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I have a couple of operations that can be performed on one or many items.

I can't find anything better than using a drop-down list for each of these operations or is there a more user-friendly approach for presenting them ?

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EDIT : little typo above, One means "selected items", Many means "All items"

  • Could an operation be performed in a sequence: Item1-->Done or Item2-->Done or Item3, etc.? – Alexey Kolchenko Feb 2 '14 at 14:18
  • Yes actually that's what will happen. – Aybe Feb 2 '14 at 20:05
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Use contextual options: If one items is selected, display "fingerprint this item" if multiple, "fingerprint these items"

  • Here's how I ended up : One button and it will perform the operation on selected items. If no items are selected, it's greyed out. – Aybe Feb 2 '14 at 20:07
  • @Aybe, good solution. – S.. Feb 3 '14 at 7:52
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Displaying 2 'fingerprint' buttons in the UI doesn't make sense to me. Can you instead have 2 distinct buttons: "Fingerprint single", "Fingerprint many"? And, use the icons you are using for "One" and "many" buttons and do away with the drop-down completely?

  • Yes but the problem with this is I'll have twice as many buttons as there are actions. – Aybe Feb 2 '14 at 20:06

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