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Usability Guideline Usability.gov 13:8


Create data entry fields that are large enough to show all of the entered data without scrolling. One study has shown that search fields should be at least 35-40 characters long to accommodate 95% percent of search terms.


Make sure each search field holds at least 35 characters, which should accommodate 95% of search terms.

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Rule ID: UseGov13.8