I'm thinking of using a set of "conjoined choice buttons" to let the user filter a table of highscores. It would look sort of like this:

( ##EVERYONE##|  FRIENDS  |  ME   )     ---- everyone selected
(   EVERYONE  |##FRIENDS##|  ME   )     ---- friends selected

Is there a proper name for this kind of component?

Names I tried Googling but didn't get results for:

  • Linked choice buttons
  • Sticking together choice buttons
  • Conjoined (choice) buttons
  • Merged choice buttons

Hopefully the next person searching for them will find the answer here.

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    In the simplest manner, they're a type of radio button in the same way that tabs are a type of radio button.
    – zzzzBov
    Jul 27, 2012 at 13:20
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    @zzzzBov Yes, from a technical point of view, but not from a user expectation point of view. Jul 27, 2012 at 13:42

2 Answers 2


This is called a Segment Control on iOS

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and Segmented Radio Buttons on other platforms.


They referred to as "button groups" in bootstrap: http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/components.html

In the Android ICS you would probably use tabs to switch views: http://developer.android.com/design/building-blocks/tabs.html

  • I'm not intending to use it for tab-like functionality. Jul 27, 2012 at 11:31

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