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If the question is taken at face value, i.e. strictly a choice between the →/↓ arrows or the +/- signs, then I suggest using arrows. Arrows denote the direction and a sense of movement to another place or view. +/- signs could be construed as meaning add / remove. For example it looks like I can add a manufacturer, or add an Extra item. While, the minus ...


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In Illustrator and Balsamiq (i know, they are not scientific tools) the clone action is Ctrl+D (on Win, on Mac it's Cmd+D). While in Illustrator it's actually "repeat transformation". But you can use it for sort of "cloning". D can stand for "duplicate". So probably instead of labeling the action "clone", you could label it "duplicate" and put Ctrl+D as ...


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For me the only reason to avoid the single search (2nd option) would be to have several columns with similar content, thus leading to an inefficient search. If that's not the case I would totally go with the single search: There's only 1 entry point for search, thus less cognitive load. The users only have to think what to search, not where to search ...


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There's a very good article on UXMatters about filtering information in tables. Although old, it still makes a lot of sense. A few options have been considered, like data filters above a table: filters to the left of the data or tabular format in case the number of filters is low There's also a good discussion about consistent availability and ...


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I find the search box more intuitive for search. However, the text boxes provide a way of advanced filtering. So, the question is - do you want your users to search or filter? If you want both, you may consider the following intermediate solution, Amazon is using the same. Your search box searching all columns by default but the user has the option to ...


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Placeholders are not substitutes for labels. Labels are captions which inform visitors what information a particular form field is asking for. Placeholders are bits of example content or hints which provide visitors with visual cues to aid in form completion. Labels appear outside their respective form field, while placeholders appear inside their ...


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Best practice may not apply to a location There may be enough examples (Google Analytics and Podio are two more) that place toggles like this to the top and right of the content to say that it's a conventional location, but I'd argue that the location of controls like this should depend on the specific application and user goals. Examine your motivation ...


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If you're wanting to just follow the norm then top right is pretty typical. I don't recall any specific black and white conventions for this specific thing, but it's typically a good idea to go along the lines of what other large products do. As Devin mentioned, Google Drive keep their grid/row toggle in the top right which is consistent with where Windows ...


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You have a number of options... Widen the listbox and add more columns to it, facilitating more informed item selection. Enlarge the font size to fit the screen space available, easing eye strain. Add a third column to the full screen view and add useful information such as field-level instructions, non-editable fields like record #s and creation dates, ...



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