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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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FinTech mobile and customer account lists [closed]

I am looking for best practice recommendations on how to categorize and display customer accounts (DDAs) in selection lists. Considering active and inactive, internal and external, and giving ...
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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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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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Form that contains select / multiselect field with possibility to add new element with its details to those fields

I have a problem with finding the best approach for forms that contain deeper relationships. For example I have a form for creating an invoice. While the user is filling particular fields he may ...
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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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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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Indicating selection in a list with sub-levels not always visible

Suppose we perform a search on an object name and get this results list: From this list exactly one element can be selected in order to perform an action on that element. An element can be either: ...
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What component to use when selecting from 9 consecutive numbers?

I'm creating a mobile application, sticking to Material Design guidelines and components for the most part. In that application I want the user to select a group and then get some detailed info on ...
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How to display a checkbox modal

I'm updating a legacy(12 y/o) system and one of the requirements is a cta that opens a model which lets the user make multiple selections, aswell as, typing an input that then gets added to a summary ...
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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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Should a “Select all” checkbox become selected if all checkboxes are selected?

This is the scenario: "Select all" checkbox selects all checkboxes, and unselecting that checkbox unselects all checkboxes. If all checkboxes are selected individually, should the Select all become ...
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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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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 to make text selectable in master/detail table view?

We are designing a datatable view for scientistic users. They get this table after they input a bunch of filters and press search. The table is already quite big - 13 columns. However we know that ...
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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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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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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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Easier to add to or remove from default selection

When adding content to our product, users have a few options they can select. These options have two states (selected and not selected) and can always be changed. There is no difference in value ...
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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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Slanted cursor+background for italic text?

In most applications that I'm familiar with, a text cursor in insertion mode is universally represented as a vertical blinking bar: As you can see, for some italic letters this creates visual ...
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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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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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Research behind select all/none

There are a variety of ways to implement selecting everything or nothing in a list. Is there any usability research comparing the different approaches?
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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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Select menu, dynamic values and default value

I have a dynamic form depending on the value selected in a select menu which is the first form input. The content of this first select menu is dynamic: it can contain zero, one or more values. The ...
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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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What is an effective UI for adding people to joint bank accounts?

Problem I work for a bank. We're designing an online application system that allows you to open new bank accounts online and then add one joint account owner to each of your new accounts. The people ...
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Nested Folders selection

I'm working on a selection in which I have a list of folders. This is the structure: Let's say I want to select a folder. The folder, its children, and future children will be selected. First ...
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Intuitive colour pickers for non-expert users?

Does anyone have examples of favourite colour pickers (as UI elements, not dedicated color-picking apps or sites) for common, 'everyday' colours - not for RGB or HSL values? I find traditional colour ...
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Making large sets (250+) of choices more manageable

The app I'm designing allows people to describe organizations and individuals by selecting items from a list of predefined characteristics. A characteristic belongs to exactly one category. ...
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UI for predicting game results

I will ask users to predict the outcome of upcoming football games. Ideas on how to enter the data a) Two separate textbox inputs b) Two separate select tags with options: 0, 1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10 c) ...
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Checkbox list click behaviour

We're talking about a dialog in a Windows desktop application: The user types in one of the text fields, then grabs the mouse and clicks on an item in the checkbox list. What should happen? Should ...
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What is the maximum recommended number of items to put in a drop down list?

I am introducing searchable drop down lists to filter grid data. The number of items in a list could range from anything like ten to a ten thousand. The larger the number of items, the more awkward ...
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Should I use country flags in language selection fields?

My users can create content in different languages, and I need to provide an option to choose the language when they enter new content. Right now there are only 5 languages (en, fr, de, pt, es), and ...
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Selecting and deselecting items for 2 state interactions

I am designing a web application which will show rows and columns of data (a table), when the users select (on click) a row within the table, they will get some supplemental data appearing in a side ...
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How to let user know that he cannot do an action because he selected too many items

in our internal business application we have a list of results. The user can do two different actions: open (and edit) a record view the history of a record Now both of these actions can be ...
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Disabling filled fields

In a webapp we have a form composed by a select box and some text inputs. When choosing item from the select box, some of the text inputs will became disabled because "not applicable" and will not be ...