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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What could I use instead of these pill drop down selectors

I am looking for a alternative way to display multiple options for a user selection. The user selects a part and then must select a choice of options which populates a table. I tried with 'pill' ...
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Selection state position after selecting/onload

I'm wondering for a UI element like this, where users can select an option, what should the on-load positioning be? Should the selected item be first? or should I have a divider for selected and the ...
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How to best showcase selected state of visually important elements

I'm creating a feature to select profile badge – how might I best showcase the selected state?
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What is the best UI element for selecting OPTION 1, OPTION 2 or NONE? [duplicate]

I am designing a very long form with around 40% of fields being a dropdown with options: [NOTHING SELECTED] Enabled (On / True) Disabled (Off / False) The [NOTHING SELECTED] option is important, ...
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Basic question I know but what is the different between this dropdown to select with up/down icons rather than a dropdown with a chevron?

I have seen this a few times and never really gave it much thought. Why does it have an up and down arrows or how does it behave differently than a regular dropdown.
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Multiple select with filtering and select all

I have an issue regarding UX for a popup that allows selection of multiple items with filtering. This is the current one present in the application : Users wanted to be able to select all elements (...
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Using a single text field with auto type detection in an app

So we want to increase the number of accepted fields in our app of which people use as identifier to transfer to. We currently have mobile number and email , however we intend to increase to add ...
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Select Country, Region & City on web

I need to pass this country, region, city selection fields present on an ERP software to cloud web approach. What are the best practice for this cases? Thanks
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Are software filters ambigous?

In the physical world filters can filter something and: A) I'm interested in what goes through, what is not filtered out: air/water/coffee/oil/..., signals in electronics, light in photography, etc. ...
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Sticky button but only after user made a selection

I'm designing a screen where users have to: Select a day Select a time slot Click a "Confirm" button (which is disabled until the user selects day and time). I didn't want to make the ...
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Modifier keys to use for group selection/panning/magnification

I am developing a desktop web diagramming app in which the user can pan the ('infinite') background to move it relative to the window, drag over boxes ('nodes') to select them as a group, and hold ...
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How to name an option in settings that allows free input in a list (select)

In the settings of a web application, admins can select "custom fields" of different types: number, selector, multi-select, etc. We added an option that allow user (not admin) to type their ...
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Microcopy for conditional options

I am designing a chart where users can select a basket of products, and then view the prices for their selected items in a particular country. Using a dropdown, users can select which country they ...
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Best way to show users that they have to select an option

So, let's say you have a user who receives a code for 2FA (BC 12345) on email that starts with 2 letters and is followed by 5 numbers. They will be prompted on the website with 3 options (AB, BC, CD) ...
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How to allow incrementing of multi-select options?

As part of a form field, I want to allow the user to specify 0 or more options. The user should be able to select multiple of the same option if desired. This can be visualised in a typical multi-...
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What is the best way to show results of a multiple-choice quiz where multiple options may be right?

I'm designing a multiple-choice quiz interface where several options might be the right ones and the user has to check all of them in order to win. Once the user submits the answer, I want to display ...
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How to keep list of selected items when search / filter / facets change - without taking up too much space?

I'm designing a multi-page/step wizard/flow where one of the pages needs to focus on findability and extensive filtering options - but also selecting (or deselecting them across searches). Since the ...
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Tree - select all child nodes or select only few

I have a multi-level tree structure and the user would want to select only a particular parent node or all child nodes below it. There can be multiple trees with multiple levels one below another The ...
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Should selected options be removed from single- and multi-select dropdown lists?

In our application we're working with dropdown lists that may contain many options (sometimes around 200). Usually, these lists allow the user to select multiple entries whereas in other places of our ...
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View state (read only) for checkboxes and radio buttons

Let's say there's a panel with some information in a View state. If the user engages its Edit mode, everything becomes interactive. Some of the interactive components are checkboxes and radio buttons. ...
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When performing a bulk edit on a table, how should changing the filter on the table, affect previous selections?

If a user wants to "bulk edit" a table and makes some row selections, then changes the filter during selection, should rows that have been previously selected (but can no longer be seen ...
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2 steps process in side-panel

We are designing an e-commerce website where our client is a marketplace for merchants to offer discounts or great prices on services/products to end users. Some merchants may give multiple options ...
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Select menu with only one option

I have a form that contains a select dropdown that requires the user to select from a list of locations. However, there are instances where there is only ONE location. What is the best way to display ...
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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 [closed]

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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