Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#6788 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Button checkbox/toggle state is visually indeterminate

Reported by: janicki Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.9.0
Component: ui.button Version: 1.8.7
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


When used as a checkbox or toggle, a button's state is indeterminate to the end user. A button's state can only be visually determined by comparing to other buttons (is it a different color?), and therefore can only be assumed correctly if a minority of buttons are currently selected. To the point: if you show one toggle button, there's no easy way with the current CSS to clearly show its state. Yes, it may toggle between two colors, but which color means "on"? It's confusing.

What's needed is some positive feedback, like literally a check mark or 'X', similar to the HTML checkbox in most OSes.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Scott González

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

It sounds like you want an actual checkbox widget not the button widget. This is planned for a future release. The purpose of the button plugin is to visually represent the element as a button, regardless of the underlying semantics.

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