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Geek Culture / What do you call that thingy?

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Scraggle
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Posted: 10th Jan 2017 13:16 Edited at: 10th Jan 2017 13:16
Hey,

I'm writing a GUI system and I'm stuck on the name of a gadget.
It's the little rotating arrow that you can use to show/hide multiple gadgets in one go.
Like this screenshot:

That's not from my GUI - that's a screenshot from Unity. Mine is much prettier

I've tentatively called it a Rhumba gadget because it cleans up for you But i'd prefer to give it it's real name.
Anyone know what it is?

Thanks
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Ortu
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Posted: 10th Jan 2017 15:16
Not sure it has an actual name. Treelist expander is as good as any
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BatVink
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Posted: 10th Jan 2017 15:32
I don't know the name of the icon but the effect is called "Accordion"
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Scraggle
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Posted: 10th Jan 2017 15:35
BOOM!
That's the one. Thanks BatVink

I still think I prefer Roomba though and yes I spelt it incorrectly earlier
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CJB
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Posted: 10th Jan 2017 15:35
According to the MS UX guide, these are called "Rotating Triangles"! I think I prefer Ortu's.
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Posted: 10th Jan 2017 19:00
The triangles are used in a number of hide/reveal lists, batvink is right, the screeny above is using them in an accordion, Outlook and file Explorer and the like use them on treelists, but I dont think any of these list types name the actual triangle widget.

I often use 'expander' or 'expando' when naming them in html/css
http://games.joshkirklin.com/sulium

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