Curious what people's thoughts are for filter menu dropdown icons, should they go on the left or right side?

My thinking is the icon provides a buffer between the dropdown menu text and the search results.

The layout is fairly standard, but if there are other critiques I'm open to them as well.

Thank you!

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It depends, but I would say an icon on the left of the label is used for clarification rather than an action in itself. An icon on the right would trigger an action:

Now, should the label trigger the action?

  • If yes then including the icon on the left is the way to go
  • If no then leaving the icon on the right might be best as it is a button in itself

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