Windows 10: The On/Off button conundrum

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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       11 Jul 2016 #21

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    Agreed about the top one. The bottom can also be interpreted as "slide right to turn off"
    Exactly.

    MS could have done something like this.

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    When I checked my App Privacy settings I was confronted with a list of B&W buttons.
    I had to toggle one to check what it was indicating (my Privacy settings hadn't been reset).
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       11 Jul 2016 #22

    Take a look at a standard light switch in your home.

    The On and Off imprint on the switch shows the current condition of the light.
    If I flip this switch up to Off it will turn the light On.



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    Jim
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    windows 10 pro
       12 Jul 2016 #23

    I see where the original poster I coming from , you just have to change the way you think about this set up and stick by it . Be glad we don't have to click apply after making changes (iphone style) .

    PS That's a strange way to have a light switch ,upside down .
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  4.    12 Jul 2016 #24

    tamo said: View Post
    PS That's a strange way to have a light switch ,upside down .
    It is the rest of the world that has light switches upside down, the US way is more sensible. For a start "up" relates to a logical "1" but also it is safer, hanging something on it turns it off.

    However, the switch analogy is irrelevant as it doesn't afford the user to slide or move the switch towards the legend.
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  5.    12 Jul 2016 #25

    How many people can honestly say they look at a light switch and say "It's up I must move the switch down to turn the light off" or vice versa

    If it's dark, alter the switch the opposite direction to turn the light on
    Same with Windows, if its dull toggle it to on

    Dull=Off, Highlighted=On and a status on the right of what its set to

    I really cannot see where the confusion lies
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       12 Jul 2016 #26

    paulsalter said: View Post
    How many people can honestly say they look at a light switch and say "It's up I must move the switch down to turn the light off" or vice versa

    If it's dark, alter the switch the opposite direction to turn the light on
    Same with Windows, if its dull toggle it to on

    Dull=Off, Highlighted=On and a status on the right of what its set to

    I really cannot see where the confusion lies
    Thank God MS doesn't have any 3-way light switches!!

    On-off-maybe ????
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       12 Jul 2016 #27

    Phone Man said: View Post
    Take a look at a standard light switch in your home.

    The On and Off imprint on the switch shows the current condition of the light.
    If I flip this switch up to Off it will turn the light On.



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    Jim
    Not all light switches have imprints, hopefully the OP's does.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.296
       12 Jul 2016 #28

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Thank God MS doesn't have any 3-way light switches!!

    On-off-maybe ????
    Don't give them ideas! The new Group Policy editor could have them: enabled, disabled and not-configured. The not-configured would have the dot in the middle.
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