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What's the best way to select from two options if both can be selected and at least one must be selected?

I have encountered a scenario where the user can filter a dataset of inventory based on two location designations (internal stock vs. external stock). The user can filter for internal stock, external ...
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Select multiple items in a list with a touchscreen, specifically for use cases like file explorers

With a list "select" widget with multiple selection allowed, how to enable the selection of multiple items with a touchscreen device? Drag/drop or swipe cannot be used for selection, it is ...
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What could I use instead of these pill drop down selectors

I am looking for a alternative way to display multiple options for a user selection. The user selects a part and then must select a choice of options which populates a table. I tried with 'pill' ...
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Improving confusing product permission settings UI with explicit / implicit multi options

I have a product permission settings component that allows users to include/exclude companies' current and future products. Many users find the current UI confusing based on feedback. Below is an low ...
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What is the best UI for allowing the repeated selection of the same item from a list?

In my project, I have two lists of items: on the left, all the possible items for selection, and on the right, those that have been chosen. Unlike typical scenarios, in my case, the same item can be ...
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Multi-level configuration editor

Background I have limited experience in GUI design, but I have to produce a desktop application (Qt) meant for expert users (our own staff mostly). Its purpose is to read/write a large set of ...
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Are multi-select inputs reserved for filters?

Context: I'm working on a flow in which the user is requesting information from the some or all of their personnel (Displayed below as Info A, Info B, or Info C). The user needs to be able to request ...
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List of languages

I am designing a screen with content that can be translated into 40+ languages. the flow is: the user creates content, then selects the languages he would like the content to be translated to from a ...
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Multiple select with filtering and select all

I have an issue regarding UX for a popup that allows selection of multiple items with filtering. This is the current one present in the application : Users wanted to be able to select all elements (...
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Allow multi-select for open invoices

I have a table that lists out invoices and their details. In this table, the user is able to select multiple invoices and pay selected ones all together. In its current state, we only list out "...
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Show selection at the top of a table

I am designing a table that contains a series of items, each item has a series of associated details (name, number, group, etc) that are displayed in several columns; each column has a filter in the ...
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Show checkbox onhovering over a row of a table

My team is working on a Saas product. we have a table design where we displays actions onhover (we use this approach throught the product) we are adding a new feature where the user can select ...
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How to allow incrementing of multi-select options?

As part of a form field, I want to allow the user to specify 0 or more options. The user should be able to select multiple of the same option if desired. This can be visualised in a typical multi-...
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What's the best way to filter shoe sizes across multiple standards?

Say you have a shoe store and you sell shoes across many different brands. Each brand has its own country of origin, and thus its own sizing standard. We have shoe brands with US sizing, other brands ...
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Why do Google Photos use rounded checkboxes in their app? [closed]

I know people asked this question a decade ago. (Are round check boxes confusing or an accepted standard?) So, after all these years, has this become a standard in terms of usability? Or is it purely ...
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Should selected options be removed from single- and multi-select dropdown lists?

In our application we're working with dropdown lists that may contain many options (sometimes around 200). Usually, these lists allow the user to select multiple entries whereas in other places of our ...
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Allowing bulk actions on Detail view

I have a table view with possibly thousands of records. I should be able to select multiple (via checkbox) and also change the view to display a list of those records + details of the active item. ...
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Multi Selection Processing Status UI/UX

UI Case UI allows a multi-select option. There is no limit to multi-selection. Users can select from one up-to item in the range of millions. Processing flow When the User triggers an action based on ...
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How to keep all options selected by default, while making it easy to select a few options?

In a report that shows factories' performance data, the filters list out the factories to extract data from. by default, all factories are selected which is useful to see an overview. however, when ...
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Choosing sub-categories of a category to be observed or ignored

I'm working on an AI that can detect people and certain vehicles from a camera feed. The user can configure which of these "objects" they want to monitor. They can choose either people, ...
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Multiple time periods in a survey

I am working on a medical application which helps therapists to determine whether patients meet the criteria to be diagnosed with certain illnesses and disorders. For the most part, it works as a ...
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Complex multiple select menu solution that includes "anyone" OR "multiple choices." Anyone includes unassigned (not shown) options

Here is an awkward scenario. Imagine a form field for setting who can receive an email. The primary need is that anyone in particular job type groups can receive (Job 1, Job 2, Job 3). However, there ...
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Clear all in a multi-select drop down

i'm designing a form that includes this multi select combo box. by default all the options in it are selected. but when filling the form the user will be required to select 1-2 options. this form ...
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Multiple selection with filter

In the old days, we might have used a multiselect picklist to move items from a collection of "all items" to a collection of "selected items". Nowadays, the more contemporary ...
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Any ideas of selecting multiple categories and subcategories with beautiful images?

Does anyone has any examples or ideas on making the following UX functional and aesthetically beautiful. User has the option to select categories and subcategories on the onboarding process. Each ...
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What is the best way to communicate a required selection within in data table?

Currently in our (enterprise) UI, there are tables that have required selections. Typically, these tables have hundreds to thousands of objects. In one case an action is to be performed against these ...
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Browse and select files from already uploaded files within the web application

I am building an web application. There are a big number of files (>100) already uploaded in a web folder (different from current flow). I want to let the user select to browse a few of them (<...
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Input field for huge number of strings

I am looking for references for a UI component that can allow selecting multiple values out of a huge set of optional values (even millions) each value is a string. The list of optional values will ...
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Hide already selected options in the dropdown

In the case of a multi-select field, I would like to know the best practice: Hide the choices that have already been selected (the list gets smaller as you go along) Leave the choices already ...
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Best UX practice when grouping items from one list to another

I have been given some rough wireframes for a screen where the user needs to search from items on the right and assign them to a group on the left. Once items from the right have been assigned to a ...
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Expander before selector? Or other way around?

The scenario: I'm designing a table that will have both expanders (chevron icons) and multi-select action checkboxes on each row. Expanded, the rows look like this (and will eventually have more data ...
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Multi-select tree in which parent also is a child

I am working on a multi-select tree in which the user should be able to select all children of a parent. Normally you would be using the parent checkbox to do so, but in this case it should also be ...
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Have checkbox in addition to "Select All" redundant?

Is having an additional checkbox to select all redundent and add unneeded complexity? The user frequently (maybe 40% of the time) selects numbers 1-33 as option so I would like to add a checkbox that ...
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Combining single- and multi- select drop-down in one form. How to dismiss the drop-down?

How to dismiss the drop-down in single-select and multi-select cases? For single-select, the obvious option is to dismiss the drop-down on selection. For multi-select, drop-down should stay open on ...
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should dual list orientation follow the language direction?

I got this question while working on a "Persian" app. As you may know, dual lists are consisted of 2 lists, where normally in a LTR language, the list on the left includes all the available ...
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Good way to select a few items out of several dozens ones

The company recently sent a survey that featured a view that asked me to select up to 10 attributes out of a list of 60-70 ones. The selection list was displayed as big toggleable buttons, about 10 ...
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Best input to select 2 of 4 options

I have a project requirement where our users need to be able to make 1 or 2 selections out of 4 possible options. Along the lines of: What is your favourite food? (Pick up to 2) Pizza Chocolate ...
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Multiple selection

I'm working on a checkout process for a translation service company. The user originally has one English document that they want to translate into two (or more different languages). However, they are ...
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Trying to apply tags to multiple items when there is a tag limit and at least one of the items may be at that limit [closed]

I have a situation where we allow our users to select multiple items and apply tags to them as a group. But there is an 8 tag limit. The problem comes when I pick (e.g.) 3 items. Item A has 8 tags ...
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Datepicker: Selection of multiple

I'm designing a web management software that requires users to indicate their work days. These users do not have regular work days and hence we decided to allow them to just pick their work days from ...
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Multi-select box vs Dual list box

I'm currently working on a story where users can make a custom report. The list has around 40 items. At this moment, I'm working on a multi-select box where users can select all items at once or ...
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Visualize Users Group Selection and Intersection

I want to simplify the visualization of users' group permissions with intersections and unions. The main challenge is to make a complex selection easy to read for non-technical users, and at the same ...
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Unavailable item in multiselect after one is chosen

I have to display several options in a multiselect dropdown, and some of them are related, like: year (two digit) and year (four digit). These are related options, and after one is picked, the other ...
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What is the best way to present a question where user has to select multiple options?

I am working on a mobile app where, user has to select few categories and subcategories to proceed. eg: Let’s assume I have four categories A,B,C & D. All these four categories have subcategories ...
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How to make users choose at least one option in a list but allow additional selections

We know that radio button groups are used to limit user input to just one selection in a list of items, and that checkboxes are used to let users select from 0 to a set number of options from a list ...
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Redesign large form for better ux

I'm having to redesign this horrible thing, into a neat digestible form and workflow: (I moved the picture after the main question because it's sooo long) The (web) form is about providing meta data ...
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What's the best placement for "select all" option in multiple filer component?

While researching I found two main ways of placing the "Select all" option. One usually appears in the top right corner and another one (used i.e. by Microsoft it seems) is adding a Select ...
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UI pattern for adding option to a tree select box

I'm wondering if anybody has seen or knows of a good UI pattern for creating options for a select box with a tree-like structure. This is the library I'm planning to use to display the actual ...
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What would be most efficient way to search through database tables and pick columns?

I am tasked with designing a modal screen where data scientists and business analysts should select different tables from database and then if necessary narrow down the selection by (optional) ...
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"Shopping Cart behaviour" for selecting rows in a table?

I'm currently struggling with the design of a table that would allow the user to select rows/items from a filtered/unfiltered table (probably with a standard checkbox column) and then still keep this ...
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