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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Making it clear which items in a long list are selected

I'm trying to design a portion of a web interface that allows users to tag items and view all items with a tag or set of tags on them - think gmail, if gmail allowed you to easily select multiple tags ...
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Selection of multiple items and then selected one as default

I'm trying to design a web interface in which users pick particular "items" and set one of them as default. The textbox for searching uses autocomplete to find the matching item. I've come up with 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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Is it permissible to toggle selection of items in a table with a single click?

I am working on an (existing) UI that has a feature where the selection in one table drives the content of a second table: Table 1 shows a list of notifications, Table 2 shows a list of bank ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best approach to presenting collapsible/expandable panels with radio button headers

The user will be presented with multiple options (as radio buttons), and he/she must select one option before proceeding to the next step. The individual sections will be expandable/collapsible for ...
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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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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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Name for a selection widget with side arrows

What would be the proper name for a selection widget with options that can be traversed with side arrows? I'm attaching a month/year example.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Name for widget with side-by-side available/selected listboxes?

Two list-boxes, side by side, one with available items, the other with selected items, with arrows in between to move items back and forth.
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What should be the default option of a required dropdown list?

Given that there is no logically default animal from the list of animals below, what should be the "Default Value" below, according to best practice? <label for="animal">Animal (required):</...
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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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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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UI Pattern for selection list - feedback and suggestions

I'm designing an ecommerce checkout process and I would like to get some feedback or other ideas on how to visually display the shipping options for customers. Currently we have 3 options, regular, ...
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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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