Re: This toggle button is confusing
It's not really that obscure, I've seen switches like that in real life, and the Android 4 settings panel has switches exactly the same.
Originally Posted by argvar
If the words confuse you, then just look at the highlight. If it's lit up (Orange), it's on. If it's not lit (Grey) it's off.
Canonical and Google both do user testing, and I have to admit that I never even noticed a potential for confusion until you brought it up.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.