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I recently looked for switch examples to figure out if the On/Active option should be on the left or the right.

In most cases, the switch is on the right when it shows the On/Active state. (that's what feels natural to me too)

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But I saw examples for the opposite as well.

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What do you think, which one makes more sense? Why?

  • In the past this was solved by having UP be ON with toggle switches on control panels. Then the UK decided to make their toggles look different... – user67695 Nov 21 '17 at 20:29
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I'm my opinion this problem has no importance for end user.

One research suggest that people prefer left to right movement, and I guess that activating or turning something on can be considered progression or movement forward. Therefore, handle should be at the right side of the control in active state.

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