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Autocomplete involves the program predicting a word or phrase that the user wants to type in without the user actually typing it in completely

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Select from a dropdown (or autocomplete) or add new item in same create / edit view

I've always run into this conundrum: How to give the user a long list of options and allowing them to populate their own if it doesn't exist. I usually handle this interface by giving an autocomplete ...
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How to make it obvious that autocomplete is not a dropdown

Let's say we have an autocomplete like this. The autocomplete has thousands of possible results and so we only display the first 20 results. Some of the results are very similar. This leads to two ...
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How to use input fields that automatically get a value while filling in the form?

Imagine we have an inventory management system. It contains a form where the user can fill in a placed order. The order has some properties like: Date Supplier User who ordered it Total price VAT (...
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auto complete search and search button

I am using search with auto complete that initiates search as soon as the user clicks a suggestion (list of existing movie titles). should i include a search icon next to the search box, basically to ...
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City selector with free text

I'm creating a web component used to select the name of a Belgian city. Basically, it's a simple input and when some text is entered in it, it display the list. However, it must be possible to type ...
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Do users use their arrow keys to cycle through auto complete search results?

I'm working on a webapp/site that allows users to sign up to training courses that is aimed at the construction industry. The main users of the website are self employed tradesman and office admins ...
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Address Autocomplete - Shouldn't city come before street?

Most address forms in e-commerce (or anywhere) look like this: The street always comes before the city/postal code. I guess that's simply because that's what we're used to. The accepted answert to ...
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How to best combine browser and custom autocomplete functionalities?

When creating address forms, it is a common practice to provide autocomplete functionality for city and street names loaded from some external API. How to best combine this with built-in browser ...
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Is there an alternative design pattern for the autocomplete UI interaction [closed]

I have a form in android mobile app which has 3 nested autocomplete each one will depends on the previous one for its value. But the customer wants something better than autocomplete. Since there are ...
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Auto-complete / @-mentions: when to trigger?

In the context of looking-up users with @-mentions, what are the pros and cons of starting showing results right after @ has been typed or only after first letter (eg, @e. The number of users can be ...
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Search Behavior Best Practices for “type ahead” and "near matches'

I'm working on a user directory widget for a B2B app. The search function is the most important part of the widget. Currently we showing the type-ahead results after 2 characters (So The user types "...
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What are the best UX practices to show that an autocomplete data for an input field in a form is loading?

I'm a developer working on a form, which fills an autocomplete input field with available choices. What would be the a good UX take to show that those suggestions are loading? I'm thinking on ...
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Are there any alternatives to using an asterisk (*) to indicate optional fields inside a form?

I am working on the web app and I need your suggestion for the below issue. In this case, I don't want to keep an 'Optional'(Solution) beside the text.
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How to do address autocomplete right?

I'm working on a webshop that wants to introduct automatic address completion using googles Place Automcomplete API. My main focus is usability and getting it right isn't exactly easy. My main ...
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Is it an issue to replicate browser autocomplete styling to represent mandatory fields?

I am designing a complex software application used by enterprise clients, which has a large amount of data entry forms (as is the nature of the work being done on there). The application is available ...
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search autosuggest for complex nested hierarchy

I am not a professional UX designer, but it's up to me to come up with something for this use case I have 3 facets of search i.e. brands, demographics and locations each facet has a hierarchy list of ...
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Why is the Google Maps Places Autocomplete API so uncommon in signup forms, but so common in search?

When looking at signup forms, the standard is always to break it down in address, house number, city, zip code, country; all in separate input fields for the user. But when you look at search on ...
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Search or Ask on the main search component of the site

I'm looking for the right pattern to support 'asking' more questions to our site community from the main search component, I'm looking for a way to combine the main search functionality which involves ...
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Ideas for A-Z pickers

I've been asked to come up with a 'course picker' that lets a student find a course. One alternative is to have a text box in which the student enters the first three letters of the course and a look-...
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Typeahead : what purpose does the inline hint serve?

A common pattern in typeahead / autocomplete is to show the first suggestion as a hint in the search box itself. What is its purpose from the UX perspective? the text "ssh client" in the search box, ...
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Auto-complete click suggestion

I have an autocomplete for a restaurant finder I'm currently putting live: After typing 3 characters, there's a backend AJAX call to the server that returns a list of either locations or restaurants ...
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Is missing match in autocomplete feature counter-intuitive?

Our application provides a way for administrators to authenticate as a specific user. It provides a text field to type a username you want to authenticate. When you type 4 letters or more the ...
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search suggestions and other list filter fields

I have a list and filter. Filter contains text field and many checkboxes When user types something into text field, it provides search suggestions The question is should search suggestions depend on ...
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Is there any statistics about auto suggestions usage when searching? [duplicate]

I am thinking of using auto suggest within my company but I'm not sure if it's of any use. Does anybody have any idea about the statistics as to how many people end up selecting an auto-suggestion ...
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Instant auto complete/search on thousands of results

I am working on an enterprise application for maintenance software. The task I am designing for currently includes a drop-down selection form field for the user to select an asset or vehicle that they ...
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Are there any up-to-date works reporting how efficient word prediction and spelling correction systems are in terms of user experience?

I'm looking for both methods for measuring efficiency of such systems, and any empirical studies which I can use as an evidence to convince investors. For example: 25% of Android users use word ...
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Is it a good practice to keep autocomplete on in login form?

We recently revamped the UI of our Login form and initially kept the autocomplete on in the Email/ID field. We then created a blog inside our website and users loved it. They also loved the fact that ...
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Web UI to either select option or enter value

Surprisingly I couldn't find something matching this. I need a UX that is NOT auto complete but allows to either choose an existing option or enter a value by typing it. It resembles <dataList&...
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Are there studies on the distracting effects of “inline auto complete” features?

There are few features I dislike more than "inline autocomplete", which is what Chrome does when you type in the address bar. Are there studies on the distracting effect of those features? From ...
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Should search display results by default or should users land on an empty page?

We are currently redesigning employee search for a web app and we are debating whether the search page should display some employee records by default or not. In my opinion displaying a portion of ...
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Proper name for autosuggest pattern of partial content within a field (#tags or @mentions)

Autocomplete/autosuggest (or, sometimes, "Filter as you type" or "typeahead") all seem to generally refer to the pattern of filling a whole text input field with the results from a suggestion list. ...
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Usability of autocomplete overwriting user input

We have a web application for professional users, who have to register with their organisation and department. And of course there are tons of ways to write out the name of the same department. But ...
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When should a system partly fill in a form for a user?

I have a part of a system used for searching for / viewing recent or past transactions. The system will be used in more than one store, and transactions could have happened in any of the stores. You ...
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AutoFill + Undo Versus Button with AutoFill

We are building an application which requires a user to make an online payment for (possibly) his/her account. We'd like to keep track of the payer's name. We note that the payer may differ from the ...
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Replacing all interaction in a complex UI with a single input field: Do successful implementations exist?

Main questions Can you provide examples of implementations that implement the suggested solution below? If yes, what are the benefits and drawbacks, especially as reported by users? As the SE ...
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Natural language and autocompletion

I'm currently working on an m-commerce app project. I would like to implement a "natural search" like this one : I am totally new to this approach and I can't find a way to mix it with a "classic" ...
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Manual entry for missing items in datatable

Situation: There are items (physically delivered, only of value virtually) that are populated into a datatable after a specified time period (lets call it 7 days for concrete reference), however, the ...
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Address Autocomplete: Manual or Autocomplete

We are currently under going a re-design in a a sign up process for getting your house connected to electricity and natural gas. The first step asks you to enter your address in a number of fields as ...
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What's the best way to have an auto-complete textbox with a filter

So basically, what I'm trying to do here is create an auto-complete text field. However, from the list of options, there are a number of them we're trying to push for and because of this, we'd like ...
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Minimum length of characters for an autocomplete search input

I'm in the process of creating an a search input for restaurants with autocomplete. I was wondering if it would be best for me to require a minimum amount of characters before returning suggested ...
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Autocomplete only specific words within a Freetext Box capturing a paragraph of text

I have a use-case where the user (a nurse) has to enter case-notes which is a paragraph of free-format text in a box. But to speed things up, auto-complete is proposed to be offered for certain ...
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Should the search be triggered once the user selects a value from the suggestions?

Our search box starts suggesting popular search queries to users as they start typing in their query. We also have the ability for the user to specify some options to search within some fields. At the ...
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Affordances in quicksilver like command applications

I'm developing a command based application where the user asks an agent to do stuff using a Verb--Object--Parameters pattern. e.g. SCHEDULE a meeting with bob for Tuesday BOOK meeting room at 9pm ...
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Typeahead / Autocomplete graceful degradation

Consider the case when the user is asked to select one item from a fixed list. If the list contains more than a dozen items, an autocomplete / typeahead type widget has proven itself to be very user-...
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What is the recommended minimum characters limit for auto-complete/filter?

We would like to provide our tables with generic search field that will filter entries where at least one of the columns contains the input text. We also think of providing auto-completion for this ...
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What to highlight in autosuggest options?

When using an autocomplete or autosuggest component, which of the following highlighting options are preferable, and why? Assume user types Mal. The suggestions are: Option 1 (probably the most ...
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Do people value more a city map or autocomplete input?

I'm building a classifieds website for my client and I'm confused as to what's the best way to show cities to the users of the website. Do people find a city map with selectable areas more valuable, ...
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What is a reason for using both autocomplete and suggestion features?

This pattern is best shown when searching on Google. When a user starts typing (in this case stack), four suggestions show up on a dropdown list below but also, at the same time, the one that is at ...
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Autocomplete on mobile browsers for username fields

I'm looking for useful advice on whether autocomplete should be disabled or not on mobile browsers specifically for inputs in a username field. I already have: <input type="email" name="signin-...
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multiple auto-suggest fields on the same screen

I need to design a screen where the user needs to choose 2 types of values before moving to the next screen. one value from one list and the other from a different list. The lists are dynamic, so I ...