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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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Enable/Disable - single check-box or two radio buttons?

I am working on system which is intended for rather technical users - engineers, etc. The system consist of several windows, each provide the user with the option to configure (create/edit) some ...
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Alternative to checkbox matrix

I'm a developer designing a portion of a UI the allows the user to select certain configuration options. There are 4 different sections that can be configured. Select countries, and then languages ...
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Checkboxes – how to select parent only?

I have a large list of items like this: Parent 1 – Child 1.1 – Child 1.2 – Child 1.3 ... Parent 2 – Child 2.1 – Child 2.2 ... where every element has a checkbox. I want to be ...
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Checkboxes that allow you to select parent and children as distinct entities

This is a bit hard to explain but let's say I have this hierarchy for a checkbox list: ->Item A ---->Item 1 ---->Item 2 ->Item B ---->Item 3 ---->Item 4 I need to be able to cover both these cases: ...
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Button labels: Select versus Selected? or Deselect?

I was recently request to change all our action button labels from 'Add' to 'Select', simply because the action happens after clicking “Done” on the screen footer. So, I was wondering… while “Select” ...
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Compact checkbox inputs

How is this in terms of usability? It's maybe not obvious you can switch those elements, is it still an intuitive way to represent a checkbox input?
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Checking dependant checkboxes

In the admin UI of our system we have two check boxes that represent permissions: View Foo Edit Food Checking a check box means granting a permission. There is an important dependency that we are ...
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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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Selecting single/multiple rows in a table

I am building a software where a lot of the information is placed in tables. Selecting a single row from the table loads a section with the most important information about the entry. There are also ...
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Checkbox column in grid with paging [duplicate]

I have a grid with a column of checkboxes that allows to select multiple rows. When any row is selected user can do some kind of action on them. Grid has several pages, sorting and filtering are ...
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Best way to display many yes/no options (checkboxes) and comments

I am migrating a piece of functionality from an old app (for which I only have a screenshot of the UI) to my new app, and this one part I need some advice on. In the current UI there are around 60 ...
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What is the best way to collect a yes/no answer to a required question?

We've got a form that asks users if they are U.S. citizens. We want to make sure they answer that question. One idea is to make it a checkbox, like this: Are you a U.S. citizen? [ ] Yes, I am a U....
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When signing up for a service why are we sometimes required to TICK a CHECKBOX to declare consent?

When signing up for a service why are we sometimes required to tick a checkbox to declare consent to User Agreement or Privacy Policy as opposed to simply consenting to the terms by using the service. ...
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Should clicking a checkbox in an indeterminate state check it or clear it? Why? [duplicate]

Below I have provided an example of a checkbox group including a parent checkbox in an indeterminate state. Some of the child nodes in the Tall Things tree are selected and some are not, therefore ...
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checkbox that is not positive or negative

I am looking for a multiple choice checkbox that is not positive or negative just a mark. where have you seen examples for such buttons? I am building a process that allows to approve or reject ...
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Is this clear enough for the user?

I am working on a program where many options have sub-options, and it is possible to have different values, or a 'master' value. Currently there is a checkbox dedicated to it, but I was planning to ...
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Multiple preferences 3 layers deep

I'm trying to come up with a solution for the problem that is the ability to select multiple preferences with upto 3 layers deep. The primary layer would affect the options shown for layer2, and ...
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Check box checked on by default [closed]

Should check boxes be checked on or off by default? Also should they be enable or disable? This feature does something cool. [ ]Enable this feature or [x]Enable this feature or [x]Disable this ...
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How to avoid opening a dialog from within a dialog?

I'm designing a mobile modal dialog which will prompt users to activate a critical app feature related to the security of their data. The dialog should include two action: ACTIVATE (for activating ...
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Checkbox label language

When designing checkboxes that affect the state of something, should they use affirmative or passive language, such as Include in calculations Included in calculations My personal inclination is to ...
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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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Why is the visual behavior for a WPF checkbox reversed when checking/unchecking?

The WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) checkbox control has opposite visual behaviors for when it is checked and unchecked. That is, when the mouse button is pressed, the check mark fades into ...
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On a table where rows can be selected with a checkbox - Should the checkbox be on left or right?

Say, for example, we have a table with various rows, and you can check a checkbox to select the row. Is it more natural to have the checkbox on the leftmost column, or the rightmost column?
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What's the difference between a toggle switch, radio buttons and a tickbox? What's the best cases these patterns can be used?

What's the best cases these patterns can be use?
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Displaying "clickability" on flat tiles

I am currently in the process of redesining a checkout for an e-commerce that has non-techy savvy audince. I am worried that without an actionable element such as radio / checkbox / button, our ...
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Table with multiple submission links for flip switch input

We are working on a shopping app and have the following display as shown below. The main idea of the app is to help users organize their shopping lists, and note when to, and when not to buy items ...
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A slider or a checkbox?

I want to place a filter for price on my website. Currently, I have it placed as slider. I've though about adding a input field on the left and right of the slider which will indicate the min and ...
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How to show that in Delivery time filters you can select one option

in the mobile site i have delivery filters with a list of options the user can choose from , the options functions as radio button. but once the user select one of the options the selected options ...
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How should i display a 'non checked' checkbox?

At the moment i'm making a redesign for a page where the customer can fill in their preferences for receiving a newsletter. There are four options that can be selected and on the enterance of the ...
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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 improve billing address pattern?

I'm trying to find the best pattern to use in a sales service flow where some employers will be using an app to sale products in local stores. They will keep in touch with many clients so they need to ...
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Control that changes state automatically and needs to be a part of a form. Any ideas?

I need an example of a control that changes its state automatically once a condition has been satisfied. I need to use such a control to allow admins to set a flag at the user level that would ask ...
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How to hide additional rarely used checkboxes?

I'm building a form in which there is one input with checkboxes. The list comprises of 3 or 4 popular options, and about 10 rarely used ones: I think I've seen ways in which websites hide the rarely ...
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Checkbox or radio button

I have about 20 checkboxes, each corresponding to a data source. The user is able to select 1 or more data sources ("0 or more" is OK too, if it's handy when coding it). The issue is that, almost ...
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Is it best to add or remove functionality when using checkboxes?

Suppose there's a system where the user can make a blog post. This user can choose to allow or disable comments to their posts. He's going to make this choice for every post he creates. Now, the ...
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What is the best way to display hierarchical options?

I am working on an UI that allows user to print name tag for visiting guests, some of the guests have VIP status and some don't. The "Primary Guest" is always a VIP and is included by default. Options ...
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Checkboxes or Radio buttons: Only one or zero choices

I'm building a quiz-type web application in which the user must answer a series of multiple-choice questions. I need to decide whether to use radio buttons or checkboxes. I'm familiar with the ...
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Select multiple options or only one exclusive

I want to give the user a list of possible options to select with checkboxes. But what if I want him to provide a way to select only one without having to deselect the others? Eg: X OptionA X ...
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Do users understand this hybrid checkbox/radio control? [duplicate]

I'm wondering about the perennial problem that arises when presenting multiple options, where the user can select none, one, or several options. Using checkboxes, it's not clear whether a user ...
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What's the best way to show 'too many options with checkboxes' to user?

The design of my webapp requires the user to select books from 100 of books. These books are user's own books imported from another app. This step is just after the user has registered with my ...
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How to confirm checkbox updated

How do you confirm that a change to a checkbox has been saved? On our site when you want to change a textbox or drop-down, you click the pencil icon to change the value, click ENTER or TAB and that ...
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What are the accessibility concerns of a checkbox based navigation?

This is an old css-tricks article demonstrating some of the cool things you can do without javascript using checkboxes. I want to use an updated version of this pattern on my site, but I am worried ...
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Enable Term and Condition after reading

I'm installing CorelDraw a program and, like in any installation, there is this part where the installation wizard asks you if you are agreeing to the End-user Licensing Agreement (EULA). Now, like ...
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Placement of "done" checkbox button

My team is having trouble deciding where to place a done checkbox. We have a website containing a collection of pages in a row from first page to last page. Each page can be a text or assignment. ...
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Selecting age between 6 and 18

I've got a reasonably simple requirement but can't come up with any appealing ways of presenting it to the user. To meet the requirement, the user has to be able to choose 1 or more age groups, ...
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Allowing users to filter and expand a default set of search results

I'm trying to figure out the best UI for: 1.) Presenting users with a default set of search results (let's say 'toys') 2.) Allowing the user to filter those search results per standard checkboxes (...
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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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Checkboxes - Is better to check exceptions or to uncheck exceptions?

I have a grid of ~20 checkboxes which users can utilize to select features. Typically, user might have ~15 features selected ~5 unselected for a co configuration. Deselection of features which a user ...
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Select maximum of two options to display summary info cards

I am trying to devise a mechanism whereby a user can select only two options at a time in order to display summary information for their selections. It looks like this at present (actual content ...
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Menu with icons and checkable items

In a normal windows application, I've (context) menus. Many of the items have individual icons for better recognition. Now, some of the menu items are checkable. The "standard" way of showing the ...
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