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Allowing both hover and select state on a section / component

Do you think allowing both hover and select on a component makes sense in the bellow context? The tool is a drag & drop application builder (UI builder). Configuring objects (sections in the page ...
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What should be default value of select (drop down list)? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what is the best practice of designing select / drop down lists. In some projects I've worked in the select on a form was filled with first value from the list. In other project we had ...
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Landing behavior when switching sites on a multi regional website

Just to provide the context, there's a multi regional site setup as follows (using wordpress): - site.com/kr - site.com/tw Each site currently only has one language, e.g. ko_KR for site.com/kr. Each ...
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best way to use Select with prev/next buttons in Material Design

what is the best way to use in Material Design a select with next/prev arrows? i'm working on an area that there are three select (with many items inside) so i want to let the user able to go to the ...
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Token-field design pattern that has lot of tags selected

We choose the "token-field design pattern" by using react select in all <select> items on our app. part of them should have a lot of options selected and we start to see a lot of items that ...
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Dropdowns/Select with changing list of items

I have "dropdowns" and "select inputs" that are fed from a remote endpoint. The list of items coming from the endpoint changes over time, so it's possible that an option selected some time ago is no ...
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Alternative to “Select” Input on Mobile

Forms are of great interest these days in UX community, new techniques for data gathering are being suggested in line with auto-detection, predefined user data and ai. These all are really helpful ...
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Does a select input element (fixed options) need a “clear input” button?

In our custom select element the user can start typing a category.The option nearest to the typed text is highlighted and will be selected with enter, tab or clicking. The options list is fixed so ...
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HTML select element - dropdown keyboard expected functionality [closed]

Wanted some opinions on using HTML selects for keyboard input. We're developing an app in React using Material UI, and their version of a select dropdown element is pinging a few questions in testing. ...
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Is it wrong to stuff a (radio) list with items, that bring no advantage over the other items?

I have this task to make a suggestion of professionals for our online service, amidst the wizard part of the ordering process. These professionals are not avatars nor anonymous; they're real. But to ...
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Selecting new status vs. Triggering status change?

I'm designing the control panel of a booking app. Guests will be able to enter some reservations, that the host will have to confirm or reject. A reservation can be in one of these stages: Pending ...
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Differentiate between selecting a tree node and expanding it

We're doing a tree view for navigating through a hierarchical data structure. Technically speaking it's a JSTree javascript based application. Clicking on the arrows expands/collapses the nodes and ...
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Using Select Elements vs Dropdowns [closed]

I'm completely redesigning the settings UI for a web application. The UI has some select elements with a few options that I plan on turning into radio buttons. There are also longer select lists that ...
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Are there certain colors we should use when highlighting selected items in a GUI?

One part of my application allows users to select items in order to manipulate the items, and I want to put a border around the items with a color to show when it's selected. Normally the users ...
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Use of select libraries (Select2, Chosen) vs Native

Background: we have an application that uses Select2's exclusively (though specific library is irrelevant all things considered). We really have no need for these select's as we are moving away from ...
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Multiple select for multiple groups

We have a set of devices that belong to different groups. Each device generates multiple time-series data streams that can be visualised. All devices in the same group have same data streams. For ...
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What is the right way to visually mark that a selection is disabled

I have a page with a list of products. Each product can be customized in color and width. The width chooser is a select, but some products only have one option, so it is pre-selected. What is the ...
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Select multiple elements with different filterings

Summary: The problem is not on the filters, but on the selected entities list. The user need to do; filtering, then selection, then do another filtering saving the previous selection. There is an ...
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What do you call this touch friendly scrolling select box?

This proprietary select box is an example of a UI element I'm wanting to add. The essence of it is: Only one item can be selected It's designed for touch devices - you swipe upward to scroll down ...
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Is there a pattern for an HTML select box that provides existing hardcoded values but also needs to be able to take custom input?

I have a menu of reference information, like below. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The above fields are progressively pre-populated by the system, and user has ...
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At least one is mandatory. How do I make this clear?

I have a list where the user has to select some items. Sometimes none of them are mandatory, sometimes one is mandatory, and sometimes at least one out of two is mandatory. But how do I show this? ...
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Web UI to either select option or enter value

Surprisingly I couldn't find something matching this. I need a UX that is NOT auto complete but allows to either choose an existing option or enter a value by typing it. It resembles <dataList&...
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Is it a dark pattern to change Radio buttons into a Dropdown?

Is it a dark pattern to change Radio buttons into a Dropdown in order to default to a particular option? The default option is the best deal and recommended for the user. However we still want to keep ...
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Button labels: Select versus Selected? or Deselect?

I was recently request to change all our action button labels from 'Add' to 'Select', simply because the action happens after clicking “Done” on the screen footer. So, I was wondering… while “Select” ...
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What is the best way to categorize or represent a list of top-level domains (TLDs)?

Background This is a problem I see routinely "solved" in different ways but have yet to see it solved well anywhere, so I'm appealing to the community for a best practice (or what others have found ...
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Should a required SELECT have a placeholder OPTION?

I have a small form for a search function. There is a "Search By" select in the form and, depending on the option selected in "Search By", a related "Search For" select is generated with respective ...
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Design for selection options

I have a list of items in a select list with options. This list exists out of 3 options: 'None', 'Every x days' and 'Every month'. It's used to specify if a schedule has to be repeated and how many ...
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add your own entry to a select list

is there a userfriendly way of adding an entry to a selectlist with predefined options? besides being able of selecting a value from a select list i want the option to add a value of my own but am not ...
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Select Options more than 50,000 rows

I have a database which got about 50 000 records. all is information of business partners. I currently using <select name="selection"> -- some while loop <option></option> (repeat ...
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Accessibility of disabled placeholders in dropdown

Are there any accessibility implications for disabling a placeholder option in a required dropdown field? <select required> <option value='' disabled>Select an option...</option>...
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Best way to make many boolean selections

I'm making a tool that crops images at various sizes. Currently, I use checkboxes to show the different sizes, but this will grow unwieldy when I add more crop sizes. What's the best way to show all ...
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Linked selects for combination of 2 items

I have a set of combinations: a vs b a vs c e vs f h vs g 100s more ... I would like "a vs b" to be preselected but stimulate the user to select another interesting combination. Ideally the user ...
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Choosing unit of measure system

Our app (http://www.fitnessmealplanner.com) requires users to enter basic info about themselves such as height and weight. Problem is that even after trying several changes to layout people still skip/...
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Name for a selection widget with side arrows

What would be the proper name for a selection widget with options that can be traversed with side arrows. I'm attaching a mont/year example.
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Select with accompanied textarea alternative

Problem: I have a requirement for a predefined list of text that can range from 100 to 400+ chars. This list should be shown to the user in some fashion and then, once one of the items is selected, ...
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Mobile proof input control for long list of options with a lot of text

I'm letting users choose one option from a set of choices. My data set is much like a list of countries: many options (about 50 - 200) the user will know what options are there because of the context ...
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Combining select field with freeform entry

I have a "university/college" field in a web form. In the interests of data normalisation I want users to select their university from a dropdown. However, if their uni is not there they should enter ...
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Replacing select tag on mobile

I'm currently using Select2 to replace some filters for a reviews' page. I think for desktop they work really good, having filters and more control over the CSS of it, but my question comes about it ...
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How to display information too long for a select box

On a form I use a select box to display a list of tenancies. So that each tenancy can be identified I have to display the full name of the tenants (there can be up to 4 tenants) and the full address ...
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Is use of disabled option on select a good approach for showing existing invalid value?

Sample scenario to illustrate the type of problem I'm trying to solve: Online store has orders and in the order it refers to a product. Users can edit existing unsubmitted orders and one of the ...
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Show or don't show the currently selected option in menu or dropdown [duplicate]

Let's say you have a dropdown where a user can choose a color. I'm currently comtemplating whether or not to use the following scheme. When a user selects a color, that color disappaers in the sorted ...
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Is there a better way to represent a hierarchical user selector for mobile?

We have a hierarchical user tree that allows users to drill down to each level below them and at any point switch any branch in the tree. This doesn't exactly translate so well to mobile devices. ...
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How should I implement a 'recently used' list in a dropdown function?

I'm building a complex web app that has a number of places where the user will need to select things from dropdowns. The dropdown lists can be quite long. We are already using the Select2 library to ...
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Pros/Cons of having a select menu open by default?

I have a client that wants to have their select menus open by default. In other words, for them to have a listbox behavior that is typically used for selecting multiple items, despite the fact that ...
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Best way to ask user to select either image or color

What is the best way to ask user to select either image or color. I made one is it the correct UX UPDATE Users can select multiple images or a single color UPDATE Actually from this interface I am ...
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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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Title Case or Sentence case for dropdown options in web form?

We're adding dropdown boxes (HTML <select>) to several forms to allow users to choose between several options. Should dropdown options be Title Case or Sentence case? In our web application we ...
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Are dropdowns styled like select menus bad?

As you can see below, I'm thinking of using a multi-function dropdown styled as a select menu in order to let users set a time range. My question is : from a UX perspective, is it wrong to do so? Is ...
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What are some creative patterns for viewing and selecting individual items in a large non-hierarchical list?

As part of a profile flow, I need to allow the user to look through and select individual items to add to their profile. This list of items can be upwards of 300 items (the represent company ...
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Does it make sense to combine select2 dropdowns with regular select dropdowns on a single form?

I have a form that has a number of select dropdown boxes. Some of them have large number of items (200+) so I have converted them to using the jquery select2 plugin which works great as you can ...