Interactive, accessible toggle switches for the web

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import jqueryOnoff from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/jquery.onoff';


On-Off Toggle Switch

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Interactive, accessible toggle switches for the web

Transform checkboxes into toggle switches.

Toggle Switch

Toggle switches made for the web are often solely constructed to change when clicked or tapped, animating side-to-side as they toggle. That's a good start, but some people like to slide toggle switches. Javascript is used for creation and for adding the sliding functionality, but the toggle is purely CSS.

Customize the look of your toggle switch using proto.io's generator.

Browser support

Supported browsers are the same as those supported by jQuery 2. IE6-8 are not supported.

However, note that IE9 does not support CSS transitions. The toggle switches, but does not animate.

Pointer, touch, and mouse events are supported.

Getting Started

Download the production version (4kb) or the development version and grab the CSS.

With AMD

define([ 'jquery', 'plugins/jquery.onoff' ], function( $ ) {

With Script Tags

<script src="jquery.js"></script>
<script src="plugins/jquery.onoff.min.js"></script>
jQuery(function($) {


All you need is a checkbox:

<input type="checkbox" />

However, you can also start with the generated HTML to avoid FOUC.

<div class="onoffswitch">
  <input type="checkbox" class="onoffswitch-checkbox" id="myonoffswitch" />
  <label class="onoffswitch-label" for="myonoffswitch">
    <div class="onoffswitch-inner"></div>
    <div class="onoffswitch-switch"></div>

Then initialize onoff:



OnOff.defaults = {
  // The event namespace
  // Should always be non-empty
  // Used to bind jQuery events without collisions
  namespace: '.onoff',

  // The class added to the checkbox
  className: 'onoffswitch-checkbox'


All methods can be called widget-style.


Returns: If getting, the option value; if setting, the jQuery collection for chaining.

The option() method can be called with no arguments to return all options.

var options = $input.onoff('option');

Pass a key to retrieve a single option.

var eventNamespace = $input.onoff('option', 'namespace');

Pass a key and value or an object of key/value pairs to set options.

$input.onoff('option', 'namespace', 'newspace');
$input.onoff('option', {
  namespace: 'newspace',
  className: 'newclass'


Returns: jQuery for chaining

Disables the OnOff instance and unbinds all events.



Returns: Boolean

Returns whether the OnOff instance is currently disabled.

var disabled = $input.onoff('isDisabled');


Returns: jQuery for chaining

Enables the OnOff instance, rebinding events and ensuring the proper HTML.



Returns: jQuery for chaining

Ensures the HTML for the toggle switch is correct. This method only adds any missing HTML.



Returns: jQuery for chaining

Removes HTML related to OnOff, leaving only the checkbox.



Returns: jQuery for chaining

Disables the OnOff instance and removes data, but does not call unwrap().



Returns: OnOff

Returns the OnOff instance.

var instance = $input.onoff('instance');

Release History

0.3.6 6/23/2014 Updated package.json
0.3.5 5/12/2014 Fixed regression with iOS devices
0.3.4 3/26/2014 Update pointertouch
0.3.3 3/11/2014 Fire change event when checked is changed async
0.3.2 3/11/2014 Container now inherits classes from the checkbox
0.3.1 3/3/2014 Minor pointertouch update
0.3.0 3/3/2014 Update to full-blown pointertouch
0.2.4 3/3/2014 Integrate jquery.event.pointertouch into build.
0.1.0 1/15/2014 First release


Thanks go out to the team at proto.io and their elegant CSS.


Copyright (c) 2014 Timmy Willison. Licensed under the MIT license.