What is a Toggle?


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Toggle definitions

In computer technology, a toggle is a switch that has two outcomes. It’s often used to describe options and preferences menus in software.

It also refers to a hardware toggle, such as the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys on a keyboard.

When you press these keys, they turn on the corresponding function, and when you release them, they turn it off.

The word toggle comes from a similar term for fasteners that pass through a loop or hole to hold something in place: cordlock toggle, for example.

Toggle definitions in Wiktionary

A toggle is a switch that has only two possible outcomes: on or off. It can refer to a button on a keyboard, a light switch, or a setting on a computer.

Toggle configuration is an area where many organizations struggle to manage the scale of their toggle deployments. Static configuration via static files is a good option for small teams, but becomes cumbersome and complex when toggles are deployed at a large scale.

As toggle configuration grows in size it is a good idea to migrate that configuration into a central store that system operators, testers and product managers can access. Depending on the scope of toggle configuration this could mean adding some form of admin UI or moving the toggle configuration into an existing application DB, or both.