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I would recommend implementing an autofilter search box with match-highlighting and checkboxes for directory/database filters: You could have the filter automatically update the list of contacts displayed in case someone typed a name and forgot to select a directory or selected the wrong directory. It will prevent them from having to redo the name entry ...


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As you deal with regular user, try to combine both contacts and full directory in one tab, and change the title of the forms with some familiar one such : ---------------------------------------------- Message __________ Recent | More | --------------- -------------------- ________________ ...


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With 5000+ contacts you'll want additional filtering control. Depending on culture and country, lots of people can have First and Last names that are similar. How about: [First name] [Last name] [Directory]


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personally I would go for Option 2 - initially limiting the number of results per area (to for e.g. 5) but adding a link next to the area (or at the bottom) that says something like "... see more" which would then limit the result to the specified area.


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I'm not sure if it's necessary for your application, but Google give this notification:


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If your user turns off instant search or you do not offer it, the user will expect the search results to not change until they submit the search form again. I would therefore prefer not to change the style or content of the search results page. Also: The user who edited the search string will (likely) be aware of the discrepancy with the search results ...


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A simple way would be to alter the framing of the input box, i.e. thick lines for "changed" text, thin lines for "old" text after searching. Another idea: Add "Search results for ..." between the input box and the results. That makes it clear even for printed and saved pages.


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If you still want to display the placeholder colour when it is not selectable, you could display the colours in a different format, here are two quickly mocked-up variations. By displaying the name of the colour and a sample, you can easily display to users all of the information you outlined above. This design also may benefit people with seeing ...



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