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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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 ...
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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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Is there a color that signals “selected item with error”? [duplicate]

I have a list with items. Items have errors and therefore are displayed with a red font color. When one of these items is selected it is hard to read the text of the item, because the selection color ...
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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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Improving dynamic list selection

I have the problem related in this link for a desktop app: Suggestion for list selection and populating related lists dynamically but instead of 3 list I have 7 and some lists have more than 20 ...
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Is this a good concept: “Select one or multiple items using checkboxes and use a radio button to select all”?

We have found a component on a website* with a selection that works like this: There's a radio button All. There are multiple checkboxes, one for each value. It's possible to select one ore more of ...
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How do you show a current table row selection when there's multiple table pages?

How do you show that a table row (data choice within that row) has been selected in a multi-page table if you are viewing another page within the table that does not contain the selected row?
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How to organize a big list with many choices

We have a situation where a user can select between multiple predefined dates or choose custom dates for reporting purposes. I'm struggling to brainstorm a flow of how to layout it on a way it ...
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User selection for min bedrooms and max bedrooms - radio buttons?

I have a form that the user fills out. In this form the user chooses the bedrooms and bathrooms. If I use radio buttons(as in the screen shot), I will need to code out logic to where the max radio ...
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Mixed alignment (LTR and RTL) in language selection list?

Most answers to this question say that for instance Arabic text should be aligned right-to-left even if the rest of the page is in a left-to-right script such as English. So, I was surprised to see ...
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Time Window Selection Component - For Data in “Bins”

Currently I have been asked to help someone create a component/popup that appears above a table that can allow users to select a time window (the terminology used here is "bin") that will then update ...
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Best way to make an “easy, medium, hard” picker

I'm trying to create a website where you can get questions based on different settings. One setting is difficulty. For now, let's just assume that I have divided a lot of questions based on difficulty:...
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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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How to handle when user is only allowed to check e.g. 3/6 check boxes?

Let's say we have six options, six check boxes. The user must select three options to proceed, no more and no less. What happens when the user tries to select a fourth option? Should it even be ...
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Best practice UX - selecting item from couple of items

I'm working on a website. In one of my forms I need to select the form type (depending on the form type the rest of the fields will change their behavior, e.g. the disabled status and their ...
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Configuring an item in a list of items

The Ask: Working on a problem where I have to be able to select/enable various levels for an individual item (box). Perhaps what I have is not that bad. Issue is there might be 10+ items (box) in ...
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Selecting items from table

With roughly the following layout it is intended users can search for items and select them. Except for some actions where deselection is natural (like Delete), actions preserve selection. Selection ...
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Sortable Checkboxes for Ranked Options

A user profile form has a set of checkboxes that determine which departments the user belongs to. The data is stored in a comma-delimited list. We now have a new requirement: order the comma-...
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Name of action of “navigating” a list

Let's say you are navigating a list, grid or dropdown with the keyboard arrows. Pressing the arrows changes the temporarily "selected" item, and pressing enter selects it (a bit like the element on a ...
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Should I clear checkbox upon disable?

In this form, a user can ether select the checkboxes or the radio buttons, but not both. If the user selects a checkbox and afterwards selects a radio button, I then grey out the checkbox. Should I ...

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