@charlag @sara it used to be that many black plastic electronic items, like radios and alarm clocks, had black sliding switches which were bright orange or red on the under side, so you could tell what the position of the switch was in relative darkness, based on what part of the mechanism was exposed.
@sara I really hate this as well. I'm so often wondering the same thing.
Even Mastodon has the same wonderful 'feature'. 'Do you still want notifications from people you muted? <toggle icon that's way too ambiguous>'
I mean, I can interpret those things two ways:
- Either it's off because it shows 'off'
- Or it is 'on' because you can 'switch to off if you toggle now'.
I'm thinking too deep. :P
Admittedly your example is worse.
Answer: It's set to "OFF".
screaming at technology
@sara The very slight shading makes me think that the "on" part is recessed, so it should be off; but it's also green, so it may be on; but that colour is on "off" making it seem like an indicator, so maybe it's off.
Yes, it's a wonderful design -_-
Where's it from?
@sara I was going to reply with why i think it's on but that it's still awful design, but while typing that I think I convinced myself that it's off?
god that sucks
Everything is connected.