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Jan
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comment What combo box button is preferable?
@jay_t55 But what is the native combo box in Win 7? I wasn't sure how to know. The font selection combo on Word 2013? How can I know for sure?
Jan
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comment What combo box button is preferable?
Interesting. A few mentions that 2 looks better. I don't see it that way. 2 is too small/subtle; I don't see it as visual noise but as a robust visual signal while not being too much.
Jan
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Jan
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comment What combo box button is preferable?
As I mentioned, the platform is Windows 7, so desktop.
Jan
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comment What combo box button is preferable?
Thanks. But, regarding your point 2, no, if you click anywhere in the field other than right around the arrow, you are only setting the cursor in that text field--it does not drop the dropdown. Since you thought it did, this seems like a strike against it. Note: when you hover the cursor over the arrow, the same shape as in 1 appears over it. Also, can you clean up your typos in this otherwise good answer?
Jan
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asked What combo box button is preferable?
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asked Menu item and widget redundancy
Jul
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comment OK for dropdown button to be on the left?
@KitGrose I accepted one; thanks for the reminder.
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accepted OK for dropdown button to be on the left?
Feb
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comment OK for dropdown button to be on the left?
@zzzzBov What other options did you have in mind? If it helps, I'm actually not dropping down a menu as much as a tree of checkable items.
Feb
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Feb
15
comment OK for dropdown button to be on the left?
Perhaps I need to edit my post to include that these dropdowns are actually "combo boxes", such that the user can also write something into them in addition to selecting something from a dropped-down list. Therefore, clicking in the area just sets the cursor there. And so the method you mention, though a great point, doesn't seem to apply for me.
Feb
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asked OK for dropdown button to be on the left?
Feb
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accepted Best formatting (aligment) for of a list of facts