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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Permanently disabled checkbox?

Suppose I have a GPS assistant function that the user can turn on/off. When enabled, the function has a few options related to it. The user can turn these on or off too, except for the Suggested route ...
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What is the best pattern on selecting options to display look book prices

This is an online app for our product salespeople. This app allows our product managers to create a custom pdf look book that can be emailed or printed out for specific customer. The selection ...
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Agree to Terms and Conditions, Privacy

I'm adding Terms and Conditions to my service, and I'm confused as to what is required to get agreement from the user. I've found conflicting information. I've found posts (e.g. here) that say "...
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Hierarchical checkboxes interaction during search

I have a tree of hierarchical categories, where users can choose which categories they like to filter. We have implemented partially checked cases We have an option for users to search the tree, so ...
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Checkbox dirty state

I would like to highlight any changes made to a long list of form checkboxes. That way the user can review all the changes made (whether checked or unchecked) before saving. Are there any examples for ...
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Multiple choice dropdown - when items are selected they are moved to the top of the dropdown

Does anyone know if moving selected choices to the top of the multiple-choice dropdown is a good design pattern? This would prevent users to scroll through a lot of content to preview active fields. ...
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Expected behavior of "Apply default option to all" checkbox

Let's say users are filling out a form; they can either manually select values, or use a checkbox to apply a set of default values. (We'll call it Option A for the purposes of this question.) What ...
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Can I use both toggle switch and checkbox in one modal?

First of all, I am not a native speaker, I ask for your understanding even if the writing is weird. I'll explain it in as much detail as possible. If you need further explanation, please leave a ...
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Designing interface to accommodate physical devices with different number & layout of ports

The following device is a network switch. This particular model contains 24 ports, arranged into 2 rows with 12 ports on each. There exists hundreds of models of switches, each with different number &...
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radio button matrix in a checkbox tree

I would like my users to toggle opt-in or opt-out the nested items in my checkbox tree individually but also toggle them all opt-in or all opt-out at once. In my example, I use radio buttons. But the ...
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Which is the best control for a digital checklist?

Designing an application that has a checklist for workers to fill out before starting routine Maintenance work. this includes a list of 10-15 safety checks. this will be used on an android tablet on ...
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Multi-select tree in which parent also is a child

I am working on a multi-select tree in which the user should be able to select all children of a parent. Normally you would be using the parent checkbox to do so, but in this case it should also be ...
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Mutually exclusive Switches

The software I am designing for has 3 functions, which can be turned on or off with Switches. However, due to how the software works, the following rules apply: At least one function must be enabled ...
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Displaying item selection for "standard" reports

I have a print dialog that allows the user to select which items are shown or hidden. There are a few standard use cases that should be reachable quickly, and an option for a custom selection. So, ...
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Settings check box functionality

I'm working on adding a small piece of functionality to a part of an app that contains 4 settings check boxes. I'd like to make some small tweaks to improve the UX of these checkboxes. There isn't ...
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Have checkbox in addition to "Select All" redundant?

Is having an additional checkbox to select all redundent and add unneeded complexity? The user frequently (maybe 40% of the time) selects numbers 1-33 as option so I would like to add a checkbox that ...
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Language selector and default language on filter bar [closed]

A user is able to choose supported languages from a language list on our platform. The user is required to set one default language (the system defaults to English). The language dropdown is available ...
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Behavior of two checkboxes where one must be selected [duplicate]

In a report settings area I am using 2 checkboxes where the user can select either or both, but one must be selected. We default to the most common option but if they unselect that one option and try ...
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What's a better way to enable a feature – checkbox or dropdown?

Imagine a form where you can enable a feature. After enabling, you have some additional options related to the feature. (A) Would you design a checkbox for enabling/disabling the feature + a dropdown ...
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Select a lot of items (checkboxes)

I'm working on a game where users can have a lot of items (50-100k). The items are stored in a database, they are all unique because they have metadata (achieved time etc.). We would like to allow the ...
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How to indicate a checkbox/toggle is "always on"

I have a group of toggles (styled checkboxes) in my interface to activate/deactivate the visibility of input fields in a form in he front-end. Two of those inputs are required for the form to work so ...
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Is it okay to use a dropdown chevron in a checkbox?

We have a feature where the user can select some checkboxes. They are all selected by default. We are planning some UI/UX changes that will allow the user to cherry-pick, between these selections, a ...
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Alternative to checkbox for status changes in a list

In this project, invitations are sent to users in different ways to invite them to vote. They can accept to come or not. And give a mandate to someone else to vote in their name. This list should give ...
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Best input to select 2 of 4 options

I have a project requirement where our users need to be able to make 1 or 2 selections out of 4 possible options. Along the lines of: What is your favourite food? (Pick up to 2) Pizza Chocolate ...
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Table which contains checkboxes and radio buttons - labels issue

Table, which enables users to configure items within. User can select "active" items (checkboxes) and among them he/she needs to select just one "best one" item (radio button). I ...
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Three state check box (three real states, not indeterminate). A good idea?

I am making a budget tracking app that takes in your transaction history. In order to classify transactions, you can create Filters (eg Filter "fast food" = ContainsText("Mcdonalds"...
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How to make checkbox selection less of an eyesore?

I'm working on a component (see image) that shows the results of a keyword search. Each result displays: the title/link to an article, a snippet from the article, a checkbox reading "This ...
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Progressive Disclosure: Checkboxes vs Switches

I'm designing a web app that has forms where the user can turn features on and off with switches. When certain features are turned on, the form displays additional fields/controls that provide ...
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Should checkbox label with passive adjective include word "is"?

My use case is that I have a checkbox that relates to object (card) and visually it is on that card. My question is: Is it better to form a label for the checkbox like "Hidden" or like "...
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How to indicate an unfinished task with a check box or similar without implying you can check it off yourself?

I have an onboarding checklist, where the user has to complete a number of tasks. The most natural visual seems to be to use a list with an empty check box for uncompleted tasks, with checks added for ...
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Semicheck or Indeterminate Checkbox Behaviour

We are implementing a semicheckbox in a filter group, but, We don't know which is the standard behaviour after clicking the mother filter. Should we uncheck or check the children? Thanks!
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Recommended best practice for add/remove from a list during onboarding

Trying to understand what the best practices are for setup/onboarding use case like this. We're asking the user to customize their feed of newsletters in this instance; user can remove item from those ...
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Checkbox alternative?

I have a problem to design a form. I know that : Radio buttons are used when there is a list of two or more options that are mutually exclusive and the user must select exactly one choice. In other ...
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How to make users choose at least one option in a list but allow additional selections

We know that radio button groups are used to limit user input to just one selection in a list of items, and that checkboxes are used to let users select from 0 to a set number of options from a list ...
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One checkbox or two radio buttons? Is there a case where both are acceptable?

I read an interesting article talking about the philosophy behind the use of checkboxes versus radio buttons. Of course, in most cases you would argue that the decision is pretty obvious because radio ...
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Pre-selected checkbox to subscribe newsletter on sign-up

It's 2020 and I wonder: is it fine to have under the Sign-Up form on a website a pre-selected checkbox so the user subscribes to the newsletter to receive updates? The thing is: Newsletters still ...
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How to decide which state is on and which is off in a checkbox

There's a program that draws various types of horizontal lines that anchor to other horizontal objects that are usually a little bit tilted. Some of the lines, by default, are completely horizontal, ...
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Submit button placement on a form with long columns

This question is related to the Sticky submit button at the top and bottom of the form?, and Submit button on top of the long form but I consider has other nuances. I have a form that is made only ...
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Drop-down Form and Check Box Combined—Bad Practice?

I am working on a form wireframe, and getting stuck on this one part. The user can either pick out an extracurricular involved, or choose "none", if not relevant. Having both a drop down and ...
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Checkbox while applying Filters

We are creating custom forms. The user can choose any type of field that he wants to. It can be a checkbox, dropdown, text, paragraph, etc. Customers can fill these application forms and the admin can ...
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Are toggle buttons a good alternative for checkboxes?

In which situation would it be better to use one or the other? For example: Vs:
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Autoselect lower options - effective design patterns

I have series of options that I currently render as checkboxes. However, the options themselves "stack" in the sense that selecting one, should auto-select all the options below it. ex. If we have ...
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Multi-select checkbox (or radio buttons) error styling on validation?

Are there any common pattern for styling checkboxes where at least one option needs to be selected? E.g. it's pretty common for text fields to have border and error message below: But for checkbox, ...
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What is the most accurate opposite of "all selected"?

This post addressed the menu action which most closely opposed "select all," but I am looking for the filter criteria that most accurately represents "none selected," or the opposite of "all selected."...
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How to indicate the ternary options for turning a feature on, turning it off, or leaving it as it was?

There is a remotely operated device / toy / drone, which has a number of "functions": various lights, sound effects and so on. There is a remote control with a number of physical buttons. ...
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How should overriding a checkbox field be displayed?

Within our software we need the ability to override fields. Our standard is the following: Original field must be read-only with an "Override" checkbox next to it When checking checking "Override" a ...
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What's the best control to toggle between three states?

Background I have a list of statements that make up a definition. In this case it's for healthcare so its attributes about a person. Currently, we have a checkbox to allow someone with the knowledge ...
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Best way to display frequency

Do you guys know any other way to represent a list of items that have their own frequency options (Weekly, Monthly, Daily) that you can choose from. I was thinking maybe creating like a table and ...
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Using Select All with button checkboxes

I like the usability enhancement that button checkboxes provide -- nice big click targets, plus we can add a little sliver of color that's used elsewhere in our application to impart a status ...
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How to show list have mixed rows that can be deleted while some rows that cannot be deleted?

Hope you enjoying WFM. I had a query, we are showing a list of both external and internal users. While internal users are federated and cannot be deleted. Only external users can be deleted. We have ...
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