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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Enabling fields in general section (at top) based on details selection (at bottom)

Is it bad UX to display/enable or mark mandatory fields in the general section (at top) based on details selection which is placed at the bottom? If yes, what are the options we have in this situation?...
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How to show correct and incorrect answers to multiple answer test?

I'm in the process of converting a paper-based test to an online one. One particular test is giving me significant pause for thought. It's a multiple answer, "check all that apply" question ...
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Filter without an "Apply" button behavior

I have a filter that will automatically display the results without having to click on an "Apply" button. This isn't going to be an issue with our system since we're able to display results ...
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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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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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Select value A, value B, or both [duplicate]

i'm having this form on a mobile app where i need users to select either: value A, value B or both. it's bit of a and/or selection issue. For now I think of the very basic solution, but wondered ...
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Select box "Other" option in dropdown label

For dropdown options that have an "Other" option that will then display an textbox, what typically is the label for this textbox? Should the label be Other?
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What is the name for those UX paradigms: "multi-selection → action" vs "action toggle on/off → selection"?

Supposing desktop application where multiple elements can be selected, and operations can be applied to them: Text editor: several characters can be selected, and bold/italic/underline applied. ...
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Select a lot of items (checkboxes)

I'm working on a game where users can have a lot of items (50-100k). The items are stored in a database, they are all unique because they have metadata (achieved time etc.). We would like to allow the ...
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UX Pattern to make it easier for the user to fill many different select boxes

We have a web form and the user is required to fill in atleast 5 (maybe more) select boxes. Our current UI layout (see below image) looks like alot of work to the user. Are there different UX Patterns ...
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To scroll or not to scroll

In a mobile app that I am currently developing one of the first things I do is secure a shortlist of the user's interests. This kind of input is not unusual - I recall seeing something similar in ...
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One label for multiple fields?

I'm not very familiar with the accessibility and I need help for situation where I have multiple field and every field has same question. Is it ok to put all field under one label? For user who can ...
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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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Should a select all toggle button get activated when all toggles get manually selected?

I'm designing a feature where users can simply toggle to get notifications for each type of updates. There's an option that makes it easier to toggle all. My question is, if the user toggled all the ...
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How to undo selection in optional select

The case is that the form contains select which is optional and if user selects one option from select but wants to undo that, should list contain blank option or "none" option or how this ...
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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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Item selection from a visual list when item also has other functionalities

I need to create a visual list of items from which user can select the items they want to add to favourite items. Selecting items must work on both mobile and desktop. Therefore app is implemented as ...
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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 deselecting 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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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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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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