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Alternatives for different actions

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How to facilitate multiple options whilst emphasizing 1 option in particular?

In this screen we have six options which can be toggled to suit the users preferences. All of these preference options are necessary to the product. However, in 90% of use cases the users will only ...
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Two options, and a third, which renders the first two redundant

I am in a predicament, so I would appreciate any help that you experts can provide. I have two options, A and B, which say either is required and a third option, C which says either A or B is needed....
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Maximum number of options when selected via next and previous buttons?

I'm designing a product that has customizable features. The user can customize a light color by pushing a forward (>) or back (<) button. This action will toggle through a set color palette that ...
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How do users perceives the difference between horizontal and vertical ellipsis specifically in data tables?

I am creating a data table where the last actions has multiple actions needed, I stumble to the concept of using either vertical and horizontal ellipses, but what is mainly the differences in terms of ...
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How to handle when user is only allowed to check e.g. 3/6 check boxes?

Let's say we have six options, six check boxes. The user must select three options to proceed, no more and no less. What happens when the user tries to select a fourth option? Should it even be ...
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Two forms to choose from, choose only one

I've got one screen with two API options available (web tool). Both forms include a title and two input fields. The user can only choose one API at the time. Now, I've tried checkboxes, a dropdown ...
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How to display choices from multiple options on mobile

Here's my scenario: Customer books a hotel room for 4 guests for a week. He/she can then add meals to their booking of which there are 4 mutually exclusive options (Let's say Full English Breakfast,...
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What is the best way to display properties on an editor?

A little bit of context to make my self more clear. I am working on software tool that is meant for designing UIs. My next step is to create a properties area, where you edit the width/height, x/y, ...
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I've got lots of buttons (choices) in my modal, and all are needed. How do I reorganize it better?

I'm making an interface that is part of a garment return merchandise system (customer didn't like the product and sends it back). Part of this interface allows customers to choose one or more reasons ...
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Is it possible to make a “good” options dialog?

One thing I'm struggling with, and have yet to see an example I'm happy with, is an options dialog (in a desktop app, if that makes any difference.) I'm having difficulties with my own, but they all ...
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Research and guidelines for settings, menus and control panels

I'm currently redesigning a System Settings page, which is a mix of preferences/configuration, functions, control panel and settings menus. So far I've taken layout inspiration from various control ...
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Tap, Tap, Tap or Keyboard Entry

We are doing an internal makeover to our existing Timesheet Mac app. In that I ran into a situation where I have to decide either of the below options. Option A : Tap, Tap, Tap Like the smartphone ...
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How to show multiple user journeys or journey-options in a menu?

I have a menu that depicts a list of Tasks (say 1 to 10). Each task can be done in 2 ways: option A & B. Option A - by following the mentioned sequences of steps 1>2>3>4>5 Option B - by ...
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How to Handle Selecting options?

is their any alternative to tab? I'am currently handling a design that requires too many options per tab in a page. so lets say for example:
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How to design configurable scripts for non-programmers [closed]

I have a python script that allows users to parse addresses when batch-editing a table. The script allows the user to choose whether to return the house number or the street name to the field (by ...
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Multiple options and open search in the same field

for a webapp I would like a 'speed' search field in which users could search by concrete speeds in kilometers per hour km/h, and at the same time they should have the possibility to make a less ...
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Best name for the option of adding item to multiple lists or a newly created list

I have a book that can be added to multiple reading lists or to a newly created one. The name of the option that does it is “Add to Reading List”. What would be the best name for such an option so it ...
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Improve selection (from 2 options) more Intuitive

NOTE : Feel free to edit the question title to something more accurate, if you feel it fits more. Hey all. I'm trying to solve pretty interesting scenario. I have an app, which creates output from (...
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Why the magic number 5 in dropdown list?

According to this article, it states Placing options in a selector drop-down requires two clicks, and hides the options. Use an input selector if there are over 5 options. Why the magic number 5?...
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Two options for data table filtering

I wanted to get everyones ux opinion on filtering a data table two ways. Do you think it's confusing to the user to be able to filter the data table with the filter bar and also have the same ...
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Elegant and simple nested tabs UI?

I have case in which user can choose location of service clicking on tabs. In second, step if user choose to use option on right, he can choose managed type of VPS service or unmanaged VPS service. ...
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Change language dropdown on a login page

Where do you believe is the best place to add a change language dropdown menu on a LOGIN page? Is it below the form? Or is it on the right? Are there any conducted studies you know of? Thanks in ...
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Sorting & Reverse Sorting: How to name options?

We are working on an app that contains a library. this is sortable by different criteria. The user can select the sorting via an action sheet. If a criterion is selected again, the sorting is reverted....
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Showing single file download and multiple file download options?

Background We are creating wireframes for a website that acts as a repository for where users can download various files. Users should be allowed to download one file at a time and also multiple files ...
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Names for filters that show 1) all non-blank values vs. 2) blank values specifically vs. 3) all values including blanks

I have a basic reporting system when you can choose filters from a collection of SELECT fields. An example of this might be to filter the report by Country. The SELECT field would obviously include ...
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Mailto: links, default and webmail options

Having a real hard time with my team over how to present options of how to send an email using the mailto function. We are going to offer ways to send it: via your default mail app as specified by in ...
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What are the best practices for representing a boolean field in a form?

We have an interface for creating a group. These groups can be set to private, which is represented in the database with a boolean. Private: true/false. What are the best practices for representing ...
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How to provide navigation on Responsive sites

I have a UX designed for "responsive" web application with most of its content arranged under 5 tabs. So the site navigation is very clear to the user where ever they are even on mobile. But now I ...
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How to represent 5 different options for user while doing signup?

I am developing a website for mobile and desktop. Users can register through signup form, where they have to select one out of 5 user types. Each type will have a help text for explanation. After ...
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How can I pictorially show an option is unavailable for a time?

I have an option (a single button) in the settings, that won't be avaliable for the user for about 2 weeks. I have considered a number of options: Leave it out - make it suddenly appear Keep it ...
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How to present users with multiple service options?

We currently have a marketplace that allows users to create a project, enter specs and service providers fulfill the service. We want to show a new option on our website which is to provide a ...
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Grouping a 2x2 set of options

I'm am not sure what kind of grouping to use to present the following four options: Block something permanently Allow something permanently Block something once Allow something once Initially I had ...
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Selecting from 2 options where it can be either or both

I have a selection criteria where something is A, or B, or both A and B. It can't be neither. I'm trying to find a simple way to construct this. For a contrived example my options might be 'starter'...
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When is configurable options/settings a bad thing in the context of admin/super-users?

More configurable options/settings can be problematic for usability and technical maintenance because of potential complexity. My view is that in a setting where the user is a super-user who requires ...
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Apply All option after selection option of combox

I have a table with a set of rows. Each rows contains a dropdown box to perform an action over the row (see this example). But I want to give a possibility to user to chose if this action will be ...
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Inline checkbox that excludes previoius possible input, how do I combine this elegantly?

I'm designing a mobile web form where a user will fill in various personal information and finally add a signature, where users with touch capable devices will be presented with a full screen view ...
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Why is Apple using the settings icon for showing more options?

What could be the reason for Apple to use a gear-wheel in its Finder to show more options when everybody else seems to use this icon for "Settings"? Even Apple uses it again for the System Preferences....
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How to best to describe a user preference option to play all videos in succession?

I've created a program that contains eight chapters (they are actually videos) and I have a user preference that when checked will play all eight chapters in succession one right after the other. ...
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Icon Placement within a row

I have a table with template names and the actions available will be shown in the form of icons next to the names. There are two options. Option 1 Icons next to the name(left aligned) appearing on ...
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Best UI for setting multiple options

I've got a web app that uses canvas drawings. I'm now adding a feature that lets users choose their preferences for the drawings' style. This necessitates a separate UI. At this point, I've got to ...
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Radio button group confusing to user?

I have a page where the user is asked to choose one of two options so more information can be provided. I used a radio button group (bootstrap) which has no default option selected (see mock below). ...
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How to ask the user to choose between Save with or without revisions?

For my project BigPicture [textpad with infinite panning and zooming, useful to do some mind maps, etc. (1)], I would like the user to choose between 2 schemes when he wants to Save a project for the ...
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What dropdown option should be selected: Monthly without discount or Yearly with 50% OFF?

I offer web services such as hosting. In a <select> field, wich option should be pre-selected? 1 month (without discount), or 12 months (50% off)? The question might seem kinda obvious, the 12 ...
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Prioritizing Items from a list of values

I want a user to prioritize 4 items from the highest to lowest priority without being able to select the same priority for each item for the registration process. So far this is the wireframe I have ...
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User options - selecting the right control based on the number of options available

I have a user interface that allows the user to select the view they want to see their data by. At first there were only 2 options so I used radio buttons. But the client has been adding options and ...
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Best Practices on toggle switches and defaults in forms?

In many cases, when creating an A/B choice for a user, there is a clear option that should be the default; if not, the debates can rage... and if the choices are not clearly boolean (Yes or No), it ...
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Android: Select 1 out of 2 options

I'm currently designing a mobile app for Android and iOS and I don't quite know which pattern I should use. The user is setting up his profile and he has to select the gender. In iOS I use tabs and ...
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Is it good UX or bad UX to prevent people from disabling javascript? [closed]

I realise that I am no longer able to disable javascript from the preference setting of FireFox browser 27.0. As a developer, I always think about graceful degradation for my users. And I know how to ...
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how to describe a range of user options

I am preparing for a conference presentation in which I will talk about giving users options to modify the presentation of text in a UI. I want to talk about what range of options they should have ...
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Having settings in edit mode across multiple tabs - confusing?

I'm trying to make an area where users view/edit the info for their customers less confusing. The current arrangement (which I've inherited) is below. The user clicks an "edit" button and the fields ...