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Dropdown with search features validation

Imagine a dropdown list with search features where I can type or paste some text. What will be the best way to validate my dropdown: A: Comparing the text with the database text after click outside ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dropdown/ Combo box Lengthy text management

I would like to know how to show lengthy text in dropdown list. Each list item are more of a 2-3 line lengthy. Any suggestions will be appreciated. On hover tool tip is right way for dropdown list?
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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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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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Why is it impossible to deselect HTML “radio” inputs?

In HTML, there are currently two types of "checkbox" style controls: Checkbox: Allows toggling on/off, multiple values can be selected Radio: Only one value in a group may be selected, does not allow ...
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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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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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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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Which way should arrows point for a dropdown button?

In the following images I've animated a button dropdown where the arrow animates to the downward position when displaying the dropdown menu. Wondering if there is any usability studies on this or if ...
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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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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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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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What are alternatives to a large drop down select list?

I am adding a single selection drop-down containing a list of all countries (around 200+ items). In Windows it works fine as it displays 10-15 countries at a time and the scroll bar shows up. On the ...
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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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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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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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Responsive Menu that has a LOT of menu items

We have a responsive menu that on mobile just shows the top-level menu items (x8), but on desktop also shows hover dropdowns with service areas within the parent menu item. The problem is we need the ...
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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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What should be the default option of a required dropdown list?

Given that there is no logically default animal from the list of animals below, what should be the "Default Value" below, according to best practice? <label for="animal">Animal (required):</...
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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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Primary Navigation with Hover Dropdown clickable or not

We've got a design with a primary navigation menu that uses dropdowns when hovering over the links. We have two options: Disable the primary links and mirror them in the dropdown so the user doesn't ...
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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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Web UI to either select option or enter value

Surprisingly I couldn't find something matching this. I need a UX that is NOT auto complete but allows to either choose an existing option or enter a value by typing it. It resembles <dataList&...
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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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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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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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