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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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Let reason prevail Let's say you have two alternatives: Option A - Shopping cart (see Amazon.com) where there is a delete link for each item in the cart. Option B - Shopping cart where each item has a checkbox, and you have Select all and Delete all buttons somewhere. You could also include a delete link in addition to the checkbox for every item, but ...


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It sounds like overkill rather than something that is actually bad UX. It depends if what you are selling involves users buying a lot of items at once (eg this may be applicable if you were selling small components -say screws and bits of metal). I'd look at evidence from what your users actually do: a - do you users typically put large numbers (say 10+) ...


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In same real world applications you use multi-select drop-down list implementation because: -as you said "there isn't always a lot of space available" -The user doesn't know the items in the list... Regarding that, I'll show you an example: Here the user has a list of unknown file types coming from the server dynamically, so there is no option to use ...


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Thoughts on drop-down lists: I think all dropdown including the multi-select lists have probably reached the end of the line. Their versatility also proved to be their Achilles heel: Drop-down menus are often more trouble than they are worth and can be confusing because Web designers use them for several different purposes. Also, scrolling menus ...


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You may want to specify which criteria you will use to define "good". Here is a pattern used by Jira, that is suited for multiple filters and single selection: https://youtu.be/xrCJv0fTyR8?t=1m17s In case the video gets deleted in the future, here are some screenshots. Jira has 2 modes for filtering. The Advanced mode is for typing. It has a textarea: ...


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You ask about multiple select dropdown but picture a multiple select list You cite as a reason you could not find multi select dropdown You don't find multi select dropdown because in a collapsed state a dropdown does not depict multiple selections. A drop down is poor UI for multi select for this reason. As for List versus a select like SO the ...


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Nielsen Norman Group wrote a great article about mega menus - I'm not sure if it addresses your particular needs or not, but they do say that drop down menus are user friendly, so long as they are multi-dimensional and robust, instead of just a block of text. They also mention the use of tags and tag clouds in that article, so I hope it's relevant to your ...


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The current "state of the art" with tags is to use a token input control: Here's the StackExchange one: Reasons: For new users you can configure it (optionally) to drop down a list of initial suggestions. Or (like SE) you can leave it blank for users to start typing. For power users it's faster to type in and complete a set of tags than to scroll ...



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