I am looking for a multiple choice checkbox that is not positive or negative just a mark. where have you seen examples for such buttons?

I am building a process that allows to approve or reject videos from a list of videos. and I want the user to have the ability to choose multiple videos and approve or reject them at once.

not mark


  • You can simply use two radio boxes which are unselected by default. Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 20:20
  • Could you provide a mock-up showing what you're thinking about?
    – Mayo
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 20:25
  • It's very similar to email inbox. User multi-select emails and do an action. You can use gray or any other natural color to imply that.
    – YogaPanda
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 20:46
  • You think I should use the check mark but leave it grey?imgur.com/DDxxMJV
    – Dana Raviv
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 21:05
  • isn't a checkbox inherently neutral already?
    – Midas
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 21:35

2 Answers 2


As the main goal of the screen is either to approve (publish), or reject videos, it's better to use more prominent controls, like primary buttons.

The scenario for multiple approving/rejecting is:

  1. User selects several videos
  2. User clicks either Publish, or Reject button

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The advantages:
• The actions are prominent (primary actions are obvious)
• The actions are close to selection (increased efficiency of use)
• Use Publish as a label. It shows the final result, otherwise it looks like user need both to Approve, and Publish. The better name for the header is Publish Videos, for the same reason.


You have a binary process (yes/no, on/off, approve/delete) so you should use an element that allows for this behavior, such as radio or toggle switch . In your particular case, where you don't want 2 elements, but just one, I'd go with the switch.

An undetermined status would be very confusing unless you clearly label this and explain the user what to expect. One example of your behavior is Filezilla's Change File Attribute screen:

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Here, you can have 3 states: unchecked, checked and "neutral" to keep the original permissions. But this is a really confusing way to do things and I'm providing it just as an example on how NOT to do it

Also, take a look to Checkbox vs toggle at UXSE for some additional information and concerns

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