouldn't be an issue) but the same people can appear on multiple ...
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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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When should a select be replaced with a combobox?

I'm working with a site that is currently making heavy use of comboboxes. In fact, every select in the whole application is automatically turned into a combobox on page load. My first inclination is ...
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Accordion Menu or Static Menu Options for Touch Screen optimization

I'm in the process of redesigning dialog menus for our application. The biggest reason is to make the application touch friendly. But these menus will be used in both touch and mouse environments. ...
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Generic picker for FMCG analysis site?

As it says in the title I'm working on a site that analyses FMCG market (basically anything you can find in supermarket). I need to redesign our current "picker". There are a number of pickers across ...