Questions tagged [selection]

All questions involving the selection objects to be acted upon, including contiguous selection (e.g. strings of text), multiple selection (e.g. checkboxes), and single selection (e.g. radio buttons).

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Users need to select from generated / uploaded files — however some folders/files are ineligible for selection

A major part of our product is the data room. Users generate and upload up to hundreds of documents. In various workflows that require company approvals, they can pick from documents in the data room ...
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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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Form usability: Input type selector

I'm working on the form right now. There's part where user have to input data which can be two different type. For example input field where user can type money amount and then select currency. I'm ...
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What is the most appropriate way to ask a user to select a few (10 for example) categories from a list of thousands to proceed with the app?

I am working on a mobile app which relies on the categories/themes of interest chosen by the user and show content accordingly. These categories are coming from another website and are similar to the ...
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Custom select component with filtering

Custom select components are seen everywhere these days due to the limitations of the native HTML select element. Ignoring the virtues (or lack thereof) of select components (c.f. https://gerireid.com/...
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Should some radio button of a “shipping method” be pre-selected on “checkout” page?

I have a checkout page and a list of radio buttons for a shipping method. While the opinions vary whether or not some value should be pre-selected wherenever there's a radio button list, my case is a ...
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Is it a good user experience to prevent user from deslecting an item from a dropdown if it is required in a form?

Before I ask my question, I feel like I need to provide some context. The application that I'm working with has a form for executing queries. This form has the following components: inputs and ...
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What should be the value shown for a collapsed custom date range picker?

I'm working on a custom filter for a photo application. If the user wants to search for a photo, they can select from predefined date ranges or input a custom date range. Selecting a custom date range ...
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MULTI SELECT with shared selected fields, is there a better option?

Is there any other better alternative to replace this MULTISELECT COMPONENT with the same selected area? I am having trouble with space as options are growing up... See demo https://www.loom.com/share/...
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Autoselect lower options - effective design patterns

I have series of options that I currently render as checkboxes. However, the options themselves "stack" in the sense that selecting one, should auto-select all the options below it. ex. If we have ...
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What is the most accurate opposite of “all selected”?

This post addressed the menu action which most closely opposed "select all," but I am looking for the filter criteria that most accurately represents "none selected," or the opposite of "all selected."...
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Is there a specification for OS-default mouse and keyboard text navigation and selection behavior?

On desktop platforms, each OS has a (relatively similar) set of behavior for text input navigation and selection. Some simple things include moving the cursor left, right, up, and down when tapping ...
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A nice way to let user select a number of year/month/day, and how to save into database

I want to let my user select a number and a time unit to set a limit time. This is the first design. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I'm decide save data by ...
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Using Select All with button checkboxes

I like the usability enhancement that button checkboxes provide -- nice big click targets, plus we can add a little sliver of color that's used elsewhere in our application to impart a status ...
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Onboarding walkthrough or let them explore?

Working on improving the onboarding process of an app. It's a large app with multiple modules (think Atlassian), and I can't decide whether or not to start users off on the main dashboard to let them ...
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Selecting from a list then searching to select more

I have a list that goes into pages. we allow the user to select from the list to preform some actions on the selected items. i have a problem covering the following scenario select 3 items from the ...
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Web UI for choosing variable or entering constant value

I'm working on a form where each field can be filled either with variable from list (that can be pretty large) or constant from user input. For example, I received from backend list of variables: ...
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Is there a good way to communicate choose at least one?

I am wondering if there are any known good ways to concisely convey to users that they must must choose at least one option. Check boxes convey that the user can select 0 or more items. Radio buttons ...
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Best way to interact with a drop down, that has multiple selections

I have created a drop down, and on the drop down you are able to make more than one selection (similar to checkboxes). However, it does look like an ordinary drop down. I was wondering what the best ...
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Hover vs. selection? Which one should have higher emphasis in a visual editor software?

My team is working on an email design software that features a drag-and-drop interface that offers very sophisticated drag-and-drop experience compared to others. It enables users to drop elements ...
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Alternatives to nested dropdowns?

When a user uploads a new document, they have to assign that document to a certain category and subcategory. Our current solution uses two dropdowns for this. The problem So currently the workflow ...
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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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Select a 3D cube face that's behind another face, without rotating the cube

I'm working on a software program that handles many 3D objects. Imagine for now that all objects are cube shaped and 100% transparent, only the edges are visible. In the software program you can ...
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Exploring alternatives to a tree view for selecting a person's race

I work for a company that is software as a service for the social services industry. We're redesigning the race selection so that we can conform to the standard necessary for data exchanges in the ...
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HTML <q> element: quotation symbols not selectable?

To include a quotation in HTML, one could simply use quotation symbols: <p>“Yes,” he said.</p> Alternatively, one could use the inline quotation element: <p><q>Yes,</q>...
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Should non editable text have the default cursor on hover?

I'm seeing more and more website adding a global CSS body {cursor: default} for the cursor to be default when hovering non editable text. I'm guessing the goal is to make a difference between ...
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What would be the best practice for creating an element with two actions?

Context: The user must navigate through a tree structure and select any one item from it's contents (including its parents) I find myself coming up against this situation often. I have a component ...
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Best approach to having a sort, select and set of action buttons on a table row

Okay so I have a bit of an odd table to achieve and I'm unsure on the the best UI/UX approach to go with. I have a small table of files, usually at most there would be about 10 files, one of the ...
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Input a lot of data with select vs checkbox

I want to input some sets of data. Let's say it's like an assignment for a member on a team in some task. I want to apply several members in the task but how is the best experience to input these ...
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Standardized behavior of object selection in application UI

This is more of a usability question. I want to know if there is any recommendation for selection behavior for an application development. Example: there are objects in the UI you can select. You ...
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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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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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Button functionality recognition

On our website we have a section with the top sales products of each brand. The sections are headed with a big title. Clicking each brand top sale button shows a group from five up to ten different ...
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Using accordion lists with radio buttons

I am designing a UI for a popup that would allow the user to share a post with one class at a time and select which class. They should also be able to drill into each class and select all or certain ...
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Color for geometry selection?

For a graphics application which selects vertices/edges & polygons, the color for highlighting selection needs to be easily identified. Unlike typical text-selection it's overlaying solid ...
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What is the best native iOS solution for a Radio Button with just two options?

The challenge I'm faced with is that I have a horizontally scrolling series of cards that have two common questions for each item, say, Did you perform activity x? and Did you perform activity y?, and ...
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Possible ways to show some multilevel choices for a multiplatform application

I have an application running on 3 platforms: Windows, Android, Linux. While the native part is practically the same, the UI part is obviously different - WPF on Windows, xml/layout based UI on ...
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How to prevent unsolicited user behavior on image radio button?

Below you can see a section from a booking system. In this section users should be able to select a staff to book and also call him when they need. However, we received feedback about that some users ...
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Best phrase to invite user to choose one item

Users can create galleries and choose one to add to their profile. What's the best phrasing for this? Below image shows item #1 has been selected (hence the color and the heart) and the mouse is ...
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Dropdown variable picker with sibling and child elements

We are trying to make a dropdown variable picker experience more user-friendly. In the current state, here's how it works. The user sees a Parent database entity that is populated based on a previous ...
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Best practices for showing selection states in dropdowns

I'm designing a CRM-style interface for medical assistants, and I'm wondering if putting a check next to the selected state in a dropdown is redundant if that state is already showing on main screen? (...
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Filtering with multiple choice depending on OR, AND previous selection

i'm working on a site where users need to filter candidates (Human resources site) on different ways... The thing is, they have for example 6 options displayed with checkboxes, if they select 3 ...
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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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How should double-click (to select text) on a space being handled?

When you have a text sentence, you likely know that you can double-click on any word to select it. That is very convenient and I personally use it a lot. Background To have a little bit of ...
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Need an interface for rapid selection without losing focus on primary task

In my application, the user needs to listen to a transcript of a conversation while taking notes. But the user ALSO needs to be able to indicate in some way when the speaker changes. I have the note ...
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Displaying Filters in search

I have business roles as a group of check boxes and based on selection of this group system will show Business activity. Is there any alternate way to show Business Activity on selection of Business ...
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Usage of switch box, checkbox or radio button for a visibility flag

Scenario I have a visibility flag against document attached to a student profile. Administrator is the persona of Student profile. Administrator manages student profile and in the student profile we ...
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Multiple choice answers - how to show correct and incorrect answer

I have a multiple choice quiz, where the user is given feedback, I need to show - their choice and if they were correct or not. In this example the question was 'What is the capital of Germany'. I ...
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What is the best UI component to make user select a number from small range (1-12)?

I'm creating an Android application in which I want user to select a number from 1 to 12 (The standard in which user is studying). For this I've considered a dropdown with numbers 1 to 12 or a ...
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Select elements in the sidebar, which is better?

So, my friend and I are building a web app and we were having a little argument. We need to have two select elements in the sidebar and one of them is not relevant to a few pages. Which of the ...

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