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Adding items to dropdown list on-the-fly?

I had exactly the same issue. I found the perfect solution by taking a look into Asana (https://asana.com/). Step 1 : You can search directly in the field. Step 2 : If you cannot find a corresponding ...
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Bad practice for dropdowns to cover buttons?

The dropdown is not your problem. Dropdown's are common controls and add the possibility to scroll when it contains a long list for example. But you are missing a scenario: c) type their own text ...
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Bad practice for dropdowns to cover buttons?

Generally dropdowns in ui-toolkits default to the bottom of the component. And this is the behavior everyone expects. Instead of changing this behavior I'd rather consider using a different component. ...
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Bad practice for dropdowns to cover buttons?

I think it all depends on: does the dropdown stops or add friction to the user to do whatever task s/he is trying to do? If it doesn't then I would say it isn't critical. If I think of forms for ...
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Bad practice for dropdowns to cover buttons?

To me, any element that when interacting covers another is a bad practice if it's not its specific function. Especially on the screen where there's more than enough space and resources. For the ...
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