Linked Questions

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Toggle Buttons “Turn On” vs “Enable” [duplicate]

For about a year now, we've used toggle buttons on a couple of segments of our site. We try to be very consistent in our user interfaces, always using the same blue button styles for every clickable ...
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Should “toggle buttons” show what they do or the system status? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? I find inconsistency in "toggle buttons" (I just invented the name now. See screenshot to ...
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3answers
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Icon for unmasking passwords (open or closed to begin with)? [duplicate]

What is the convention for showing toggle icons to a user? This question is specific to password unmasking, but it can easily be used in "on / off" icons et al. In our situation, we have an unmask ...
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1answer
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What toggle button should represent - state or action? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? I know there was similar question to mine already, but I have something new to ask. I have ...
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1answer
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Toggle button/switch: is there a standard way to indicate the currently selected state [duplicate]

We are implementing a toggle to switch between two different ways of showing data in a table. I created a mockup for the toggle but shortly afterward realized that people are very divided in how they ...
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1answer
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Toggling a Mute Button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? I was using a simple app on my iPhone yesterday (a flashlight app) and there was a button ...
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3answers
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Should settings buttons show current or alternate setting? [duplicate]

As a general standard, when having an icon for a setting, I've never been sure whether to display the icon for the currently enabled setting, or the alternative. My exact situation is within a mobile ...
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2answers
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Should present or past tense be used for “Enable / Enabled” checkboxes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? When a checkbox enables a feature, is it more correct to use Enable [] or Enabled []? ...
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2answers
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Convey State or Action? [duplicate]

I'm sure we're all aware now that when we see a greyed-out button, it either means that 1) we cannot click it, or 2) its current state is off - or false. In my application, I have a square, which ...
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1answer
606 views

Changing icon for toggle menu button [duplicate]

Currently, I have menu button for toggle purpose. User can switch between original web view, or striped down mobile view. Currently, we are in original web view On action bar, I'm showing a phone ...
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1answer
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Best practice for toggles? [duplicate]

Toggles have a problem: the state the toggle is in is the opposite of the action taken when the toggle is clicked. E.G. if my toggle is on, it should display that it is on, but if I click the toggle, ...
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1answer
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Is Google using the password show/hide toggle icon on their login form correctly? [duplicate]

Shouldn’t the icon be the action that will happen after you click/press on it? ...similar to when a video or song is playing, the icon showing is “Pause” (future state), and when it is paused, the “...
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1answer
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Lock/Unlock icons, should the icon refer to the current state or the action? [duplicate]

I'm building a function into the account management software I'm working on that allows the user to "lock" themselves into a mode where all the content/data being displayed is relevant to a single ...
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3answers
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Should you show current state or the state it's about to change to for password visibility? [duplicate]

I'm exploring the idea of adding a hide/show icons for password visibility. I understand we can just use the words "hide" and "show", but if we were to use icons, should its current state be shown ...
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1answer
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Sorting and on/off - flaw in design? [duplicate]

(I'm not a UX designer , I'm only a user).I might be the only one , but I think that I'm the weird one , because I just can't see how UI component are being released without further thinking : ...

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