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How can i deal with a dropdown in a small popup that extends past the height of the element?

I have a small dialog that asks users to make a specific time range selection from a dropdown before proceeding with the action. My problem is that regardless of whether I display the dropdown above ...
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Should search fields be placed inside the container (combo box) or inside the dropdown list?

When the user has to select from many options in a dropdown menu, a search field where the user may input text that filters the options can help find the desired option. There are two UI elements that ...
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How do I allow the user to visit the umbrella page in mobile navigation menu?

I have a navigation menu with some of the buttons being hover dropdown menus. So when the user hovers the button, a dropdown opens below where they can select where they want to go. Front page Open ...
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Dropdown list options punctuation

is it best practice to have periods at the end of a dropdown list item? I understand using question marks if the options are questions but if each option is a statement, should we use a period?
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What exactly do you count when filtering items in multiple filtering menus that all interact to filter a dataset

Example Let's say I have some tabular data. This is a contrived short example, but imagine thousands of rows and a dozen columns. Type Value A Foo A Bar B Foo B Bar And you can filter this table ...
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How to display range of thousands of dollars in a HTML dropdown

For a website that provides kitchen renovations, we want to display a range of budgets. These are on $1,000s of dollars in a range from $35,000 - > $150,000 We are considering a range of ways to ...
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Using a dropdown vs an input stepper for a product page recommendation?

I'm working on a web platform and an app, and for the product page, I'm not sure which is the best solution: using a dropdown OR an input stepper. When looking online, it seems like big e-commerce ...
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Bottom sheet instead of dropdown in mobile app [closed]

In my mobile app project I have several dropdown lists. I converted some of them to radio buttons (<5 selection options). I wonder what I should do with the rest (choosing car brand, car model, ...
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Considerations for using a dropdown with multiple inputs and selections in a table row to add additional scenarios

Please see the mockup up example. The scenario is to set an initial price, then the user can use the dropdown down to set dates in the future that the user can either increase or decrease the price by ...
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Chevron / drop down to activate keypad

I want users to understand how to adjust the quantity of products. We can't include a dropdown and allow users to input text. So for now, we're removing the dropdown and allowing text input only. My ...
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Searchable input field with dropdown or search field in dropdown?

In location input field that has a dropdown on click, is it best practice for the input field to also be a search field to filter through the dropdown results, or treat the input field more as a ...
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List of languages

I am designing a screen with content that can be translated into 40+ languages. the flow is: the user creates content, then selects the languages he would like the content to be translated to from a ...
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Does it make sense to visually differentiate between native select vs custom select/dropdown component?

I am a junior product designer (previously a frontend dev) at a startup so I still have a lot to learn. I'm the sole designer working on a SAAS after multiple other designers have worked on it. I'm in ...
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Basic question I know but what is the different between this dropdown to select with up/down icons rather than a dropdown with a chevron?

I have seen this a few times and never really gave it much thought. Why does it have an up and down arrows or how does it behave differently than a regular dropdown.
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How to display when a dropdown selection is too long?

I am working with a dropdown that has a longer option included. When the long option is selected, the selection is cut off when the user is on mobile. Ideally I would like to keep this as a dropdown ...
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How to have optional fields in a dropdown

Can someone tell me how I can have an optional value in a dropdown menu with mandatory values. E.g: There are main values that should be available in a certain dropdown, and there is one optional ...
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Should a dropdown triangle point up if the menu will pop up instead of down?

Dropdown menus typically show a down-pointing triangle until you click them, then the menu pops down. What if the menu ops UP, not down (for space reasons in this case). Our people built this using an ...
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Real-world examples of searching through data

Our company collects a user's data and allows the user to explore their data by using various dropdowns. We want to give the user a way to save their filters, like a saved config or saved view (...
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What should be the universal height of a dropdown list component in a design system?

I'm building a dropdown list menu component in a design system that will be used by many designers and teams, so I need a universal max height. I understand that the max height of a dropdown list menu ...
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What's the right UI of a dropdown when it's disabled?

There are several settings that users need to go through, one of them is selecting a model. By default, a model is pre-selected in the dropdown field. However, if the user expands the advanced options ...
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Wondering: expandable grouped items in a select dropdown are needed?

When having a lot of items inside a dropdown and those items can be categorized as groups.. should those groups be expandable and collapsable? 2 scenarios - the more likely one Users know what they ...
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"More" as a menu item

I'm dealing with a relatively large menu. I'm thinking about displaying the more important items (6) and create a "More" item that displays the less important ones (5). I've tried to make ...
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Dropdown in navigation or modal for log in/register?

We've noticed on our website that there's no 'quick access' to users accounts, or to know if they are logged in or not. So I've designed: A dropdown from the my account header in the navigation with ...
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When should I use dropdown or sheets in mobile design?

I'm working on a web app design, and I'm designing for both mobile and desktop devices. In desktop forms, I'm using normal dropdown selection lists (or dropdowns) and in mobile I'm uncertain if I ...
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Should suggested options show up in multiple sections in the same dropdown list?

We have an autocomplete dropdown where the user can search from a list of people. In this dropdown, we want to surface a "Suggested" section to surface the people that have been selected ...
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Reset Button in Filter Popup

How should the Reset button on popup work? Should the window be closed? You need to close the window. The filter is reset, the table is updated The window does not close, all items in the list are ...
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Is there a best practice with nav links going to same page as link in dropdown?

I am doing an audit of a website and there are areas where the label in the navigation goes to the same page as a the link in it's dropdown like the "Banking" going to same page as "...
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Microcopy for conditional options

I am designing a chart where users can select a basket of products, and then view the prices for their selected items in a particular country. Using a dropdown, users can select which country they ...
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When selecting USA checkbox would states be disabled?

The behavior is if you select a state it selects all the cities in that dropdown. But in this scenario if user selects USA shouldn't all the states be disabled/gray rather than selecting all the ...
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How to display filters with optional relationship(OR or AND)

We have a table of users and at the top I have 8 buttons, each one representing a filter (age, status, role...). When clicked it displays a dropdown with multiple checkboxes. The relationship between ...
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Should selected options be removed from single- and multi-select dropdown lists?

In our application we're working with dropdown lists that may contain many options (sometimes around 200). Usually, these lists allow the user to select multiple entries whereas in other places of our ...
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Warning indicator in a select dropdown

I have a situation where an item that is selected from a dropdown needs a warning. The warning is to let the user know that the item is in a specific mode and that it won't behave as usual until the ...
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Select menu with only one option

I have a form that contains a select dropdown that requires the user to select from a list of locations. However, there are instances where there is only ONE location. What is the best way to display ...
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On/off functionality inside a dropdown?

I am working on a feature where the user can start a video recording of a YouTube live-stream. The feature is per default disabled. A required input for the recording to work is to select which stream ...
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Should a dropdown be marked required if it has a default value?

I'm designing a form to create violations of employees from various departments. For quicker choosing the employee, I have a field for users to filter the department that the employee is from. Value ...
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Translating list with checkboxes, to a combo of dropdowns

I have this list with checkboxes: My Product Manager wants to consolidate the information, because: It's overwhelming. It takes up a lot of space, and we may not have all that space, where this ...
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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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Why use borders around dropdowns in a mobile app?

I'm working on a mobile app with a GUI similar to the Gasbuddy mobile app. The first screenshot is what Gasbuddy looks like now. The 2nd screenshot is the same thing but without the borders around the ...
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Dropdown menu or Select vs Dropdown menu with radios inside

Im wondering if anyone has any research or experience on how dropdown menus or selects perform compared to dropdown menus with radios controls inside. I'm considering using them for a filter bar as I ...
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What is the best way for user to be able to select a Category and Subcategory?

The user should be able to: Only select ONE Category Select multiple Subcategories Idea (A): Use autocomplete select dropdown so user can search through both Categories and Subcategories Close ...
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Close/Cancel function: Use Secondary or Warning type button?

Some software systems use the secondary button for cancel/close functions, and others use the warning button (usually red). Which is more correct?
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Filter without an "Apply" button behavior

I have a filter that will automatically display the results without having to click on an "Apply" button. This isn't going to be an issue with our system since we're able to display results ...
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Hide already selected options in the dropdown

In the case of a multi-select field, I would like to know the best practice: Hide the choices that have already been selected (the list gets smaller as you go along) Leave the choices already ...
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Select box "Other" option in dropdown label [closed]

For dropdown options that have an "Other" option that will then display an textbox, what typically is the label for this textbox? Should the label be Other?
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Direction of dropdown arrows when the relative position of the UI component and content is reversed

There has been previous discussions and debates relating to the way or the direction that the arrow should be displayed on a dropdown UI component for the hidden and shown states. This question ...
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Dropdown with - progressive disclosure with accordions vs chevrons

What is the best UX for the user? Expanding the field in the same dropdown or opening a new dropdown? The first image presents an accordion option when the user is able to preview the content in the ...
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Should dropdowns hug its contents or should they be fixed?

When creating a dropdown filter, you can control the size of the dropdown by the size of the placeholder, therefore its inicial width. When the user selects an option, should I refresh the dropdown ...
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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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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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Multiple drop-down lists based on conditions

I am currently designing an email configuration tool which has a set of drop downs. They're all based on conditions, so every drop-down list triggers the next one and so on. Below is a rough wireframe ...
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