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I have seen this a few times and never really gave it much thought. Why does it have an up and down arrows or how does it behave differently than a regular dropdown.

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Apple calls these things pop-up buttons, as opposed to pull-down buttons. They say:

Use a pop-up button to present a flat list of mutually exclusive options or states. A pop-up button helps people make a choice that affects their content or the surrounding view. Use a pull-down button instead if you need to:

  • Offer a list of actions
  • Let people select multiple items
  • Include a submenu

Evidently, that's not what's going on in your screenshot though.

Stepping back from any concrete design guidelines, I'd say that a dropdown indicates that the options will appear below, whereas this indicates that options may appear above and below, or, in the case that this field actually is a text input field, that clicking the up/down part will expand the field into a multi-line textbox.

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  • Thanks for the reply. So in this instance here I need a way to move the options up or down. Would I use the pop-up button and habr move up and move down options. Or click on the arrow for up and down? dropbox.com/scl/fi/pwdr4qqvb8tom50ud7upo/…
    – Keano
    Jul 31, 2023 at 16:54

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