In our system we have screens that display lists of information. Within the each column of the list there is an option for settings, such as filtering.
- Having icons show in each column is repetitive and clutters the header.
- Hiding the icons could cause the user to be unaware of the ability to find the settings for a column.
If we move forward with hiding the icons they will only stay hidden until the user hovers over the corresponding column.
Are there any best practices for showing / hiding an icon that is repetitive in situations like this?