My web site has a vertical search menu on the left aspect of the web page, much like Amazon and Etsy desktop variations, with checkboxes and search filter phrases. Like these websites, my web site robotically performs a search as quickly as you test/uncheck an choice. There is no such thing as a additional “Search” or “Go” button. That is nice should you solely need to select one search filter, however annoying if you wish to select a couple of. In that case, it’s important to select the primary choice, anticipate search outcomes, select the second, wait, and so on. (And much more annoying on Amazon the place the search filter scrolls to the highest every time.)
How can I make this work nice for each the only and a number of filter time period circumstances? I might be OK with requiring a click on on “Go”, however not if it’s important to scroll up (and even transfer the mouse so much) to get to it. Possibly some form of hover “Go” that seems?
Gmail tries to resolve this with their label menu. In the event you click on the label’s checkbox, then it’s important to click on “Apply” earlier than the change takes impact, permitting you to test/uncheck a number of labels first, however should you click on the label identify then it takes impact instantly and the menu closes. Nonetheless, I feel that is too complicated. It is actually not clear that there are two completely different actions related to every row and it took me some time to comprehend why I generally needed to click on Apply and generally did not. This UI works for the inbox e mail checklist the place it is clear that checking the checkbox is a special motion than clicking the e-mail to open it, however on this case the actions are utterly completely different, not alternative ways of doing the identical factor.