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A togglable button where one or more options is available but only one option of a group may be selected at a time.

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Square was easy The earliest appearance of circular radio buttons that I can find is in Apple Macintosh System 4 (1987). Prior to that Mac OS used squares with beveled corners, which was probably ju …
answered Apr 19 '17 by Michael Zuschlag
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It’s not entirely clear that a black circle means “yes” or selected, while a white circle means “no” or non-selected. Depending on what the user regards as foreground and background, it may go either …
answered Mar 20 by Michael Zuschlag
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Guidelines The Apple OSX Human Interface Guidelines (2012) recommend a drop down if you have more than 5 options, while the Microsoft Windows 10 User Experience Guidelines recommend a drop down if yo …
answered Sep 5 '16 by Michael Zuschlag
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Assuming the number of options is few enough to consider something like check boxes or option buttons, try separate columns of radio buttons, one for each choice: On selecting from one column, you …
answered Jan 28 '12 by Michael Zuschlag
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So I tap the Repeat Password control and the app repeats my password for me? That’s the problem: when all your controls look the same then the user doesn’t know for sure how to interact with them any …
answered Oct 3 '11 by Michael Zuschlag