Re: Check box or toggle switch?

Subject: Re: Check box or toggle switch?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:53:02 -0800

Following the Microsoft style guide, I wouldn't call them anything.
With check boxes, I'd say "Check <b><label></b>." With switches, I'd
say "Set <b><label></b> on" or "turn on <b><label></b>."

Actually, in my current job, I usually say enable / disable or
something similarly generic, since the user might be editing a
property value in the UI, where it's an on/off switch, or in code,
where it's True or False.

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 7:35 AM, Nina Rogers <janina -dot- rogers -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> ... Our software recently got a face lift, and all of the check boxes are now
> toggle keys. (Here's an example. <>) The
> functionality hasn't changed, but, as you can see, users now have toggles
> to switch ON or OFF. We're still using the old terminology, however, in the
> documentation ("the check box option")--mainly because I've had bigger
> documentation fish to fry since the upgrade and haven't thought about
> changing it until now.
> So my question here is, what term should be used to replace "check box
> option"? Would it be "toggle switch option"? "Toggle key option"? Or maybe
> something that doesn't refer to the image but instead the type of
> answer--"multiple-answer option," or something like that. Suggestions?
> (Other than asking Dev to change the toggle keys back to check boxes!)
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