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a list is collection of elements (or items) that may or may not be ordered in a particular way.

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Selectable (flat) columns from tree structure

I have source fields in tree structure and target fields in list structure (target is for grid columns). Now when I move parent node to right, what should be ideal way to handle it? should that be ...
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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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Is it okay to display list of members/users in a modal?

I'm currently designing an interface similar to Slack/Discord. Is it possible to display the list of members in a modal? I've already checked multiple platforms (Discord, Slack, Quora, FB) but they ...
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How to show list have mixed rows that can be deleted while some rows that cannot be deleted?

Hope you enjoying WFM. I had a query, we are showing a list of both external and internal users. While internal users are federated and cannot be deleted. Only external users can be deleted. We have ...
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Right way to display a list dates from the past, current and future, but show the most upcoming first

So usually when displaying a list of things the answer is ascending or descending order. However as the most important item is somewhere in the middle this doesn't work. Displaying the list ...
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Is there a name for this auto-append design pattern?

This animation best describes the pattern, whereby a new row in the table is always preserved so that the user can insert a new row without clicking a + button or similar: Does it have a name? At my ...
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Show attached files in mobile app: Screen vs Pop-up

We has a section in our mobile app that designed as user feedback service. And faced with question - how the best way to show user their attached files on screen with new form creation? User can ...
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List item label problem

I'm facing a problem where I have a list item that has multiple values and one of them is a number that's ambiguous, therefore I want to label it. However a problem (in my opinion) that it creates is ...
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Should vertical spacing make every list point a paragraph?

Quite often lists in continuous texts are typeset in such a way that the vertical spacing between points is greater than the regular line spacing in the same text. Well, like lists here, at SE: just ...
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Can you advise a better way to display a popover of catalog items?

I have a catalog that I need to show full on one page. The catalog contains categories, subcategories, and items (5-12 items inside a subcategory). That's what it looks like (please, see the attached ...
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Best way to select a number of items from a list, and then rearrange those items into an order

So I'm trying to create a menu that prompts the user to prepare a message that would soon be sent. I'm also using mostly WPF and C# if that helps. This message will possibly contain a number of ...
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Application List View

I wanted help in designing the Applications List view. We have different applications that are grouped under categories. Eg: Social media - Skype, Slack etc. Box Grid In this view we have white ...
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Should cycling through a list stop/pause at the end of the list?

Cycling through a list of items is a common user interface design pattern. For example: Browser address bar: hold Up or Down to scroll through the list of websites. On-screen keyboard: hold Left or ...
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Best way to indicate secondary list items within an expandable list will lead to a new screen? iOS mobile app

I'm designing a page with an accordion list (not a sidebar menu) in a financial iOS app. I'm trying show that eacg primary list item is expandable/collapsible (indicated by up-down chevrons), and that ...
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The psychology of 'none of the above'

I am working on a design for a formal registration service that demands users categorise themselves according to a closed list of options. The list is not exhaustive, so some users don't see an option ...
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What's the best method to group/ungroup rows in a data table?

I've been struggling with a good solution to group/ungroup rows in a data table. We've initially implemented drag-n-drop but that was a nightmare to implement due to 3rd-party library restrictions, &...
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What is best displaying a long list of items [closed]

Hi in my app user can select an item in a long pre-defined list to add to the user owned list. The user's list therefore may have hundred of items. The user must be able to see what items are in his / ...
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Can two tabs have different CTAs?

we have this case where we have two tabs and under one , we have option to show save and cancel and not in other. If I use save cancel for second tab too, then view number 3 looks absurd with two ctas ...
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How best to display multiple data points in a single row in a list view?

Hey! I'm designing a list that needs to accommodate multiple data points in a single row under a single category, and I'm wondering if there are any UI patterns that are best suited for this need. I'...
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Country Select with region filters

I'm tinkering with a design for user to select a single country, or multiple countries that are historically/culturally grouped (eg United Kingdom). Just looking for feedback, and wondering if ...
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Is the Outlook bar still a reasonable container for a list of lists?

(This assumes that it ever was, so please feel free to comment if you disagree!) For years, our development team have designed data-centric desktop applications where the main window has an Outlook ...
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Pagination on grouped / multi sorted lists

I'm currently working on a design for data heavy lists. User research showed, that users would group / multi sort those lists. this would result in a list with small header rows in between for every ...
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Signifiers for List

Our list is simple and keeps the trend of an alternating background to show that its a list. Now, after showing it to a client, he asked me: "So, how do i view an item on this list?", Then it had me ...
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Loading for a list with ~40 seconds completion time

We have a listing page which the data are gathered by multiple providers. These providers have different response times (min 15 seconds to 1 minute sometimes). Our default sorting is based on the ...
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How to inform the user that the number shown in a list is incomplete or might not be current?

Consider this card shown below: It's a card with a list view showing the total income by teams. Now most of these teams have secondary teams under them. And many times the actual number of one of the ...
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Display more information about nodes

I have a visual graph that represents connections between nodes. Users can find the connection between two nodes by typing names of both ends, which then provides all possible paths from start node to ...
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How do I design a contact list which has no use for a profile picture?

I am designing a web app UI (see screenshot below). It has a sidebar, then followed by a row of contacts, where the user can select a contact and make changes to the details and see data about the ...
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How to indicate selectability in an information-focused list

My first question, let me know if I should edit! I'm working on a list-map hybrid, where each item on the list can be selected, to show up on the map (like Yelp). The list needs to give a fair ...
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Patterns for listing users in a "room"

I'm building a little app that lists music recommendations to users in a room. I want to list the users in the room but have a hard time finding patterns for this. Right now it looks like this (by ...
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Which is the best way to deal with table, when we have more than 500 expandable list in a view page?

I have a view page in my application wherein I am listing the number of devices along with the device configuration details like protocol, Broker Ip, Payloads etc. I have designed this list in such a ...
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Display a list where only some options have sub options

I'm trying to come up with a way to display a list of options to the user, where they have to pick one option. However, some of the options have compulsory sub options which also need to be selected. ...
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Represent node with same parent

I need to show a list of active items. Every item has more than one parent. I want to group them by parents with a treeview, but I have this situation: - Parent A - Child A - Child B - Parent B ...
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Building multiple embedded lists

Hope you can help. My team is developing an internal form building tool that simplifies the creation of complex HTML forms by providing pre-made sections and standard form fields that can be combined ...
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How to add an empty option to a list?

I have a form with some fields with optional data that comes from a list of options. I've build a modal with a list of options the user needs to choose that is opened once the user clicks on the ...
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What is the preferred way of displaying interactive information in a small space, eg table cell?

I have a list of athletes that have competed in a race. For each athlete, I want to be able to do a couple actions for each athlete, like View Time Online View Team of Athlete View Time Splits View ...
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Is there a better and quick way of processing requests from a list of requests?

I am making an mobile app where there is a list of requests for points towards a client and the client assigns a desired number of points to each request. The client sees all the requests in ...
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How to implement list filter functionality for mobile use case

I have a list of vehicles in a mobile application. The user needs to be able to filter the list of vehicles with a few rules/requirements: User must be able to filter the list of vehicles i.e search ...
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Should non-existant files in a recently used files list be deleted without user prompt?

Say, you have this common thing of "recently used files" or "frequently used files" in your application. It may easily happen the user moves or deletes a file they had opened recently/frequently. So ...
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How to deal with a very long Table List [duplicate]

I have here a very long table list and the client is telling me that all the data are important and they wanted to see it. Is there any way to make this a user friendly?
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Primary contact indicator in table

Let's suppose we have a table that shows a list of users and their basic contact information. First Last 1 | Phone 1 | Address 1 ---------------------------------- First Last 2 | Phone 2 | Address 2 -...
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Improving CRUD operations on list UI

Thus far, our pages for operations to be done on a collection of things (tasks, pricing groups, permission groups, ...) have this general structure: If the things getting modified in bulk have "only ...
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Best way to display list of options

There's a page that has a list of options like below 002-12345 002-16516 003-21565 008-15168 001-86841 Currently, we display it inside a box and user has to scroll up or down to select whichever ...
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Best approach to update all entries in a list that is paginated?

I have a list which is paginated in a webpage. It also has a function to select the number of entries per page. A bulk update on all is required. What would be the best approach to this? My concern ...
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How to remove lines while keeping individual rows visible on a tablet

I have created a simple view which is a list of items and each item is seperated by a line. Shown below: I would like to remove the lines as I think they add clutter to the screen but when I do I ...
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Add items to a collection from the item or from the collection?

I am building a song & playlist manager. Where should I put my join interface, in the song view or in the playlist view? Is it better to: enter a song's detail view select "add this song to a ...
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Concise points: how to offer extra information [closed]

A friend of mine made a site which lists pointers for teachers at regular schools who have one or more deaf children in their class. These are clear, concise, one-sentence "Do's" with regard to ...
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Best way to show old value vs new value in a list of items

I am working on a screen with a list of diagnostics data on the right side of the screen (1/3 of the width). The customer requested to be able to see the current and previous values close together so ...
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What is the de facto method for indicating price graphically?

I've seen the "$" sign used to indicate price range from $ (for low) to $$$ (for high) like below at TripAdvisor: But is this well-understood by customers? What alternatives exist for indicating ...
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Filtering Best Practices

What are the best practices for filtering out a big list? Keep all filters wide open all the time OR Narrow filter values down as I add a Filters somewhere else? For example let's say I have a ...
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By showing less information am I letting the user focus on that information more?

I'm developing an app which shows location based ads. If you are interested you swipe right, if not, you swipe left. Initially, in my first prototype of the app I tried an infinite scroll, which ...
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