Questions tagged [drop-down-list]

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Select option to unassign value

I have a form where I can assign a bundle to an user. In the select are all selectable bundles listed. But I need the possibility to unassign any bundle from an user. Where to place the "...
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add your own entry to a select list

is there a userfriendly way of adding an entry to a selectlist with predefined options? besides being able of selecting a value from a select list i want the option to add a value of my own but am not ...
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Where to Order Virgin Islands in a Country List?

I believe there are two countries related to "Virgin Islands" - US (ISO 850) and British (ISO 92). In some lists I see them listed as Virgin Islands, British and Virgin Islands, US (this is the ...
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A suggestive User Interface for accomodating Multiple Tabs

I have been reading and researching on multiple tabs, and one thing is pretty clear on the usability aspect, that having multiple rows of tabs is a pretty bad idea, and should be avoided. Also ...
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Dropdown chooser that contains both a list of options AND an input box

I have to offer a list of options e.g. Small, Large, XLarge, etc plus the ability to input a dynamic value e.g. a number. I thought about a split input box where the left side is editable and there ...
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Best way to represent multilevel multiselect location dropdown

I have this major UX issue, I have a set of locations with hierarchy Country> State> (Optional, to be placed if it makes the UX better) City> Neighbourhood> I don't know ...
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What are some good ways to handle long values in a dropdown? [duplicate]

I need to create a dropdown to select various groups and most of them have very long titles.
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It is correct if the submenu will appear on click, and disappears if I click again on the same item or another item?

I have three possibilities: A) submenu appears all'hover (and then disappears if you move the mouse) B) the menu appears to the click, but disappears when you move the mouse from the item clicked or ...
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In a list, should the “off number” be first or second?

I apologize for the ambiguity of the question title. I have a dropdown list which users must select from. The list goes from 0-55 in increments of 5. Further information: In my specific case, ...
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Baffled on best method for dropdown list with LONG options

I have a site that uses WooCommerce and the person who set it up has the pick-up location as a product variation. So, first you have to choose a location, and then you can add to cart. The UX issue ...
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Redundant to have “add” and “save” button when adding choices from a list?

On StackExchange, when you want to add a community to your account, you go into the upper left corner, click on the pull down, and click "edit" next to the "Your Communities" text. Then you start ...
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Is it problematic to have dropdown selector options expand above the field instead of below?

I'm designing a product-based website, and I have a dropdown selector at the bottom of one of the pages near the footer. When I went to review development, I noticed that the way the dropdown selector ...
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Alternative to dropdown with over 6000 values [duplicate]

On a login form where the user must select the name of the store location that they are logging into, there may be up to 6000 values. For a company that only has 5-10 locations the dropdown works well....
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Filters for drop down value

we are using drop down to show values. Some time that values could be 1000 or more so it is difficult for user to access any particular value so we need to have some filters there so user can easily ...
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Mobile Filter Dropdown Menu

I have a web application that has been responsively designed for mobile. While in a parent container you can apply filters to sort children. I am debating between two design types. Option A: This is ...
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What's the best way to present a nested drop down menu but avoid the drop down going off screen?

I'm currently working on a design that originally was using a nested drop down meny like so: But, when a user clicks on the "more" icon of the card furthest to the right, the drop down menu no longer ...
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How to show selected items list with the ability to remove them

I have the current design of items selection like this: A user can select multiple items from different tag types. The checkboxes allow multiple selections of items from the list. When Tag type 1 is ...
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Android Spinner with many items?

I am looking for the best way to let the user choose one option from a list that might be somewhat long. I was considering an AutoCompleteTextView, but it is important that the user only can choose ...
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Dropdown with stacked up- and down-arrows vs one down-arrow. What drives the choice?

Our team implemented non-native dropdown controls that use an up-triangle on top of a down-triangle (similar to the MacOS example). The native controls (as far as I can tell) for MacOS (10.10) and ...
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What is the best way to allow users select items from a very long list in a responsive web app?

Scenario I'm designing a web app where the user adds predefined items from List A to a custom List B. List A is over 100 items sorted alphabetically. List B can be customized according to user needs. ...
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Why isn't Shift+Click able to select multiple consecutive ranges of items? [closed]

When selecting items in a list, we can click to select the first item, then use Shift+Click to select another item, then all consecutive items are selected. If we want to select more, we can select ...
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Long dropdown list + Searchable

Not sure where everyone gets their pattern examples from, but I have an instance of a web-based application needing long lists which are equally important to each other. Some users have over 100+ ...
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Differences of UX opinion for primary nav - which is best for my website?

I'm part of a team designing a new website - I'm by no means the UX expert on the team but there are two clashes of 'philosophy' around how the user will access the content. It is primarily a resource ...
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Native or custom drop downs in forms?

Native and custom drop downs used in forms provoke a variety of feelings from UX designers and web designers. I would love to hear your thoughts, and pros and cons of either. Personally I like ...
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In a multiselect dropdown; add/remove item to/from selection through checkbox only or include label

We have a discussion between UXers and developers: UX: In a multiselect dropdown one should add/remove item to/from selection through checkbox and clicking the label. When one wants to remove all or ...
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On mobile, when should I use which dropdown list equivalent?

Everytime I start designing for an App project I get stuck on user's list of options which my brain instantly associate with a desktop dropdown list like this: From what I could gather Android have 4 ...
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Navigation in long consecutive list groups within a dropdown

I have a filter bar that allows users to filter and one of the critteria that users can filter by is "Questions". These can be any of the following (and even more): Age? Country? Traveler type? How ...
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How should I implement a 'recently used' list in a dropdown function?

I'm building a complex web app that has a number of places where the user will need to select things from dropdowns. The dropdown lists can be quite long. We are already using the Select2 library to ...
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I need to create groups or buckets and add things to them

User story: Create a group and add some items to it through a filtered list. I have a mockup but I am unsure where the list of groups would go in case I'd like to delete them or edit them. Also, ...
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What's the best way to explain what the options in a drop down menu mean?

Please see image below. The drop down I'm struggling with is the "permission level" drop down. Users won't be immediately familiar with what the different permission levels mean. In the screenshot, I'...
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Dropdown options that open popups

I have a dropdown list (styled like one you'd find in an online form) that changes a user's status. This dropdown list is part of a row in a table of users; each row is one user and each user has two ...
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What's the best way to display additional option information in a dropdown?

I have a dropdown with several options. For each option, I need to present additional information that the user might want to use in making their selection. Currently, the additional information is ...
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Touch-friendly nested checkboxes/drilldown

I'm designing a widget to select one or multiple regions. Regions can be nested within countries and 'main' regions, like this: France - Central France - Paris - Bourgogne - ...
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Adding an item to a pop up list

I have a form in which a user can select multiple tags via a pop-up window (multi-select with check boxes). The tags are maintained in admin/settings section. It is not a good experience if the user ...
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How should I display more clearly long text/options/answers on a mobile form (currently its a dropdown)?

I am working on a mobile form and some questions have dropdowns with long input text. Users can't read the entire answers and I can't reduce the text more than I already did. Unfortunately, I have ...
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Rotating arrow vs plus/minus sign for a dropdown in Android

I wish to implement an expandable list interface in Android. To show that the list item expands on clicking I have considered the following 2 options: A plus sign which changes to minus when the list ...
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Title Case or Sentence case for dropdown options in web form?

We're adding dropdown boxes (HTML <select>) to several forms to allow users to choose between several options. Should dropdown options be Title Case or Sentence case? In our web application we ...
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Assign every item in a list to a category on a smartphone

I'm currently trying to implement an OPML-Import in my rss-reader. However, opml-files don't give any information about the "category" every item should be assigned to. Therefore I got the problem ...
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Hover or click on dropdown menu

My application allows a PNG export thanks to my 'E' button. The user can choose to export the image with captions or without it. The client with which I am working doesn't like the hover effect on my ...
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Multi-level dropdown suggestions

I am trying to design a selection pop-up for a medical website I'm working on. The idea of the pop-up is that the user should be able to specify (for a specific medical sample) the following three ...
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Is there a design pattern for dropdown lists in iOS?

I've searched quite a bit for this but surprisingly could not find any comprehensive answer. XCode doesn't provide any simple way to add dropdown lists to iOS interfaces. Stackoverflow just showed ...
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Dropdown form near the end of the browser

What is the best way to deal with a list of options when selecting a dropdown that is very close to the end of the browser? I have considered using a fly out but we actually do not use this type of ...
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What is best practice to add a list item to a dropdown

Option 1- it feels unnatural to have an input field in a dropdown. Option 2- it feels awkward to create set that then autopopulates the dropdown Other thoughts?
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What is the advantage of drop down list appearing in front of control instead of below it?

Originally, drop-down lists appeared at a static position below the control (or above it if space was restricted): However, in recent user interfaces, these lists appear in front of (i.e. layered on ...
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Does it make sense to combine select2 dropdowns with regular select dropdowns on a single form?

I have a form that has a number of select dropdown boxes. Some of them have large number of items (200+) so I have converted them to using the jquery select2 plugin which works great as you can ...
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Name for a user dropdown, user preference dropdown, preference dropdown, settings dropdown, language selection dropdown

How is this type of dropdown used in Amazon called? It basically permits you to select among a selection list and then it auto submits your selection via jquery and retains it for the rest of the ...
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how to visually distinguish two types of items in a list

Is there a best practice or convention for distinguishing two or more types of items in a long list in an elegant way? I have a search box in my app that returns two types of medical diagnosis codes. ...
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Adding items to dropdown list on-the-fly?

In certain locations in our application, users encounter dropdowns with a number of items, from which they can: Select a suitable value Add a value to the dropdown list if they don't find a suitable ...
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Using drop down select lists as a filter long list of items. What are the best practices for this? Should I be using a drop down list at all?

Context: Building a webpage that has a moderate list of items. Several independent categories can be applied. I built a wireframe showing off 3 drop down selectors to act as simple filters. An ...
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Action button needed to trigger Drop-down list selection?

I have a question about when (if at all?) to include an action button to trigger the selecting of an item in a drop-down list for these 3 scenarios: Scenario 1 - I have ONE drop-down list that is ...