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Is it okay to change the default value of the dropdown based on the last selected action and use it as default for the next list?

Is it okay to change the default value of the dropdown based on the last selected action and use it as default for the next list? What's the disadvantage for the users? On the Table, the dropdown ...
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Why is this button of the Windows Explorer labelled “File”?

Since Windows 8, the file explorer has this glorified drop-down button: But why is it called "File"? It allows the user to do operations related to the OS, but has nothing to do with actual "Files". ...
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Consistency vs Better Ux? Redesign Actions in a datatable

I am redesign a business oriented site with many data tables. In the first column of each data-table, I have the Actions. However as you can see in the image, where I have 3 different data-tables (the ...
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Better to use hover vs. click to display dropdown menus on main navigation of web app?

I work on a web-based medical records system. In the previous version, main horizontal menu employed ExtJS. It used the standard click to display the sub-menu found in ExtJS. I'm considering whether ...
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OK for dropdown button to be on the left?

Perhaps a minor point, but I thought I'd ask anyway...Normally, the button to drop a dropdown display is to the right of the display area, but I have the option to put it on either side, like so: Q1: ...
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Button with dropdown list as one option

I need to give users a choice between two options, but one of them need to be specified by additional parameter before clicking. I'm struggling with showing the linkage between dropdown list of ...
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Dropdown inside search field (material design)

I have a search bar with the option to select what entity I am searching for. I am using material search behavior which expands the search field when the icon is clicked, so I used the dropdown to be ...
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How make language option easy to find for people speaking another language than the one shown?

As suggested in another question I decided to show the language names in native language itself in the language selector on my page, instead of using country flags. The dropdown box shows the current ...
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Dual navigation solution

Anyone has any suggestions to avoid double dropdown for navigation for a mobile app ( i.e. dropdown 1: main menu nav, dropdown 2: secondary nav within a particular page content. ) Just trying to think ...
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What is the name of this combined button/popupbutton?

This button is in the new Firefox, but what is the name of it?
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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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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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Consistency or best ui control?

I'm working on an app where there are multiple pages where there are a range 2-6 choices of a specific filter. Is it better to use the same control (dropdown) since for each page for consistency or ...
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Drop down list for unknown number of items (can be thousands)

I have a form in which the user has to select an item from a (possibly) long list. The user may or may not know what text to search for so auto-complete is not an option (may be just complementary). ...
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Standard behaviour of dropdown buttons and its styling

I have been reviewing some UI design patterns where the use of dropdown buttons as both a selection and call-to-action has been ambiguous, and I am thinking of how it relates to various design ...
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How to display sub menus on mobile?

I have a nav menu in a mobile site I'm developing. I'm wondering what would be the best way to distinguish parents from the sub menus. The sub menus can go on forever, so I need to distinguish the ...
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Dependent pick list and multilevel selection

I have to design a prototype where the user has to choose from a lot of selection, multi-selection and dropdown widgets. All choices are dependent on each others and there will be a lot of complex ...
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Best way to present high number of options

I have an app that asks users to Select a Map Select a year Select a query statistic from the U.S. Census from a dropdown; or Enter their own query statistic using provided reference to look up the ...
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Select from option list and apply action

I have several labels that are associated with text, e.g. Default : Text Label1 : 123 Label2 : 456 Label3 : 789 The UI for this is currently structured as follows: [Default ▾] [Save] [Save as] [...
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What is the best way to collect a yes/no answer to a required question?

We've got a form that asks users if they are U.S. citizens. We want to make sure they answer that question. One idea is to make it a checkbox, like this: Are you a U.S. citizen? [ ] Yes, I am a U....
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Show/Hide - Search Bar with Drop down

I am currently designing a software which has a search bar placed in the navigation menu. The search bar includes drop down list with types of entries(users, users number, reports), input field and ...
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Dropdown with tabs?

Any ideas for a dropdown to choose a topic? The problem, there are 20 or so fixed (predefined) topics, but the user should also be able to choose from a (separate) custom list to which he can add/...
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Dropdown option order best practices when not using alpha sorting

Looking for best practices on ordering dropdown options when using a logical sort vs an alphabetical sort. To keep this from being open ended, here are some specific cases: Chronological - i.e. ...
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What's an alternative pattern for a dropdown with between 150 to 215 characters per option?

In my screen I have 3 sections, and on each section I have different elements to take input from the user. In one of the section I have a dropdown menu to select a predefined option. The options are ...
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Proper UX on a Widget dropdown menu

I am designing for a piece of web-based software that has a drag-n-drop functionality for "widgets" that can be placed in one of three columns. Over the 2 years of development the list of widgets ...
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Allow de-selection from a dropdown

I have a single select drop down and need to enable the user to clear his selection too. Is it elegant to do this: Or, on selection of an option should the drop down be hidden, showing the selected ...
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Results count per page drop down location: Top or bottom

There is some internal debate about whether or not the view results count per page drop down should be at the top of the data tables or below them. I recently made adjustments to our data tables, and ...
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Drop down menu or range slider for salary range filter?

We are filtering some job posts by their salary range, the range has definite steps (for instance $60K-$80K, $80K+, Up to $60K). For filtering results which approach is better? Creating a salary ...
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Accessibility of disabled placeholders in dropdown

Are there any accessibility implications for disabling a placeholder option in a required dropdown field? <select required> <option value='' disabled>Select an option...</option>...
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Android: Action bar vs. Toolbar, Spinner vs. Dropdown

Is there any distinction between the key functionality of Android controls: Action bar vs. Toolbar, Spinner vs. Dropdown. To me they seem to be the same and I wonder if there is a reason of ...
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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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What is the best way to display additional details associated with a dropdown selection?

I'm looking for some suggestions on how to inform and display additional data based on what has been selected from a dropdown. Overview: I'm working on a complex back-office application that allows ...
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Better way to show Priority Level in drop down

I just found below drop down for showing priority levels in JIRA: Does the above drop down - with icons and supporting message clearly demonstrates the priority levels? If not, then what will be the ...
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Should I use multiple synchronized dropdowns in a big UI

User Story: The user can create a schoolclass 7a The user can create a pupil for a schoolclass 7a The user can change the shown pupils for the current selected schoolclass 7a Question: Should I ...
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How to elegantly create new parent when midway creating new child and realize you need a new parent?

I have a child record called customers. So when I create a new Customer, it's a form with a few text fields and one dropdown tree structure that lists all possible Companies that a new Customer might ...
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Monitor resolution settings in a slider, dropdown or list?

I noticed that in the more recent versions of Windows, the monitor resolution setting has changed from a slider to a dropdown box and an abomination in between. XP: Slider Windows XP has a default ...
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Closing a drop-down menu

I've read a lot that for a frequent-use app it's better to use click-activated (as opposed to hover-activated) drop-down menus. In my case, a drop-down menu is a good solution as it's not used for ...
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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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What's the best way to allow user to 'sort' a complex dropdown?

This is quite similar to this question, but not quite the same. I have a widget--to be called Widget 1--in a desktop application that is a combobox/dropdown, which is a field that allows you to type ...
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On Hover Styling for dropdown in top header

In my application, I've a selection drop-down in the main top-header menu. Now, I'm a little confused on how I should have on hover for that element. These are the two options: Option 1: No ...
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Is there a UX pattern for “drop-down preferred but free text allowed”?

Trying to design a user interface screen for a part of the system where users will be able to select companies from a drop-down. The drop-down list is potentially very long. However, if the company is ...
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Single Select Mechanism [closed]

Are there any mechanisms for single select besides radio buttons and dropdown menus (combo boxes)? Here's an image of the layout I'm designing: Users can only single select a product, and the ...
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Multi position switch (while avoiding dropdowns and skeuomorphism)

I have a very visual, map-like interface where most of the interaction takes place in navigation cards as opposite to direct manipulation. I need to add a "dimension selector" to each node that will ...
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Which category “dropdown” is optimal for mobile/desktop for >10-15 items?

I have a menu, on the top, with a category dropdown. This is the only menu, which has a subitems. The main menu consists 4-5 item. Under categories will be 10-15 items aprox. Categories may have ...
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What is the best UX pattern for large dropdowns in case of mobile web pages?

I need to create a mobile web page which will prompt the user to select a village name from a huge list of names (around 30000 villages). The desktop site renders properly, and is quick enough. The ...
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Providing a user with the option of a drop down or a custom entry textbox on a web form?

On a web form I'm currently working on there are several places where there is a drop down of common entries, and a text-box below which a user can enter a custom entry type. I'm at a loss as to how ...
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Dropdown with multiple values

I have a configuration page where in there is a field for associating the IP address. IP address will be in huge number. Can some one suggest me what is the best practices to get this done? A dropdown?...
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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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Select with accompanied textarea alternative

Problem: I have a requirement for a predefined list of text that can range from 100 to 400+ chars. This list should be shown to the user in some fashion and then, once one of the items is selected, ...
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Dropdown with complex hierarchy UX best practises

The problem is to implement dropdown with high complexity. Especially we need to view multi drop down with continents and countries. Search is also required. We implemented solution for it but it ...