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Automatically opening the dropdown for guiding users

We have a page that lets our users analyze their data. In order to analyze the data, they need to select the data-set via a dropdown first and without selecting the data-set, the page is almost ...
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Browse and select from a list at the same time

We're looking for a way to cut down on pogosticking - users popping back and forth between a summary view and various detail views. One pattern we're experimenting with is pager arrows, for when users ...
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Tab selection vs Drop down selection

I'm trying to figure out what is the best UX that I could possibly implement for a mobile phone app. Either selecting of data via tab header or a dropdown. Solution 1 - Tab Header It is easy for ...
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What is the benefit of having country and state dropdown fields rather than using text inputs?

I am currently designing a form for my company to handle a payment intent for licensing the commercial use of our products. During my research on how we would present a proper and easy form to the ...
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Multi Select Drop down, overlay with CTA buttons

Have a multi-select dropdown - which on expand is overlaying the CTA buttons on the form. I have to click elsewhere for the dropdown to close, (since it a multi-select dropdown the general behavior of ...
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Dropdown menu that contains more than one topic [closed]

I'm trying to figure out what is the best solution for dropdown menus that contain more than one topic. For instance, if I want to view and add at one field all the users and the groups created at the ...
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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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Lots of dropdowns

I'm working on a complicated interface where a user might have to make a selection from up to 65 categories. Not all users will need all 65, the number will greatly vary. The current solution uses ...
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Dropdown that takes instant action on a web app - is this an accessibility or usability issue?

Dropdowns that take action on websites were frowned upon years ago in that users of screenreaders didn't necessarily want to activate an item in a dropdown as they navigated through the dropdown to ...
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How to display 'No option available' in dropdown menu because option is not yet registered?

Context: A student registration form with 10 fields, where 4 is dropdown. Dropdown option for example; university is empty unless you register the university first in the university registration ...
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Web UI for choosing variable or entering constant value

I'm working on a form where each field can be filled either with variable from list (that can be pretty large) or constant from user input. For example, I received from backend list of variables: ...
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Is there a need to display arrows in the drop-down fields in the mobile application?

We build a simple mobile app form with 2 drop-down fields and one text input field for iOS and Android platform. My question is should we definitely use a small arrow icon at the end of field that ...
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Resetting an autocomplete dropdown?

In one of our filters panels, we have a dropdown that is optional and acts as an autocomplete dropdown. Essentially the values appear when a user clicks/searches the field. We need to allow the user ...
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Best way to interact with a drop down, that has multiple selections

I have created a drop down, and on the drop down you are able to make more than one selection (similar to checkboxes). However, it does look like an ordinary drop down. I was wondering what the best ...
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Alternatives to nested dropdowns?

When a user uploads a new document, they have to assign that document to a certain category and subcategory. Our current solution uses two dropdowns for this. The problem So currently the workflow ...
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When to start opening the select list? On mousedown? Or on click? And Why?

Component: select aka. dropdown Platform/system: web, non-touch device (laptop with trackpad or desktop with a mouse) Is there a guideline, convention, or some studies done which can help developers/...
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Showing multi list and drop down hierachy on page

We are dealing with Roles and assigning users to the Roles. Some of Roles which are Admin are not dependant on Context ( Environment - Production, Demo, Developement ), and some ( portal roles) are ...
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Browsers ruin password UX with dropdown menus. How can I fix it?

FYI the image above was taken with autocomplete="new-password" As you can see, the dropdown is covering the error message (which ends in "letters and numbers" (plus a few other error messages). This ...
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Is opening a dropdown after clearing it a good practice?

Currently in our application we have a dropdown that opens again directly after getting cleared. I imagine this can be handy for some users, but annoying for others. Is this a good practice to follow? ...
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Plural or Singular + (s) in title name for dropdown fields

When designing dropdown fields for users that can hold 1 or more values, would you suggest to use the plural form of the title word, or the singular form followed by a (s). Example 1: Teams Example ...
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multi selection dropdown - with or without checkbox

I am working on a the design system of a large system for users that use it on a daily basis, and I want to define the multi select dropdown. on one hand you can know in advance that you have multi ...
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Best practice in Global Dropdown Placeholder

Is there any best practice being applied in a global dropdown placeholder, let's say the label is: "Select Fee Option" I see common placeholders that says: 1. "Select..." 2. "Select any" 3. "--...
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Alternative way to represent to open or close a dropdown?

I'm doing some animation icons for a recent product and I'm playing with some alternative to the standard dropdown toggle. Typically, it's a arrow pointing either down or up... Is there any reason ...
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Combobox with a lot of (thousands) of options

in my project there is a form. One of the field is problematic for me. User should choose an option from a very long list (thousands of options). I wanted to do it by combobox, but I don't know how ...
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Hover styling for non-clickable elements?

In our system, currently we have good styling and effects for buttons, for example submit button, cancel button etc. Now we have a different element. Let's say it is a summary tag element. Which acts ...
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Select from a dropdown (or autocomplete) or add new item in same create / edit view

I've always run into this conundrum: How to give the user a long list of options and allowing them to populate their own if it doesn't exist. I usually handle this interface by giving an autocomplete ...
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Is it a bad practice for a required switch to start without having any option checked?

I currently have several (required) components in a form, in which I must select only one option (of the 2 that exist). The previous designer used a switch, however the first time none of the 2 is ...
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Dropdowns & Chevrons for Right to Left languages

Assuming we have use a dropdown with a chevron to indicate that it is in fact a dropdown, does the position of the chevron change depending on the directionality of the language? I.E. does the chevron ...
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Multiselect dropdown where selected values cannot be deselected on edit?

I'm trying to find examples of a multi-select dropdown where once the form is saved/submitted, the selected values cannot be removed but, new values can be added. Currently, I've designed it to work ...
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Date dropdown vs calendar (users are employees)

I am developing a web application for a business that will be used by employees. Employees will input the effective date of a "policy". Effective date can only range from current day to 30 days from ...
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Dropdown variable picker with sibling and child elements

We are trying to make a dropdown variable picker experience more user-friendly. In the current state, here's how it works. The user sees a Parent database entity that is populated based on a previous ...
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Best practices for showing selection states in dropdowns

I'm designing a CRM-style interface for medical assistants, and I'm wondering if putting a check next to the selected state in a dropdown is redundant if that state is already showing on main screen? (...
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Text input field with multiple options

I have a medical app showing 3 input fields for drug dosage calculation. The middle field has 2 options, either to input the number of drug's ampules (as shown in the image), or to input thenumber of ...
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multi select list menu with 'Other' option

Please help if you have come across something like this use case. Thanks in advance. Is there an existing pattern where I have a multi select drop down, which also has an 'Other' option that ...
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Nested (hierarchical) list needs solution for multi-select functionality

Our app requires us to allow users to created their own hierarchical groups, then associate documents with those groups. In my opinion the biggest usability concern is that users also need to be able ...
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Best way to allow user to request dropdown in an autotext template request?

I work at a hospital, where we are trying to standardize user requests for autotext content. The autotext can support inline dropdowns with "alternate" text choices. Simple example: User wants the ...
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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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How to show & change different states of a system for supply chain

Two ways I can think of in regards to supply chain is a drop down showing order status such as not started, processed shipped. Or a slider like mechanism showing progress towards the end similar to ...
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Dropdown vs Modal for table header filtering

I am trying to filter data in tables by converting each header into a split button. Left part of the button will sort the data on click while the right part opens a dropdown at the moment. It looks ...
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Handling Dropdown conditional Dropdowns

I'm working on a material design web-app designed for a mobile/touch environment. Obviously I have tight space constrains and would like to know what is the best-practice for conditionally providing ...
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What is the name that describes all buttons, fields, dropdowns, etc.? [closed]

There must be a name that describes all the interactive UI components that register data in some manner but unfortunately I can't think of it! Does anyone know the name that describes all buttons, ...
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Select every Nth element or N element input

There is list of things, for example books. User selects which books should be highlighted. We do not know how many books there are, so user uses index, for example: The second book should be ...
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Why do dropdown menus have a space between the highlighted item and the border of the menu?

Why do dropdown menus have a space between the highlighted item and the border of the menu? Why do dropdown menus have a space between the highlighted item and the border of the menu?
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Retaining a value after hiding and un-hiding a field

We have a screen when we hide/disable a comment field based on a value in some dropdown. For some values of the dropdown the comment is shown, for other values it's hidden. For example, imagine a ...
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Need alternative to dropdown in each cell

In each cell I want to show a dropdown which contains values such as 1,2,3... up to 10. But as you can see, if I show a dropdown then the page will be full of dropdowns (As there are 288 cells) and I ...
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How can I replace 3 cascading dropdown menus?

I have a big form where the user must select a category and a location, each have 3 levels, user must select the first option that enables the 2nd and then the 3rd one. Each dropdown have at least 5 ...
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Dynamically changing drop down options

Is it a common design approach to have the options of a drop down menu change depending on another input column. For example say on one card I have a list of names and I can add/delete/edit the list ...
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Dropdown with a create new button

I have a dropdown that looks like this: as you can see, I have a button that allows to create a new project, clicking this button will open a pop up (where you can create project). as soon as you are ...
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Actions inside a dropdown

We need to allow a user to select a project as primary and quick action, he should also be able to add a new project, edit and delete projects (as secondary actions) this is all done in the faceted ...
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Hide 'OFF' Button in Dropdown or make it a separate Button

Everything in one Dropdown or a separate binary-Button to activate Dropdown choice. The latter one requires more clicks and mouse movement but somehow feels better to me. What do you think? Sorry if ...

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