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I feel from a user's standpoint that I very much appreciate a list that auto completes as I type. I don't mean just the first letter, but each letter drills you down farther. In my experience it is the quickest way to get to am item bar none. It is also very rare and I wish more programmers would do it or use tools that do it for them if they aren't into ...
Option 2 is a better idea. "Have a 'Recently used' section at the top with the x most-recently-used items (3? 5? 10?) and an 'All' section below with everything on the list." In terms of your 'recency or frequency' question, it all depends on what you are holding in the list. For example, if you have data which the user is unlikely to select ...
Several existing answers on this site offer advice related to this question. One of the problems is that dropdown menus and dropdown selectors just get called "dropdowns", which can make it tricky to find stuff. I've mixed these answers in with a couple of my own suggestions. Links throughout and at the bottom. Make Sure This is Really a Problem As with ...
How real are the distinctions between your workflows? How relevant are the boundaries between them TO YOUR USERS? Do they come to your interface saying "Today, I want to do an 'B'!", and then consider which of the 'B' options they are interested in. Or do they come to your interface knowing exactly which choice they want without your having to divide that ...
Another possibility is to show unread items in bold, and read items in its normal weight. How you do it doesn't matter as much as whether or not you are able to effectively convey the difference between what was read and unread.
I've done this before by having a sidebar (cf. Word Task Panes, etc) with a list of available "tasks", each having an icon and some text (actually title and subtitle) to describe what the action will be. In the old days a toolbar would also be an option, but these are considered déclassé. It may not be the most elegant solution, but I've found that users ...
You could use preset control, which contains both extra time settings, and reset option, see the image: This is one-click solution and doesn't require any chechboxes. Of course, it's less flexible.
What comes to mind here is a selection box for each list item, and then apply the change for all selected items (people). download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups You display the members of the list, together with their extra/remaining time. You provide selection boxes for each item (maybe with a SELECT ALL-box above), ...
Remove the shadowing from the frame or remove the whole frame and give it the same background color as the rest of the box. Then add a seperator between title and chat. This way the list is on the same level as the static text. Something like this: the picture is not perfect, just a rough draft i made real quick.
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