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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Standard behaviour of dropdown buttons and its styling

I have been reviewing some UI design patterns where the use of dropdown buttons as both a selection and call-to-action has been ambiguous, and I am thinking of how it relates to various design ...
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Icon for selecting related data [on hold]

I am working on a web application that includes a feature to export some data. When exporting this data, there are 2 types of entities that the user can select: Type A and Type B. Type A is its own ...
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Button text based on previous button's context

There's a table with a list of files that need to be tagged before uploading. The table might get longer than the page height, so it's scrollable, and above it there are buttons that work on selected ...
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User experience justification for completely eliminating selection graphics for inactive windows?

I just recently upgraded to Excel 2016, and I was disappointed to see that you still can't see which cell is selected when you click on a different window. When Excel is the active window, A6 gets a ...
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Selecting single/multiple rows in a table

I am building a software where a lot of the information is placed in tables. Selecting a single row from the table loads a section with the most important information about the entry. There are also ...
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What's the best way to offer hour selection to users in this design?

I've been trying to define the best way to show hour selection on this design. We want to offer very time focused services to business travelers, so time must be relevant on the homepage. We design ...
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Feedback for invalid selection of the text

In my application user is allowed to add objects in text (represented as HTML tags) by selecting a part of it. Something like in the rangy.js demo but the object is being added immediately after users ...
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What's an alternative pattern for a dropdown with between 150 to 215 characters per option?

In my screen I have 3 sections, and on each section I have different elements to take input from the user. In one of the section I have a dropdown menu to select a predefined option. The options are ...
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Picking an optional maximum (Android)

I'm looking for a way for a user to set a maximum (optional) number for creating an object via a form. I was thinking of using a NumberPicker, but this requires that I set a top end right? I was ...
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Passive selection

Working on a mobile UI for viewers to see available insurance plans. Context: this is a marketplace where the employer is shopping for health insurance for their employees. The marketplace is ...
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How can I make this user selection screen offer a better user experience?

I am working on a site that requires users to identify whether they are a teacher or parent. To ensure I make this as intuitive as possible, are there any obvious changes I should make to the approach ...
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Multiple select from a 2-levels category - how?

Assumed I need to provide a way to select items from a 2-level hierarchy. The simplest way is to have a long list of sets of checkboxes (each with a name) - that's great for discovery of the variety ...
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Should I use country flags in language selection fields?

My users can create content in different languages, and I need to provide an option to choose the language when they enter new content. Right now there are only 5 languages (en, fr, de, pt, es), and ...
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What's the best way to get the users to do Manual Selection of Location on Mobile App?

I am trying to make a very simple UI for less-literate, not so expert users. Is it better to show states, regions, neighbourhoods (in that order) on a popup for the user to select his/her location, or ...
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How intuitive to use image as an option in combo box?

While designing a question for survey, we came across a multi choice question where responses(answer options) are mixture of both images and text i.e, A. Image B. Text C. Text D. image. Now we need to ...
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Best approach for managing country selection in e-commerce shop-front

We are implementing a e-commerce shop-front but we have an design challenge around which currency to show by default and how to get the user to tell us which country (currency) they want to see. The ...
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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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Allow de-selection from a dropdown

I have a single select drop down and need to enable the user to clear his selection too. Is it elegant to do this: Or, on selection of an option should the drop down be hidden, showing the ...
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capturing what kind of driver's license someone has

I have an application that needs to determine what kind of vehicle the user can operate. We decided that capturing their license type would be the best way to do this. However, every US state and ...
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Check box for a selection of one

I tested an app that had a check box to indicate 'Primary' for both phone number and billing address, but the app only allowed a single entry for both elements. Shouldn't the check box for 'Primary' ...
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Selecting elements from a list box

I have a list box that with a lot of items as follows : I want to enable multiple selection on this list box and carry over the selected list items into a separate bucket : Now I want to find the ...
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Selection from two listboxes that feed into one listbox?

Has anyone seen a ux/ui pattern like the one below? (Examples?) It is two left-hand listboxes that feed into one right-hand listbox. Any suggestions for improvement? User experience concerns? Is ...
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Selecting a lot of entries from different range

I need a good approach for the user to be able to select a lot of options. The values are going to be numbers only. User should be able to select from example numbers between 1000 and 1050, and 1220 - ...
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Is there other way to minimize multiple selection like attached?

Is there other way to minimize multiple selection like attached? These are admin roles, in each role, there are options that limits/allow the users to control task.
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File Picker vs. Drag and Drop for Tablets

Imagine that you're creating a presentation on an iPad. You want to create a presentation, add content to it, and rearrange it as needed. You have a catalog of content to choose from, sorted by ...
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Sorting & Reverse Sorting: How to name options?

We are working on an app that contains a library. this is sortable by different criteria. The user can select the sorting via an action sheet. If a criterion is selected again, the sorting is ...
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Are coloured select items / combo box items a good idea?

I have an application where the user can add a task and set a priority using a combo box. e.g. Low, Medium, High. When this task is created and displayed to the user they see the priority as a badge. ...
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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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Homepage to only ask choice

I am developing an internal support request form. In order to capture useful information, I've divided the request types in four categories. (Say A, B, C and D) On selecting an option a form opens ...
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Achieve, and represent, selection behind in 3D object?

Consider this question on a programming site (the question relates to renderers, ignore that). Selecting an unseen "back" part on a 3D object has wide application. In fact, i) When the user ...
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What is a good UI pattern for selecting contiguous items from a list?

I'm making a (web) tool for editing a long complicated sequence of events, and I'd like to make it easy to: play a single event play a series of contiguous events (to see if all transitions work ...
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Additional selection/search controls becoming visible based on number of items?

So ran into this scenario and was looking for feedback, best practices, scenarios that you had that might have been similar, etc. Here's the situation: A user has to select some companies that ...
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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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How to indicate active option

I'm working on a web that there is a requirement to create a field that the user must select one option from two given. For aesthetic reasons and consistency, we are using a couple of boxes that the ...
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What are the best practices for representing a boolean field in a form?

We have an interface for creating a group. These groups can be set to private, which is represented in the database with a boolean. Private: true/false. What are the best practices for representing ...
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Name for a selection widget with side arrows

What would be the proper name for a selection widget with options that can be traversed with side arrows. I'm attaching a mont/year example.
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Dealing with hundreds of checkboxes for user selection

I have a ticketing system that deals with outages: think cable company/broadband type stuff. For example, the internet service may go down at Property XYZ. Maybe phone and video as well. We have a ...
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Is it permissible to toggle selection of items in a table with a single click?

I am working on an (existing) UI that has a feature where the selection in one table drives the content of a second table: Table 1 shows a list of notifications, Table 2 shows a list of bank ...
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Data table selection/de-selection usability

I have table where the product & sub product are displayed and is allowed for user to select/de-select both at the product and sub-product level. User just have to deselect things which is not ...
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Default filtering behavior: Everything displayed or everything hidden?

We have a selection field on our website. And today we had a discussion at the office about our filter options when the user is facing the filter options for the first time. Option A No filters are ...
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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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helping user select html table for copy

This seems like it would be a common problem, but I couldn't find a discussion in a google search. Users often want to copy data out of html tables (off of web pages) so that they can paste the data ...
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Overriding click to pause with click to select, when selecting a video

I'm designing an interface where a user needs to select a video from a library of videos in a modal window. Once the selection is made, the modal closes and they end up back on the page they started. ...
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Designing show/hide flow for admin

Running into a UX problem on a webpage I'm designing. The flow is than an administrator of a company can select what items to show/hide to a member. So he will have access to a list of all items and ...
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Are there any usability concerns to this alternate select bar style? [closed]

Preface: My issues with modern select bars When you mousewheel up/down, it's possible that you will skip over elements at the "borders" and will completely miss what you're looking for without ...
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What is a good flow for selecting an item from a list and populating some fields in a pane with the item info

I have a tree of items in a left nav and a main content pane to the right. Users should be able to select an item from the tree and populate fields on the right with complicated info (long paths, ...
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Typeahead / Autocomplete graceful degradation

Consider the case when the user is asked to select one item from a fixed list. If the list contains more than a dozen items, an autocomplete / typeahead type widget has proven itself to be very ...
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How to display information too long for a select box

On a form I use a select box to display a list of tenancies. So that each tenancy can be identified I have to display the full name of the tenants (there can be up to 4 tenants) and the full address ...
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Phone screen list item selection to replace drag / drop

I'm designing an app that will require the user to select a single item from a scrollable list and add it to a chat box that resides at bottom of a chat panel. For wider screen web/tablet/iPad ...
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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, ...