Re: Check box or toggle switch?

Subject: Re: Check box or toggle switch?
From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:14:30 -0500

I have to agree that "Toggle Switch" is a horrible thing to inflict on a
user. You might stop some users dead in their tracks with that. I also
liked the idea of documentation as punishment that Peter suggested. Perhaps
he has read some of my manuals. LOL.

If we believe that the users of your product are not complete technical
novices, then I think a statement such as "Use the controls on the right to
select the days when you are available" would be fine. I don't believe that
calling the controls anything in particular adds value, unless there are
multiple control types on the page and you think there is a need to steer
the user with precision.

Bob

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com>
wrote:

> Maybe so... I'm sure toggle switch is a term that programmers are familiar
> with... but maybe its not such an intuitive term from a user perspective.
> Maybe I'm being pedantic and overthinking it, but "key" typically implies
> an object on a keyboard -- not an on/off control that you click on-screen.
>
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> That's what the Microsoft Manual of Style says. Toggle keys.
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> Subject: Re: Check box or toggle switch?
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> > Our software recently got a face lift, and all of the check boxes are
> > now
> toggle keys.
>
> I'd call it a "switch", partly based on what Apple calls it:
> https://developer.apple.com/ios/human-interface-
> guidelines/ui-controls/switc
> hes/.
>
> -Monique
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References:
Check box or toggle switch?: From: Nina Rogers
Re: Check box or toggle switch?: From: Monique Semp
RE: Check box or toggle switch?: From: Lin Laurie
RE: Check box or toggle switch?: From: Wright, Lynne

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