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I wasn't able to find anything specifically addressing this in the UI guidelines from Apple or Microsoft, but Chrome uses a similar method of conveying information in the Omnibox. It uses the globe to indicate a website and a magnifying glass to indicate a search. Chrome also uses color to distinguish the different types of selection, which may be ...


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What about a + next to the country name to open it? This is a fairly standard paradigm. Another option would be to make clicking on the country both show the country results and open the regions for that country. This may be the clearest option on a desktop site, where the navigation is generally displayed next to the content. It wouldn't translate to ...


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As thousandtyone and ECM mentioned, many tag controls, like the one on this site, simply allow the adding of a new tag unless you've picked one from the suggestions. I'm particularly fond of way Jira handles it (slightly more usable than the SE way because it says '(New label)':


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The answer was staring right back at you when you were typing the question and tagging it :). Did you check out the stack exchange tag question screen? It's slick because it lets you select multiple tags by typing and clicking. It also lets you add a tag without leaving the screen.


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Gmail handles this in a very straight forward way. When you select a message and ask to tag it, you are presented with a list of all existing tags: If you select the "Create new" option you get a popup: But if you just start typing in a label into the search that does not exist, you get the option to create it without the popup: This last method is ...


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This image isn't the best example (I'll try to make a nicer one) but I think if you make each "radio button" in the list into a large selectable item... it should be easy to select and also to read all the details of what you are selecting... e.g. I would just make sure that (however you build it) that only 1 item is selectable and that it is visually ...



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