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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is it impossible to deselect HTML "radio" inputs?

In HTML, there are currently two types of "checkbox" style controls: Checkbox: Allows toggling on/off, multiple values can be selected Radio: Only one value in a group may be selected, does ...
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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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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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iOS list with checkboxes and radio buttons alternative

I have a question regarding the default component for checkboxes and radio buttons in iOS. [Context] In this flow, the user will have to create a two period charging recurrence (for a service), ...
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Language selector and default language on filter bar

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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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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Multiple choice with Yes, No and 'No answer'

I am working on a Quiz Application for Multiple Choice question. Instead of normal Multiple Choice Questions with the two answers yes and no. I am working on one that allows a user to abstain to a ...
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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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Radio buttons with none selected

I feel like there's an answer out there but I can't find it. We have a situation where customers need to choose one of two options for billing their services, but we can't choose it for them. I've ...
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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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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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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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Where to undo "don't show this message again"?

I often make the misstake of accidentally checking the "don't show this message again" checkbox when using tab and spacebar to navigate. Since I'm asking to never see the message again, undoing that ...
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Adding a "none of the above" option to a list of checkboxes

I am working on a series of complex life insurance forms and trying to optimize using standard conventions... I have this nasty list of medical diseases and a mutually exclusive option, "None of the ...
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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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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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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 be styled like an anchor link?

I've struggled to find any sort of argument that supports either of my theories so i wanted to see what the UX community at large thinks about this. Scenario I have an online shop. When you view a ...
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"By posting this, you agree to our terms and conditions"

Is it okay to have a "By posting this, you agree to our terms and conditions" (i.e. like 4chan) as opposed to a "I agree to the terms and conditions" checkbox? I read about automatic agreement to ...
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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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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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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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Best UI pattern to allow the user to assign 1 level nested items to two groups

My issue is something similar to this one - Best UI pattern for letting a user assign items to groups I am looking for a good UI design for mapping items between 2 groups (only one-to-one mapping). ...
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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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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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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 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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Best Text for "Select All"/"Unselect All" Buttons with CheckLists

What would "better" text for buttons that select all items in a checklist: "Check All" / "Uncheck All" "Select All" / "Unselect All" or perhaps other text
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Show list selection based on multiple attribute selection

In my traditional desktop app (not web app), I have a screen with a relatively short list of items (typically 10 - 20), from which the user can select any combination (including all). The items have ...
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Category filter using checkbox, tag or most popular?

I'm in the process of creating a filter system for the category of restaurants. This category list can consist of dozens of items, while each restaurant can have only 3 categories. So if users selects ...
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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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Filtering option with 3 states

I'm working on a filtering capability for venues. One group of filter options requires me to account for 3 different states. Unselected (neutral, user doesn't have a preference) Selected, Yes ...
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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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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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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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Are round check boxes confusing or an accepted standard?

I was browsing dribbble.com today and came across a new post by one of the designers that I follow. He had posted a new modal form which was using rounded check boxes. I have never seen these before. ...

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