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First, radio buttons can have a default. So, at issue here isn't the fact that a dropdown affords you a default selection and radio buttons don't. What you are doing by switching from radio buttons to a dropdown is hiding the other options from plain view. If you are using a dropdown list to hide options from users because you've assumed they want/need a ...


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Are you doing this with the interest of the user at heart or are you doing this to benefit the business? If the default option is the best for the user, then hiding the other options in the dropdown is beneficial and thus not a dark pattern. Conversely, if the selection is for say payment packages and you put the most expense one as the default and hide ...



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