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Questions tagged [checkboxes]

widgets that allow a single item to be selected or not. Usually shown by a square box, with a check mark in it if selected.

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Multiple options vs single option UI

On the dashboard we are building we got 2 sets of options users can pick: Multiple options (checkboxes) and single options (radio buttons behavior) while the look of the components is similar, ...
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A checkbox that can interact / display 4 states with nested child elements

I have read discussion about tri-state checkboxes and even those are controversial - we have an even more complex problem with our software. We need 4 options and can't figure out best way to do this ...
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How I could arrange these better? [closed]

I was wondering how I could arrange these better? Currently I have sections 1-3 and when you select one or multiple it give you new row of check boxes. I think this is quick way to solve problem but ...
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Accessibility Guidelines for saving changes to boolean controls in a web app

We currently have some settings pages in a web app where there is a list of controls with checkboxes, so you can enable/disable certain features. We also have a save option below these that is ...
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What is best practice for large amounts of options in an HTML form?

I inherited an old web app, which includes an HTML form. This form has a large list of checkboxes for a yes/no on selecting counties to receive updates about. Obviously this is not best practice, ...
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Which sentence to use for save my name and email checkbox?

Which sentence would be more clear and correct: “Save my name and email for my next comments”, “Save my name and email for my future comments”, “Save my name and email”, “Save entered data for my ...
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What is better: yes / no radio, or simple checkbox?

In a very big form on my company's website, there's this tendency to use Yes / No radio buttons combination. I can think of one argument of not using it, but it is not UX related: we need to ...
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Why are there two checkboxes for 1 state selection?

Those permissions could be handled only with one checkbox. Checked - allowed, unchecked - Full Control denied, for example. Why two checkboxes, not one? Also why not radio buttons?
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How to handle check-able tree-view nodes that act as both a group and an item

I need to create a tree-view which allows users to select nodes (using a checkbox). The tree-view contains two types of node, "group" and "item". A "group" node can contain both "group" and "item" ...
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Orientation of checkboxes and their labels in a form

I have a form that has a combination of text fields, checkboxes, drop downs etc. Generally, UX fundamentals dictate we do this. This works well when text/drop down fields outnumber checkboxes But, ...
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Usage of switch box, checkbox or radio button for a visibility flag

Scenario I have a visibility flag against document attached to a student profile. Administrator is the persona of Student profile. Administrator manages student profile and in the student profile we ...
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How do I show the selected items in an easier manner in this dropdown

I have a dropdown with checkboxes as items. HERE is the working example I let people select multiple options from this after they search for it One problem I notice is that it is not immediately ...
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Best practices for using check mark or X to fill out an attendance sheet

Part of my duties at my job are to take meeting minutes, which are then uploaded and shared within the Organization and throughout the State. The previous tech writer made a hard-to-read table, where ...
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Two options, and a third, which renders the first two redundant

I am in a predicament, so I would appreciate any help that you experts can provide. I have two options, A and B, which say either is required and a third option, C which says either A or B is needed....
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What is differences between primary actions and secondary actions for checkbox?

While reading material design, i found that i didn't know the difference between primary and secondary actions. I think it's too basic, I can't find any information about it. What is the difference ...
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Is there a good non-language specific (international) way to describe Yes/ No or Present/Absent?

For example, each row in table has Y or N to denote the presence or absence of something. This could be changed to a check or "x". Check means present, "x" means absent. Does the check vs "x" make ...
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Checkboxes and Radios styled as buttons - need differentiation between them?

I am using Bootstrap's button groups to present checkboxes and radio buttons in the form of a button group. You can see an example of this functionality here: https://ng-bootstrap.github.io/#/...
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Clickable behavior of the checkbox with a link

How should checkbox behave if it has a link inside text field? Is it a good UX if only underlined link links to another page when the rest of the text in the control and the box itself check the ...
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Checkbox label: “Refresh automatically” vs “Automatically refresh”

I have a web page with a checkbox on it. The checkbox controls whether the list shown on the page is refreshed automatically: if checked, the list is refreshed every second; if unchecked, the list ...
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Multi-selecting checkboxes while rows are highlighted

My team and I just spent almost 2 hours discussing the right way to go about this issue. We have a table. In this table, the rows can be selected. Each row also has a checkbox at the beginning of the ...
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How to provide better UX for a list of user consents

I'm working on a UI that requires end user consent to proceed with a sign-up. Thought of using inline checkboxes within the consent statement. As you see below... I have not come across this method ...
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Best practice of single select row on table

On the website I'm working on there are tables with multi-select row function to trigger some actions. Here is the current implementation of the table. Buttons to trigger the actions are placed on top ...
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Which is better button input or form input?

I understand that technically they are the same thing, but from a visual UX point of view which performs better button input vs check box? Has there been any thorough research done around this? if so ...
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UI to best convey whether results of selections in a filtering interface return intersections or unions (and/or)

The problem I'm working on an interface that allows students to find study spaces on campus, including filtering (faceting?) those spaces based on different categories. Current feedback from both ...
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How to make checkboxes more obvious

I have a few checkboxes on a page which are checked by default. The users do have a choice to uncheck them if they like. However, in our user research so far, the users seem to have missed the fact ...
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Simplifying Matrix UI

Need suggestion on simplifying a Checkbox Grid UI (shown in below image left side) as it is not scale-able due to number items count (Varies from 100 - 240). I had plans to go with the two column ...
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How to handle when user is only allowed to check e.g. 3/6 check boxes?

Let's say we have six options, six check boxes. The user must select three options to proceed, no more and no less. What happens when the user tries to select a fourth option? Should it even be ...
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Using asterisk (*) when all fields are required

I have here: In terms of UX, do we really need to put asterisk or tell users that the fields are required where in fact all required and none is optional? I am thinking aesthetic wise, just remove ...
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Multiple horizontal checkbox (radio button analog)?

I'm trying to build a vertical filter bar (think airbnb or any review site) where user will add multiple filters. One can select multiple property types e.g. Although in many cases with lesser ...
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How do you call the action when you select items in a checkbox?

This is more of an English language question, but UX designers will readily understand. When i have a checkbox with items, then say for a help description text, do you rather use the verb "select ...
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Regular Checkbox vs Checkbox button

We're debating on using regular checkbox vs checkbox buttons I feel the regular checkboxes (first one) is a better choice. Visually, it clearly says that there's a choice to be made. Also, it's very ...
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Looking to use a dropdown and checkbox in the same search field

I am attempting to create a search based off multiple categories. The user should be able to select all that apply. They do not need to select one from every category. One of the issues I am having ...
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Sortable Checkboxes for Ranked Options

A user profile form has a set of checkboxes that determine which departments the user belongs to. The data is stored in a comma-delimited list. We now have a new requirement: order the comma-...
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What is correct pattern to create item with several options

I'm developing a web app using angular and material design. At this moment, when I'm creating a new role I enter name and description of the role and role is created. After discussion with colleagues, ...
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Filtering results: Checkboxes vs dropdowns

I'm designing a filter for a website with a job search abroad. Filter has to refine vacancies displayed on the right side. I saw a lot of similar websites with job search use dropdown menus. But on my ...
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Correct “Select all” pattern

I'm developing a material design based desktop app where I encountered some UX problem and can't decide how to implement "Select all" capability. Situation: I have the right side panel with a list: ...
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What's the best way to filter by not-machting results without typing?

Imagine a web application that shows table data with sidebar filters, but it doesn't have a search box. Usually in search boxes users can exclude results (ex. Don't show X). How could a UI perform ...
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Alternative to side scrolling table for an infinite list of X-Axis checkbox items

I have a problem in which there is a table that does not have a predefined amount of columns or rows. i.e., for both the X and Y axis there is no limit. This invites a high probability of the user ...
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Choice of UI widget for marking item in list as unsatisfactory

I am prototyping an HTML5/CSS3 input form where users enter some details about goods received in relation to an order. They are able to mark items as accepted though unsatisfactory (e.g. arrived zinc-...
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Apple's round checkboxes - Where and when are they used?

We are building a cross platform app, and a decision maker on my team (who is an Apple user) wants all of our "Select to delete" checkboxes to be round, "Like Apple's Mail and Messages apps". I ...
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Should I clear checkbox upon disable?

In this form, a user can ether select the checkboxes or the radio buttons, but not both. If the user selects a checkbox and afterwards selects a radio button, I then grey out the checkbox. Should I ...
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How to display a checkbox modal

I'm updating a legacy(12 y/o) system and one of the requirements is a cta that opens a model which lets the user make multiple selections, aswell as, typing an input that then gets added to a summary ...
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Nested Folders selection

I'm working on a selection in which I have a list of folders. This is the structure: Let's say I want to select a folder. The folder, its children, and future children will be selected. First ...
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What is the optimal way to display a multiple choice list?

I'm looking for suggestions for displaying multiple choice lists. My first (and naive) solution. Obviously, 90° vertical text is unnecessarily hard to read and takes up a lot of vertical screen real ...
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When should “Don't ask next time” check box take effect?

for example, suppose I have a popup like that: I know the popup would not appear next time when the user clicks 'Yes' with the box checked. but how about the following situations: the user clicks '...
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Checkbox list click behaviour

We're talking about a dialog in a Windows desktop application: The user types in one of the text fields, then grabs the mouse and clicks on an item in the checkbox list. What should happen? Should ...
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Can we use Radio/Checkbox for mandatory form fields

I am working on designing a website which has admin side fuctionalities involving large number of forms related to creation of sevaral entities within the application along with normal user login. The ...
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Should Checkboxes be Checked or Unchecked by default in forms

I have a quiz creation form, in which an admin is required to fill the quiz name, details, number of maximum attempts and similar admin level configuration items. The admin should configure if the ...
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A good solution to tri-state checkbox

I'm working on a web system, that will have an admin area and a normal user area. There are two types of normal users: Type A and Type B. In the admin area, the administrator will register categories....
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Checkbox having effect on another checkbox

Several instances of a program can run on multiple machines in a network. One of the instances is in the role of the master. Usually, the software can decide much more optimally which one to become ...