Questions tagged [input-fields]

Input fields are several different controls such as textboxes, dropdown lists and radio buttons who reside in a (web) form.

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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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Diagnostics Report vs Form Validation when results are already known?

Context: I'm working on a software where the user can add specific external devices by using their IP and various other settings. These settings need to be entered correctly using a form and if ...
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What's the best “Reset to Default” UI element?

What's the best UI element for "Reset to Default" for the fields in a form? We have default text inputs in a form. Uses can edit the default text inputs, and we want to allow users to revert back to ...
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Help text for 4 digit year

I am designing an input field for a year, that needs to be 4 digits. YYYY as help text does not seem very clear when it is not combined with MM/DD. What is best practice here?
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How to provide information regarding the checkbox

The user needs additional information other than the label of checkbox and I have multiple check-boxes adjacent to each other horizontally how should I show the information when the user is about to ...
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Form input - Follow expected sequence or offer field validation?

Validation opposed to expectations My team proposed to change the usual sequence of an address form. They want to put the country before the other address fields so they can validate the following ...
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Using a fixed decimal when filling a currency amount input field

When entering currency amounts into an input field, I've seen two methods: Keyed Decimal: The keypad includes the decimal character and the user enters the decimal along with the numbers. The Chase ...
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Feedback that maximum value is reached with keypad

I have a numerical edit page on a small touchscreen. There's a display field that displays the current value, a keypad, and increase and decrease buttons. Right now, if the user is using the keypad ...
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How can I tell Chrome which input fields to remember / which will be the login credentials? [closed]

I have a Sign Up form which contains these input fields (in order): e-mail (autocomplete="email", type="email") (user)name (type="text") (display)name (type="text") password (autocomplete="new-...
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How to differentiate between users with the same name in a check-list

I'm building a form that will have users selecting people in their household from a "select all" input. We want to differentiate people in the household who may have the same name. Is there any best ...
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How to display text with label in Material UI? [closed]

In a single page I would like to display Text Fields for user input and texts, which are static, but have labels. I tried to use the same text fields but with disabled attributes: However, I am not ...
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What is the best location on a form for an information icon?

I am trying to create a form for my web app, which requires information elements to be added. In general I would refer to the documentation of the framework that I would be using (which in my case ...
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When should the error state on an input field disappear?

I've seen two types of behaviour circulating; one where the error state disappears as soon as you start typing a new input (so when the input field is in focus), and one where it stays until the input ...
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Is it ok to allow Steppers or incremental buttons to remove items?

I read sometime ago that it is bad UX if the system allows the user to remove an item (for example, form their cart) if he uses numeric steppers down to 0. Should the system allow this or stop at 1 as ...
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Is this cancel button needed?

In this UI it is possible to type in text in an input box, press Enter and the text would get converted into a tag visually (and in JSON). After the tag is typed, the cursor would be ready for the ...
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Best practice for validating text input on mobile

I'm designing a mobile application where user can order groceries from different suppliers, each order could have a notes to the supplier. Due to different downstream systems used by different ...
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Need explanation how Clear input button accessibility works

I've a text input with a clear button (looks like "x"). When clicked, this button will remove all the text from the input: The markup for this looks like: <label for="first-name">First name&...
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How to use input fields that automatically get a value while filling in the form?

Imagine we have an inventory management system. It contains a form where the user can fill in a placed order. The order has some properties like: Date Supplier User who ordered it Total price VAT (...
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What's the most appropriate default year for a datepicker?

Let's say I have a datepicker and the purpose of this datepicker is very dynamic. It can be for date of a person's birth or graduation date, etc. What would be the most optimal default year for the ...
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Material Design outlined textfields filled with auto fill chrome style

We're using outlined textfields from Material Design. On some occasions, chrome(or any other browser I guess) can auto fill the data because the users has saved them. Chrome gives a hint to the user ...
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City selector with free text

I'm creating a web component used to select the name of a Belgian city. Basically, it's a simple input and when some text is entered in it, it display the list. However, it must be possible to type ...
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Search for names and last names - dynamic search

We are developing an application where user can search for the info about their first and last name. We have two search fields, one for first name and one for last name. The reasoning is this: 1) ...
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Placement of More Information/Help Icon button for Radio Buttons

Throughout our system we are going to standardize when and how more information/help is used on specific input fields. In general the standard will be to have the icon/button follow the field like so:...
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What is the most common color to indicate the input-field is disabled?

as I have been going through different references on input-field designs, I realized that people tend to flip-flop with grey or white background to indicate whether the input-field is enabled or ...
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Recommended pattern for Select / Ignore / Exclude functionality

We have a page of filtered results, and in the sidebar the user can choose which values to filter by. We usually use check boxes, so a user can tick an item to select to filter by a value or it or ...
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How to place two controls in a good way

I have no advanced UX experience and need some help in placing one input and one button on a whole screen. Is there any way to do it pretty? There will not be any other controls on that screen.
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How to convey the user that some of the form fields cannot be changed later?

I have a form wizard some input fields. On the first step of the wizard, there are 2 checkboxes which once the form has been submitted, cannot be edited. All other fields can be edited later on if the ...
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Should input fields be used as ready only information?

I have a license that will be transferred from user "James" to someone in my database (this is enterprise application): When I click on the name (it means assigned to) it opens a popup so it goes ...
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Prevent users from entering honorifics (Mr. / Mrs. / Ms.) in the First Name field

We have a high-throughput User Info intake form that get thousands of submissions everyday. The form, among other fields, has fields for First Name and Last Name. The form text is translated to the ...
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Better user experience when asked to input frequency of periodic event

So I am working on a form and one of the inputs have proved in user-testing to be somewhat problematic: We want to save the frequency of a periodic event, the event is how often a report is to be ...
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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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Automatically trimming user input onBlur or on Server side on end of input?

Looking for best practices on web. In a general sense, we have an input on our webpage. This input doesn't allow empty space at the end. Bad: Apples     Good: Apples So what I'm wondering is,...
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How should I format inline errors when there is input description

How should I do this? Should the error replace the input description, should it go under? Please give your opinions and reasoning. I would still like users to see the description, but I feel like ...
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Workflow/design pattern for allowing user to add multiple fields

Context: I have a page where a user can select from multiple input sources. Within the selected source(s), they can define multiple source links. Problem The way I have currently structured it is ...
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Material Design - label to the left of underline input field?

We use the Material Design underline text fields with floating labels in our application (see right on the picture). This works well on mobile, but for long forms on a desktop a label to the left of ...
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Address Autocomplete - Shouldn't city come before street?

Most address forms in e-commerce (or anywhere) look like this: The street always comes before the city/postal code. I guess that's simply because that's what we're used to. The accepted answert to ...
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What is the best input control for setting the duration of time spanning minutes and hours?

I'm designing some interfaces for forms that will be used on a desktop webapp and I want to make it as easy as possible for users to input the data that is required of them. The input control that I'...
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When one of two inputs must be updated to satisfy a consistency criteria, which should you update (if at all)?

Let's say we have three text boxes for positive numbers (say A,B, and C) that must satisfy the condition that their product is 1. For example, A=0.5, B=10, C=0.2, would be a valid input. Once the ...
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Input fields - Is <input type phone> more user friendly for credit cards than <input type number>?

Basically this question, but with more usability focus: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48534229/what-is-the-correct-input-type-for-credit-card-numbers So we have these two general keyboard ...
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Orientation of checkboxes and their labels in a form

I have a form that has a combination of text fields, checkboxes, drop downs etc. Generally, UX fundamentals dictate we do this. This works well when text/drop down fields outnumber checkboxes But, ...
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Is all user input in a website app considered a form?

We have a complex web app with graphs and panes. Some of the information is entered in popups, while other information is in fields that can appear in cards, tables, and separate fields. Some of the ...
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Personal information or generated information

Dear community, I am creating a appointment process for a rental process. Currently I am evaluating whether to show the user their First- + Lastname + E-Mail in step (3) that they have entered in ...
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Better approach to fill in the details in a form?

There are two UX patterns that I have noticed in many applications when it comes to filling in details. Creating a new entity or editing an existing one through the sliding panel Opening a new page ...
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Best practices for validating emails in a text area

I want to allow my users to add email recipients in a text area by just writing their addresses manually or copy & paste them from somewhere - email addresses are separated via a comma or new line....
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Why do so many websites ask for both a Zip code and City name?

I was under the assumption that a Zip Code is a subset of a city. IE: that a city may have multiple zip codes, but a zip code cannot belong to multiple cities. Why do so many websites ask for a zip ...
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Is there a pattern name for allowing users to add fields?

When a user is allowed to add/remove additional fields (or field groups) within a form, what is this interface paradigm called? EDIT: in the example screenshots, each "row" of field(s) can be added/...
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Solving treeview long information form user experience [closed]

Hello everyone, I am facing this issue while working on a long form consisting of large number of metadata fields within headers. Would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks !
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When is it appropriate to use disabled inputs?

It seems best to avoid disabled controls entirely, though I realize there are sometimes technical reasons where people are forced to style some disabled controls instead of removing the fields or ...
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Does retyping an email to confirm really mitigate errors?

I've seen a lot of sites ask for email confirmation on the page, mostly by retyping the same email. Does this reduce error rates or just infuriate users and what are the best ways to reduce errors ...
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Noun(adjective) or adjective noun with multiple nearly same labels

When desinging labels with items that are nearly the same and only differ in a detail, what's the best approach to name the labels (desktop, not mobile)? vs vs To take a more abstract approach: ...