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An interface to efficiently find items in a long list, typically by typing keywords into a text box.

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Should previously selected rows of a table (via row checkboxes) be retained when the user uses a search box to search for a table entry?

Context: I have a table with checkboxes at the beginning of every row. The user can select the rows and click on the top right button "Actions" to say "Delete checked items" etc. I also have a search ...
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Filtering/Searching of Search Result Sets

I am struggling improving our internal applications searching usability. It's a proven issue that is costing significant amounts of money in wasted time. The problem stems from an inconstancy in ...
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Searching with mandatory filters

I'm having trouble designing a search box with two mandatory filters/categories before the user hit the "go" button. So far, the best solution I could come up with was this one: I've presented the ...
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Relevancy search across multiple item types related to each other

Are there existing best practices on how to display search results across a different items that have multiple relationships (sometimes hierarchical). For example, the following has: asset groups (...
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Hide elements that aren't needed or used by 99% of users until they are applicable?

I'd like to hide some elements of a frequently used page to declutter the UI for over 99% of users: In an online product I'm working on, there is a feature that is used 0.003% (49 times out of 123,...
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Can I implement search box in a prominent app bar, trying to follow Material Design?

I am designing an app with a custom app bar, which in the main screen is a prominent one, meaning it's wider than the usual one. I already have some custom features there, for example city filter. I ...
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While sorting should we show the name of the sorted entry?

I am designing a web app where a list of devices (I will use devices as a generic term) will be shown to a user. Devices can belong to a master group or a user created group (only one strictly). There ...
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Why do most Android applications place the navigation bar icon (hamburger menu icon) inside the search bar?

Apps like Play store and several other do this. They seem deeply flawed in their design. Since the hamburger menu has nothing to do with search, why is it designed in such a way?
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Q: What's the name of this type of keyboard filter interaction?

I want to know a name for the type of keyboard filtering where a each time a user enters a character, the rest of the keyboard disables all characters which aren't relevant anymore because no word can ...
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Best practices or patterns for “Saved Search” and “Edit Saved Search”?

I have been tasked with redesigning our saved search function, as it has been deemed confusing (and I can't find another site that works like ours does currently). Are there any standard ways of ...
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How can I search in Miller Columns?

I have an interface using Miller columns like this: And I'm trying to implement the search feature to it. What are my options? The first method that I can think of is on blur search triggering with ...
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Natural language search with boolean inputs?

So I'm working on a project which allows a user to type in a query using natural language as follows: Some of the keywords turn into tags that can be clicked/interacted with to access an advanced ...
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How do I prevent CTRL+F from creating a negative user experience?

We have a number of internal facing web applications that rely on displaying data in a tabular layout, the tool we use is jQgrid. It has a powerful search feature that allows users to fence data and ...
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In search based application, how to optimise search field? [duplicate]

I am working on the project which is totally based on search. To trigger the search I have 8 fields and one of them is mandatory. I came up with one option to narrow down the search and also to reduce ...
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What does the term “Relevance” mean to the user in search results?

I am working on a project with search results, and questioning the use of the term "Relevance" to arrange the results. (In conjunction with price, a-z, etc). Generally, we just use this term as the ...
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Is wildcard search bad UX?

I have never heard of a wild card search until recently. I cannot find anything that says whether this is bad UX or good UX. My team just says it's outdated, unfortunately I need facts if we are not ...
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Ways to educate the site visitors on what you can search with the search bar?

The current search bar design has search type filter tabs that allow the visitors to search for various result types. We looked at the site analytics and learned that site visitors are not using the ...
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How to show 2 search possibilities on an Android app bar?

Here, need an advise on some layouts I’m working on: We have a mobile app (tablet only) used by doctors to access patients registered via a desktop app. Recently, we added biometric registration for ...
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The UX of keyword searches

I'm not interested in the UI of search boxes and results, but the behaviour of a keyword search. Features like stemming, synonyms, disambiguation, typo correction etc. What makes a great experience ...
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What's the appriopriate behavior for this “SEE ALL” button? Opening modal window or moving to another tab?

Hello. I'm designing b2b mobile app. My main tab, "Overview" consists of sections: recently bought items some recommended products customer's vouchers some statistics Those sections are in-a-...
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Please help me figure out this included/excluded search filter interaction (4 options)?

I am working on a tool that allows users to analyze a report populated with a bunch of social media (primarily Twitter) posts relating to a topic they are interested in. Within this, I am building ...
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Is there a pattern to inform the user to enter the full search string before hitting the search button?

I would like my users to enter a full search value in a field like User ID, before clicking the Search button. This is because, a prefix, or a wildcard could bring in a whole lot of results, and in ...
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How to clarify ambiguity of the left arrow in google search autosuggestions?

Until recently I found the arrow next to each of the suggested keywords are tappable and will prepopulate the string to the search box for users to further refine the keyword before performing the ...
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Which option better communicates the default state for a search box as “everything.”

tl;dr The default setting for a search box is 'include everything'. Which of the following gifs presents a better option to convey this? Context: We're redesigning a reporting interface for a ...
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Search suggestions matching, what is the best way to bold matches?

I'm trying to understand the pros and cons of different methods to hit highlighting matching text within the search box drop down suggestions. I'm aware of the article by NN group https://www.nngroup....
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Nested search filters

I'm designing a new filter on my search page, however, I'm slightly concerned it's over-elaborate. Below is a screenshot of the filter. I've had to replace the real values with fake data. How the ...
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Search Behavior Best Practices for “type ahead” and "near matches'

I'm working on a user directory widget for a B2B app. The search function is the most important part of the widget. Currently we showing the type-ahead results after 2 characters (So The user types "...
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How to display included/excluded applied filters?

I am building something that allows users to search (for things like words, hashtags, etc) and apply this search to a report that they have built off of twitter posts. So for example, a user that ...
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Best way to let user choose AND/OR logic in search?

App has a simple search interface that currently uses AND logic for multiple criteria (only shows results that match all). We need to add an option to toggle between searching AND or OR (where ...
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Is it a good practice to keep the search query after the user selected the result?

I'm designing a search flow for an app, and I have a doubt about what to do after the user select an item from the result list and then click the back button. For example: This is the search screen, ...
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Searching through .rtf files in table grids

question - this is a table, and the user is trying to search for keywords under the column 2. However, the column 2 has a list of .rtf files. Can they search for a keyword inside the .rtf? Any advice/...
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Search: Same Phrase. Many Alternative meanings [closed]

Is there a way/tool/ search engine that would allow me to search for multiple variations of the same phrase at the same time? For example, I want to search for "revealing his true belief". But I also ...
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Displaying serp with both results that stay in context and results that send the user off to a different website

hope you can help. I'm working on a rather large job search product, and thus far, we've managed to display in our ads in a reasonably consistent way despite there being 5 different major ad sources ...
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How to handle time consuming search requests

We're developing a search functionality for our product (web). We are having some controversies how to handle search requests that can take up to one minute. Current version: After clicking enter or ...
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It is a good idea to use a cta button on a search bar for an app?

In our company we’re creating an app about apply for jobs. Its main features and functionalities are: search all kind of jobs, list of results, and of course apply among other things. The home page ...
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In-line editing, display at the top or the bottom of a list?

I'm working with a nested list view. In order to add data to the list, the user initially sees an "add" button. Clicking this add button prompts a search bar where the user can then search for the ...
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Purpose of Google Results Speed Indicator

What purpose does the speed indicator (the 0.44 seconds in the image below) serve the user when using Google search? Does this have a specific use to a specific user of Google or is it just Google ...
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Behavior of the search icon in the search box

I have a search box with a search icon at the right to let users know they can type to search. I implement the instant search so the result will show right below the search box. But I not sure what ...
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What is the best approach to search when offline?

The mobile application has a search catalogue feature. Every search is sent to the server, and there are no local search results. This means that when the user's mobile device is offline or in ...
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Looking to use a dropdown and checkbox in the same search field

I am attempting to create a search based off multiple categories. The user should be able to select all that apply. They do not need to select one from every category. One of the issues I am having ...
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Instant typing search pattern

I've been meaning to implement the pattern of an "instant search" on a Desktop site, which would work by simply starting to type and have the input focused on a search form. The only example I have ...
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What's the best way to filter by not-machting results without typing?

Imagine a web application that shows table data with sidebar filters, but it doesn't have a search box. Usually in search boxes users can exclude results (ex. Don't show X). How could a UI perform ...
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Maps - Advanced Search

So here's an interesting one. The product is: imagine google maps, we map all places, but places change throughout time. As place names and borders change, we are collecting data on historical places. ...
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Am I Searching or Filtering in this design? [duplicate]

[Edit]:This question is asked to handle a specific design issue. Although it is mainly related to the post I am sharing below, it is not meant to generally differentiate between Filtering and ...
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Top area of a e commerce website. Popular way or Innovative way.? [closed]

Mostly we see one common way of presenting the top area of e-commerce websites as below. I have heard most technical people complain about this. They say their should be more exciting way or users ...
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One search field with two available actions

When assigning roles to a user, the admin uses a single search field with 2 available actions: Search Roles that can be added Search Users to copy role assignments from Currently, the UI looks like ...
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In general, how familiar are users with submitting the form with the “Enter” key?

Many sites, even big ones, seems to follow the practice of hiding search field under the button and then showing a full-screen form on click. Click to see the form No search button though What ...
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The purpose of two search bars in browsers

I have noticed that Firefox is using two search bars in new tab - address bar and additional search bar on the start page. Is there an actual purpose of doing that in web UI/UX (maybe because people ...
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Search multiple dropdown lists

I'm looking for examples of searching multiple dropdowns at the same time. For example, say you didn't know if Texas was a state or country and you started searching in the Country dropdown for Texas. ...
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Should position of some component be same when you switch/toggle between views?

I have a doubt whether some component for ex: search bar should remain at the same position when you switch/toggle between views or it can vary as view changes? For reference I have added 2 images: ...