[thelist] CMS twisties

Wesley Aaron Mason wes at pmason.karoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 25 11:52:20 CDT 2004

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The Apple HCI/UI designers used to call them "flippies" or "flippy
triangles", as selecting them causes the data to "flip" into view,
which I believe was first used in a third party outliner app some years

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On Oct 25, 2004, at 3:11 am, Courtenay wrote:

> OK, apologies for going off there!  A bit of googling revealed it's a
> legit term ;)  I always called them 'triangly things', and 'triangly
> thing navigation'
>> From IBM:
> "To collapse a view, click Collapse. Expand an individual section of a
> view by clicking on the twisty (a small, triangular arrow icon) to the
> left of the section name; collapse the section by clicking the twisty
> again."
>> From Mozilla
> "With your mouse, single-click the "twisty" (down-pointing
> arrow-shaped widget) to the left of Appearance's label to collapse the
> parent category."
> So, by "twisty" you actually mean the triangle thing, not so much an
> explorer-style tree view with pluses and the like..
> On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 19:06:57 -0700, Courtenay <court3nay at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Where on earth did you get the name "twisty" from, though?
>> (thinking about the cheesy snacks)
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