Quick Tip: How to Remove the Default Choice from a Multiple Choice Field

Make your forms easier to use by customising your multiple choice fields.

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By: Chris Coyier

When you add a multiple choice field to a form, the first choice is selected by default. You may or may not want that for your field on your form. You can select a different default option by clicking the radio button next to a different choice or turn off the default choice entirely by clicking the active radio button.

Default Choice of Multiple Choice Fields

Note that without a default choice no answer is still a valid choice by the user, unless you specifically mark the field as required. Also note that turning on and off defaults works in the same way with checkbox fields.

Here’s a quick video demo:

Thanks to Eric Hansen for the idea about this quick tip!