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Questions tagged [dropdown]

widget and menu behavior where hover or click shows contents immediately below.

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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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What type of navigation to use for middle sized website?

I am redesigning a website for our association with around 40 pages, which may be divided into the 4 main categories, each containing the same number of links. On the old, outdated site, the links ...
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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. Naturally I'm very pushed for space and would like to know what the best-practice is for conditionally providing a ...
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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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Looking to use a dropdown and checkbox in the same search field

I am attempting to create a search based off multiple categories. The user should be able to select all that apply. They do not need to select one from every category. One of the issues I am having ...
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What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu?

What is the difference between popover menu, drop-down menu & fly-out menu? Are they same in functionality or do they vary? If no, why so many variations? Popover menu drop-down menu Fly-out ...
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Can a drop-down have radio button?

Can a drop-down have multiple options like selecting between views, Freezing the 1st column & customizing the columns? I'm kind of confused whether the drop-down can have this feature. If yes, ...
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Filtering results: Checkboxes vs dropdowns

I'm designing a filter for a website with a job search abroad. Filter has to refine vacancies displayed on the right side. I saw a lot of similar websites with job search use dropdown menus. But on my ...
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Consecutive dropdown or Progress tracker?

Hi there StackExchange! I am working on designing an analytics portal for an online flyer company. We have multiple client companies, each client company has multiple flyer series, each series has ...
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Dropdowns/Select with changing list of items

I have "dropdowns" and "select inputs" that are fed from a remote endpoint. The list of items coming from the endpoint changes over time, so it's possible that an option selected some time ago is no ...
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What is an effective UI for adding people to joint bank accounts?

Problem I work for a bank. We're designing an online application system that allows you to open new bank accounts online and then add one joint account owner to each of your new accounts. The people ...
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Dashboard: how to navigate the sidebar through a lot of items

I'm working on an analytical dashboard to help an owner of a restaurant chain to analyse performances of his restaurants. Restaurants could be filtered in groups, depending on places (ie "Show me all ...
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Dropdown: placeholder vs. blank

Which is better for "non selected" state? A) Placeholder On usability tests, with this options people are omitting this field. They seem to think that it's not required or it's already chosen. B) ...
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Drop down behavior

I see 3 types of behavior on the web for drop downs and I wanted to collect some insight. When a user opens a drop down, I observe: the user can scroll and the drop down stays open (bootstrap) the ...
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Displaying additional information about elements in dropdown

I need to let users pick 1 or up to many identifiers for an authentication process in a config setup. Each has a name (cant be changed, picked from a dropdown for now as seen below) and a label that ...
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How to handle a single option in a dropdown?

I have an android screen that displays one dropdown select 'spinner' like this (the 'THIS WEEK▼' item) The app has multiple games and each game has its own leaderboards. The designer says that if ...
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Not available options: Disabled or hidden?

I have a form with these elements: A checkbox A dropdown with a list of options It is an eCommerce site which uses points as currency. During checkout user has the following options: The checkbox ...
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Editable Dropdown UX approach for iOS

We have an input in an iOS app that needs to allow for any value but we would also like to suggest some options. The number of options will be small, from 2 - 6 with 90% of the possible option lists ...
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Should a button with a dropdown always have a click action?

I have one button that offers the user up to ~10 choices. The button label says 'apply as' and the dropdown lists all the possible choices. I have multiple choices on how to design this. As a hover, ...
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Alternative to dropdown when the searched option might not be there

Context: The user is applying online for a credit card. As the person fills the form, her personal data is being analysed, so by the end of the application, she should know whether she got it or not. ...
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Nested Dropdown alternative for User Skills in web

I have a searchable dropdown from in which user can add their skills like below : In the example, "Office Software" is main category and items below this are subcategories that user selects to as her ...
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Should I keep drop down navigation menu open after the page loads?

I'm exploring the option of having the dropdown menu stay open when a user has clicked on going into that section. Reasoning is that the client doesn't want to have a sub-menu when you're browsing ...
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Hundreds of items in a dropdown

We're designing a dropdown with about 10-80 items in it. To make it easier for users to find the items, We categorize the items and enable users to search items in the dropdown. However, the number of ...
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Searchable/Filterable dropdown w/ a “None” option: When should the 'None' option be visible?

Scenario: Users are performing data entry into an internal web application. At various points throughout the process, they need to specify things like: What person does this apply to? What vendor is ...
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How to differentiate the menu of a small organization nested within a larger organization?

I'm designing a website that's nested within a much larger organization's site, and I've run into a problem with designing the navigation. The parent site's nav has the links "research" "education" "...
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Whats the difference between “dropdown/caret” icon and “unfold more” icon?

I usually see this on tables or forms where some are using dropdown and some are using "unfold more" icon. Is there any difference or each icon has its own meaning? OR Other Reference:
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Auto-complete click suggestion

I have an autocomplete for a restaurant finder I'm currently putting live: After typing 3 characters, there's a backend AJAX call to the server that returns a list of either locations or restaurants ...
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Thoughts on having different behaviours for the same component

We have a dropdown with 2000+ items (should it even be a dropdown?) with the ability to search. And it's a tree select dropdown. The problem arises when one wants to edit i.e. a value was already ...
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Should the mouse action which closes a dropdown menu trigger the actions under itself?

Assuming we have a dropdown menu which closes on a mouse click (instead of automatically when the mouse leaves the area). Should this mouse click perform its standard actions, if the mouse happens to ...
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What is the proper way to make 2 lines of hover dropdown menus not interfere with each other?

For an example of this menu, check this quick code snippet I made on jsFiddle: https://jsfiddle.net/27w3y6dh/ Our own menu is somewhat more complex, but suffers from the same issue. Additional ...
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Does it make sense to combine radio buttons for common options with a drop down menu for less common options?

Like so: The advantage being that most users will be able to choose one common options without searching through the dropdown, but the outlier user will still be able to find their choice in the ...
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Using Select Elements vs Dropdowns [closed]

I'm completely redesigning the settings UI for a web application. The UI has some select elements with a few options that I plan on turning into radio buttons. There are also longer select lists that ...
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Is it better to mix 'km' and 'm', or just stick to km and one way of displaying data

I have a list of distances in a dropdown, as in the examples below. Is it better to stick to km across the board, eg: 0.1km 0.5km 1km 3km 5km 10km 50km 100km 200km or to use m for the smaller ...