When it comes to power switches on PCB, one is the slide switch. When we slide it one way, the device turns on and when we slide the other way, the device turns off.
There is another kind of switch. For this second kind, when we press it and release it, the device turns on. If we press it and release it again, the device turns off. The press and release operation results in the switch always appears to return to the same position. Because of this we can't just look at the switch and know if the connection is ON or OFF.
The problem is that, this second kind of switch is similar to a push button but not the same thing. With push button, a connection is made when the switch is pushed down and released otherwise. However, the mechanical switch I am talking about, toggles its state, each time it is released.
What is the proper name for this second kind of switch? I just need to be sure that when I place order for component, I don't end up with a push button device instead.