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I have 10 toggle buttons that are used to select different items for 800 different records. Each toggle represents a different item and changes based on the record your looking at. I want to make the toggle more defined and to noticable when you click it(=True).
There doesnt seem to be much you can do with a toggle button, but I was hoping someone may have an idea.

Maybe make it a darker shade of grey when it is registered true versus the light grey when it is false.
Any ideas.

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I can think of a few options. If the toggle buttons have labels, you could set the color either of the text or the background to something different, depending on whether the button is true or not. You could also put a shape around the button itself - a square or a circle, and then change the color of that based on whether the button is true or not.

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You can also change all the toggle buttons to checkboxes. In that way, whatever is true will be checked and all false will NOT be checked. Checkboxes are more intuitive to most people for True/False designations.


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Thanks for the input. In the end I just put a small text box right at the bottom of the button that is invisible when the toggle button is false and appears when clicked true and it shows a red X to make it stand out a bit more.
The shadded color for the depression whas just to light.

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