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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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Should suggested options show up in both sections?

We have an autocomplete dropdown where the user can search from a list of people. In this dropdown, we want to surface a "Suggested" section to surface the people that have been selected ...
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Making it easier for users to store temporary credit cards

Let's say that I want my users to receive a gift credit card with a fixed amount. Right now, the user has to go to a gift card website and can add the card to their digital wallet on their phone. ...
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How to allow incrementing of multi-select options?

As part of a form field, I want to allow the user to specify 0 or more options. The user should be able to select multiple of the same option if desired. This can be visualised in a typical multi-...
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Search - autocomplete - hover a result to features in dropdown

I am working on a project where a user has to navigate to any feature for any product. So I came up with a search box component. Here the user can search for a product and when a user hovers on a ...
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Looking for a mobile web solutions that doesn't rely on a dropdown menu to show a list of tags and add a new tag to a group

Looking into alternatives than using auto-suggest dropdowns for looking up a database of existing tags and adding that selection to an existing group of selected tags. I'm looking for a solution that ...
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Is a Tree or Autocomplete better UX for the below Scenario?

I am creating a web app (web app only, no mobile functionality) and am wondering if I should use a tree selection (where the user drills down through hierarchical categories until they find their ...
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Autocomplete in a nested list when child is matched but parent is not

Our web app has a "jurisdiction chooser" which is a 2-level nested list of all US states and many large US cities. Both cities and states are selectable. I'd like to add autocomplete to this ...
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Effectiveness of suggested answers on forums, like Stack Exchange

Is there data or research on how effective suggested answers are in preventing people from asking duplicate questions on online forums and Q&A sites? While some people make an effort to search, ...
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What is the best way for user to be able to select a Category and Subcategory?

The user should be able to: Only select ONE Category Select multiple Subcategories Idea (A): Use autocomplete select dropdown so user can search through both Categories and Subcategories Close ...
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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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Creating user friendly autocomplete inputs for mobile devices

Note: Initially I posted this question for code review, but realized this is really a question about user interface. I am working on an e-commerce website, I have 2 types of autocomplete inputs: ...
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Reason for difference in behaviour of autcomplete interactions in input fields

There seems to be two different schools of thought when it comes to the autocompletion of input fields and I am wondering if there is a particular reason or rationale for each. Basically, when the ...
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Combining a drop-down with autocomplete and search

Recently I was faced with the following dilemma. By trying to combine a drop-down that must contain items with a top search/type field (autocomplete and search) inside of the drop-down I realised that ...
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No results for my search? Let user see no results or not allowing them to see the results that are not available?

I've been working in resolving an issue for the platform I work in but I'm a little stuck with solutions I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on how to approach this. So, I'm working ...
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Search autocomplete with static and remote data

I am implementing an Autocomplete search field on a website I am working on, this will be the only form field that is shown on the homepage (along with the title and some explainer text). It will also ...
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How important is "autofill" for user experience?

Well I've got the obvious user-form. (Name, address etc). I notice that google can autofill such a form, which is quite handy. However I also notice that in our case autofill isn't working. nothing ...
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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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ecommerce autocomplete with long values

I'm working on an autocomplete that has really long product titles. Having it extend beyond the search bar width is certainly ugly, but is it the best experience? Otherwise, maybe cap the max-width ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Guidelines for autocomplete widgets

What guidelines exist when working with autocomplete widgets? I'm hoping for general guidelines that apply across different application types: web, desktop, and mobile. A response to a Search as you ...
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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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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 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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Autocomplete / Typeahead / Find As You Type widget usability on mobile

I'm wondering if anyone has a good solution for the following scenario. In a Web App I'm working on users can type "freeform" in a text field that has an AJAX Autocomplete list "drop down" provided ...
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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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Delay on keystroke when search as you type

I'm deploying an instant search on my Windows app. At the first implementation, when the user types a key, the search engine makes a query and returns the results. I thought that that wasn't too ...
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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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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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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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How to provide autocomplete and autosuggest on the same search box at the same time

In this article, Tony Russell-Rose explains autocomplete and autosuggest, and the differences between them. Any thoughts on how to apply both to the one search box and the one time? Any examples or ...
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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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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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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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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 ...