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Most modern sites nowadays uses option as checkboxes or toggle-able selects. Conventions are conventions and are bound to be overridden in the next upgrade, so to speak. The first scenario you mention and you don't like sounds like PERFECT. I mean, you're working with enabled/disabled selections, one option disables the other, the message is clear and ...


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Don't make checkboxes behave like radio buttons and don't make radio buttons behave like checkboxes. It is perfectly acceptable for the radio group to have no default selection in some situations. For example, Microsoft's guidelines for radio buttons give the following examples: Don't have a default selection if: There is no acceptable default ...


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Keep in mind the context... Adding to the other answers: You should have the context in mind... If your form/checkboxes are somehow related with security purposes (give authorization) you probably want people to check boxes instead uncheck them. You want to be sure that the authorizations given are conscientious and not just by default.


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The best solution: Don't give the user any options Look, let's face it: We're halfway through 2015. Users these days have been subjected to so many pointless options ("Install this program to the default directory?") that they no longer read the options that they pick. You should pick whatever option you think most users want, and then take the choice out ...


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A couple things about checkboxes The ✓ check mark is associated with positive indications. So using a checkmark to indicate negative option is OK but it creates more cognitive load for users. Whether or not you use a checkbox, asking users to affirm a negative creates more cognitive load. For example: With this in mind, look at your case. You have a ...


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Scenario C (This is Scenario B with a slight twist) No questions: Turn on/off features is used instead. All checkboxes are unchecked as default. If there are mandatory features that the user can't turn off, they shouldn't be included. If user doesn't have a feature he checks the checkbox. Example C - Default state. Turn on/off features: [□] A [□] B ...


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Is it possible to group the features (checkboxes) in any way? From the description this is very similar to a survey or a registration form - information is given only once or rarely. So I would go with questioning which feature do the user need (not have), decouple the options into feature groups as different roles need different feature sets, and leave the ...


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Show the true state of your application In your scenario it sounds like Scenario A - Example A is the way to go because it clearly indicates to the user which features are Active and allows them to turn off features that they aren't using. Instead of asking Which of these features do you have? simply show them what is active and allow them to turn some ...


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I would go like this. If the check boxes are between 1 and 15 (5 x 3), Will go with Scenario A (All are checked) If it's more than 15, will go with Scenario B (All are unchecked) Reason: It's easy for a user to grasp 10 check boxes and can uncheck easily without making a mistake. In case of more than 15, the user can't grasp that many and the chances to ...


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Most likely delete/move/copy is not a good example set. They conflict with each other. If you wanted to do something like mark as read and then move, you could simply use ajax to do the action, updating the css when it completes, and leave the check boxes checked in order to allow multiple actions.


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Do they need to be so wide or just one row? Would it help if it were more like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Alternatively you could have all the items in a drop down?


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In Windows menus can have either commands (Print) or options (View => Large Icons). This is what Windows Design Guidelines for menus says about using bullets and checkmarks: Menu items that are options may use bullets and checkmarks. Commands may not. And on using icons: Consider providing menu item icons for: The most commonly used menu ...


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On standard Windows, icons and checkboxes share in the same column. Thant means you cannot have both a checkmark and an icon at the same time. The following image is from a Delphi 32bit EXE, wrapping the standard Windows API - images seem to take precedence to checkmarks: I have seen (rarely) programs with two such columns, showing checkmarks to the left ...


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Check box lists would be the answer; based on Microsoft guideline for desktop app which you could use it for web app somehow: Standard multiple-selection lists have exactly the same appearance as single-selection lists, so there is no visual clue that a list box supports multiple selection. Because users have to discover this ability, this list pattern is ...



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